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

Dr. Luis Torero is a pediatric pulmonology and pediatric critical care specialist. His areas of expertise include cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. Dr. Torero 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. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. Dr. Torero attended Cayetano Heredia University and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Torero (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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 is an internist and pediatrician. He graduated from Rush Medical College. Dr. Santi's medical residency was performed at the University of Rochester Medical Center. He has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes, heart problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Santi is 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 pediatric allergist and immunologist. He attended Duke University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at St. Louis Children's Hospital for residency. Dr. Smart's areas of expertise include asthma. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Smart has an open panel.

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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 is a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. His areas of expertise include the following: emphysema, lung cancer, and intensive care. Dr. Pantano is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Suburban Lung Associates. He is a graduate of St. Louis University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU) for residency. The average patient rating for Dr. Pantano is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Pantano honors Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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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 specializes in general internal medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Khan include diabetes, asthma, and preventive care. Dr. Khan's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. She honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Khan's practice is open to new patients. She graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program 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's areas of specialization are adult critical care and adult pulmonology; he sees patients in Elk Grove Village, IL and Naperville, IL. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: exercise induced asthma, emphysema, and lung cancer. Dr. Diamond is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. 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. In addition to English, Dr. Diamond speaks Russian. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Suburban Lung Associates. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Diamond's office for an appointment.

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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. Roy Joseph Betti, MS, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
2001 N Gary Avenue
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. Roy Betti is a pediatrician. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Betti include obesity, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and asthma. Dr. Betti has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and performed his residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. He speaks Italian. Dr. Betti 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. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Weight Management, Obesity, Attention Deficit Disorder, Enuresis, Asthma, Breastfeeding Issues

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 is an adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology specialist. Dr. Shakir (or staff) speaks Urdu and Hindi. His areas of expertise include sleep disorders, emphysema, and lung cancer. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Suburban Lung Associates. Before completing his residency at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago, Dr. Shakir attended medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine. Dr. Shakir is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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 is a specialist in adult immunology, allergy & immunology, and adult allergy. Clinical interests for Dr. Moss include sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Suburban Lung Associates. Before performing 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, Dr. Moss attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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. Patients rated Dr. McElligott highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in intensive care, asthma, and sleep apnea. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Suburban Lung Associates. He is in-network for United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare EPO, and more. He welcomes new patients. Dr. McElligott attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then went on to complete 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 works as a pediatrician in Wheaton, IL and Batavia, IL. She graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. She is especially interested in newborn care and asthma. Dr. Ambler honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HFN, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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. Her practice is open to new patients.

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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 works as an adult critical care specialist and pulmonologist. Dr. Lam's areas of clinical interest consist of asthma, interstitial lung disease, and pulmonary hypertension. She takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. Dr. Lam is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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 practices general pediatrics. She is especially interested in 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, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Blount's practice is open to new patients. After completing medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine, she performed her residency 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 is an allergist/immunologist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Van Osdol include asthma, food allergy, and eczema. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Van Osdol is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Van Osdol's office for an appointment. He attended medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. For his professional training, Dr. Van Osdol completed 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 is an adult pulmonologist in Winfield, IL, Geneva, IL, and Village, IL. Her education and training includes medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Midwestern University. Dr. Otteman's areas of expertise include the following: lung cancer, pneumonia, and asthma. She has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Delnor Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Otteman's office for an appointment.

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

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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.