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

Dr. Guy Michael Dugan, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Neurology, Adult Allergy & Immunology, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 204
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Guy Dugan is an adult critical care, neurology (brain & spinal cord disease), and sleep medicine specialist. In his practice, Dr. Dugan focuses on intensive care and pulmonary hypertension. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Dugan graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. His training includes a residency program at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Dugan'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: , 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's areas of specialization are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. After attending Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at the University of Maryland Medical Center. His areas of clinical interest consist of lung cancer, intensive care, and interventional pulmonology. Dr. Kovitz 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 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. He 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 works as a pediatric pulmonologist and pediatric critical care specialist. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Torero attended Cayetano Heredia University for medical school. Dr. Torero's areas of clinical interest consist of cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Torero (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He has an open panel.

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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 works as an adult critical care specialist and pulmonologist. Dr. Seides (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Sign Language, and Spanish. His areas of expertise consist of intensive care, lung problems, and interventional pulmonology. Dr. Seides is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Delnor Hospital. He is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). Dr. Seides honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He has an open panel.

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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 specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology and practices in Elk Grove Village, IL, Winfield, IL, and Arlington Heights, IL. Dr. Desai's clinical interests include emphysema, intensive care, and thoracic cancer. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. After attending Dr. D.Y. Patil Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at New York Downtown Hospital. Dr. Desai (or staff) speaks Hindi. His professional affiliations include 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: , 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. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pantano include emphysema, lung cancer, and intensive care. Dr. Pantano's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Suburban Lung Associates. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. Dr. Pantano studied medicine at St. Louis University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU) for his residency.

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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 is a physician who specializes in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. His areas of expertise include lung cancer, intensive care, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center. Dr. Goyal is in-network for United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Goyal welcomes new patients. His education and training includes medical school at Rush Medical College and 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's areas of specialization are adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. In addition to English, Dr. Shakir (or staff) speaks Urdu and Hindi. His clinical interests include sleep disorders, emphysema, and lung cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Suburban Lung Associates. He graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago. Dr. Shakir takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He 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 specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology and practices in Elk Grove Village, IL, Naperville, IL, and Winfield, IL. Areas of expertise 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. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. She has an open panel. Dr. Greenhill graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). In addition to English, she 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's specialties are adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Dr. McGee's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of clinical interest consist of emphysema, lung cancer, and asthma. His professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Delnor Hospital. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. McGee is open to new patients. He graduated from Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Midwestern University.

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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 specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Clinical interests for Dr. Lam include asthma, interstitial lung disease, and pulmonary hypertension. Dr. Lam is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. She obtained her medical school training at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed her residency at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. She honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She has an open panel.

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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 specializes in adult pulmonology and practices in Winfield, IL, Geneva, IL, and Village, IL. These areas are among Dr. Otteman's clinical interests: lung cancer, pneumonia, and asthma. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Delnor Hospital. She attended Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Midwestern University. Dr. Otteman is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. She has an open panel.

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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 is a physician who specializes in adult critical care, hospital medicine (hospitalist), and adult pulmonology. His clinical interests include bronchoscopy. Dr. Keller is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Suburban Lung Associates. He is in-network for United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He graduated from the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Keller trained at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University.

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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's specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Bikash Bhattarai practices in Naperville, IL, Winfield, IL, and Elk Grove Village, IL. Dr. Bhattarai's areas of expertise include the following: intensive care, lung problems, and interventional pulmonology. Dr. Bhattarai is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Delnor Hospital. For Dr. Bhattarai's residency, Dr. Bhattarai trained at Interfaith Medical Center. Dr. Bhattarai honors 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. Clinical interests for Dr. Reynolds include minimally invasive surgery, inflammatory bowel disease, and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO. She attended Tulane University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University and a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. She has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Reynolds is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. She 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 sees patients in Wheaton, IL. His medical specialties are general internal medicine and general pediatrics. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, heart problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Santi honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Santi's practice is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at the University of Rochester Medical Center, Dr. Santi attended Rush Medical College for medical school.

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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.