We found 16 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept Humana Bronze HMO near Des Plaines, IL.

Dr. Steven Russell Boas, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology, Other, Pediatric Critical Care
2401 Ravine Way; Suite 302
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Steven Boas' specialties are pediatric pulmonology and pediatric critical care. He practices in Naperville, IL, Glenview, IL, and Barrington, IL. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Boas has indicated that his clinical interests include cystic fibrosis (CF), vocal cord dysfunction (VCD), and asthma. His professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Boas accepts. His practice is open to new patients. He attended Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Nassau University Medical Center for residency.

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All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Cystic Fibrosis, Asthma, Vocal Cord Dysfunction, Pectus Excavatum, Chronic Cough

Dr. Susanna Antonia McColley, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
2150 Pfingsten Road
Glenview, 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. Sol Drapkin, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology, Adult Allergy
9301 Golf Road; Suite 301
Des Plaines, IL
 

Dr. Sol Drapkin is an allergy & immunology and adult allergy specialist in Evanston, IL, Chicago, IL, and Des Plaines, IL. These areas are among his clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), asthma, and hives (uritcaria). Dr. Drapkin's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Drapkin honors. He is a graduate of Mount Sinai School of Medicine and a graduate of Rush University Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Drapkin is conversant in Hebrew. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), NorthShore University HealthSystem, and Swedish Covenant Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Sinusitis, Asthma, Allergies, Hives

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Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
2050 Pfingsten Road; Suite 320
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Jennifer Kim's specialty is pediatric allergy & immunology. She has a special interest in asthma. Dr. Kim is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. She attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago for residency. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kim honors.

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All Interests: Asthma

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Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
9301 Golf Road; Suite 301
Des Plaines, IL
 

Dr. Waheeda Hirani is an allergy & immunology specialist in Chicago, IL, Elgin, IL, and Des Plaines, IL. Her education and training includes medical school at Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Belgaum and residency at Bombay Hospital Institute of Medical Sciences and a hospital affiliated with Creighton University. Dr. Hirani's areas of expertise consist of exercise induced asthma, food allergy, and eczema. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hirani (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Swedish Covenant Hospital and NorthShore University HealthSystem. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , exercise induced asthma, asthma

All Interests: Eczema, Allergies, Food Allergy, Exercise Induced Asthma, Asthma

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Specializes in General Pediatrics
8780 W. Golf Road
Niles, IL
 

Dr. Samir Suleiman is a general pediatrician. In addition to English, Dr. Suleiman (or staff) speaks Arabic and Spanish. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Suleiman include asthma, preventive care, and allergies. He is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. Dr. Suleiman studied medicine at Ross University School of Medicine. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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All Interests: Allergies, Asthma, Preventive Care

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Specializes in General Pediatrics
1640 N. Arlington Heights Road
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. Bernadeta Kordas practices general pediatrics. Dr. Kordas's clinical interests encompass asthma and allergies. She is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Comenius University. Her medical residency was performed at Columbus Hospital, Chicago and Saint Joseph Hospital, Chicago. Dr. Kordas (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Czech, Polish, and Russian. She is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and NorthShore University HealthSystem.

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All Interests: Allergies, Asthma

Dr. Sanjay Pravin Patel, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1400 E Golf Road; Suite 105
Des Plaines, IL
 

Dr. Sanjay Patel's area of specialization is general internal medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. Dr. Patel's hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Patel attended Medical College Baroda for medical school and subsequently trained at Ravenswood Hospital Medical Center for residency. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks the following languages: Gujarati and Hindi.

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

Dr. J Keith Lemmon, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
3633 W Lake Avenue; Suite 412
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. J. Lemmon specializes in allergy & immunology and practices in Glenview, IL. These areas are among his clinical interests: asthma, spirometry, and hives (uritcaria). Dr. Lemmon is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine. Before completing his residency at Evanston Northwestern Healthcare and McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University, Dr. Lemmon attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Lemmon is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is not currently accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Drug Allergy, Allergies, Hives, Food Allergy, Allergen Immunotherapy, Spirometry, Asthma

Dr. Paresh A Patel, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1635 Oakton Place
Des Plaines, IL
 

Dr. Paresh Patel works as a general internist. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Gujarati, and Hindi. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist GlenOaks Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). He is a graduate of B.J. Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Patel trained at Columbus Hospital. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Preferred Network Access (PNA), Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HMO.

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All Interests: Minor Surgery, Joint Aspiration, Diabetes, Arthritis, Asthma, Blood Pressure Problems, Cancer ... (Read more)

Dr. Dana R Wood, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2701 Patriot Boulevard
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Dana Wood's specialty is general internal medicine. Patient reviews placed Dr. Wood at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise consist of diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and asthma. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Wood graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School and then she performed her residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Women's Health Issues, Asthma

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Specializes in General Pediatrics
555 Wilson Lane
Desplaines, IL
 

Dr. Poornima Narayen specializes in general pediatrics. In addition to English, Dr. Narayen (or staff) speaks Hindi. She is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. Before performing her residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County, Dr. Narayen attended Osmania Medical College for medical school. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Nutrition Issues, Allergies, Attention Deficit Disorder, Asthma

Dr. Anne M Ditto, MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
2701 Patriot Boulevard
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Anne Ditto is an adult allergy & immunology specialist in Chicago, IL and Glenview, IL. These areas are among her clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), contact dermatitis, and nasal congestion (stuffy nose). Dr. Ditto accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Ditto's residency was performed at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. She has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Ditto (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: French and Italian. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Drug Allergy, Nasal Congestion, Eczema, Atopic Dermatitis, Contact Dermatitis, Sinus Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sarada Alla, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1754 W. Golf Road
Mount Prospect, IL
 

Dr. Sarada Alla practices family medicine in Carpentersville, IL and Mount Prospect, IL. She has a special interest in gynecological problems, pap test, and immunization (preventive vaccines). Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Alla accepts. She attended Guntur Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Eastern Virginia Medical School for residency. Dr. Alla is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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All Interests: Immunization, Pap Test, Gynecological Problems, Blood Draw, Asthma

Dr. Lee Sonin, MD
Specializes in Allergy
241 Golf Mill Center; Suite 820
Niles, IL
 

Dr. Lee Sonin practices allergy in Schaumburg, IL, Elk Grove Village, IL, and Niles, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Sonin include asthma. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). Before performing his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Dr. Sonin attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Sonin has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Asthma

Dr. Mark A Miller, MD
Specializes in Allergy
241 Golf Mill Center; Suite 820
Niles, IL
 

Dr. Mark Miller practices allergy in Schaumburg, IL, Niles, IL, and Lake Zurich, IL. Dr. Miller's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of clinical interest consist of asthma and allergy testing. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Miller graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University.

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All Interests: Allergy Testing, 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.