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We found 84 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Interplan near Westchester, IL.

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

Dr. Susanna McColley works as a pediatric pulmonologist in Chicago, IL, Glenview, IL, and Northbrook, IL. Dr. McColley is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. She trained at Baltimore City Hospitals for her residency. In her practice, she is particularly interested in cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. McColley honors. She has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. In addition to English, she speaks French. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 is a specialist in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. His areas of clinical interest consist of lung cancer, intensive care, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Dr. Goyal honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare EPO. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin, Dr. Goyal attended medical school at Rush Medical College. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center.

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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. Arnon Erez Rubin, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
700 E Ogden Avenue; Suite 202
Westmont, IL
 

Dr. Arnon Rubin is a Westmont, IL physician who specializes in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Clinical interests for Dr. Rubin include emphysema, bronchitis, and intensive care. His professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. He attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Rubin is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HealthSmart.

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

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Disorders, Bronchitis, Intensive Care, Sleep Apnea, ... (Read more)

Dr. Adrienne Prestridge Savant, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
Surgical Treatment Center
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Adrienne Savant is a specialist in pediatric pulmonology. Clinical interests for Dr. Savant include cystic fibrosis (CF). She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare Plans, and more. She graduated from Eastern Virginia Medical School and then she performed her residency at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. She is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Savant is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF), interstitial lung disease, lung problems

All Interests: Interstitial Lung Disease, Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Problems, Pulmonary Function Test

Dr. Peter Conrad Freebeck, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
700 E Ogden Avenue; 202
Westmont, IL
 

Dr. Peter Freebeck's medical specialty is adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Dr. Freebeck has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Freebeck include sleep apnea, fatigue, and snoring. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, HealthSmart, and more. Dr. Freebeck studied medicine at the University of Chicago, Pritzker 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: , lung problems

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

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

Dr. Khalilah Gates, who practices in Maywood, IL and Chicago, IL, is a medical specialist in pulmonology (lung & respiratory disease) and critical care (intensive care medicine). Dr. Gates's clinical interests include emphysema, bronchitis, and intensive care. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Gates welcomes new patients. After attending Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University.

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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. Paul Jude Jagielo, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
700 E Ogden Avenue; Suite 202
Westmont, IL
 

Dr. Paul Jagielo's medical specialty is adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. In Dr. Jagielo's practice, he is particularly interested in sleep disorders, emphysema, and intensive care. His professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Jagielo graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, asthma, lung problems

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

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

Dr. Youngran Chung's medical specialty is pediatric pulmonology. Dr. Chung is conversant in Korean. Clinical interests for Dr. Chung include homeopathic treatment, medical hypnosis, and cystic fibrosis (CF). Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Chung attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Michael Reese Hospital and Rush University Medical Center. She is in-network for United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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. Iram Aleem Ahmed, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2425 W 22nd Street; Suite 202
Oak Brook, IL
 

Dr. Iram Ahmed's specialty is general internal medicine. Patients gave Dr. Ahmed an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, pap test, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. She is an in-network provider for Preferred Network Access (PNA), Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and more. Dr. Ahmed is open to new patients. Before completing her residency at Westlake Hospital, Dr. Ahmed attended medical school at Sindh Medical College and Dow Medical College. Dr. Ahmed (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , pneumonia

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Pap Test, Pneumonia, Cholesterol Problems, Pain Management

Dr. Francis M Prendergast, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Francis Prendergast is a pediatric radiologist and diagnostic radiologist in Chicago, IL, Winfield, IL, and Hinsdale, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Prendergast include imaging procedures. Dr. Prendergast accepts United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Pennsylvania Hospital and Tripler Army Medical Center. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Prendergast is closed to new patients at this time.

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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
1325 Memorial Drive
La Grange, IL
 

Dr. Ramji Rajendran's medical specialty is radiation oncology. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Rajendran's areas of expertise include prostate problems, gynecologic cancer, and breast issues. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Rajendran speaks Tamil. His professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Gynecologic Cancer, Lung Problems, Head and Neck Cancer, Breast Issues, ... (Read more)

Dr. Francis Joseph Podbielski, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
120 N Oak Street; Suite 2217
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Francis Podbielski practices cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. Dr. Podbielski is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Columbus Hospital, Chicago and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. In his practice, he is particularly interested in lung problems and esophagus problems. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA) are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Podbielski honors. He has received professional recognition including the following: American Medical Association's Physician's; Recognition Award 1999; and Bednarz Faculty Teaching Award-Univ of Mass. He offers interpreting services for his patients. Dr. Podbielski is affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Palos Community Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Esophagus Problems, Lung Problems

Dr. Nina Louise Gotteiner, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
3 Erie Court
Oak Park, IL
 

Dr. Nina Gotteiner specializes in pediatric cardiology and practices in Northbrook, IL, Chicago, IL, and Arlington Heights, IL. She is a graduate of Rush Medical College and a graduate of Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago's residency program. These areas are among Dr. Gotteiner's clinical interests: high risk pregnancy, fetal echocardiography, and congenital heart disease. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. She speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Gotteiner has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

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

Dr. Karen Kerr Botsoe, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
5201 Willow Springs Road; Suite 150
Lagrange, IL
 

Dr. Karen Botsoe's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Botsoe include diabetes, well woman gynecology, and cancer screening. Her professional affiliations include Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Botsoe studied medicine at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. She speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Depression, Diabetes, Arthritis, Asthma, Blood Pressure Problems, Cancer Screening, Cardiac Risk ... (Read more)

Dr. Tahir Rohail, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
5000 South 5th Avenue
Hines, IL
 

Dr. Tahir Rohail works as an internist. Dr. Rohail (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rohail include cancer screening, cardiac risk reduction, and adolescent issues. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. Dr. Rohail graduated from King Edward Medical University. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Eating Disorders, Diabetes, Arthritis, Hormone Replacement Therapy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Elias Sebastos Hohlastos, BA, MD
Specializes in Vascular & Interventional Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology
1200 S York Road; #3100
Elmhurst, IL
 

Dr. Elias Hohlastos is a vascular & interventional radiology and diagnostic radiology specialist. His clinical interests include ablation, ambulatory phlebectomy, and spider veins. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Hohlastos is a graduate of Rush Medical College. He trained at Northwestern Memorial Hospital for residency. Dr. Hohlastos is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, HFN, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary embolism

All Interests: Sclerotherapy, Varicose Veins, Vascular Malformations, Ablation, Spider Veins, Ambulatory ... (Read more)

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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.