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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 practices pediatric pulmonology and pediatric critical care. The average patient rating for Dr. Boas is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Boas's areas of expertise consist of cystic fibrosis (CF), vocal cord dysfunction (VCD), and asthma. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Medicine. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Boas takes. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Boas graduated from Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. Dr. Boas's residency was performed at Nassau University Medical Center.

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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 sees patients in Elk Grove Village, IL and Naperville, IL. His medical specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Before performing his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Montefiore Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dr. Diamond attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Clinical interests for Dr. Diamond include exercise induced asthma, emphysema, and lung cancer. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Diamond takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. In addition to English, he speaks Russian. He is professionally affiliated with 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. James M Moss, MD
Specializes in Adult Immunology, Allergy & Immunology, Adult Allergy
100 Spalding Drive; Suite 200
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. James Moss specializes in adult immunology, allergy & immunology, and adult allergy and practices in Winfield, IL, Elk Grove Village, IL, and Naperville, IL. His areas of expertise consist of sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Moss obtained his medical school training at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and performed 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. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Suburban Lung Associates. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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 an adult critical care and adult pulmonology specialist. The average patient rating for Dr. McElligott is 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise consist of intensive care, asthma, and sleep apnea. Dr. McElligott is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Suburban Lung Associates. He honors United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare EPO, and more. Dr. McElligott's practice is open to new patients. After completing medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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 practices adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology in Winfield, IL, Geneva, IL, and Naperville, IL. Dr. McGee is a graduate of Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. He trained at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Midwestern University for residency. His areas of expertise consist of emphysema, lung cancer, and asthma. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. McGee is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Delnor Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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 practices pediatric allergy & immunology in Naperville, IL, Lombard, IL, and South Main Lombard, IL. These areas are among her clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. Dr. Ozog's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. She attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. She is rated 2.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Ozog accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare POS, and more. She has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Ozog's office for an appointment.

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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 studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Zeman's areas of expertise include lung cancer, intensive care, and pneumonia. She is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Suburban Lung Associates. Dr. Zeman is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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

Dr. Suma Kaki's area of specialization is general internal medicine. She is rated highly by her patients. Her areas of expertise include the following: well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. Dr. Kaki is affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Adventist Health Network (AHN). Dr. Kaki is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare PPO, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute. Dr. Kaki (or staff) speaks the following languages: Telugu, Kannada, and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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

Dr. Juan Flores practices adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. His education and training includes medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. His areas of expertise include the following: emphysema, lung cancer, and intensive care. Dr. Flores honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Flores's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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 is an internist. His areas of expertise include well woman gynecology, thyroid problems, and travel medicine. His professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. Dr. Osafo is a graduate of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Aetna.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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 practices adult critical care and adult pulmonology in Naperville, IL and Plainfield, IL. His clinical interests include intensive care, cystic fibrosis (CF), and asthma. Dr. Mampilly is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Mampilly attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Mampilly is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He has an open panel.

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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 practices adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nemivant include sleep disorders, emphysema, and lung cancer. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Rush Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Rush University Medical Center for residency. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Nemivant 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. Carolyn F Rae, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
412 63rd Street; Suite 100
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Carolyn Rae is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Rae's areas of expertise include the following: well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

Dr. Marie K Philobos, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
8310 Lemont Road
Darien, 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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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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

Dr. Maria Christine Bayang is a physician who specializes in general pediatrics. Her clinical interests include immunization (preventive vaccines), attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and asthma. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bayang is a graduate of the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. Dr. Bayang (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Filipino, and Spanish. She is affiliated with 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

Dr. Eugene A Muzykansky, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
215 Remington Boulevard; Suite I
Bolingbrook, IL
 

Dr. Eugene Muzykansky sees patients in Oak Lawn, IL and Bolingbrook, IL. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. He graduated from Odessa State Medical University. Dr. Muzykansky's areas of expertise include cancer screening, cardiac risk reduction, and adolescent issues. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA), as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Muzykansky (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Polish, and Russian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Eating Disorders, Sclerotherapy, Fibromyalgia, Spider Veins, Sexual ... (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.