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We found 91 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept Humana HMO Open Access Copay 100/1000 near Hines, IL.

Dr. Susanna Antonia McColley, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
Surgical Treatment Center
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Susanna McColley works as a pediatric pulmonologist in Chicago, IL, Glenview, IL, and Northbrook, IL. Dr. McColley is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. She trained at Baltimore City Hospitals for her residency. In her practice, she is particularly interested in cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. McColley honors. She has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. In addition to English, she speaks French. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. Rajinder Kumar Arora, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology, Pediatric Critical Care
Surgical Treatment Center
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Rajinder Arora practices pediatric pulmonology and pediatric critical care in Burr Ridge, IL, Chicago, IL, and Westchester, IL. Dr. Arora (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. Clinical interests for Dr. Arora include intensive care, sleep apnea, and asthma. Dr. Arora's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Dr. Arora attended medical school at Maulana Azad Medical College. Dr. Arora's training includes residency programs at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans and a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. Dr. Arora takes HFN, Great-West Healthcare, Humana HMO, and more. Dr. Arora has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors.

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

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

Dr. Karen Botsoe's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Botsoe include diabetes, well woman gynecology, and cancer screening. Her professional affiliations include Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Botsoe studied medicine at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. She speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. Tahir Rohail, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
5000 South 5th Avenue
Hines, IL
 

Dr. Tahir Rohail works as an internist. Dr. Rohail (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rohail include cancer screening, cardiac risk reduction, and adolescent issues. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. Dr. Rohail graduated from King Edward Medical 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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All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Eating Disorders, Diabetes, Arthritis, Hormone Replacement Therapy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Baltazar Remigio R Espiritu, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
2160 S First Avenue; 101-1740, Loyola University Medical Center
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Baltazar Espiritu works as an allergist/immunologist. Dr. Espiritu is especially interested in hay fever (allergic rhinitis), asthma, and hives (uritcaria). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. After attending the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery for medical school, he completed his residency training at Chicago Medical School. He is conversant in Filipino. Dr. Espiritu's professional affiliations include Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC) and Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital.

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All Interests: Allergies, Hives, Hay Fever, Asthma

Dr. Abdul-Kader K Malhes, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
8711 W. Cermak Road
North Riverside, IL
 

Dr. Abdul Malhes' area of specialization is general pediatrics. Dr. Malhes attended medical school at the University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine. His areas of expertise include diabetes, learning disabilities, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Malhes takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA), in addition to other insurance carriers. He speaks Arabic. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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All Interests: Hearing Evaluation, Allergies, Intestinal Problems, Behavior Problems, Weight Management, Cerebral ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Mohamed Jabri is a general pediatrician. He is conversant in Arabic. Dr. Jabri's clinical interests include learning disabilities, nutrition counseling, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). After attending the University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Mercy Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. He is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Jabri accepts United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare POS, and United Healthcare PPO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Khalilah Latrece Gates, MD
Specializes in Pulmonology, Internal Medicine, Critical Care
5th Avenue and Roosevelt Road
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Khalilah Gates, who practices in Maywood, IL and Chicago, IL, is a medical specialist in pulmonology (lung & respiratory disease) and critical care (intensive care medicine). Dr. Gates's clinical interests include emphysema, bronchitis, and intensive care. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Gates welcomes new patients. After attending Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University.

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All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Bronchitis, Bronchoscopy, Intensive Care, Obstructive Lung ... (Read more)

Dr. Marie K Philobos, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
1225 West Lake Street
Melrose Park, IL
 

Dr. Marie Philobos sees patients in Chicago, IL, Melrose Park, IL, and Darien, IL. Her medical specialty is general pediatrics. Areas of expertise for Dr. Philobos include diabetes, nutrition counseling, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Philobos takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Philobos speaks Arabic. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.

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Dr. Josephine Dlugopolski-Gach, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, General Pediatrics
2160 S First Avenue; (9608 Roberts Road, Hickory Hills, Illinois 60457)
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Josephine Dlugopolski works as an internist and pediatrician. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Dlugopolski include preventive care, asthma, and general care. Dr. Dlugopolski accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. In addition to English, she speaks Polish. She is affiliated with Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge.

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All Interests: Moles, Biopsy, Preventive Care, Sports Physicals, Women's Health Issues, General Care, Asthma

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 an adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology specialist in Naperville, IL and Plainfield, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Flores include emphysema, lung cancer, and intensive care. Dr. Flores is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and performed his residency 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. Erin M Lowery, MS, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, General Pediatrics
2160 S 1st Avenue
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Erin Lowery practices general internal medicine and general pediatrics. Her clinical interests include lung transplant, cystic fibrosis (CF), and asthma. Dr. Lowery is affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC). She is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Lowery's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Lung Transplant, Cystic Fibrosis, Asthma

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
40 S. Clay Street; Suite 210 E
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Sheetal Rao specializes in general internal medicine. Her clinical interests include diabetes, thyroid problems, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Dr. Rao is professionally affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Humana HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Depression, Hypertension, Acute Sinusitis, Acid Reflux, Diabetes, Skin Issues, ... (Read more)

Dr. John D Porcelli, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
133 E Brush Hill Road; Suite 110
Elmhurst, IL
 

Dr. John Porcelli's medical specialty is adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Patients rated Dr. Porcelli highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Porcelli include sleep disorders, emphysema, and intensive care. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Porcelli graduated from Rush Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Porcelli completed a residency program at Rush University Medical Center.

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

Dr. Youngran Chung, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
Surgical Treatment Center
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Youngran Chung's medical specialty is pediatric pulmonology. Dr. Chung is conversant in Korean. Clinical interests for Dr. Chung include homeopathic treatment, medical hypnosis, and cystic fibrosis (CF). 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. Dr. Chung attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Michael Reese Hospital and Rush University Medical Center. She is in-network for United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

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

Dr. Jobby Mampilly sees patients in Naperville, IL and Plainfield, IL. His medical specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. His clinical interests include intensive care, cystic fibrosis (CF), and asthma. Dr. Mampilly is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Mampilly takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

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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.