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Dr. Arnon Rubin

Internal Medicine
Westmont, IL
25 years experience male

Locations

Office

Westmont, IL

Address

700 East Ogden, Suite 200, Westmont, IL
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My office hours

Wednesday: 730am - 5:00pm
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About

Bio

I grew up in a suburb outside New York City. I went to College in upstate New York. I moved to Chicago for medical school and residency. I met my wife during my training and after fellowship on the east coast we moved back to the Chicago area.

Specialties
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Internal Medicine

Pulmonary Critical Care

Sleep Medicine

Licenses

United States: Illinois

Doctor Q&A

62 Answers
2 Agrees
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnon Rubin
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
2 different condtion: sleep apnea is when there is a cessation of airflow with sleep and breathing. The most common type of sleep apnea is obstructive sleep apnea when the ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnon Rubin
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Yes medicare covers: OSA is a recognized medical condtion. You do need a formal sleep study documenting osa. Once it is formally diagnosed medicare will cover a cpap machi... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnon Rubin
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
11 days: the record for staying awake is a little over 11 days. Though after several days without sleep people hallucinate and end up with psychosis. It is ve... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnon Rubin
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
See you md: COPD can progress even once one quits smoking. With normal aging lung function declines, so even then someone quit smoking years later one get develop... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnon Rubin
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Call 911: If so done with asthma or a pulmonary condition has so much difficulty they pass out they need medical attention. This can be a life threatening condi... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnon Rubin
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Common side affect: Many OTC sleep aids cause a next day hangover effect. Unfortunately, it is a common side affect. There is no go way to predict who it will occur in, ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnon Rubin
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
You can: An ivc filter is a screen that goes in the vena cava and can block clots from moving from the leg viens to the lungs. There are side affect and short ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnon Rubin
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Coughing: The most common way TB is spead by close contact with some with active TB disease. It is often caught by someone coughing and spreading the TB organis... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnon Rubin
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
No: There is no cure for emphysema, once the damage is done it is not reversible, the only "cure" in late stage emphysema is lung transplant.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnon Rubin
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Fluid status: The wedge pressure is a measure of the pressure in the small blood vessles in the lung which reflect pressure that is in the heart. It is used to mea... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnon Rubin
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
For various reasons: There are two main reasons to sedate patients. First is for comfort, having a breathing tube or getting stuck for procedure is uncomfortable and allow... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnon Rubin
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Yes: During a cardiac arrest, there is not blood flow, and thus oxygen to the brain. Even is someone survies, they may have brain damage. At times it can... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnon Rubin
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
60%: It is very variable, with many factors playing a role. Concomitant conditions and age are also major factors, though most studies have around a 40 per... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnon Rubin
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Yes: Sarcoid can affect the conduction (electrical system) of the heart and cause abnormal heart rhythms and event cardiac arrest.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnon Rubin
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Yes: It is typical for patients with emphysema to sleep a great deal. Often people with emphysema expend considerable energy just breathing. Thus they are ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnon Rubin
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Yes: Emphysema can present with all of these symptoms. To start to make the diagnosis one needs a chest xray and pulmonary function tests.
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arnon Rubin
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Need a sleep md: Acting out dreams could be a manifestation of rem behavior disorder. Other sleep disorders can also cause acting out dreams and violet behavior. Depe... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnon Rubin
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Depends on your sats: If your oxygen levels / saturations on oxygen are greater than 90% at rest, with activity, and with sleep, you should not need to move to, a lower alt... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arnon Rubin
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Can cause burns: clorox can cause significant chemical burns, which can cause immediate life threatening complications. The effects tend to be immediate. The risks an... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arnon Rubin
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
7 1/2 to 8 hours: the amount of sleep an adult needs is variable but somewhere between 7 1/2 to 8 hours.
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arnon Rubin
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Hypnic jerk: you may be experiencing what is called a hypnic jerk when one suddenly wakes up suddenly from sleep. It usually occurs when just falling asleep. It is... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnon Rubin
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Let supervior know: Sleep apnea is a medical condition. Getting your physician to write a letter , can often result in supervior/ employer making accomidations. Also OSA... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arnon Rubin
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Yes,: With a history of tb, you need to make sure you were adequately treated. If you were not treated/ or not treated fully, years later the TB could react... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnon Rubin
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Destroys the lung: Emphysema causes destruction of lung tissue. The blood vessles in the lung get destroyed in the lung. These vessles carry the blood in the lung to pic... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnon Rubin
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Yes it can help: Melatonin is a natural hormone your body produces to signal sleep onset. In some people with sleep onset insomnia or circadian rhythm disturbances mel... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnon Rubin
