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We found 57 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept HealthSmart near Downers Grove, IL.

Dr. Susanna Antonia McColley, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
2301 Enterprise Drive
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Susanna McColley is a specialist in pediatric pulmonology. She works in Chicago, IL, Northbrook, IL, and Westchester, IL. Her areas of clinical interest consist of cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. Dr. McColley is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HMO, and more. She graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. She trained at Baltimore City Hospitals for residency. Dr. McColley has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. In addition to English, she speaks French. She is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. McColley is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Diane L Ozog, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
130
S. Main Lombard, IL
 

Dr. Diane Ozog practices pediatric allergy & immunology in Naperville, IL, Lombard, IL, and South Main Lombard, IL. These areas are among her clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. Dr. Ozog's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. She attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. She is rated 2.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Ozog accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare POS, and more. She has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Ozog's office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Allergies, Snoring, Sinusitis, Hay Fever, Infections, Asthma

Dr. Nausheen Hasan, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
560 Belmont Lane
Carol Stream, IL
 

Dr. Nausheen Hasan specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Carol Stream, IL. She graduated from Kakatiya Medical College and then she performed her residency at Edgewater Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hasan include diabetes, emphysema, and heartburn. She is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hasan (or staff) is conversant in Urdu and Hindi. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital. Dr. Hasan is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Skin Issues, Epilepsy, Asthma, Heartburn, Acne, Cholesterol ... (Read more)

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. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Coufal attended medical school at Masaryk University Faculty of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Coufal include diabetes, learning disabilities, and newborn care. She has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Coufal accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Coufal (or staff) speaks the following languages: Czech, Polish, and Russian. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. She is accepting new patients.

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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 specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Park's areas of expertise include the following: well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. The average patient rating for Dr. Park is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA), as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Park is a graduate of Eastern Virginia Medical School. In addition to English, he speaks Korean. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.

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Dr. Arnon Erez Rubin, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
700 E Ogden Avenue; Suite 202
Westmont, IL
 

Dr. Arnon Rubin specializes in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Dr. Rubin has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include the following: emphysema, bronchitis, and intensive care. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HealthSmart. Dr. Rubin graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Disorders, Bronchitis, Intensive Care, Sleep Apnea, ... (Read more)

Dr. David J Knysak, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
120 Oak Brook Center Mall; Suite 424
Oak Brook, IL
 

Dr. David Knysak, who practices in Oak Brook, IL, Plainfield, IL, and Naperville, IL, is a medical specialist in allergy & immunology. He studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Knysak's medical residency was performed at Jewish General Hospital. These areas are among his clinical interests: hay fever (allergic rhinitis), infections, and asthma. Dr. Knysak takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Mohamed Nazhat Jabri, MD
Specializes in Other, General Pediatrics
120 East Ogden Avenue; Suite 120
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Mohamed Jabri's specialty is general pediatrics. Dr. Jabri has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: learning disabilities, nutrition counseling, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare POS, and United Healthcare PPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jabri takes. He attended the University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Mercy Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago for residency. Dr. Jabri speaks Arabic.

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Dr. Youngran Chung, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
2301 Enterprise Drive
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Youngran Chung's area of specialization is pediatric pulmonology. Clinical interests for Dr. Chung include homeopathic treatment, medical hypnosis, and cystic fibrosis (CF). She 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. She accepts United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Chung's practice is open to new patients. After completing medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Michael Reese Hospital and Rush University Medical Center. She is conversant in Korean.

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

Dr. Paul Jude Jagielo, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
700 E Ogden Avenue; Suite 202
Westmont, IL
 

Dr. Paul Jagielo is an adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology specialist. Dr. Jagielo's clinical interests include sleep disorders, emphysema, and intensive care. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Intensive Care, Lung Problems, Cough, Emphysema, Asthma

Dr. Carolyn F Rae, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
412 63rd Street; Suite 100
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Carolyn Rae is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Rae's areas of expertise include the following: well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Rae is professionally affiliated with Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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All Interests: Depression, Fibromyalgia, Diabetes, Arthritis, Hormone Replacement Therapy, Asthma, Fatigue, Blood ... (Read more)

Dr. Narsipur V Ravi, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2340 S Highland Avenue; Suite 260
Lombard, IL
 

Dr. Narsipur Ravi specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Lombard, IL. Dr. Ravi graduated from St. John's Medical College. His areas of expertise include cancer screening, cardiac risk reduction, and stress management. Patient ratings for Dr. Ravi average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ravi accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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Dr. Ravikiran Narasimha Tamragouri, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1909 W Ogden
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Ravikiran Tamragouri is an internist. Dr. Tamragouri (or staff) speaks the following languages: Kannada and Hindi. His clinical interests include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. Dr. Tamragouri is professionally affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He is a graduate of Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and Bangalore University. Dr. Tamragouri is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.

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Dr. Jennifer T Virant, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
908 N Elm; #301
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Jennifer Virant's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Virant's average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among her clinical interests: well woman gynecology, contraception (birth control), and osteoporosis. She is affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Dr. Virant honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Preferred Network Access (PNA), and more. She studied medicine at Rush Medical College. In addition to English, she speaks Japanese.

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Dr. Rudolph Albores, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
251 N Cass Avenue; Suite 100
Westmont, IL
 

Dr. Rudolph Albores' medical specialty is general internal medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, well woman gynecology, and cancer screening. Dr. Albores is affiliated with Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. He speaks Spanish.

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Dr. David M Sachtleben, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
251 N Cass Avenue; Suite 100
Westmont, IL
 

Dr. David Sachtleben's medical specialty is general internal medicine. His areas of expertise include diabetes, well woman gynecology, and cancer screening. Dr. Sachtleben's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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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.