We found 74 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept Humana Premier near Carol Stream, IL.

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

Dr. Mandeep Kohli's medical specialty is general internal medicine. His areas of expertise include cancer screening, cardiac risk reduction, and heart problems. Dr. Kohli is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Edward-Elmhurst Health. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. His education and training includes medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. Dr. Kohli (or staff) speaks Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi.

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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 is a specialist in adult allergy & immunology. He works in Bloomingdale, IL. His areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), contact dermatitis, and migraine. Dr. Sharon is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Preferred Network Access (PNA), Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Sharon's education and training includes medical school at Rush Medical College and residency at Rush University Medical Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Asthma & Allergy Center. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Luis E Torero, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology, Pediatric Critical Care
25 N Winfield Road
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Luis Torero is a pediatric pulmonology and pediatric critical care specialist. His areas of expertise include cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. Dr. Torero 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. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. Dr. Torero attended Cayetano Heredia University and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Torero (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French.

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All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Problems, Asthma

Dr. Christopher G Santi, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, General Pediatrics
2001 N Gary Avenue; Suite 110
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. Christopher Santi is an internist and pediatrician. He graduated from Rush Medical College. Dr. Santi's medical residency was performed at the University of Rochester Medical Center. He has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes, heart problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Santi is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Asthma

Dr. Brian Alan Smart, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
430 Pennsylvania Avenue
Glen Ellyn, IL
 

Dr. Brian Smart is a pediatric allergist and immunologist. He attended Duke University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at St. Louis Children's Hospital for residency. Dr. Smart's areas of expertise include asthma. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Smart has an open panel.

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All Interests: Allergies, Lung Problems, Asthma

Dr. Imelda Santos Carlos, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
511 Thornhill Drive
Carol Stream, IL
 

Dr. Imelda Carlos' specialty is general pediatrics. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Her areas of clinical interest consist of newborn care, acne, and asthma. Dr. Carlos is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare Plans, and more. Her practice is open to new patients. Dr. Carlos's education and training includes medical school at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery and residency at Saint Agnes Hospital, Baltimore. In addition to English, Dr. Carlos speaks Filipino.

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All Interests: Allergies, Preventive Care, Acne, Skin Issues, Newborn Care, Asthma

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 is a pediatric allergy & immunology and adult allergy & immunology specialist. The average patient rating for Dr. Bansal is 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among her clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), contact dermatitis, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Asthma & Allergy Center. Preferred Network Access (PNA), Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bansal accepts. Her practice is open to new patients. 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) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Hindi, and Punjabi.

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

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

Dr. Susan Ignatius specializes in general internal medicine. Her areas of expertise include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), menopause, and heart problems. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. After completing medical school at Rush Medical College, Dr. Ignatius performed her residency at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Ignatius honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. John E Pantano, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 204
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. John Pantano is a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. His areas of expertise include the following: emphysema, lung cancer, and intensive care. Dr. Pantano is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Suburban Lung Associates. He is a graduate of St. Louis University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU) for residency. The average patient rating for Dr. Pantano is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Pantano honors Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Mahrukh Subhani, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1 Tiffany Pointe; Suite G15
Bloomingdale, IL
 

Dr. Mahrukh Subhani is a Bloomingdale, IL physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Subhani's average rating from her patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include diabetes, well woman gynecology, and pap test. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She graduated from Sindh Medical College. Her medical residency was performed at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Subhani (or staff) speaks Urdu and Hindi. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital. She is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Roy Betti is a pediatrician. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Betti include obesity, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and asthma. Dr. Betti has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and performed his residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. He speaks Italian. Dr. Betti 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. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 204
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Nawaid Shakir is an adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology specialist. Dr. Shakir (or staff) speaks Urdu and Hindi. His areas of expertise include sleep disorders, emphysema, and lung cancer. He is affiliated with 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. Dr. Shakir is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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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
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 204
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. James Moss is a specialist in adult immunology, allergy & immunology, and adult allergy. Clinical interests for Dr. Moss include sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Suburban Lung Associates. 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. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Linda M Lam, DO
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 204
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Linda Lam works as an adult critical care specialist and pulmonologist. Dr. Lam's areas of clinical interest consist of asthma, interstitial lung disease, and pulmonary hypertension. She takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. Dr. Lam is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. Her practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Pulmonary Hypertension, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Interstitial Lung Disease

Dr. Dorothy Kay Hines, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2198 Gladstone Court; Suite A
Glendale Heights, IL
 

Dr. Dorothy Hines' specialty is general internal medicine. Her education and training includes medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Midwestern University. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hines include diabetes, sinusitis (sinus infection), and thyroid problems. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hines is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). She welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Jennifer Jean Blount, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
30 Stratford Drive; Suite 150
Bloomingdale, IL
 

Dr. Jennifer Blount practices general pediatrics. She is especially interested in obesity, newborn care, and acne. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Blount is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Blount's practice is open to new patients. After completing medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine, she performed her residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics.

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