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We found 134 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Humana Platinum HMO near Westchester, IL.

Dr. Rajinder Kumar Arora, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology, Pediatric Critical Care
Surgical Treatment Center
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Rajinder Arora is a medical specialist in pediatric pulmonology and pediatric critical care. Dr. Arora (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Arora's areas of expertise include intensive care, asthma, and sleep apnea. Dr. Arora's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Dr. Arora attended Maulana Azad Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans and a hospital affiliated with Tulane University for residency. Dr. Arora accepts HFN, Great-West Healthcare, and Humana HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Arora has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Arora's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma, lung problems

All Interests: Mechanical Ventilation, Intensive Care, Sleep Apnea, Lung Problems, Cough, Asthma

Dr. Susanna Antonia McColley, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
Surgical Treatment Center
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Susanna McColley is a specialist in pediatric pulmonology. She works in Chicago, IL, Northbrook, IL, and Westchester, IL. Her areas of clinical interest consist of cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. Dr. McColley is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HMO, and more. She graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. She trained at Baltimore City Hospitals for residency. Dr. McColley has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. In addition to English, she speaks French. She is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. McColley is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Problems, Asthma, Chronic Cough

Dr. Amit Goyal, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
5000 South 5th Avenue
Hines, IL
 

Dr. Amit Goyal's areas of specialization are critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. He has a special interest in lung cancer, intensive care, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He accepts United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Rush Medical College for medical school, Dr. Goyal completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center. He has an open panel.

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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. James Patrick Gagermeier, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
2160 S First Avenue; (17w740 22nd Street, Oakbrook Terrace, Il. 60181)
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. James Gagermeier's medical specialty is adult pulmonology. Dr. Gagermeier is conversant in German. His areas of clinical interest consist of lung transplant, interstitial lung disease, and pulmonary hypertension. He is professionally affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC). Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Gagermeier attended the University of Toledo College of Medicine for medical school. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Relevant Interests: , interstitial lung disease, pulmonary hypertension, lung problems

All Interests: Scleroderma, Lung Transplant, Interstitial Lung Disease, Lung Problems, Interventional Pulmonology, ... (Read more)

Dr. Juan Gabriel Flores, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
12004 S Rt; 59 Ste 100
Plainfield, IL
 

Dr. Juan Flores practices adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. His education and training includes medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. His areas of expertise include the following: emphysema, lung cancer, and intensive care. Dr. Flores honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Flores's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, lung cancer, asthma

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Sleep Apnea, Snoring, Lung Cancer, Asthma, Insomnia, Sleep Problems, Intensive ... (Read more)

Dr. Daniel F Dilling, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
5000 South 5th Avenue
Hines, IL
 

Dr. Daniel Dilling works as a critical care specialist and pulmonologist in Maywood, IL and Hines, IL. Dr. Dilling's areas of expertise consist of lung transplant, emphysema, and alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency. He is professionally affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC) and Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Dilling attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Dilling speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, pulmonary fibrosis, interstitial lung disease, lung problems, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Lung Transplant, Interstitial Lung Disease, Intensive Care, ... (Read more)

Dr. John D Porcelli, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
133 E Brush Hill Road; Suite 110
Elmhurst, IL
 

Dr. John Porcelli's specialties are adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. He practices in Downers Grove, IL and Elmhurst, IL. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Porcelli include sleep disorders, emphysema, and intensive care. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Porcelli is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Rush Medical College. He trained at Rush University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Porcelli is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, asthma

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Asthma, Intensive Care, Hay Fever, Emphysema

Dr. Majid Afshar, MS, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
2160 South First Avenue
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Majid Afshar, who practices in Maywood, IL, is a medical specialist in adult pulmonology. Clinical interests for Dr. Afshar include acute respiratory failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Dr. Afshar's professional affiliations include Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC) and Harford Memorial Hospital. He attended Rush Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Rush University Medical Center. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Acute Respiratory Failure

Dr. Youngran Chung, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
Surgical Treatment Center
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Youngran Chung's area of specialization is pediatric pulmonology. Clinical interests for Dr. Chung include homeopathic treatment, medical hypnosis, and cystic fibrosis (CF). 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 United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Chung's practice is open to new patients. After completing medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Michael Reese Hospital and Rush University Medical Center. She is conversant in Korean.

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

All Interests: Homeopathic Treatment, Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Problems, Cough, Alternative Medicine, Asthma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sana Quddus, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
2160 South First Avenue
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Sana Quddus sees patients in Maywood, IL. Her medical specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Her areas of clinical interest consist of lung transplant, interstitial lung disease, and pulmonary hypertension. Dr. Quddus is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She obtained her medical school training at Allama Iqbal Medical College and performed her residency at Henry Ford Hospital. Dr. Quddus (or staff) speaks Urdu and Hindi. Dr. Quddus is professionally affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC).

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Relevant Interests: , interstitial lung disease, pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Sarcoidosis, Scleroderma, Lung Transplant, Interstitial Lung Disease, Pulmonary Hypertension

Dr. Ravi R Nemivant, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
12004 S Rt; 59 Ste 100
Plainfield, IL
 

Dr. Ravi Nemivant practices adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nemivant include sleep disorders, emphysema, and lung cancer. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Rush Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Rush University Medical Center for residency. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Nemivant is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Thoracic Cancer, Cystic Fibrosis, Snoring, Lung Cancer, Asthma, Intensive Care, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sunita Kumar, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
5000 South 5th Avenue
Hines, IL
 

Dr. Sunita Kumar's specialty is adult pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kumar include intensive care, asthma, and sleep apnea. Dr. Kumar's hospital/clinic affiliations include Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital, and Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She obtained her medical school training at Lady Hardinge Medical College and performed her residency at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Kumar (or staff) speaks Hindi and Malayalam.

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

All Interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Disorders, Interstitial Lung ... (Read more)

Dr. Jobby J Mampilly, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
12004 S Rt; 59 Ste 100
Plainfield, IL
 

Dr. Jobby Mampilly practices adult critical care and adult pulmonology in Naperville, IL and Plainfield, IL. His clinical interests include intensive care, cystic fibrosis (CF), and asthma. Dr. Mampilly is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Mampilly attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Mampilly is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma, pulmonary fibrosis

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Cough, Asthma, Intensive Care

Dr. Kevin P Simpson, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
5000 South 5th Avenue
Hines, IL
 

Dr. Kevin Simpson works as an adult critical care specialist and pulmonologist. He has a special interest in emphysema, lung cancer, and intensive care. Dr. Simpson is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, he performed his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), and Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital.

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

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Interstitial Lung Disease, Intensive Care, Lung Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Khalilah Latrece Gates, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
5th Avenue and Roosevelt Road
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Khalilah Gates works as a critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist in Maywood, IL and Chicago, IL. She is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Gates completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. She has indicated that her clinical interests include emphysema, bronchitis, and intensive care. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Gates welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, bronchitis, obstructive lung disease, asthma, lung problems, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Bronchitis, Bronchoscopy, Intensive Care, Obstructive Lung ... (Read more)

Dr. Sean M Forsythe, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
2160 S First Avenue; (321 N. Lagrange Road, Lagrange Park, Il. 60526)
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Sean Forsythe is an adult critical care and adult pulmonology specialist. He attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Forsythe trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia for his residency. These areas are among his clinical interests: intensive care, cystic fibrosis (CF), and asthma. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Forsythe is affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC).

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

All Interests: Sarcoidosis, Cystic Fibrosis, Intensive Care, Lung Problems, Respiratory Failure, 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.