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 pediatric pulmonologist. Dr. McColley speaks French. She has indicated that her clinical interests include cystic fibrosis (CF) and 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 graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Baltimore City Hospitals. Dr. McColley honors Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. She has an open panel.

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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's area of specialization is pediatric allergy & immunology. She has a 2.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She is especially interested in sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. Dr. Ozog accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare POS. She obtained her medical school training at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and performed her residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Dr. Ozog has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Dr. Ozog has an open panel.

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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 works as a general internist. Dr. Hasan's clinical interests include diabetes, emphysema, and heartburn. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She attended medical school at Kakatiya Medical College. Dr. Hasan trained at Edgewater Hospital for her residency. 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. She has an open panel.

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

Dr. Stanislava Coufal specializes in general pediatrics and practices in Downers Grove, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Coufal include diabetes, learning disabilities, and newborn care. Her average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Coufal takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Coufal graduated from Masaryk University Faculty of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Coufal trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. 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. Dr. Coufal has an open panel.

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All Interests: Allergies, Preventive Care, Nutrition Counseling, Diabetes, Learning Disabilities, Newborn Care, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Youngran Chung's area of specialization is pediatric pulmonology. She speaks Korean. Clinical interests for Dr. Chung include homeopathic treatment, medical hypnosis, and cystic fibrosis (CF). She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Before completing her residency at Michael Reese Hospital and Rush University Medical Center, Dr. Chung attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Chung honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and United Healthcare HMO. She welcomes new patients.

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

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

Dr. David Knysak practices allergy & immunology. His areas of expertise include hay fever (allergic rhinitis), infections, and asthma. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Knysak obtained his medical school training at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and performed his residency at Jewish General Hospital. 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. Jesse Kitai Park, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
100 Tower Drive; Suite 105
Burr Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Jesse Park sees patients in Burr Ridge, IL. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Park include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. He is affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Preferred Network Access (PNA), and more. He attended medical school at Eastern Virginia Medical School. Dr. Park speaks Korean.

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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 is a physician who specializes in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Dr. Rubin's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rubin include emphysema, bronchitis, and intensive care. His professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HealthSmart are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rubin accepts. Dr. Rubin graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine.

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All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Disorders, Bronchitis, Intensive Care, Sleep Apnea, ... (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 areas of expertise include the following: sleep disorders, emphysema, and intensive care. His professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine.

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

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

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

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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. She studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Her areas of expertise include the following: well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. Dr. Rae accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Rae is 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's specialty is general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ravi include cancer screening, cardiac risk reduction, and stress management. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. He is a graduate of St. John's Medical College. The average patient rating for Dr. Ravi is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more.

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

Dr. Jennifer Virant sees patients in Hinsdale, IL. Her medical specialty is general internal medicine. Her areas of expertise include the following: well woman gynecology, contraception (birth control), and osteoporosis. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Virant is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA), as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Rush Medical College. She is conversant in Japanese. Dr. Virant is professionally affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.

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Dr. Margaret Anne Supple, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
3800 Highland Avenue; Suite 104
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Peggy Supple's area of specialization is general pediatrics. Dr. Supple attended medical school at the University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine. Her clinical interests include attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), asthma, and cerebral palsy. She is rated highly by her patients. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA), as well as other insurance carriers. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Supple is affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.

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All Interests: Cerebral Palsy, Attention Deficit Disorder, Asthma, Breastfeeding Issues

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

Dr. Rudolph Albores specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Westmont, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Albores include diabetes, well woman gynecology, and cancer screening. Dr. Albores honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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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 specialty is general internal medicine. His clinical interests include diabetes, well woman gynecology, and cancer screening. He is affiliated with Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). Dr. Sachtleben studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Sachtleben is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more.

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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.
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