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We found 67 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois near Naperville, IL.

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

Dr. Christopher Santi practices general internal medicine and general pediatrics in Wheaton, IL. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. He graduated from Rush Medical College and then he performed his residency at the University of Rochester Medical Center. Dr. Santi is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Asthma

Dr. Tara Elizabeth Jackson, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
636 Raymond Drive; Suite 205
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Tara Doman's area of specialization is general pediatrics. In addition to English, Dr. Doman speaks Spanish. These areas are among her clinical interests: abuse, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and newborn care. Her professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Doman obtained her medical school training at Duke University School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.

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All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Sports Health, Immunization, Bronchitis, Allergic Headache, Allergies, Acute ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Pediatrics
2525 Ogden Avenue
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Morounkeji Akin-Olugbemi's medical specialty is general pediatrics. Her areas of expertise include immunization (preventive vaccines), ear infection, and newborn care. Dr. Akin-Olugbemi honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry. She attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Cook County Children's Hospital. Dr. Akin-Olugbemi (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. She is professionally affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. She has an open panel.

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All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Immunization, Ear Infection, Eating Disorders, Weight Loss, Weight Management, ... (Read more)

Dr. Linda Carol Hamilton, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
636 Raymond Drive; Suite 205
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Linda Hamilton specializes in general pediatrics. Dr. Hamilton's areas of expertise include the following: abuse, newborn care, and nutrition counseling. Her professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. She is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Hamilton trained at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.

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All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Sports Health, Bronchitis, Allergic Headache, Allergies, Acute Sinusitis, Weight ... (Read more)

Dr. Laura Marie Uselding, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
636 Raymond Drive; Suite #205
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Laura Uselding specializes in general pediatrics and practices in Naperville, IL, Bolingbrook, IL, and West Chicago, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Uselding include abuse, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and newborn care. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Uselding is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Uselding's training includes a residency program at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital.

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All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Sports Health, Immunization, Bronchitis, Allergic Headache, Allergies, Acute ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Edward Diamond is a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. His average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include exercise induced asthma, vocal cord dysfunction (VCD), and cough. Dr. Diamond's hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Suburban Lung Associates. Dr. Diamond takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. He attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Montefiore Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He is conversant in Russian.

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

Dr. James Moss' areas of specialization are adult immunology, allergy & immunology, and adult allergy. 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. Dr. Moss graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then he 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. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Suburban Lung Associates.

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All Interests: Sinusitis, Asthma, Hives, Hay Fever

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

Dr. Timothy McGee, who practices in Winfield, IL, Geneva, IL, and Naperville, IL, is a medical specialist in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Dr. McGee is rated highly by his patients. Areas of particular interest for Dr. McGee include asthma and sleep apnea. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. After completing medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, he performed his residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Midwestern University. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Delnor Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Cynthia Ambler specializes in general pediatrics and practices in Wheaton, IL and Batavia, IL. Before completing her residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Dr. Ambler attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, HFN, and more. 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.

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All Interests: Allergies, Newborn Care, Asthma

Dr. Timothy Robert Wall, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
636 Raymond Drive; Suite 205
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Timothy Wall is a physician who specializes in general pediatrics. Dr. Wall speaks Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: abuse, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and newborn care. He is affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He is a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Wall average 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Wall takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Nadia Khan sees patients in Wheaton, IL. Her medical specialty is general internal medicine. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, preventive care, and asthma. Dr. Khan honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Dr. Khan's medical residency was performed at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital.

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

Dr. Diane L Ozog, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
1288 Rickert; #100
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Diane Ozog's area of specialization is pediatric allergy & immunology. Patient ratings for Dr. Ozog average 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ozog has indicated that her clinical interests include infections, asthma, and allergies. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare POS. Dr. Ozog studied medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. For her professional training, Dr. Ozog completed residency programs at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. She has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Ozog's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. In his practice, Dr. McElligott focuses on intensive care, sleep apnea, and asthma. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Suburban Lung Associates. He is in-network for United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. McElligott's education and training includes medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University.

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

Dr. Alin K Abraham, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, General Pediatrics
636 Raymond Drive; Suite 200
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Alin Abraham's medical specialty is general internal medicine and general pediatrics. Her average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Abraham's clinical interests: diabetes, newborn care, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. She is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Abraham (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Malayalam.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Asthma, Nutrition Issues, Preventive Care, Weight Management, Newborn Care

Dr. Thomas J Van Osdol, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
636 Raymond Drive; Suite 300
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Thomas Van Osdol, who practices in Glen Ellyn, IL, Naperville, IL, and Plainfield, IL, is a medical specialist in allergy & immunology. Dr. Van Osdol is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. For his residency, Dr. Van Osdol trained at Maricopa Medical Center and Phoenix Children's Hospital.

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All Interests: Eczema, Food Allergy, Asthma

Dr. Nancy Thomas Thomas, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
636 Raymond Drive; Suite 205
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Nancy Thomas' specialty is general pediatrics. Her clinical interests include abuse, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and newborn care. Dr. Thomas honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Thomas speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital.

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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.