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We found 46 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept Humana Simplicity HMO near Bolingbrook, IL.

Dr. Steven Russell Boas, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology, Other, Pediatric Critical Care
Naperville Surgical Associates
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Steven Boas is a medical specialist in pediatric pulmonology and pediatric critical care. He graduated from Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Nassau University Medical Center. He has indicated that his clinical interests include cystic fibrosis (CF), vocal cord dysfunction (VCD), and asthma. Dr. Boas is rated highly by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. His professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Boas welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Cystic Fibrosis, Asthma, Vocal Cord Dysfunction, Pectus Excavatum, Chronic Cough

Dr. Edward J Diamond, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
100 Spalding Drive; Suite 200
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Edward Diamond's areas of specialization are adult critical care and adult pulmonology; he sees patients in Elk Grove Village, IL and Naperville, IL. He graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Diamond trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Montefiore Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine for residency. His clinical interests include exercise induced asthma, emphysema, and lung cancer. Dr. Diamond's patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. In addition to English, he speaks Russian. Dr. Diamond is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Suburban Lung Associates. He is accepting new patients.

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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. James M Moss, MD
Specializes in Adult Immunology, Allergy & Immunology, Adult Allergy
100 Spalding Drive; Suite 200
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. James Moss is a specialist in adult immunology, allergy & immunology, and adult allergy. His areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Suburban Lung Associates. Dr. Moss honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Moss has an open panel. Before completing 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 medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine.

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

Dr. David Joseph McElligott Sr., MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
100 Spalding Drive; Suite 200
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. David McElligott is a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He works in Naperville, IL. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in intensive care, asthma, and sleep apnea. Dr. McElligott takes United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. McElligott attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. McElligott trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Suburban Lung Associates. Dr. McElligott is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Sleep Apnea, Asthma, Intensive Care

Dr. Timothy J McGee, DO
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
100 Spalding Drive; Suite 200
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Timothy McGee's specialties are adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Dr. McGee's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of clinical interest consist of emphysema, lung cancer, and asthma. His professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Delnor Hospital. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. McGee is open to new patients. He graduated from Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Midwestern University.

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All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Sleep Apnea, Lung Problems, Lung Cancer, Asthma, CPAP Treatment, Emphysema

Dr. Diane L Ozog, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
1331 W. 75th Street; Suite 306
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Diane Ozog is a specialist in pediatric allergy & immunology. She works in Naperville, IL, Lombard, IL, and South Main Lombard, IL. Her education and training includes medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. She has indicated that her clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. Dr. Ozog's average patient rating is 2.0 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare POS, and more. Dr. Ozog has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

Dr. Therese W Zeman, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
100 Spalding Drive; Suite 200
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Theresa Zeman's areas of specialization are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. She has a special interest in lung cancer, intensive care, and pneumonia. Dr. Zeman is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Suburban Lung Associates. She attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency. She takes United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Zeman is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

Dr. Juan Gabriel Flores, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
100 Spalding Drive; Suite 102
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Juan Flores is a specialist in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. He works in Naperville, IL and Plainfield, IL. His areas of expertise include emphysema, lung cancer, and intensive care. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Flores is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Flores welcomes new patients. He graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He is conversant in Spanish.

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

Dr. Seth Kwabena Osafo Sr., MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
440 Quadrangle Drive; Suite J
Bolingbrook, IL
 

Dr. Seth Osafo's specialty is general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Osafo include well woman gynecology, thyroid problems, and travel medicine. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Aetna. He attended medical school at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. Dr. Osafo's professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Osteoporosis, Preventive Care, Weight Management, Well Woman Gynecology, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jobby J Mampilly, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
100 Spalding Drive; Suite 102
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Jobby Mampilly is a physician who specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in intensive care, cystic fibrosis (CF), and asthma. Dr. Mampilly is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Mampilly attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Cough, Asthma, Intensive Care

Dr. Ravi R Nemivant, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
100 Spalding Drive; Suite 102
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Ravi Nemivant is a specialist in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. These areas are among his clinical interests: sleep disorders, emphysema, and lung cancer. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Nemivant studied medicine at Rush Medical College. Dr. Nemivant's residency was performed at Rush University Medical Center. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

Dr. Marie K Philobos, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
8310 Lemont Road
Darien, IL
 

Dr. Marie Philobos' medical specialty is general pediatrics. She has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Philobos include diabetes, nutrition counseling, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). She is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Philobos attended medical school at Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine. She is conversant in Arabic.

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

Dr. Suma Reddy Duvvur, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
899 S Weber Road; Suite G
Bolingbrook, IL
 

Dr. Suma Kaki is a general internist in Bolingbrook, IL. These areas are among her clinical interests: well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. The average patient rating for Dr. Kaki is 5.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare PPO, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute. Dr. Kaki (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Telugu, Kannada, and Hindi. Dr. Kaki is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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All Interests: Depression, Hypertension, Physical Exams, Diabetes, Obesity, Arthritis, Women's Health Issues, ... (Read more)

Dr. Carolyn F Rae, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
412 63rd Street; Suite 100
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Carolyn Rae's specialty is general internal medicine. These areas are among her clinical interests: well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. Dr. Rae honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. She is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Rae is professionally affiliated with Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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All Interests: Depression, Fibromyalgia, Diabetes, Arthritis, Hormone Replacement Therapy, Asthma, Fatigue, Blood ... (Read more)

Dr. Maria Christine N Naranjo Bayang, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
215 Remington Boulevard; Suite B
Bolingbrook, IL
 

Dr. Maria Christine Bayang sees patients in Lockport, IL and Bolingbrook, IL. Her medical specialty is general pediatrics. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Bayang include immunization (preventive vaccines), attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and asthma. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bayang studied medicine at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Bayang (or staff) speaks Urdu, Filipino, and Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Immunization, Allergies, Preventive Care, Behavior Problems, Attention Deficit Disorder, Asthma

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Specializes in General Pediatrics
6800 Main Street; Suite 110
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. John Webb is a physician who specializes in general pediatrics. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Webb studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency. He is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago.

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All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Sports Health, Allergies, 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.