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We found 38 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Great-West Healthcare POS near Saint Charles, IL.

Dr. Timothy J McGee, DO
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
302 Randall Road; Suite 304
Geneva, IL
 

Dr. Timothy McGee practices adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology in Winfield, IL, Geneva, IL, and Naperville, IL. Dr. McGee is a graduate of Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. He trained at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Midwestern University for residency. His areas of expertise consist of emphysema, lung cancer, and asthma. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. McGee is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Delnor Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, lung cancer, asthma, lung problems

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Sleep Apnea, Lung Problems, Lung Cancer, Asthma, CPAP Treatment, Emphysema

Dr. Linda M Lam, DO
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
302 Randall Road; Suite 304
Geneva, IL
 

Dr. Linda Lam is an adult critical care and adult pulmonology specialist in Winfield, IL and Geneva, IL. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Lam include asthma, interstitial lung disease, and pulmonary hypertension. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Lam honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Her practice is open to new patients. She graduated from Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Lam trained at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center for her residency.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma, interstitial lung disease, pulmonary hypertension, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Pulmonary Hypertension, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Interstitial Lung Disease

Dr. Crystal J Otteman, DO
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
302 Randall Road; Suite 304
Geneva, IL
 

Dr. Crystal Otteman specializes in adult pulmonology. Dr. Otteman's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. She has a special interest in lung cancer, pneumonia, and asthma. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Delnor Hospital. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Otteman is open to new patients. She attended medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Midwestern University.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer, pneumonia, asthma, pulmonary fibrosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Lung Cancer, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Pneumonia

Dr. Peter Conrad Freebeck, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
302 Randall Road; Suite 309
Geneva, IL
 

Dr. Peter Freebeck's areas of specialization are adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Freebeck include sleep apnea, fatigue, and snoring. Patient ratings for Dr. Freebeck average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Freebeck honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, HealthSmart, and more. Dr. Freebeck graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Sleep Apnea, Snoring, Lung Problems, Fatigue, Insomnia, Narcolepsy

Dr. Paul Jude Jagielo, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
302 Randall Road; Suite 309
Geneva, IL
 

Dr. Paul Jagielo is an adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology specialist. Dr. Jagielo's clinical interests include sleep disorders, emphysema, and intensive care. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, asthma, lung problems

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Intensive Care, Lung Problems, Cough, Emphysema, Asthma

Dr. Francis M Prendergast, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology
300 Randall Road
Geneva, IL
 

Dr. Francis Prendergast works as a pediatric radiologist and diagnostic radiologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Prendergast include imaging procedures. Dr. Prendergast honors United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Pennsylvania Hospital and Tripler Army Medical Center, Dr. Prendergast attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Delnor Hospital. He has a closed panel.

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Relevant Interests: , interstitial lung disease

All Interests: Imaging Procedures, Interstitial Lung Disease

Dr. Ramji Ramaswamy Rajendran, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
304 Randall Road
Geneva, IL
 

Dr. Ramji Rajendran works as a radiation oncologist in Elk Grove Village, IL, Hoffman Estates, IL, and La Grange, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rajendran include prostate problems, gynecologic cancer, and breast issues. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. In addition to English, he speaks Tamil. Dr. Rajendran's professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

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Dr. Avanthi Ragam, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
351 Delnor Drive; Suite 410
Geneva, IL
 

Dr. Avanthi Ragam's medical specialty is adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Her areas of expertise consist of lung cancer and breast cancer. Dr. Ragam is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at Gandhi Medical College and residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. She is professionally affiliated with Delnor Hospital. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Lung Cancer, Breast Cancer

Dr. Nina Louise Gotteiner, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
300 Randall Road
Geneva, IL
 

Dr. Nina Gotteiner, who practices in Northbrook, IL, Chicago, IL, and Arlington Heights, IL, is a medical specialist in pediatric cardiology. In her practice, she is particularly interested in high risk pregnancy, fetal echocardiography, and congenital heart disease. Dr. Gotteiner honors Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. Before performing her residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Dr. Gotteiner attended Rush Medical College for medical school. Dr. Gotteiner speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Delnor Hospital. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Heart Problems, High Risk Pregnancy, Pulmonary Hypertension, Fetal Echocardiography, Chest Pain, ... (Read more)

Dr. Elena Guiao Gozum, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
2172 Blackberry Drive; Suite 202
Geneva, IL
 

