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We found 67 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept CIGNA POS near Lisle, IL.

Dr. Steven Russell Boas, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology, Other, Pediatric Critical Care
1220 Iroquois; Suite 140
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Steven Boas practices pediatric pulmonology and pediatric critical care. The average patient rating for Dr. Boas is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Boas's areas of expertise consist of cystic fibrosis (CF), vocal cord dysfunction (VCD), and asthma. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Medicine. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Boas takes. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Boas graduated from Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. Dr. Boas's residency was performed at Nassau University Medical Center.

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

Dr. Luis E Torero, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology, Pediatric Critical Care
25 N Winfield Road
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Luis Torero's areas of specialization are pediatric pulmonology and pediatric critical care. His areas of expertise include cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Torero honors. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Torero attended medical school at Cayetano Heredia University. Dr. Torero (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Torero is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Problems, Asthma

Dr. Christopher G Santi, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, General Pediatrics
2001 S Wiesbrook Road
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. Christopher Santi specializes in general internal medicine and general pediatrics. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, heart problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Santi accepts. Dr. Santi attended Rush Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at the University of Rochester Medical Center for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Asthma

Dr. Brian Alan Smart, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
1801 S Highland Avenue; Suite 220
Lombard, IL
 

Dr. Brian Smart is a specialist in pediatric allergy & immunology. He attended Duke University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at St. Louis Children's Hospital for residency. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Smart include asthma. Patient ratings for Dr. Smart average 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Smart is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Allergies, Lung Problems, Asthma

Dr. John E Pantano, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 204
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. John Pantano specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology and practices in Elk Grove Village, IL and Winfield, IL. The average patient rating for Dr. Pantano is 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include emphysema, lung cancer, and intensive care. Dr. Pantano's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Suburban Lung Associates. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. After attending St. Louis University School of Medicine, Dr. Pantano completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU).

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

Dr. Nadia M Khan, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
7 Blanchard Circle; Suite 206
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. Nadia Khan is a Wheaton, IL physician who specializes in general internal medicine. She has a special interest in diabetes, asthma, and preventive care. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Khan honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Her practice is open to new patients. She attended the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Women's Health Issues, Asthma, Preventive Care, Weight Management

Dr. Edward J Diamond, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
100 Spalding Drive; Suite 200
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Edward Diamond sees patients in Elk Grove Village, IL and Naperville, IL. His medical specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Before performing his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Montefiore Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dr. Diamond attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Clinical interests for Dr. Diamond include exercise induced asthma, emphysema, and lung cancer. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Diamond takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. In addition to English, he speaks Russian. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Suburban Lung Associates. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , exercise induced asthma, asthma

All Interests: Exercise Induced Asthma, Lung Cancer, Cough, Asthma, Vocal Cord Dysfunction, Chronic Obstructive ... (Read more)

Dr. Nawaid Mahmood Shakir, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 204
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Nawaid Shakir specializes in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology and practices in Elk Grove Village, IL and Winfield, IL. He attended St. George's University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago for residency. These areas are among his clinical interests: sleep disorders, emphysema, and lung cancer. Dr. Shakir accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Shakir (or staff) speaks Urdu and Hindi. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Suburban Lung Associates. He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. James M Moss, MD
Specializes in Adult Immunology, Allergy & Immunology, Adult Allergy
100 Spalding Drive; Suite 200
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. James Moss specializes in adult immunology, allergy & immunology, and adult allergy and practices in Winfield, IL, Elk Grove Village, IL, and Naperville, IL. His areas of expertise consist of sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Moss obtained his medical school training at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center, a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Suburban Lung Associates. He welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Sinusitis, Asthma, Allergies, Hives, Hay Fever

Dr. David Joseph McElligott Sr., MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
100 Spalding Drive; Suite 200
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. David McElligott is an adult critical care and adult pulmonology specialist. The average patient rating for Dr. McElligott is 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise consist of intensive care, asthma, and sleep apnea. Dr. McElligott is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Suburban Lung Associates. He honors United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare EPO, and more. Dr. McElligott's practice is open to new patients. After completing medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University.

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

Dr. Cynthia R Rosenblad, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
55 E Loop Road; #301
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. Cynthia Ambler's area of specialization is general pediatrics. Dr. Ambler's clinical interests encompass newborn care and asthma. 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 Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, HFN, and more. Dr. Ambler is open to new patients. She obtained her medical school training at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and performed her residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago.

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All Interests: Allergies, Newborn Care, Asthma

Dr. Linda M Lam, DO
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 204
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Linda Lam is an adult critical care and adult pulmonology specialist in Winfield, IL and Geneva, IL. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Lam include asthma, interstitial lung disease, and pulmonary hypertension. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Lam honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Her practice is open to new patients. She graduated from Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Lam trained at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center for her residency.

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All Interests: Pulmonary Hypertension, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Interstitial Lung Disease

Dr. Jennifer Jean Blount, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
150 E. Willow Avenue; Suite 300
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. Jennifer Blount works as a pediatrician in Glen Ellyn, IL, Wheaton, IL, and Bloomingdale, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Blount include obesity, newborn care, and acne. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Blount is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients. After attending the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Blount completed her residency training at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics.

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All Interests: Acne, Obesity, Skin Issues, Newborn Care, Asthma

Dr. Thomas J Van Osdol, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
1801 S Highland Avenue; Suite 220
Lombard, IL
 

Dr. Thomas Van Osdol's specialty is allergy & immunology. He is especially interested in asthma, food allergy, and eczema. Dr. Van Osdol is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Van Osdol graduated from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. His training includes residency programs at Maricopa Medical Center and Phoenix Children's Hospital.

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All Interests: Eczema, Allergies, Food Allergy, Asthma

Dr. Crystal J Otteman, DO
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
25 North Winfield Road; Suite 204
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Crystal Otteman specializes in adult pulmonology. Dr. Otteman's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. She has a special interest in lung cancer, pneumonia, and asthma. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Delnor Hospital. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Otteman is open to new patients. She attended medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Midwestern University.

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All Interests: Lung Cancer, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Pneumonia

Dr. Timothy J McGee, DO
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
100 Spalding Drive; Suite 200
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Timothy McGee practices adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology in Winfield, IL, Geneva, IL, and Naperville, IL. Dr. McGee is a graduate of Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. He trained at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Midwestern University for residency. His areas of expertise consist of emphysema, lung cancer, and asthma. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. McGee is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Delnor Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Sleep Apnea, Lung Problems, Lung Cancer, Asthma, CPAP Treatment, Emphysema

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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.