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We found 68 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 sees patients in Wheaton, IL. His medical specialties are general internal medicine and general pediatrics. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, heart problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Santi honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Santi's practice is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at the University of Rochester Medical Center, Dr. Santi attended Rush Medical College for medical school.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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 specialty is general pediatrics. These areas are among her clinical interests: abuse, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and newborn care. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Doman graduated from Duke University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). She speaks Spanish. Dr. Doman's professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

Dr. Brian Alan Smart, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
636 Raymond Drive
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Brian Smart specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology and practices in Glen Ellyn, IL, Lombard, IL, and Naperville, IL. He is especially interested in asthma. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. After attending Duke University School of Medicine, Dr. Smart completed his residency training at St. Louis Children's Hospital. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Smart's practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Allergies, Lung Problems, Asthma

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

Dr. Linda Hamilton is a pediatrician. 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. Clinical interests for Dr. Hamilton include abuse, newborn care, and nutrition counseling. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Her professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Hamilton welcomes new patients.

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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 is a pediatrician in Naperville, IL, Bolingbrook, IL, and West Chicago, IL. Her areas of expertise include abuse, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and newborn care. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Uselding attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. For her residency, Dr. Uselding trained at the University of Chicago Medical Center. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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

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

Dr. Timothy Wall works as a general pediatrician in Naperville, IL, Bolingbrook, IL, and West Chicago, IL. He is a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine. His clinical interests include dermatitis (skin inflammation), nutrition counseling, and adolescent issues. Patient ratings for Dr. Wall average 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Wall's hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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

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Specializes in General Pediatrics
2525 Ogden Avenue
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Morounkeji Akin-Olugbemi is a physician who specializes in general pediatrics. Dr. Akin-Olugbemi (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French. Her areas of expertise include the following: immunization (preventive vaccines), ear infection, and newborn care. She is professionally affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. She graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Cook County Children's Hospital. Dr. Akin-Olugbemi accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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. Alin K Abraham, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, General Pediatrics
636 Raymond Drive; Suite 200
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Alin Abraham is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine and general pediatrics. In addition to English, Dr. Abraham (or staff) speaks Spanish and Malayalam. Areas of expertise for Dr. Abraham include diabetes, newborn care, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Abraham is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Abraham attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. On average, patients gave her a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Abraham honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Khan include diabetes, asthma, and preventive care. Dr. Khan takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. After completing medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, she performed her residency at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Khan is accepting new patients.

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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. He graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Diamond trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Montefiore Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine for residency. His clinical interests include exercise induced asthma, emphysema, and lung cancer. Dr. Diamond's patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. In addition to English, he speaks Russian. Dr. Diamond is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Suburban Lung Associates. He is accepting new patients.

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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 is a specialist in adult immunology, allergy & immunology, and adult allergy. His areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Suburban Lung Associates. Dr. Moss honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Moss has an open panel. Before completing 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 medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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

Dr. Nancy Thomas works as a pediatrician. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. These areas are among Dr. Thomas's clinical interests: abuse, newborn care, and dermatitis (skin inflammation). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Thomas is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. David McElligott is a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He works in Naperville, IL. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in intensive care, asthma, and sleep apnea. Dr. McElligott takes United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. McElligott attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. McElligott trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Suburban Lung Associates. Dr. McElligott is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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

Dr. Cynthia Ambler is a physician who specializes in general pediatrics. In Dr. Ambler's practice, she is particularly interested in newborn care and asthma. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HFN, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients. After completing medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, Dr. Ambler performed her residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago.

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All Interests: Allergies, Newborn Care, Asthma

Dr. Jennifer Jean Blount, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
636 Raymond Drive; Suite 302
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Jennifer Blount specializes in general pediatrics and practices in Glen Ellyn, IL, Wheaton, IL, and Bloomingdale, IL. Dr. Blount's areas of expertise include obesity, newborn care, and acne. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. She takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has an open panel. She is a graduate of the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Blount trained 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
636 Raymond Drive; Suite 300
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Thomas Van Osdol specializes in allergy & immunology and practices in Glen Ellyn, IL, Naperville, IL, and Plainfield, IL. His areas of expertise include asthma, food allergy, and eczema. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Dr. Van Osdol performed his residency at Maricopa Medical Center and Phoenix Children's Hospital. Dr. Van Osdol is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Eczema, Allergies, Food Allergy, Asthma

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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.