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We found 63 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept Humana Silver near Berwyn, IL.

Dr. Rajinder Kumar Arora, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology, Pediatric Critical Care
Surgical Treatment Center
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Rajinder Arora is a medical specialist in pediatric pulmonology and pediatric critical care. Dr. Arora (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Arora's areas of expertise include intensive care, asthma, and sleep apnea. Dr. Arora's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Dr. Arora attended Maulana Azad Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans and a hospital affiliated with Tulane University for residency. Dr. Arora accepts HFN, Great-West Healthcare, and Humana HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Arora has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Arora's office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Karen Kerr Botsoe, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
5201 Willow Springs Road; Suite 150
Lagrange, IL
 

Dr. Karen Botsoe's medical specialty is general internal medicine. She attended medical school at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. Her areas of expertise include diabetes, well woman gynecology, and cancer screening. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Botsoe honors. Dr. Botsoe speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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All Interests: Depression, Diabetes, Arthritis, Asthma, Blood Pressure Problems, Cancer Screening, Cardiac Risk ... (Read more)

Dr. Susanna Antonia McColley, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
Surgical Treatment Center
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Susanna McColley is a specialist in pediatric pulmonology. She works in Chicago, IL, Northbrook, IL, and Westchester, IL. Her areas of clinical interest consist of cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. Dr. McColley is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HMO, and more. She graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. She trained at Baltimore City Hospitals for residency. Dr. McColley has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. In addition to English, she speaks French. She is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. McColley is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Problems, Asthma, Chronic Cough

Dr. Jaime Diane Nichols, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
1044 N Francisco Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Jaime Novales practices general pediatrics in Chicago, IL. Dr. Novales speaks Medical Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Swedish Covenant Hospital. She graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. Dr. Novales trained at Children's Medical Center Dallas for residency. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Asthma

Dr. Tahir Rohail, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2910 Harlem Avenue
Riverside, IL
 

Dr. Tahir Rohail is an internist in Riverside, IL and Hines, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rohail include cancer screening, cardiac risk reduction, and adolescent issues. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at King Edward Medical University. Dr. Rohail (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. Dr. Rohail's hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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Dr. Baltazar Remigio R Espiritu, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
2160 S First Avenue; 101-1740, Loyola University Medical Center
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Baltazar Espiritu specializes in allergy & immunology. After attending the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery for medical school, he completed his residency training at Chicago Medical School. These areas are among his clinical interests: hay fever (allergic rhinitis), asthma, and hives (uritcaria). Dr. Espiritu accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He speaks Filipino. He is professionally affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC) and Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital.

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All Interests: Allergies, Hives, Hay Fever, Asthma

Dr. Abdul-Kader K Malhes, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
3245 Grove Avenue; Suite 206
Berwyn, IL
 

Dr. Abdul Malhes specializes in general pediatrics. He attended medical school at the University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine. His areas of expertise include diabetes, learning disabilities, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Dr. Malhes is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA). Dr. Malhes is conversant in Arabic. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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All Interests: Hearing Evaluation, Allergies, Intestinal Problems, Behavior Problems, Weight Management, Cerebral ... (Read more)

Dr. Youngran Chung, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
Surgical Treatment Center
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Youngran Chung's area of specialization is pediatric pulmonology. Clinical interests for Dr. Chung include homeopathic treatment, medical hypnosis, and cystic fibrosis (CF). She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She accepts United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Chung's practice is open to new patients. After completing medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Michael Reese Hospital and Rush University Medical Center. She is conversant in Korean.

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All Interests: Homeopathic Treatment, Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Problems, Cough, Alternative Medicine, Asthma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Marie K Philobos, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
1225 West Lake Street
Melrose Park, IL
 

Dr. Marie Philobos is a general pediatrician in Chicago, IL, Melrose Park, IL, and Darien, IL. She speaks Arabic. Her clinical interests include diabetes, nutrition counseling, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). Dr. Philobos is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Her education and training includes medical school at Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Her average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Philobos takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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All Interests: Allergies, Behavior Problems, Ear Problems, Nutrition Counseling, Diabetes, Attention Deficit ... (Read more)

