We found 9 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept HFN EPO near Chicago, IL.

Dr. Susanna Antonia McColley, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
225 E. Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Susanna McColley is a pediatric pulmonology specialist in Chicago, IL, Northbrook, IL, and Westchester, IL. After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Baltimore City Hospitals. Dr. McColley has indicated that her clinical interests include cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. McColley is conversant in French. Her professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Problems, Asthma, Chronic Cough

Dr. Jacqueline Ann Pongracic, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
225 E Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Jacqueline Pongracic works as a pediatric allergist and immunologist. She has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Pongracic's clinical interests include asthma. Her professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Unfortunately, she is not currently accepting new patients. After completing medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Dr. Pongracic performed her residency at North Shore University Hospital. She has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Drug Allergy, Food Allergy, Sinusitis, Asthma, Hay Fever

Dr. Youngran Chung, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
225 E Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Youngran Chung is a specialist in pediatric pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chung include homeopathic treatment, medical hypnosis, and cystic fibrosis (CF). Her 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. Chung accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Chung is open to new patients. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and residency at Michael Reese Hospital and Rush University Medical Center. She speaks Korean.

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All Interests: Homeopathic Treatment, Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Problems, Cough, Alternative Medicine, Asthma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Walter Daniel Perez, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
2859 S Pulaski Road
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Walter Perez specializes in general pediatrics and practices in Chicago, IL, Brookfield, IL, and Lombard, IL. In his practice, Dr. Perez focuses on obesity and asthma. Dr. Perez honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare POS, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Cayetano Heredia University for medical school, he completed his residency training at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Perez is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital.

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All Interests: Obesity, Asthma

Dr. Steven O Lestrud, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology, Pediatric Critical Care
225 E Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Steven Lestrud's medical specialty is pediatric pulmonology and pediatric critical care. Dr. Lestrud is especially interested in intensive care and pulmonary hypertension. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Lestrud's professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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All Interests: Intensive Care, Pulmonary Hypertension, Asthma

Dr. Noah P Levy, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
1044 N Francisco Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Noah Levy's medical specialty is general pediatrics. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Levy include hospital care. His professional affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Levy is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at Rush Children's Hospital.

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All Interests: Allergies, Hospital Care, Asthma

Dr. Susan Miriam Fuchs, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Emergency Medicine
225 E. Chicago Avenue; Box 62
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Susan Fuchs is a specialist in pediatric emergency medicine. She is conversant in Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. After completing medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, Dr. Fuchs performed her residency at Michael Reese Hospital. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Pain, Sedation, Cervical Spine Problems, Asthma, Injuries, Trauma

Dr. Irina O Trosman, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Sleep Medicine
225 E Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Irina Trosman is a specialist in sleep medicine. She works in Evanston, IL, Chicago, IL, and Grayslake, IL. Dr. Trosman is conversant in Russian. She has a special interest in lung problems. She is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Trosman takes. Dr. Trosman's practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Lung Problems, Asthma, Insomnia, Allergies

Dr. Tabitha Jane Rubash, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Hospital Medicine
225 E Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Tabitha Rubash is a medical specialist in hospital medicine (hospitalist). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Rubash include hospital care. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended Rush Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan for residency. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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All Interests: Hospital Care, 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.