We found 50 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept United Healthcare POS near Bloomingdale, IL.

Dr. Mandeep S Kohli, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
303 E Army Trail Road; Suite 301
Bloomingdale, IL
 

Dr. Mandeep Kohli specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Bloomingdale, IL. His areas of expertise include cancer screening, cardiac risk reduction, and heart problems. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kohli graduated from Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Kohli completed a residency program at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. Dr. Kohli (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Edward-Elmhurst Health. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Depression, Hypertension, Osteopathic Medicine, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Arthritis, Asthma, Blood ... (Read more)

Dr. Greg Edward Sharon, MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
303 E Army Trail Road; Suite 403
Bloomingdale, IL
 

Dr. Greg Sharon's specialty is adult allergy & immunology. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Sharon's areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), contact dermatitis, and migraine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Asthma & Allergy Center. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Preferred Network Access (PNA), Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HMO. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Before completing his residency at Rush University Medical Center, Dr. Sharon attended medical school at Rush Medical College.

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All Interests: Drug Allergy, Eczema, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Contact Dermatitis, Sinus Problems, Food Allergy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Susan T Ignatius, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
501 Thornhill Drive
Carol Stream, IL
 

Dr. Susan Ignatius sees patients in Carol Stream, IL. Her medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Ignatius's clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), menopause, and heart problems. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. She is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has an open panel. Dr. Ignatius obtained her medical school training at Rush Medical College and performed her residency at Mayo Clinic.

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All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Heart Problems, Lung Problems, Arthritis, Women's Health Issues, Asthma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Priya J Bansal, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology, Adult Allergy & Immunology
303 E Army Trail Road; Suite 403
Bloomingdale, IL
 

Dr. Priya Bansal works as a pediatric allergist and immunologist and allergist and immunologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Bansal include sinusitis (sinus infection), contact dermatitis, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Bansal accepts Preferred Network Access (PNA), Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and more. She graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Bansal (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Hindi, and Punjabi. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Asthma & Allergy Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Bansal's office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Nasal Congestion, Eczema, Immunotherapy, Immunization, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Contact ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard T Meyer Jr., MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
389 S Schmale Road
Carol Stream, IL
 

Dr. Richard Meyer is a specialist in allergy & immunology. He works in Carol Stream, IL and Saint Charles, IL. In his practice, he is particularly interested in hay fever (allergic rhinitis), asthma, and eczema. The average patient rating for Dr. Meyer is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Meyer honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Meyer attended St. Louis University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin for residency. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Eczema, Allergies, Hives, Hay Fever, Asthma

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

Dr. John Pantano is a critical care specialist and pulmonologist in Elk Grove Village, IL and Winfield, IL. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: emphysema, lung cancer, and intensive care. Dr. Pantano is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Suburban Lung Associates. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. His practice is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU), Dr. Pantano attended St. Louis University School of Medicine.

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All Interests: Sarcoidosis, Lung Cancer, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sol Drapkin, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology, Adult Allergy
800 Biesterfield Road; Suite 206, Wimmer Building
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Sol Drapkin works as an allergist/immunologist and allergist. In addition to English, he speaks Hebrew. Dr. Drapkin's areas of expertise consist of sinusitis (sinus infection), asthma, and hives (uritcaria). He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), NorthShore University HealthSystem, and Swedish Covenant Hospital. He studied medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Drapkin trained at Rush University Medical Center for his residency. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Drapkin's office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Sinusitis, Asthma, Allergies, Hives

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

Dr. Edward Diamond works as an adult critical care specialist and pulmonologist. His areas of expertise include the following: exercise induced asthma, emphysema, and lung cancer. On average, patients gave Dr. Diamond a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and subsequently trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Montefiore Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine for residency. Dr. Diamond is conversant in Russian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Suburban Lung Associates. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , exercise induced asthma, asthma

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

Dr. Roy Joseph Betti, MS, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
381 Schmale Road
Carol Stream, IL
 

Dr. Roy Betti's area of specialization is general pediatrics. He is conversant in Italian. Areas of expertise for Dr. Betti include obesity, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and asthma. Dr. Betti's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Betti graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Weight Management, Obesity, Attention Deficit Disorder, Enuresis, Asthma, Breastfeeding Issues

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

Dr. Nawaid Shakir's areas of specialization are adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Dr. Shakir (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu and Hindi. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shakir include sleep disorders, emphysema, and lung cancer. Dr. Shakir's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Suburban Lung Associates. Before completing his residency at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago, Dr. Shakir attended medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine. Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shakir accepts. His practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. James M Moss, MD
Specializes in Adult Immunology, Allergy & Immunology, Adult Allergy
800 Biesterfield Road; Suite 510
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. James Moss is an adult immunology, allergy & immunology, and adult allergy specialist. Dr. Moss is especially interested in sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Rush University Medical Center, a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Moss attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Suburban Lung Associates. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Sinusitis, Asthma, Allergies, Hives, Hay Fever

Dr. Nirali Ritesh Parikh, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
Ambulatory Care Clinic 1st Floor; 701 Winthrop Av Adventist Glenoaks Hosp
Glendale Heights, IL
 

Dr. Nirali Parikh works as an internist in Glendale Heights, IL and Hoffman Estates, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Parikh include thyroid problems, cancer screening, and contraception (birth control). Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital. Dr. Parikh is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She is open to new patients. Before completing her residency at Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Parikh attended medical school at Government Medical College. Dr. Parikh (or staff) speaks Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi.

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Dr. Jennifer Jean Blount, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
30 Stratford Drive
Bloomingdale, IL
 

Dr. Jennifer Blount is a physician who specializes in general pediatrics. Clinical interests for Dr. Blount include obesity, newborn care, and acne. Dr. Blount is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She trained at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics for residency. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Blount's office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Acne, Obesity, Skin Issues, Newborn Care, Asthma

Dr. Crystal J Otteman, DO
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
800 Biesterfield Road; Ste 510; Elk Grove
Village, IL
 

Dr. Crystal Otteman is a physician who specializes in adult pulmonology. These areas are among Dr. Otteman's clinical interests: lung cancer, pneumonia, and asthma. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Midwestern University, Dr. Otteman attended medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Otteman is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Lung Cancer, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Pneumonia

Dr. Diane L Ozog, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
130 S Main Street; Suite 306
Lombard, IL
 

Dr. Diane Ozog's area of specialization is pediatric allergy & immunology. The average patient rating for Dr. Ozog is 2.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among her clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. Dr. Ozog honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare POS, and more. She attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Ozog completed her residency training at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. She has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Ozog's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. She welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Allergies, Snoring, Sinusitis, Hay Fever, Infections, Asthma

Dr. Nausheen Hasan, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
371 S Main Place
Carol Stream, IL
 

Dr. Nausheen Hasan's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Hasan (or staff) is conversant in Urdu and Hindi. Clinical interests for Dr. Hasan include diabetes, emphysema, and heartburn. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital. She graduated from Kakatiya Medical College and then she performed her residency at Edgewater Hospital. Dr. Hasan takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Skin Issues, Epilepsy, Asthma, Heartburn, Acne, Cholesterol ... (Read more)

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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.
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