We found 72 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Medicaid near West Chicago, IL.

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

Dr. Kevin Kovitz's areas of specialization are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include lung cancer, intensive care, and interventional pulmonology. Dr. Kovitz is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. Before completing his residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center, Dr. Kovitz attended medical school at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. He has received distinctions including Chicago Super Doctors and US News Top Doctor. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Kovitz is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Interventional Pulmonology, Lung Cancer, Intensive Care

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

Dr. Guy Dugan specializes in adult critical care, neurology (brain & spinal cord disease), and sleep medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dugan include intensive care and pulmonary hypertension. Dr. Dugan's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Suburban Lung Associates. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Dugan completed a residency program at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Dugan's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Pulmonary Hypertension, Allergies, 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 sees patients in Elk Grove Village, IL, Winfield, IL, and Arlington Heights, IL. His medical specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. After completing medical school at Dr. D.Y. Patil Medical College, he performed his residency at New York Downtown Hospital. Dr. Desai's areas of clinical interest consist of 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 accepts. Dr. Desai (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Desai's practice 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. Benjamin Jason Seides, MPH, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 204
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Benjamin Seides specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology and practices in Elk Grove Village, IL, Winfield, IL, and Naperville, IL. He studied medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Seides trained at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU) for his residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Seides include intensive care, lung problems, and interventional pulmonology. Dr. Seides is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Seides (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Sign Language, and Spanish. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Delnor Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Lung Problems, Interventional Pulmonology, Intensive Care

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

Dr. Luis Torero is a pediatric pulmonologist and pediatric critical care specialist in Winfield, IL, Chicago, IL, and Oak Lawn, IL. These areas are among his clinical interests: cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. Dr. Torero's 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. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. After attending Cayetano Heredia University for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. In addition to English, Dr. Torero (or staff) speaks Spanish and French.

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

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Problems, Asthma

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

Dr. Amit Goyal is a specialist in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. His areas of expertise consist of lung cancer, intensive care, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center. Dr. Goyal honors United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin, Dr. Goyal attended Rush Medical College for medical school.

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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's areas of specialization are adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Dr. Shakir (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu and Hindi. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shakir include sleep disorders, emphysema, and lung cancer. Dr. Shakir's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Suburban Lung Associates. Before completing his residency at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago, Dr. Shakir attended medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine. Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shakir accepts. His practice is open to new patients.

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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's specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. She practices in Elk Grove Village, IL, Naperville, IL, and Winfield, IL. After attending the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Greenhill's clinical interests include emphysema, lung cancer, and intensive care. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Greenhill is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Delnor Hospital. She is open to new patients.

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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 an adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology specialist. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His clinical interests include emphysema, lung cancer, and asthma. Dr. McGee is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. McGee studied medicine at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. His residency was performed at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Midwestern University. 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 is a physician who specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. She has a special interest in asthma, interstitial lung disease, and pulmonary hypertension. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Lam is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She is accepting new patients. She obtained her medical school training at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed her residency at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center.

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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 physician who specializes in adult pulmonology. These areas are among Dr. Otteman's clinical interests: lung cancer, pneumonia, and asthma. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Midwestern University, Dr. Otteman attended medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Her professional affiliations include 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 practices adult critical care, hospital medicine (hospitalist), and adult pulmonology in Elk Grove Village, IL, Arlington Heights, IL, and Winfield, IL. In his practice, Dr. Keller focuses on bronchoscopy. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare EPO. He graduated from the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. He trained at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Suburban Lung Associates. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Keller's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Lung Problems, Vascular Disease

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

Dr. John Pantano is a critical care specialist and pulmonologist in Elk Grove Village, IL and Winfield, IL. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: emphysema, lung cancer, and intensive care. Dr. Pantano is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Suburban Lung Associates. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. His practice is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU), Dr. Pantano attended St. Louis University School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Bikash Bhattarai practices adult critical care and adult pulmonology in Naperville, IL, Winfield, IL, and Elk Grove Village, IL. Dr. Bhattarai is especially interested in intensive care, lung problems, and interventional pulmonology. Dr. Bhattarai is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. For Dr. Bhattarai's residency, Dr. Bhattarai trained at Interfaith Medical Center. Dr. Bhattarai is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Bhattarai welcomes new patients.

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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 is a pediatric general surgery specialist in Chicago, IL, Northbrook, IL, and Lake Forest, IL. Dr. Reynolds 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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Reynolds include minimally invasive surgery, inflammatory bowel disease, and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Reynolds takes. She has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Reynolds is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Her practice is open to 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 is a general internist and pediatrician in Wheaton, IL. His clinical interests include diabetes, heart problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Santi is a graduate of Rush Medical College and a graduate of the University of Rochester Medical Center's residency program. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. He has an open panel.

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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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