We found 122 providers with an interest in asthma near Darien, IL.

Dr. Rajinder Kumar Arora, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology, Pediatric Critical Care
180 Harvester Drive; Suite 110
Burr Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Rajinder Arora is a physician who specializes in pediatric pulmonology and pediatric critical care. Dr. Arora attended Maulana Azad Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans and a hospital affiliated with Tulane University for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Arora include intensive care, asthma, and sleep apnea. Dr. Arora is an in-network provider for HFN, Great-West Healthcare, and Humana HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Arora has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Arora (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Arora's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Dr. Arora is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Mechanical Ventilation, Intensive Care, Sleep Apnea, Lung Problems, Cough, Asthma

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Specializes in General Pediatrics
2525 Ogden Avenue
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Morounkeji Akin-Olugbemi is a general pediatrician. Areas of expertise for Dr. Akin-Olugbemi include immunization (preventive vaccines), ear infection, and newborn care. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry. She is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine and a graduate of Cook County Children's Hospital's residency program. Dr. Akin-Olugbemi (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French. She is affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Akin-Olugbemi's office for an appointment.

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Dr. Karen Kerr Botsoe, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
5201 Willow Springs Road; Suite 150
Lagrange, IL
 

Dr. Karen Botsoe specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Botsoe's areas of expertise include diabetes, well woman gynecology, and cancer screening. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Botsoe graduated from Wake Forest University School of Medicine. She speaks Spanish.

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Dr. Sean M Cahill, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, General Pediatrics
1019 School Street
Lisle, IL
 

Dr. Sean Cahill is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine and general pediatrics. Dr. Cahill has indicated that his clinical interests include heart failure, hypertension (high blood pressure), and asthma. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Cahill is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Failure, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Dr. Stanislava Coufal, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
3825 Highland Avenue; Suite 2c
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Stanislava Coufal's area of specialization is general pediatrics. Clinical interests for Dr. Coufal include diabetes, learning disabilities, and newborn care. The average patient rating for Dr. Coufal is 2.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Coufal honors. Her education and training includes medical school at Masaryk University Faculty of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Coufal (or staff) is conversant in Czech, Polish, and Russian. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Dr. Coufal's practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Juan Gabriel Flores, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
12004 S Rt; 59 Ste 100
Plainfield, 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 is an internist. His clinical interests include well woman gynecology, thyroid problems, and travel medicine. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Osafo graduated from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. Dr. Osafo's hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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Dr. Andrew D Yu, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
3825 Highland Avenue; Twr Ii, Suite 310
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Andrew Yu is a medical specialist in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Yu include sinusitis (sinus infection), sleep disorders, and emphysema. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Yu accepts. He graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Yu is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Cystic Fibrosis, Sinusitis, Asthma, Intensive Care, Emphysema, Smoking Cessation

Dr. Jaime Villanueva, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology, Preventive Medicine
430 Warrenville Road; Suite 310
Lisle, IL
 

Dr. Jaime Villanueva specializes in adult critical care, undersea and hyperbaric medicine, and sleep medicine. These areas are among Dr. Villanueva's clinical interests: emphysema, intensive care, and asthma. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Villanueva is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Matthew James Baugh, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
3825 Highland Avenue; Suite 310
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Matthew Baugh is an adult critical care and adult pulmonology specialist. Dr. Baugh's areas of expertise include the following: emphysema, lung cancer, and asthma. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Baugh accepts. His practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. David J Knysak, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
801 Plainfield
Darien, IL
 

Dr. David Knysak works as an allergist/immunologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Knysak include hay fever (allergic rhinitis), infections, and asthma. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Dr. Knysak takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He is accepting new patients. Before performing his residency at Jewish General Hospital, Dr. Knysak attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine.

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All Interests: Allergies, Hives, Sinus Problems, Food Allergy, Nose Problems, Hay Fever, Infections, Asthma

Dr. John D Porcelli, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
3825 Highland Avenue; Suite 310
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. John Porcelli is a specialist in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. He works in Downers Grove, IL and Elmhurst, IL. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Porcelli include sleep disorders, emphysema, and intensive care. Dr. Porcelli accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He graduated from Rush Medical College. Dr. Porcelli's residency was performed at Rush University Medical Center. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Porcelli's practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Asthma, Intensive Care, Hay Fever, Emphysema

Dr. Raoul Leon Wolf, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
180 Harvester Drive; Suite 110
Burr Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Raoul Wolf's specialty is pediatric allergy & immunology. Dr. Wolf obtained his medical school training at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and performed his residency at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital. In his practice, he is particularly interested in recurrent infections, asthma, and allergies. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Recurrent Infections, Asthma, Allergies

Dr. Jobby J Mampilly, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
12004 S Rt; 59 Ste 100
Plainfield, IL
 

Dr. Jobby Mampilly is an adult critical care and adult pulmonology specialist. His areas of clinical interest consist of intensive care, cystic fibrosis (CF), and asthma. Dr. Mampilly honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Ravi R Nemivant, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
12004 S Rt; 59 Ste 100
Plainfield, IL
 

Dr. Ravi Nemivant specializes in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. His clinical interests include sleep disorders, emphysema, and lung cancer. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Nemivant's education and training includes medical school at Rush Medical College and residency at Rush University Medical Center. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Dr. Jesse Kitai Park, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
100 Tower Drive; Suite 105
Burr Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Jesse Park's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Park's areas of expertise include the following: well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. He is affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Preferred Network Access (PNA), and more. Dr. Park studied medicine at Eastern Virginia Medical School. In addition to English, he speaks Korean.

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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.