We found 134 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Gold 02/100 near Westmont, IL.

Dr. Rajinder Kumar Arora, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology, Pediatric Critical Care
120 North Oak Street
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Rajinder Arora is a physician who specializes in pediatric pulmonology and pediatric critical care. 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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Arora include intensive care, asthma, and sleep apnea. Dr. Arora is an in-network provider for HFN, Great-West Healthcare, and Humana HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Arora has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Arora (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Arora's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Dr. Arora is open to new patients.

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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
2301 Enterprise Drive
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Susanna McColley is a pediatric pulmonology specialist in Chicago, IL, Northbrook, IL, and Westchester, IL. After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Baltimore City Hospitals. Dr. McColley has indicated that her clinical interests include cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. McColley is conversant in French. Her professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, 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: Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Problems, Asthma, Chronic Cough

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 specializes in adult critical care, undersea and hyperbaric medicine, and sleep medicine. These areas are among Dr. Villanueva's clinical interests: emphysema, intensive care, and asthma. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Villanueva is open to new patients.

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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 medical specialist in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Yu include sinusitis (sinus infection), sleep disorders, and emphysema. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Yu accepts. He graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Yu is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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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 is an adult critical care and adult pulmonology specialist. Dr. Baugh's areas of expertise include the following: emphysema, lung cancer, and asthma. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Baugh accepts. His 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 is a specialist in pediatric pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chung include homeopathic treatment, medical hypnosis, and cystic fibrosis (CF). Her 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. Dr. Chung accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Chung is open to new patients. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and residency at Michael Reese Hospital and Rush University Medical Center. She speaks 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. Ravi R Nemivant, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
12004 S Rt; 59 Ste 100
Plainfield, IL
 

Dr. Ravi Nemivant specializes in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. His clinical interests include sleep disorders, emphysema, and lung cancer. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Nemivant's education and training includes medical school at Rush Medical College and residency at Rush University Medical Center. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Jobby Mampilly is an adult critical care and adult pulmonology specialist. His areas of clinical interest consist of intensive care, cystic fibrosis (CF), and asthma. Dr. Mampilly honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency. 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. James Patrick Gagermeier, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
1s224 and 1s260 Summit Avenue
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
 

Dr. James Gagermeier works as a pulmonologist in Maywood, IL and Oakbrook Terrace, IL. These areas are among his clinical interests: lung transplant, interstitial lung disease, and pulmonary hypertension. He is professionally affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC). Dr. Gagermeier is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Gagermeier attended the University of Toledo College of Medicine for medical school. In addition to English, he speaks German.

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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)

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1400 Kensington Road
Oakbrook, IL
 

Dr. Rajive Tandon practices adult critical care and adult pulmonology. His education and training includes medical school at Northeast Ohio Medical University and residency at OhioHealth - Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus. Dr. Tandon has a special interest in pulmonary hypertension. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Tandon (or staff) speaks Hindi. He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital of Union County, Ohio State University (OSU) Wexner Medical Center, and Advocate Health Care.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Pulmonary Hypertension

Dr. Brenda Louise Giles, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
1200 S. York Street; Suite 3190
Elmhurst, IL
 

Dr. B. Giles works as a pediatric pulmonologist in Chicago, IL, Evergreen Park, IL, and Elmhurst, IL. Her areas of expertise consist of asthma and chronic respiratory failure. Dr. Giles takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She attended Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific and The University of Western Ontario, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with The University of Western Ontario for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma, lung problems

All Interests: Lung Problems, Chronic Respiratory Failure, Asthma

Dr. Sunita Kumar, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
6800 N. Frontage Road
Burr Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Sunita Kumar sees patients in Maywood, IL, Burr Ridge, IL, and Oakbrook Terrace, IL. Her medical specialty is adult pulmonology. Her clinical interests include intensive care, asthma, and sleep apnea. Dr. Kumar honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Lady Hardinge Medical College and a graduate of Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Kumar (or staff) speaks Hindi and Malayalam. Dr. Kumar is affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital, and Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge.

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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. Sean M Forsythe, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1s224 and 1s260 Summit Avenue
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
 

Dr. Sean Forsythe practices adult critical care and adult pulmonology in Maywood, IL and Oakbrook Terrace, IL. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. Dr. Forsythe has indicated that his clinical interests include intensive care, cystic fibrosis (CF), and asthma. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He 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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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
2340 S Highland Avenue; #230
Lombard, IL
 

Dr. Rong-Shang Tu is a specialist in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. His areas of clinical interest consist of sleep disorders, intensive care, and lung problems. He takes HFN, Great-West Healthcare, and Humana HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Tu studied medicine at Kaohsiung Medical University. For his residency, Dr. Tu trained at Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital. Dr. Tu speaks Mandarin and Taiwanese. He 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, Intensive Care, Lung Problems

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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.