Dr. Elena Gozum's area of specialization is allergy & immunology. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Gozum's areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, Dr. Gozum performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Florida State University. She is conversant in Filipino. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Dr. Gozum has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Eczema, Hives, Food Allergy, Sinusitis, Hay Fever, Asthma

Dr. Richard T Meyer Jr., MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
2210 Dean Street; Suite M
St Charles, IL
 

Dr. Richard Meyer's specialty is allergy & immunology. The average patient rating for Dr. Meyer is 4.5 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include hay fever (allergic rhinitis), asthma, and eczema. Dr. Meyer's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and HealthSmart. He is open to new patients. Dr. Meyer's education and training includes medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine and residency at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Eczema, Allergies, Hives, Hay Fever, Asthma

Dr. Nirali Patel, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
302 Randall Road; Suite 208
Geneva, IL
 

Dr. Nirali Patel's area of specialization is general internal medicine. These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes, acne, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Patel is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. She is open to new patients. After attending Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. Dr. Patel speaks Gujarati.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Skin Issues, Women's Health Issues, Asthma, Preventive Care, Weight ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas E Eng, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
351 Delnor Drive
Geneva, IL
 

Dr. Thomas Eng practices family medicine. Dr. Eng's clinical interests include diabetes, foot problems, and holistic approaches. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at MacNeal Hospital. Dr. Eng's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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Dr. Cynthia R Rosenblad, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
725 W. Fabyan Parkway; Unit B
Batavia, IL
 

Dr. Cynthia Ambler's area of specialization is general pediatrics. Dr. Ambler's clinical interests encompass newborn care and asthma. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, HFN, and more. Dr. Ambler is open to new patients. She obtained her medical school training at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and performed her residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Allergies, Newborn Care, Asthma

Dr. Steven L Burandt, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
351 Delnor Drive; Suite 300
Geneva, IL
 

Dr. Steven Burandt is a physician who specializes in family medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Burandt is 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, holistic approaches, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). Dr. Burandt's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Burandt honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He welcomes new patients. He graduated from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Burandt trained at Children's Hospital of Michigan and Riverside Osteopathic Hospital, Trenton for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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Dr. Linda C Widmer, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
1049 E Wilson Street; Suite 160b
Batavia, IL
 

Dr. Linda Widmer practices general pediatrics. In Dr. Widmer's practice, she is particularly interested in newborn care, asthma, and preventive care. She honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Dr. Widmer attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Widmer is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Preventive Care, Newborn Care, Asthma

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What are Lung Problems?

Every cell in the body requires oxygen to function and produces carbon dioxide as a waste product. In order to keep the body’s tissues constantly supplied with fresh oxygen and to keep waste from building up, the lungs pump air in and out, even while we are sleeping or unaware. Unfortunately, diseases and disorders affecting the lungs are some of the most common medical problems afflicting people around the world. Some of the most common lung problems include asthma, COPD, pneumonia, and lung cancer.

Asthma is a chronic disease where swollen, inflamed airways make it hard to breathe. It is often brought on by specific triggers. While asthma is a common condition, affecting millions of people, it can also be serious and even fatal in severe cases. Treatment involves avoiding triggers and using inhaled corticosteroid medications.

COPD, or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, is the name given to two illnesses that both cause difficulty breathing: emphysema and chronic bronchitis. In emphysema, the air sacs of the lungs become damaged, while with bronchitis they become clogged with mucus. COPD is the fourth leading cause of death in the United States. It is almost always caused by breathing irritants into the lungs, such as smoking or heavy pollution.

Pneumonia is a lung infection that can be caused by bacteria, a virus, or fungi. Most healthy people recover from pneumonia in a week or two, but for some people pneumonia can be fatal. There are treatments available for pneumonia, but the best treatment is to prevent getting sick in the first place. People who are at risk should make sure they get a flu shot every year. There is also a vaccine available for the type of bacteria that causes pneumonia.

Lung cancer occurs when abnormal cells inside the lung grow into a tumor, destroying healthy tissue. Because it is so difficult to detect lung cancer in early stages when it has few symptoms, it is the deadliest form of cancer, responsible for the most cancer deaths both in the U.S. and worldwide. Most lung cancer is caused by exposure to tobacco smoke, but between 10-15% of cases are not linked to smoking.

Some problems with the lungs are minor and are not cause for concern. However if symptoms have lasted for a month or more, even if they are minor, it is worth checking with a healthcare professional to make sure your lungs are healthy. A cough, shortness of breath, or excess mucus production that lingers for weeks are all worth getting looked at.