We found 107 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Aetna HMO near Carol Stream, IL.

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

Dr. Kevin Kovitz, who practices in Elk Grove Village, IL, Winfield, IL, and Chicago, IL, is a medical specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. His areas of expertise include lung cancer, intensive care, and interventional pulmonology. Dr. Kovitz's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System (UI Health), and Delnor Hospital. He attended medical school at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Kovitz completed a residency program at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Dr. Kovitz accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Kovitz include: Chicago Super Doctors and US News Top Doctor. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Interventional Pulmonology, Lung Cancer, Intensive Care

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. Dr. Torero graduated from Cayetano Heredia University and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. His areas of expertise include cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Torero (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma, lung problems

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Problems, Asthma

Dr. Neeraj R Desai, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 204
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Neeraj Desai is a physician who specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Desai (or staff) speaks Hindi. He has a special interest in emphysema, intensive care, and therapeutic bronchoscopy. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Delnor Hospital, and Alexian Brothers Medical Center. He is a graduate of Dr. D.Y. Patil Medical College. His medical residency was performed at New York Downtown Hospital. Dr. Desai takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, lung problems

All Interests: Thoracic Cancer, Lung Problems, Interventional Pulmonology, Intensive Care, Therapeutic ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Crystal Otteman practices adult pulmonology. Her education and training includes medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Midwestern University. Dr. Otteman is especially interested in lung cancer, pneumonia, and asthma. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Otteman accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group, and Delnor Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Benjamin Seides works as a critical care specialist and pulmonologist in Elk Grove Village, IL, Naperville, IL, and Winfield, IL. He graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Seides completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). In his practice, Dr. Seides focuses on intensive care, lung problems, and interventional pulmonology. He takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Seides's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Delnor Hospital, and Alexian Brothers Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Lung Problems, Interventional Pulmonology, 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, who practices in Elk Grove Village, IL and Winfield, IL, is a medical specialist in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Dr. Shakir's education and training includes medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine and residency at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago. His areas of expertise 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. In addition to English, Dr. Shakir (or staff) speaks Urdu and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Medical Center, and Suburban Lung Associates. His practice is open to new patients.

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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

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

Dr. Guy Dugan is a physician who specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. His areas of expertise include the following: 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. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Dugan completed a residency program at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Medical Center, and Suburban Lung Associates. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Pulmonary Hypertension, Intensive Care

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 is a medical specialist in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Dr. McGee's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include the following: emphysema, lung cancer, and asthma. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group, and Delnor Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. McGee attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Midwestern University.

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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

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

Dr. John Pantano's areas of specialization are adult critical care and adult pulmonology; he sees patients in Elk Grove Village, IL and Winfield, IL. Dr. Pantano attended St. Louis University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU) for residency. These areas are among his clinical interests: emphysema, lung cancer, and intensive care. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Pantano accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Medical Center, and Suburban Lung Associates. He is open to 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. Andrew Stephen Korcek, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 300
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Andrew Korcek's areas of specialization are adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Korcek include sleep disorders, emphysema, and lung cancer. He honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. After completing medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Beaumont Hospitals. Dr. Korcek (or staff) is conversant in German and Slovak. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). Dr. Korcek welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, lung cancer, asthma

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Lung Cancer, Asthma, Intensive Care, Emphysema

Dr. Amit Goyal, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 204
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Amit Goyal's medical specialty is critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Goyal include lung cancer, intensive care, and pleural effusion (water on the lungs). He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Goyal attended Rush Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, and Alexian Brothers Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer, pleural effusion (water on the lungs), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Interventional Pulmonology, Lung Cancer, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Pleural Effusion, ... (Read more)

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. She has a special interest in emphysema, lung cancer, and intensive care. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Delnor Hospital, and Alexian Brothers Medical Center. Dr. Greenhill is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. She welcomes new patients. She graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Greenhill speaks Spanish.

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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's areas of specialization are adult critical care, hospital medicine (hospitalist), and adult pulmonology. Dr. Keller graduated from the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. In his practice, Dr. Keller focuses on bronchoscopy. He takes United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare EPO, and more. Dr. Keller's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Medical Center, and Suburban Lung Associates. He has an open panel.

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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 specializes in pediatric pulmonology and practices in Heights, IL, Chicago, IL, and Winfield, IL. In addition to English, Dr. Chung speaks Korean. Her areas of expertise include homeopathic treatment, medical hypnosis, and cystic fibrosis (CF). Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. Dr. Chung is a graduate of the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Michael Reese Hospital and Rush University Medical Center. She accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and United Healthcare HMO. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma, lung problems

All Interests: Homeopathic Treatment, Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Problems, Cough, Complementary 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 specialties are pediatric pulmonology and pediatric critical care. He practices in Chicago, IL, Northbrook, IL, and Peoria, IL. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Lestrud include intensive care and pulmonary hypertension. Dr. Lestrud accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. Dr. Lestrud's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina. His professional affiliations include OSF Saint Francis Medical Center (Peoria, IL), Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma, pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Intensive Care, Pulmonary Hypertension, Asthma

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

Dr. Linda Lam's areas of specialization are adult critical care and adult pulmonology; she sees patients in Winfield, IL and Geneva, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Lam include asthma, interstitial lung disease, and pulmonary hypertension. She takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Before completing her residency at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Dr. Lam attended medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group, and Delnor Hospital. She is accepting new patients.

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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

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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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