We found 92 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept PHCS PPO 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 is a Bloomingdale, IL physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Kohli's clinical interests include cancer screening, cardiac risk reduction, and heart problems. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Kohli (or staff) speaks Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. Dr. Kohli is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Edward-Elmhurst Health. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 an adult allergy & immunology specialist. These areas are among Dr. Sharon's clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), contact dermatitis, and migraine. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Asthma & Allergy Center. After attending Rush Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Rush University Medical Center. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Preferred Network Access (PNA), Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sharon accepts. 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 works as a pediatric pulmonologist and pediatric critical care specialist. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Torero attended Cayetano Heredia University for medical school. Dr. Torero's areas of clinical interest consist of cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Torero (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He has an open panel.

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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 sees patients in Wheaton, IL. His medical specialties are general internal medicine and general pediatrics. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, heart problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Santi honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Santi's practice is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at the University of Rochester Medical Center, Dr. Santi attended Rush Medical College for medical school.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Asthma

Dr. Tara Elizabeth Jackson, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
946 N Neltnor Boulevard; Suite 120
West Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Tara Doman's specialty is general pediatrics. These areas are among her clinical interests: abuse, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and newborn care. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Doman graduated from Duke University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). She speaks Spanish. Dr. Doman's professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Her practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Sports Health, Immunization, Bronchitis, Allergic Headache, Allergies, Acute ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Brian Smart specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology and practices in Glen Ellyn, IL, Lombard, IL, and Naperville, IL. He is especially interested in asthma. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. After attending Duke University School of Medicine, Dr. Smart completed his residency training at St. Louis Children's Hospital. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Smart's practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Allergies, Lung Problems, 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 specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology and adult allergy & immunology. Patients rated Dr. Bansal highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bansal include 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. Dr. Bansal is an in-network provider for Preferred Network Access (PNA), Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Bansal attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine 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. Linda Carol Hamilton, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
946 North Neltner; #120
West Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Linda Hamilton is a pediatrician. She is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Hamilton trained at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Hamilton include abuse, newborn care, and nutrition counseling. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Her professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Hamilton welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Sports Health, Bronchitis, Allergic Headache, Allergies, Acute Sinusitis, Weight ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Susan Ignatius' area of specialization is general internal medicine. Her clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), menopause, and heart problems. She is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ignatius is a graduate of Rush Medical College. She completed her residency training at Mayo Clinic. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Ignatius is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Laura Marie Uselding, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
946 N. Neltnor; #120
West Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Laura Uselding is a pediatrician in Naperville, IL, Bolingbrook, IL, and West Chicago, IL. Her areas of expertise include abuse, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and newborn care. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Uselding attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. For her residency, Dr. Uselding trained at the University of Chicago Medical Center. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Sports Health, Immunization, Bronchitis, Allergic Headache, Allergies, Acute ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Richard Meyer's medical specialty is allergy & immunology. He is especially interested in hay fever (allergic rhinitis), asthma, and eczema. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Meyer's education and training includes medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine and residency at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. Patient reviews placed Dr. Meyer at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Timothy R Wall, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
946 N. Neltnor; #120
West Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Timothy Wall works as a general pediatrician in Naperville, IL, Bolingbrook, IL, and West Chicago, IL. He is a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine. His clinical interests include dermatitis (skin inflammation), nutrition counseling, and adolescent issues. Patient ratings for Dr. Wall average 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Wall's hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Sports Health, Immunization, Bronchitis, Allergic Headache, Allergies, ... (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 works as an adult critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pantano include emphysema, lung cancer, and intensive care. Dr. Pantano's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Suburban Lung Associates. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. Dr. Pantano studied medicine at St. Louis University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU) for his residency.

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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 works as a general internist in Bloomingdale, IL. Her average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Subhani's clinical interests: diabetes, well woman gynecology, and pap test. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Subhani is accepting new patients. Before performing her residency at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Dr. Subhani attended Sindh Medical College for medical school. Dr. Subhani (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu and Hindi.

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Dr. Nadia M Khan, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
7 Blanchard Circle; Suite 206
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. Nadia Khan is a Wheaton, IL physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Khan include diabetes, asthma, and preventive care. Dr. Khan takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. After completing medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, she performed her residency at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Khan is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Women's Health Issues, Asthma, Preventive Care, Weight Management

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

Dr. Roy Betti is a general pediatrician. In addition to English, Dr. Betti speaks Italian. Areas of expertise for Dr. Betti include obesity, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and asthma. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He 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. The average patient rating for Dr. Betti is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Betti is accepting new patients.

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

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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.