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Yes: As pulmonary fibrosis becomes more severe, the ability for oxygen to get to the blood becomes more and more impared. This results in lower oxygen leve... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnon Rubin
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Yes: Viagra (sildenafil) , also known as revatio, when used to treat pulmonary hypertension, dilates blood vessels and is used to treat pulmonary hypertens... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnon Rubin
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Yes: There are many types of pulmonary fibrosis. The most common subtype uip (also often referred to as ipf ) does progress over time.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnon Rubin
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
No: No, pulmonary fibrosis in general terms is idiopathic and can not be caught by other people. There are genetic factors that can predispose people to d... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnon Rubin
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
By resetting it: A defibrillator restart a heart in an abnormal rhythm, the defibrillator sends an electrical shock to clear the abnormal rhythm, with the hope that th... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnon Rubin
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Multiple factors : This is called ICU psychosis or is sometimes called sun downing. In the ICU patient are often very sick , combined with lack of sleep due to their con... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnon Rubin
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
No: It is not a common treatment though it is used. It used usually in severe /end stage copd. These patient tend to have very severe COPD and need freque... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnon Rubin
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
60+ years: In some cases people can lives years or decades on a ventilator. One can potentially live their whole life on a ventilator and die from other causes.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnon Rubin
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Yes: If you have primary pulmonary hypertension there are several classes of drugs to treat it. Tracleer, (bosentan) revatio, letaris are some of the drugs... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnon Rubin
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Post nasal drip/gerd: 2 reasons to develop a cough with lying down is reflux or post nasal drip.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnon Rubin
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Rls: Restless leg syndrome (rls) is a possibility. It is a clinical diagnosis. Based on complaints of funny feeling in legs. It is worse at night and relie... Read More
A 70-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnon Rubin
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Lung lining inflamed: Pleurisy is used to describe pain from inflammation of the membranes surrounding the lung and chest wall. It can be caused by many things including i... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnon Rubin
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
No: Emphysema is not contagious. People get emphysema for genetic reasons combined with enviormental exposures-usually tobacco smoke. The only way your ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnon Rubin
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Yes: Some people can develope a sensitivity to their pets. This can lead to a condition called hypersensitivity pneumonitis. Untreated this can lead to pu... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnon Rubin
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
It is common, : Sleep paralysis is common and most people experience it at some point in their lives. Though there are various causes, in children it is often due ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnon Rubin
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
18 days: Around 18 days is the longest recorded period of time. The person suffered from hallucinations and got psychotic as time went on. In rats undergoing... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnon Rubin
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Nrem and rem: there are 2 main stages of sleep non rem and rem. Non rem (nrem) is sub divided into n1 - stage 1 , n2- stage 2, and n3- stage 3. Stage 3 is what is... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnon Rubin
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
A finding on an X-ray: it is a finding on an X-ray. It is increase markings or whiteness seen on a radiograph. It is most typically associated with pneumonia. Other causes c... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnon Rubin
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
May be sleep apnea: Sleep apnea may be one reason, other causes can be temporary vocal cord spasm from reflux or post nasal drip. Other causes can be sleep paralysis, or ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnon Rubin
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
It will stabilize: When you quit smoking there will be stabilization of your declining lung function. It will not worsen with an accelerated rate if you did not quit. O... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnon Rubin
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
You need a psg.: There are various causes of being tired despite getting sleep. The first step is to find out if you are having non restorative / something disturbing ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnon Rubin
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
See your doctor.: Shortness of breath / difficulty breathing can be caused by many medical conditions. It can be from the lungs or he heart or other conditions such a... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnon Rubin
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Sleep hygiene: Sleep hygiene is a start. Long term the best treatment for insomnia (assuming no other medical factors affecting sleep), is cognitive behavior therapy... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnon Rubin
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Reflux : Chronic cough is often caused by reflux, acid from stomach coming up. Often it is silent and people do not feel it. When the acid get to the throat it... Read More

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Feb 6, 2013
A great & compassionate physician
Jul 13, 2013
great addition to Healthtap
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Apr 4, 2016
just a though on your postivie helpful sounding introduction. Sondra SIms-Taylor #nationaldoctorsday2016 #virtualflower1
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Your answer made me feel good! Thanks :) thank u... plz could u explain normal range and what does it indicate
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This checklist was very helpful! Thanks :)
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, IL
Graduated 1997MD

Residency

JOHNS HOPKINS HOSPITAL, THE
Completed 2003

Residency

JOHNS HOPKINS HOSPITAL, THE
Completed 2003

Awards

Alpha Omega Alpha
Honor Society, Phi Beta Kappa
Top Doctor, Third Place, Hinsdale Region, IL - Summer
2013

Affiliations

American college chest physician
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