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Dr. Susanna Antonia McColley, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
2301 Enterprise Drive
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Susanna McColley is a specialist in pediatric pulmonology. After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Dr. McColley completed her residency training at Baltimore City Hospitals. Her clinical interests encompass cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HMO, and more. She has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. She is conversant in French. Dr. McColley's professional affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. Her 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, Chronic Cough

Dr. Sean M Forsythe, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1s224 and 1s260 Summit Avenue
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
 

Dr. Sean Forsythe's areas of specialization are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Forsythe's clinical interests include intensive care, cystic fibrosis (CF), and asthma. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC) and Loyola Center for Health at Oakbrook Terrace North. After attending the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

All Interests: Bronchiectasis, Sarcoidosis, Cystic Fibrosis, Intensive Care, Lung Problems, Respiratory Failure, ... (Read more)

Dr. James Patrick Gagermeier, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
1s224 and 1s260 Summit Avenue
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
 

Dr. James Gagermeier, who practices in Maywood, IL and Oakbrook Terrace, IL, is a medical specialist in adult pulmonology. His clinical interests include lung transplant, interstitial lung disease, and pulmonary hypertension. Dr. Gagermeier is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Toledo College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Gagermeier trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He is conversant in German. He is affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC) and Loyola Center for Health at Oakbrook Terrace North.

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Relevant Interests: , interstitial lung disease, pulmonary hypertension, lung problems

All Interests: Scleroderma, Lung Transplant, Interstitial Lung Disease, Lung Problems, Interventional Pulmonology, ... (Read more)

Dr. Adrienne Prestridge Savant, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
2301 Enterprise Drive
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Adrienne Savant's area of specialization is pediatric pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Savant include cystic fibrosis (CF). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Savant honors. She is a graduate of Eastern Virginia Medical School. She completed her residency training at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. Dr. Savant is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. She has a closed panel.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF), interstitial lung disease, lung problems

All Interests: Interstitial Lung Disease, Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Problems, Pulmonary Function Test

Dr. Sunita Kumar, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
6800 N. Frontage Road
Burr Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Sunita Kumar practices adult pulmonology. Her areas of expertise include the following: intensive care, asthma, and sleep apnea. Dr. Kumar is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Before performing her residency at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Dr. Kumar attended Lady Hardinge Medical College for medical school. Dr. Kumar (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hindi and Malayalam. Dr. Kumar is affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital, and Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma, interstitial lung disease, lung problems, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Disorders, Interstitial Lung ... (Read more)

Dr. Rajinder K Arora, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology, Pediatric Critical Care
120 North Oak Street
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Rajinder Arora's medical specialty is pediatric pulmonology and pediatric critical care. Dr. Arora attended Maulana Azad Medical College and then went on to complete Dr. Arora's residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans and a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. Areas of expertise for Dr. Arora include intensive care, asthma, and sleep apnea. Dr. Arora accepts HFN, Great-West Healthcare, Humana HMO, and more. Dr. Arora has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Arora (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Arora's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Arora's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma, lung problems

All Interests: Mechanical Ventilation, Intensive Care, Sleep Apnea, Lung Problems, Cough, Asthma

Dr. Juan Gabriel Flores, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
12004 S Rt; 59 Ste 100
Plainfield, IL
 

Dr. Juan Flores is a physician who specializes in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Dr. Flores speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Flores include emphysema, lung cancer, and intensive care. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). After attending Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, Dr. Flores completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, lung cancer, asthma

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Sleep Apnea, Snoring, Lung Cancer, Asthma, Insomnia, Sleep Problems, Intensive ... (Read more)

Dr. Arnon E Rubin, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
700 East Ogden Avenue; Suite 202
Westmont, IL
 

Dr. Arnon Rubin is a physician who specializes in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: emphysema, bronchitis, and intensive care. Dr. Rubin is professionally affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook, Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and Adventist Medical Center La Grange. Dr. Rubin is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, bronchitis, asthma, lung problems, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Disorders, Bronchitis, Intensive Care, Sleep Apnea, ... (Read more)

Dr. Matthew James Baugh, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
3825 Highland Avenue; Suite 310
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Matthew Baugh is a physician who specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Baugh include emphysema, lung cancer, and asthma. Dr. Baugh is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). He is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Baugh accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. 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: Lung Cancer, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Cough, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Emphysema, ... (Read more)

Dr. Shruti Bhupendra Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
6800 N. Frontage Road
Burr Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Shruti Patel's medical specialty is adult critical care and adult pulmonology. She attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Her areas of expertise consist of emphysema, intensive care, and pleural effusion (water on the lungs). Dr. Patel honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Humana HMO, and more. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks the following languages: Gujarati and Hindi. Dr. Patel is affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC) and Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge.

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

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Pleural Effusion, Intensive Care, Lung Problems, Emphysema, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
2340 S Highland Avenue; #230
Lombard, IL
 

Dr. Rong Tu's areas of specialization are adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology; he sees patients in Lombard, IL and Elk Grove Village, IL. After attending Kaohsiung Medical University for medical school, he completed his residency training at Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital. His areas of expertise consist of sleep disorders, intensive care, and lung problems. Dr. Tu honors HFN, Great-West Healthcare, and Humana HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He speaks the following languages: Mandarin and Taiwanese. Dr. Tu's hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Medical Center and Adventist Medical Center GlenOaks.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Intensive Care, Lung Problems

Dr. Emily P Gilbert, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
6800 N. Frontage Road
Burr Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Emily Gilbert practices adult pulmonology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Gilbert include emphysema, intensive care, and pleural effusion (water on the lungs). She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Gilbert graduated from Emory University School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Dr. Gilbert is affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC) and Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge.

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

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sarcoidosis, Pleural Effusion, Intensive Care, Lung ... (Read more)

Dr. Andrew D Yu, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
3825 Highland Avenue; Twr Ii, Suite 310
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Andrew Yu is a Downers Grove, IL physician who specializes in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. These areas are among his clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), sleep disorders, and emphysema. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Yu obtained his medical school training at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Yu is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma

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

Dr. Ravi R Nemivant, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
12004 S Rt; 59 Ste 100
Plainfield, IL
 

Dr. Ravi Nemivant practices adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. These areas are among Dr. Nemivant's clinical interests: sleep disorders, emphysema, and lung cancer. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Rush University Medical Center, Dr. Nemivant attended medical school at Rush Medical College. Dr. Nemivant is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, lung cancer, cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Thoracic Cancer, Cystic Fibrosis, Snoring, Lung Cancer, Asthma, Intensive Care, ... (Read more)

Dr. Satyanarayan Hegde, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
1200 S. York Street; Suite 3190
Elmhurst, IL
 

Dr. Satyanarayan Hegde is a specialist in pediatric pulmonology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Hegde include cystic fibrosis (CF), bronchoscopy, and asthma. He is professionally affiliated with Little Company of Mary Hospital and The University of Chicago Medicine. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences. Dr. Hegde trained at Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and Arkansas Children's Hospital for residency. Dr. Hegde (or staff) speaks the following languages: Kannada and Hindi.

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

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Aspiration, Lung Problems, Bronchoscopy, Infections, Asthma

Dr. John D Porcelli, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
3825 Highland Avenue; Suite 310
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. John Porcelli, who practices in Downers Grove, IL and Elmhurst, IL, is a medical specialist in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. He is especially interested in sleep disorders, emphysema, and intensive care. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). Dr. Porcelli attended medical school at Rush Medical College. Dr. Porcelli trained at Rush University Medical Center for residency. He is rated highly by his patients. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Porcelli's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, asthma

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Asthma, Intensive Care, Hay Fever, Emphysema

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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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