We found 40 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Aetna Managed Choice near Winfield, IL.

Dr. Kevin Lawrence Kovitz, MBA, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
25 North Winfield Road; Suite 204
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Kevin Kovitz is a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Kovitz's areas of expertise include the following: lung cancer, intensive care, and interventional pulmonology. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System (UI Health), and Delnor Hospital. He attended Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinctions: Chicago Super Doctors and US News Top Doctor. Dr. Kovitz's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Interventional Pulmonology, Lung Cancer, 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, Arlington Heights, IL, and Naperville, IL. He is especially interested in emphysema, intensive care, and thoracic cancer. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Desai studied medicine at Dr. D.Y. Patil Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Desai completed a residency program at New York Downtown Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Desai (or staff) speaks Hindi. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Delnor Hospital, and Alexian Brothers Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Desai's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, lung problems

All Interests: Thoracic Cancer, Lung Problems, Interventional Pulmonology, Intensive Care, Emphysema

Dr. Luis E Torero, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology, Pediatric Critical Care
25 N Winfield Road
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Luis Torero is a medical specialist in pediatric pulmonology and pediatric critical care. His clinical interests include cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Torero obtained his medical school training at Cayetano Heredia University and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Torero (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Torero is accepting new patients.

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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 practices adult critical care and adult pulmonology in Elk Grove Village, IL, Naperville, IL, and Winfield, IL. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Seides include intensive care, lung problems, and interventional pulmonology. Dr. Seides 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 New York University (NYU), Dr. Seides attended Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Seides (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Sign Language, and Spanish. Dr. Seides's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Delnor Hospital, and Alexian Brothers Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Lung Problems, Interventional Pulmonology, Intensive Care

Dr. John E Pantano, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 204
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. John Pantano is a critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include emphysema, lung cancer, and intensive care. Dr. Pantano accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of St. Louis University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU) for his residency. Dr. Pantano is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Medical Center, and Suburban Lung Associates. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 works as a critical care specialist and pulmonologist in Elk Grove Village, IL, Maywood, IL, and Winfield, IL. Dr. Goyal's areas of clinical interest consist of lung cancer, intensive care, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He honors United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare EPO, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Rush Medical College and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, and Alexian Brothers Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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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 specializes in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology and practices in Elk Grove Village, IL and Winfield, IL. He attended St. George's University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shakir include sleep disorders, emphysema, and lung cancer. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Shakir (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu and Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Medical Center, and Suburban Lung Associates. Dr. Shakir has an open panel.

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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 North Winfield Road; Suite 204
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Sara Greenhill is a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. She works in Elk Grove Village, IL, Winfield, IL, and Naperville, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Greenhill include emphysema, lung cancer, and intensive care. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Delnor Hospital, and Alexian Brothers Medical Center. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. She is accepting new patients. She attended medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Greenhill trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). 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 North Winfield Road; Suite 204
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Timothy McGee practices adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology in Winfield, IL, Naperville, IL, and Geneva, IL. In his practice, he is particularly interested in emphysema, lung cancer, and asthma. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. McGee is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Midwestern University, Dr. McGee attended medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. McGee's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group, and Delnor Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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

Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Neurology, Adult Allergy & Immunology, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 204
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Guy Dugan, who practices in Elk Grove Village, IL and Winfield, IL, is a medical specialist in adult critical care, neurology (brain & spinal cord disease), and sleep medicine. Dr. Dugan has a special interest in intensive care and pulmonary hypertension. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Medical Center, and Suburban Lung Associates. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Dugan welcomes new patients. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, he performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Pulmonary Hypertension, Allergies, Intensive Care

Dr. Crystal J Otteman, DO
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
25 North Winfield Road; Suite 204
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Crystal Otteman's area of specialization is adult pulmonology. Dr. Otteman has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She has a special interest in lung cancer, pneumonia, and asthma. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group, and Delnor Hospital. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients. Dr. Otteman graduated from Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Midwestern University.

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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. Linda M Lam, DO
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 204
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Linda Lam is an adult critical care specialist and pulmonologist in Winfield, IL and Geneva, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Lam include asthma, interstitial lung disease, and pulmonary hypertension. Dr. Lam's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group, and Delnor Hospital. She honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Her practice is open to new patients. She attended Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center for residency.

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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. Michael James Keller, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Hospital Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
25 North Winfield Road; Suite 204
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Michael Keller's specialties are adult critical care, hospital medicine (hospitalist), and adult pulmonology. In Dr. Keller's practice, he is particularly interested in bronchoscopy. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Medical Center, and Suburban Lung Associates. He is in-network for United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. Dr. Keller attended medical school at 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. Christopher G Santi, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, General Pediatrics
2001 S Wiesbrook Road
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. Christopher Santi is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine and general pediatrics. Dr. Santi's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, heart problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is a graduate of Rush Medical College and a graduate of the University of Rochester Medical Center's residency program. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Santi's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Asthma

Dr. Roy Joseph Betti, MS, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
2001 N Gary Avenue
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. Roy Betti specializes in general pediatrics and practices in Wheaton, IL and Carol Stream, IL. He attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago for residency. Dr. Betti has indicated that his clinical interests include obesity, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and asthma. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Betti speaks Italian. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group. Dr. Betti is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Weight Management, Obesity, Attention Deficit Disorder, Enuresis, Asthma, Breastfeeding Issues

Dr. Ronald G Severino Jr., MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
2001 S Wiesbrook Road
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. Ronald Severino's specialty is family medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Severino is 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include diabetes, newborn care, and asthma. Dr. Severino is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Severino attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Adventist Hinsdale Hospital for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Italian.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Diabetes, Skin Issues, Asthma, Cholesterol Problems, Newborn Care, Smoking Cessation

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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.
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