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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's areas of specialization are adult critical care and adult pulmonology; he sees patients in Elk Grove Village, IL, Winfield, IL, and Chicago, IL. Dr. Kovitz's areas of expertise include lung cancer, intensive care, and interventional pulmonology. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center, Dr. Kovitz attended Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine for medical school. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Kovitz include: Chicago Super Doctors and US News Top Doctor. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System (UI Health), and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Kovitz welcomes 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 pediatric pulmonologist and pediatric critical care specialist in Winfield, IL, Chicago, IL, and Oak Lawn, IL. He has indicated that his clinical interests include cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Torero honors. Dr. Torero graduated from Cayetano Heredia University. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency. Dr. Torero (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. Dr. Torero's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. His practice is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Problems, Asthma

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. Dr. Shakir (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu and Hindi. His areas of expertise include the following: sleep disorders, emphysema, and lung cancer. Dr. Shakir is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Medical Center, and Suburban Lung Associates. His education and training includes medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine and residency at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago. Dr. Shakir is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. He welcomes 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

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

Dr. Neeraj Desai is an adult critical care and adult pulmonology specialist in Elk Grove Village, IL, Arlington Heights, IL, and Naperville, IL. He has indicated that his clinical interests include emphysema, intensive care, and therapeutic bronchoscopy. Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Desai takes. 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. Dr. Desai'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: , 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 is an adult pulmonology specialist. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Midwestern University, Dr. Otteman attended Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. These areas are among Dr. Otteman's clinical interests: lung cancer, pneumonia, and asthma. She is rated highly by her patients. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Otteman's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group, and Delnor Hospital. She is open to new patients.

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

Dr. John Pantano specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Pantano's areas of expertise include the following: emphysema, lung cancer, and intensive care. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pantano honors. He attended St. Louis University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Medical Center, and Suburban Lung Associates. Dr. Pantano'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: 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 an intensive care specialist and pulmonologist. Dr. Goyal has indicated that his clinical interests include lung cancer, intensive care, and pleural effusion (water on the lungs). He takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare EPO. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin, Dr. Goyal attended medical school at Rush Medical College. Dr. Goyal's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, and Alexian Brothers Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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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)

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; he sees patients in Elk Grove Village, IL and Winfield, IL. Dr. Dugan's education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. His clinical interests encompass pulmonary hypertension and neurocritical care. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Dugan'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: , pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Pulmonary Hypertension, Intensive Care, Neurocritical Care

Dr. Sara R Greenhill, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
25 North Winfield Road; Suite 204
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Sara Greenhill's areas of specialization are adult critical care and adult pulmonology; she sees patients in Elk Grove Village, IL, Winfield, IL, and Naperville, IL. She speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Greenhill include emphysema, lung cancer, and intensive care. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Delnor Hospital, and Alexian Brothers Medical Center. Before performing her residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Dr. Greenhill attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. She is an in-network provider for 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.

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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 specialties are adult critical care, hospital medicine (hospitalist), and adult pulmonology. Before completing his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University, Dr. Keller attended medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. He has indicated that his clinical interests include bronchoscopy. He honors United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare EPO, and more. Dr. Keller is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Medical Center, and Suburban Lung Associates. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Lung Problems, Vascular Disease

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 specializes in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology and practices in Winfield, IL, Naperville, IL, and Geneva, IL. Dr. McGee's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in emphysema, lung cancer, and asthma. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group, and Delnor Hospital. Dr. McGee takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. He is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. His training includes residency programs 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. Andrew Stephen Korcek, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 300
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Andrew Korcek practices adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology in Winfield, IL. His clinical interests include sleep disorders, emphysema, and lung cancer. Dr. Korcek honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. After completing medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Beaumont Hospitals. Dr. Korcek (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: German and Slovak. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, lung cancer, asthma

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

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

Dr. Linda Lam, who practices in Winfield, IL and Geneva, IL, is a medical specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lam include asthma, interstitial lung disease, and pulmonary hypertension. Dr. Lam is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group, and Delnor Hospital. Her education and training includes medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. She takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. 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

Dr. Youngran Chung, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
25 N. Winfield Road
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Youngran Chung practices pediatric pulmonology in Heights, IL, Chicago, IL, and Winfield, IL. After attending the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Michael Reese Hospital and Rush University Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Chung include homeopathic treatment, medical hypnosis, and cystic fibrosis (CF). She honors United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Chung speaks Korean. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. 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. Jaime Villanueva, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology, Preventive Medicine
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 300
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Jaime Villanueva practices adult critical care, undersea and hyperbaric medicine, and sleep medicine. He speaks Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: emphysema, intensive care, and asthma. Dr. Villanueva is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). After attending Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Villanueva honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, asthma

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

Dr. Mandeep S Kohli, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
303 E Army Trail Road; Suite 301
Bloomingdale, IL
 

Dr. Mandeep Kohli is an internist in Bloomingdale, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kohli include cancer screening, cardiac risk reduction, and heart problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Edward-Elmhurst Health. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kohli is open to new patients. After completing medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, he performed his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. Dr. Kohli (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

All Interests: Depression, Hypertension, Osteopathic Medicine, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Arthritis, Blood Pressure ... (Read more)

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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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