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We found 98 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Aetna HMO near Westmont, IL.

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 is a specialist in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. He works in Naperville, IL and Plainfield, IL. His areas of expertise include emphysema, lung cancer, and intensive care. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Flores is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Flores welcomes new patients. He graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He is conversant in Spanish.

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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. Jaime Villanueva, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology, Preventive Medicine
430 Warrenville Road; Suite 310
Lisle, IL
 

Dr. Jaime Villanueva is an adult critical care, undersea and hyperbaric medicine, and sleep medicine specialist in Winfield, IL and Lisle, IL. Dr. Villanueva's areas of expertise include the following: emphysema, intensive care, and asthma. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Villanueva attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, asthma

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Sleep Apnea, Snoring, Asthma, Intensive Care, Emphysema

Dr. Andrew D Yu, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
3825 Highland Avenue; Twr Ii, Suite 310
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Andrew Yu is a specialist in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Clinical interests for Dr. Yu include sinusitis (sinus infection), sleep disorders, and emphysema. Dr. Yu is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Yu attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Yu takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. Matthew James Baugh, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
3825 Highland Avenue; Suite 310
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Matthew Baugh practices adult critical care and adult pulmonology in Downers Grove, IL and Lisle, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Baugh include emphysema, lung cancer, and asthma. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Baugh's practice is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. John D Porcelli, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
3825 Highland Avenue; Suite 310
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. John Porcelli is a specialist in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. He works in Downers Grove, IL and Elmhurst, IL. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Porcelli include sleep disorders, emphysema, and intensive care. Dr. Porcelli accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He graduated from Rush Medical College. Dr. Porcelli's residency was performed at Rush University Medical Center. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Porcelli's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, asthma

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

Dr. Youngran Chung, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
2301 Enterprise Drive
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Youngran Chung's medical specialty is pediatric pulmonology. Her areas of expertise include the following: homeopathic treatment, medical hypnosis, and cystic fibrosis (CF). Dr. Chung takes United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Michael Reese Hospital and Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Chung is conversant in Korean. 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 is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Ravi Nemivant is a specialist in 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. Dr. Nemivant studied medicine at Rush Medical College. Dr. Nemivant's residency was performed at Rush University Medical Center. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. His practice 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. Adrienne Prestridge Savant, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
2301 Enterprise Drive
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Adrienne Savant's area of specialization is pediatric pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Savant include cystic fibrosis (CF). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Savant is closed to new patients at this time. Before completing her residency at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Dr. Savant attended medical school at Eastern Virginia Medical School.

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

Dr. Jobby Mampilly is a physician who specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in intensive care, cystic fibrosis (CF), and asthma. Dr. Mampilly is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Mampilly attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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

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

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

Dr. Arnon Rubin is an adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology specialist in Westmont, IL. He studied medicine at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: emphysema, bronchitis, and intensive care. Dr. Rubin has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HealthSmart. He is affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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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. 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. He studied medicine at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include sleep apnea, fatigue, and snoring. Dr. Freebeck is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HealthSmart are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Freebeck honors. Dr. Freebeck is 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. 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 his practice, he is particularly interested in sleep disorders, emphysema, and intensive care. Dr. Jagielo is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HealthSmart. He attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, asthma, lung problems

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

Dr. Linda S Chan, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
2340 S Highland Avenue; #230
Lombard, IL
 

Dr. Linda Chan is a Lombard, IL physician who specializes in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. In her practice, Dr. Chan focuses on sleep study, sleep apnea, and lung problems. She honors Preferred Network Access (PNA), Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Chan attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and the University of Illinois College of Medicine for medical school. She is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Sleep Apnea, Lung Problems, Sleep Study, Sleep Problems

Dr. Carl Michael Barsanti, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
2340 S Highland Avenue; Suite 230
Lombard, IL
 

Dr. Carl Barsanti specializes in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology and practices in Lombard, IL. His clinical interests include intensive care and lung problems. Dr. Barsanti is professionally affiliated with Adventist GlenOaks Hospital. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Intensive Care, Lung Problems

Dr. Nasir Shahabuddin, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
40 S. Clay Street; Suite 200
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Nasir Shahab sees patients in Hinsdale, IL, Plainfield, IL, and Winfield, IL. His medical specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Shahab (or staff) is conversant in Urdu. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shahab include leukemia, lung cancer, and colon cancer. Dr. Shahab's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He studied medicine at Dow Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Shahab trained at the University of Missouri Health System. Dr. Shahab is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Colon Cancer, Leukemia, Lung Cancer, Lymphoma, Stomach Cancer, Blood Disorders, Prostate Cancer

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

Dr. Iram Ahmed's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Her areas of expertise include diabetes, pap test, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Patient reviews placed Dr. Ahmed at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. She honors Preferred Network Access (PNA), Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Sindh Medical College and Dow Medical College. Dr. Ahmed's training includes a residency program at Westlake Hospital. Dr. Ahmed (or staff) is conversant in Urdu and Hindi. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , pneumonia

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

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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.