Dr. Patrick Michael Mackey, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, General Pediatrics
701 W North Avenue
Melrose Park, IL
 

Dr. Patrick Mackey is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine and general pediatrics. In his practice, he is particularly interested in diabetes, asthma, and preventive care. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Mackey accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Mackey is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at Baystate Medical Center, Dr. Mackey attended medical school at Rush Medical College.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Asthma, Preventive Care

Dr. Josephine Dlugopolski-Gach, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, General Pediatrics
2160 S First Avenue; (9608 Roberts Road, Hickory Hills, Illinois 60457)
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Josephine Dlugopolski specializes in general internal medicine and general pediatrics and practices in Maywood, IL, Burr Ridge, IL, and Hickory Hills, IL. These areas are among Dr. Dlugopolski's clinical interests: preventive care, asthma, and general care. She is professionally affiliated with Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Dlugopolski attended Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. In addition to English, she speaks Polish.

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All Interests: Moles, Biopsy, Preventive Care, Sports Physicals, Women's Health Issues, General Care, Asthma

Dr. Erin M Lowery, MS, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, General Pediatrics
2160 S 1st Avenue
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Erin Lowery's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and general pediatrics; she sees patients in Maywood, IL. Dr. Lowery is especially interested in lung transplant, cystic fibrosis (CF), and asthma. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. She is professionally affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC).

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All Interests: Lung Transplant, Cystic Fibrosis, Asthma

Dr. Dilip M Shah, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Other
6134 S Harlem Avenue
Summit, IL
 

Dr. Dilip Shah practices general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Shah include diabetes, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Shah graduated from Medical College Baroda. In addition to English, Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks Gujarati and Hindi. He is affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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All Interests: Depression, Fibromyalgia, Diabetes, Asthma, Fatigue, Blood Pressure Problems, Cancer Screening, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert J Kash, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6545 W. Archer Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Robert Kash sees patients in Chicago, IL. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: thyroid problems, hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and atrial fibrillation. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Health Partners (AHP) and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. Dr. Kash obtained his medical school training at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more.

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All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Immunization, Bronchitis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Joint Pain, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6170 Joliet Road
Countryside, IL
 

Dr. Hasan Khan is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Khan's clinical interests include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. He is affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). He attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Khan's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Fibromyalgia, Diabetes, Arthritis, Asthma, Manipulation, Fatigue, ... (Read more)

Dr. Walter Daniel Perez, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
8863 West Ogden Avenue
Brookfield, IL
 

Dr. Walter Perez works as a general pediatrician. He is especially interested in obesity and asthma. Dr. Perez accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare POS, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Cayetano Heredia University, he performed his residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Perez is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital.

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All Interests: Obesity, Asthma

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What is Asthma?

Asthma is a chronic lung disease where the tissue and airways of the lungs become extremely sensitive to certain substances. When these substances are breathed in, the lungs become inflamed. The muscles around the airways tighten and squeeze the lungs, and passages within the lungs swell and tighten. The airways themselves produce mucus, which further clogs the tightened, swollen airways. A person having an asthma attack finds it very difficult to breathe, and a severe attack can even be fatal.

Asthma affects people of all ages, but people with asthma are most often diagnosed as children. Symptoms can include wheezing, a tight feeling in the chest, shortness of breath, and coughing. Some people have mild symptoms all the time, and some people have no symptoms at all, but everyone with asthma is susceptible to occasional severe attacks or flare-ups of symptoms when they are exposed to triggers. Triggers vary widely but can include:

  • Allergens (dust mites, pet fur, mold, pollen, grass)
  • Irritants (smoke, pollution, dust, chemicals)
  • Viral infections
  • Physical activity, especially outdoors
  • Certain medications or chemicals in foods (aspirin, sulfites)

Treatment for most asthma patients involves three steps. Learn what your asthma triggers are and avoid them. Take a daily control medication, usually an inhaled corticosteroid, to reduce inflammation in the lungs. Also, have “rescue medication” with you at all times to take in case of a severe attack. These quick-acting inhaled medications relax the muscles around the airways and allow the lungs to open up for air.

There is no cure for asthma, but with treatment it should not interfere with your daily life and activities.