We found 76 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Medicaid near West Chicago, IL.

Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Neurology, Adult Allergy & Immunology, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 204
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Guy Dugan practices adult critical care, neurology (brain & spinal cord disease), and sleep medicine in Elk Grove Village, IL and Winfield, IL. He is especially interested in intensive care and pulmonary hypertension. Dr. Dugan's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Suburban Lung Associates. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. He has an open panel. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Dugan's training includes a residency program at Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Pulmonary Hypertension, Allergies, Intensive Care

Dr. Kevin Lawrence Kovitz, MBA, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 204
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Kevin Kovitz is a medical specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Kovitz attended Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at the University of Maryland Medical Center for residency. In his practice, he is particularly interested in lung cancer, intensive care, and interventional pulmonology. Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kovitz accepts. He has received the following distinctions: Chicago Super Doctors and US News Top Doctor. Dr. Kovitz is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Delnor Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Interventional Pulmonology, Lung Cancer, Intensive Care

Dr. Luis E Torero, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology, Pediatric Critical Care
25 N Winfield Road
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Luis Torero's specialties are pediatric pulmonology and pediatric critical care. Dr. Torero (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French. His clinical interests encompass cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Torero attended medical school at Cayetano Heredia University. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma, lung problems

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Problems, Asthma

Dr. Benjamin Jason Seides, MPH, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 204
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Benjamin Seides is a critical care specialist and pulmonologist in Elk Grove Village, IL, Winfield, IL, and Naperville, IL. Dr. Seides (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Sign Language, and Spanish. Dr. Seides has indicated that his clinical interests include intensive care, lung problems, and interventional pulmonology. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Seides graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Seides completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Lung Problems, Interventional Pulmonology, Intensive Care

Dr. Neeraj Rashmikant Desai, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 204
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Neeraj Desai is a medical specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Desai studied medicine at Dr. D.Y. Patil Medical College. He trained at New York Downtown Hospital for his residency. He is especially interested in emphysema, intensive care, and thoracic cancer. Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Desai honors. In addition to English, Dr. Desai (or staff) speaks Hindi. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Desai is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, lung problems

All Interests: Thoracic Cancer, Lung Problems, Interventional Pulmonology, Intensive Care, Emphysema

Dr. John E Pantano, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 204
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. John Pantano works as an adult critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist in Elk Grove Village, IL and Winfield, IL. After completing medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). Areas of expertise for Dr. Pantano include emphysema, lung cancer, and intensive care. Patient ratings for Dr. Pantano average 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Suburban Lung Associates. Dr. Pantano is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Sarcoidosis, Lung Cancer, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Amit Goyal, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 204
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Amit Goyal's specialties are critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. He is especially interested in lung cancer, intensive care, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Dr. Goyal's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center. He takes United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare EPO, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He graduated from Rush Medical College and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin.

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

All Interests: Interventional Pulmonology, Lung Cancer, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Intensive Care

Dr. Nawaid Mahmood Shakir, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 204
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Nawaid Shakir sees patients in Elk Grove Village, IL and Winfield, IL. His medical specialties are adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. These areas are among his clinical interests: sleep disorders, emphysema, and lung cancer. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Suburban Lung Associates. Dr. Shakir is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. Dr. Shakir's education and training includes medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine and residency at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago. Dr. Shakir (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, lung cancer, cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Cancer, Asthma, Intensive Care, Emphysema, Smoking Cessation

Dr. Sara R Greenhill, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 204
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Sara Greenhill is a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Clinical interests for Dr. Greenhill include emphysema, lung cancer, and intensive care. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Greenhill honors Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Greenhill welcomes new patients. She studied medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Greenhill speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, lung cancer

All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Interventional Pulmonology, Lung Cancer, Intensive Care, Emphysema

Dr. Timothy J McGee, DO
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 204
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Timothy McGee is a physician who specializes in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Before performing his residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Midwestern University, Dr. McGee attended Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. He is especially interested in emphysema, lung cancer, and asthma. Dr. McGee is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Delnor Hospital. Dr. McGee is accepting 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
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 204
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Linda Lam, who practices in Winfield, IL and Geneva, IL, is a medical specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Her areas of clinical interest consist of asthma, interstitial lung disease, and pulmonary hypertension. Dr. Lam is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. She takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Lam is open to new patients. Before completing her residency at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Dr. Lam attended medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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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
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 204
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Crystal Otteman is a pulmonologist in Winfield, IL, Geneva, IL, and Village, IL. She has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Otteman has a special interest in lung cancer, pneumonia, and asthma. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Otteman trained at a hospital affiliated with Midwestern University. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Otteman is accepting new patients.

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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. Michael James Keller, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Hospital Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
25 North Winfield Road; Suite 204
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Michael Keller's areas of specialization are adult critical care, hospital medicine (hospitalist), and adult pulmonology. Before completing his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University, Dr. Keller attended medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. He has indicated that his clinical interests include bronchoscopy. Dr. Keller takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare EPO. Dr. Keller's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Suburban Lung Associates. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Lung Problems, Vascular Disease

Dr. Bikash Bhattarai, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 204
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Bikash Bhattarai specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology and practices in Naperville, IL, Winfield, IL, and Elk Grove Village, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Bhattarai include intensive care, lung problems, and interventional pulmonology. Dr. Bhattarai is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Bhattarai's medical residency was performed at Interfaith Medical Center. Dr. Bhattarai accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Bhattarai has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Intensive Care, Lung Problems, Interventional Pulmonology

Dr. Marleta Reynolds, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
25 N. Winfield Road
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Marleta Reynolds practices pediatric general surgery. Dr. Reynolds's areas of expertise include minimally invasive surgery, inflammatory bowel disease, and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO. She obtained her medical school training at Tulane University School of Medicine and performed her residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University and a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. Dr. Reynolds has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Abdominal Problems, Heart Problems, Lung Problems, Surgical Procedures, Thoracic Surgery ... (Read more)

Dr. Christopher G Santi, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, General Pediatrics
2001 N Gary Avenue; Suite 110
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. Christopher Santi's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and general pediatrics; he sees patients in Wheaton, IL. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, heart problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Santi honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Rush Medical College and residency at the University of Rochester Medical Center. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Santi is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Diabetes, 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.
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