We found 6 providers with an interest in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and who accept Health Alliance HMO near Elk Grove Village, IL.

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Dr. Neeraj R Desai, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
800 Biesterfield Road; Suite 510, Eberle Building
Elk Grove Village, 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

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

Dr. Nawaid Mahmood Shakir, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
800 Biesterfield Road; Suite 510, Eberle Building
Elk Grove Village, 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

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Cancer, Asthma, Intensive Care, Emphysema, Smoking Cessation

Dr. Edward J Diamond, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
800 Biesterfield Road; Suite 510, Eberle Building
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Edward Diamond works as an adult critical care specialist and pulmonologist in Elk Grove Village, IL and Naperville, IL. He is conversant in Russian. These areas are among his clinical interests: exercise induced asthma, emphysema, and lung cancer. Dr. Diamond is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Medical Center, and Suburban Lung Associates. After attending Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, he completed his residency training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Montefiore Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Diamond has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Exercise Induced Asthma, Lung Cancer, Cough, Asthma, Vocal Cord Dysfunction, Chronic Obstructive ... (Read more)

Dr. John E Pantano, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
800 Biesterfield Road; Suite 510, Eberle Building
Elk Grove Village, 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, 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
800 Biesterfield Road; Suite 510, Eberle Building
Elk Grove Village, 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: , 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
800 Biesterfield Road; Suite 510, Eberle Building
Elk Grove Village, 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

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

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What is Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)?

COPD, or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, is a progressive lung disease that makes it difficult to breathe. It is really two diseases in one: chronic bronchitis (which causes inflammation and thick mucus production in the airways of the lungs) and emphysema (which damages the air sacs and alveoli, delicate structures of the lung tissue that allow a person to breathe).

In the United States, almost all cases of COPD are caused by smoking or exposure to tobacco smoke. Other causes include occupational exposure to dust, chemicals and pollution, and a rare genetic condition.

COPD causes a wet cough that doesn’t go away. It can come with shortness of breath and wheezing, or a tight feeling in the chest. Some people have flare ups where their symptoms get worse, and during this time they can also experience flu-like symptoms such as fever and fatigue.

There is no cure for COPD, but there are treatments to improve breathing and slow the progression of the disease. The first step is to reduce exposure to what caused COPD in the first place, such as smoking. Medicines such as bronchodilators, usually given in an inhaler, can relax the muscles around the airways and make it easier to breathe. Sometimes they are given along with glucocorticosteroids, drugs that reduce inflammation. Vaccines help prevent respiratory illnesses that can worsen COPD. Oxygen therapy can be used if people aren’t able to get enough oxygen into their lungs on their own. In extreme cases, surgery can be used to remove damaged tissue from the lungs or even perform a lung transplant.
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