We found 16 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Health Alliance POS near Winfield, IL.

Dr. Guy Michael Dugan, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Neurology, Adult Allergy & Immunology, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 204
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Guy Dugan's areas of specialization are adult critical care, neurology (brain & spinal cord disease), and sleep medicine. In his practice, Dr. Dugan focuses on intensive care and pulmonary hypertension. Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dugan takes. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dr. Dugan performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Suburban Lung Associates. Dr. Dugan has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Pulmonary Hypertension, Allergies, Intensive Care

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 clinical interests encompass lung cancer, intensive care, and interventional pulmonology. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Chicago Super Doctors and US News Top Doctor. Dr. Kovitz's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Delnor Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Interventional Pulmonology, Lung Cancer, Intensive Care

Dr. Benjamin Jason Seides, MPH, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 204
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Benjamin Seides' specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He practices in Elk Grove Village, IL, Winfield, IL, and Naperville, IL. These areas are among his clinical interests: intensive care, lung problems, and interventional pulmonology. He 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. In addition to English, Dr. Seides (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Sign Language, and Spanish. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Delnor Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Seides's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Lung Problems, Interventional Pulmonology, 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, who practices in Elk Grove Village, IL, Winfield, IL, and Arlington Heights, IL, is a medical specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include emphysema, intensive care, and thoracic cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Desai is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. He obtained his medical school training at Dr. D.Y. Patil Medical College and performed his residency at New York Downtown Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Desai (or staff) speaks Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, lung problems

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

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 specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. His areas of expertise include the following: emphysema, lung cancer, and intensive care. Dr. Pantano is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Suburban Lung Associates. He is a graduate of St. Louis University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU) for residency. The average patient rating for Dr. Pantano is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Pantano honors Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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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, who practices in Hines, IL, Elk Grove Village, IL, and Winfield, IL, is a medical specialist in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. He obtained his medical school training at Rush Medical College and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Goyal include lung cancer, intensive care, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Dr. Goyal is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Goyal is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center. He welcomes 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 is an adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology specialist. Dr. Shakir (or staff) speaks Urdu and Hindi. His areas of expertise include sleep disorders, emphysema, and lung cancer. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Suburban Lung Associates. Before completing his residency at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago, Dr. Shakir attended medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine. Dr. Shakir is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He 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 critical care specialist and pulmonologist. She is conversant in Spanish. Her areas of expertise include emphysema, lung cancer, and intensive care. Dr. Greenhill is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Delnor Hospital. Before performing her residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Dr. Greenhill attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Greenhill accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, lung cancer

All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Interventional Pulmonology, Lung Cancer, Intensive Care, Emphysema

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 is an adult critical care, hospital medicine (hospitalist), and adult pulmonology specialist. In his practice, he is particularly interested in bronchoscopy. Dr. Keller's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Suburban Lung Associates. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare EPO. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Keller's office for an appointment. He is a graduate of the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine and a graduate of McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University's residency program.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Lung Problems, Vascular Disease

Dr. Youngran Chung, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
25 N. Winfield Road
Winfield, 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. Steven O Lestrud, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology, Pediatric Critical Care
25 N. Winfield Road
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Steven Lestrud's medical specialty is pediatric pulmonology and pediatric critical care. Dr. Lestrud is especially interested in intensive care and pulmonary hypertension. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Lestrud's professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma, pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Intensive Care, Pulmonary Hypertension, Asthma

Dr. Marleta Reynolds, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
25 N. Winfield Road
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Marleta Reynolds' area of specialization is pediatric general surgery. She attended Tulane University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University and a hospital affiliated with Tulane University for residency. Dr. Reynolds's clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery, inflammatory bowel disease, and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Reynolds has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Abdominal Problems, Heart Problems, Lung Problems, Surgical Procedures, Thoracic Surgery ... (Read more)

Dr. Susan Miriam Fuchs, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Emergency Medicine
25 N Winfield Road
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Susan Fuchs is a specialist in pediatric emergency medicine. She is conversant in Spanish. 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. After completing medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, Dr. Fuchs performed her residency at Michael Reese Hospital. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Pain, Sedation, Cervical Spine Problems, Asthma, Injuries, Trauma

Dr. Francis M Prendergast, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology
25 N. Winfield Road
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Francis Prendergast sees patients in Chicago, IL, Winfield, IL, and Hinsdale, IL. His medical specialties are pediatric radiology and diagnostic radiology. His clinical interests include imaging procedures. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Prendergast is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Unfortunately, he is not accepting new patients at this time. Dr. Prendergast is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Pennsylvania Hospital and Tripler Army Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , interstitial lung disease

All Interests: Imaging Procedures, Interstitial Lung Disease

Dr. Nina Louise Gotteiner, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
25 N Winfield Road
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Nina Gotteiner is a pediatric cardiology specialist in Northbrook, IL, Chicago, IL, and Arlington Heights, IL. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Her clinical interests encompass high risk pregnancy, fetal echocardiography, and congenital heart disease. Dr. Gotteiner's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Delnor Hospital. She attended Rush Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. Dr. Gotteiner honors Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

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

Dr. James M Moss, MD
Specializes in Adult Immunology, Allergy & Immunology, Adult Allergy
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 204
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. James Moss is a specialist in adult immunology, allergy & immunology, and adult allergy. Clinical interests for Dr. Moss include sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Suburban Lung Associates. Before performing his residency at Rush University Medical Center, a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Moss attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Sinusitis, Asthma, Allergies, Hives, Hay Fever

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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.