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Dr. Amit Goyal M.D.
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
800 Biesterfield Road; Suite 510
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Amit Goyal works as an intensive care specialist and adult pulmonologist in Elk Grove Village, IL, Maywood, IL, and Winfield, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Goyal include lung cancer, intensive care, and pleural effusion (water on the lungs). He is in-network for United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare EPO, and more. Dr. Goyal attended Rush Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin for residency. Dr. Goyal is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, and Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC). He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

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Dr. Nawaid Mahmood Shakir M.D.
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
average rating 4.75 stars (2 ratings)
800 Biesterfield Road; Suite 510
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Nawaid Shakir is a specialist in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shakir include sleep disorders, emphysema, and lung cancer. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Suburban Lung Associates. Dr. Shakir accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare EPO. Dr. Shakir's practice is open to new patients. He studied medicine at St. George's University School of Medicine. He trained at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Shakir (or staff) speaks Urdu and Hindi.

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

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

Dr. Neeraj Desai, who practices in Elk Grove Village, IL, Naperville, IL, and Winfield, IL, is a medical specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Desai include emphysema, intensive care, and thoracic cancer. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Delnor Hospital, and Suburban Lung Associates. After completing medical school at Dr. D.Y. Patil Medical College, he performed his residency at New York Downtown Hospital. He takes United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare EPO, and more. Dr. Desai has an open panel.

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

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Edward J. Diamond M.D.
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
average rating 2.33 stars (3 ratings)
800 Biesterfield Road; Suite 510
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Edward Diamond works as an adult critical care specialist and pulmonologist in Elk Grove Village, IL and Naperville, IL. In addition to English, he speaks Russian. Dr. Diamond's areas of clinical interest consist of emphysema, lung cancer, and asthma. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Suburban Lung Associates. Dr. Diamond's education and training includes medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. He accepts United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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

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Dr. John E. Pantano MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
average rating 4 stars (3 ratings)
800 Biesterfield Road; Suite 510
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. John Pantano is a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. His education and training includes medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). These areas are among his clinical interests: emphysema, lung cancer, and intensive care. Dr. Pantano has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare EPO, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Suburban Lung Associates. Dr. Pantano is open to new patients.

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

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Sara R. Greenhill M.D.
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
800 Biesterfield Road; Suite 510
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Sara Greenhill, who practices in Elk Grove Village, IL, Naperville, IL, and Winfield, IL, is a medical specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). In Dr. Greenhill's practice, she is particularly interested in emphysema, lung cancer, and intensive care. United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Greenhill honors. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Greenhill's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Delnor Hospital, and Suburban Lung Associates. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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

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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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