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

Dr. Tara Doman practices general pediatrics. Clinical interests for Dr. Doman include abuse, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and newborn care. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Duke University School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Doman is affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Doman has an open panel.

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

Dr. Linda Hamilton works as a general pediatrician. Dr. Hamilton's education and training includes medical school at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hamilton include abuse, newborn care, and nutrition counseling. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hamilton accepts. Dr. Hamilton is affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. She 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 specializes in general pediatrics and practices in Naperville, IL, Bolingbrook, IL, and West Chicago, IL. Her areas of expertise include the following: abuse, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and newborn care. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Uselding is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and a graduate of the University of Chicago Medical Center's residency program. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Uselding's 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 specializes in general pediatrics and practices in Naperville, IL, Bolingbrook, IL, and West Chicago, IL. He is a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wall include dermatitis (skin inflammation), nutrition counseling, and adolescent issues. The average patient rating for Dr. Wall is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Wall honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Wall's practice 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's area of specialization is general pediatrics. Before performing her residency at Cook County Children's Hospital, Dr. Akin-Olugbemi attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine for medical school. Her areas of expertise include the following: immunization (preventive vaccines), ear infection, and newborn care. Dr. Akin-Olugbemi takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, Coventry, and more. Dr. Akin-Olugbemi (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. Dr. Akin-Olugbemi is professionally affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. She is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Immunization, Ear Infection, Eating Disorders, Weight Loss, Weight Management, ... (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. 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. Nancy Thomas Thomas, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
636 Raymond Drive; Suite 205
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Nancy Thomas practices general pediatrics. Her areas of expertise include the following: abuse, newborn care, and dermatitis (skin inflammation). Her professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Thomas is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Thomas welcomes new patients. After attending Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She speaks Spanish.

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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
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. Jennifer Jean Blount, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
636 Raymond Drive; Suite 302
Naperville, 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. Alin K Abraham, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, General Pediatrics
636 Raymond Drive; Suite 200
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Alin Abraham works as a general internist and pediatrician. She is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Abraham include diabetes, newborn care, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Abraham is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She is a graduate of the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. In addition to English, Dr. Abraham (or staff) speaks Spanish and Malayalam. Dr. Abraham is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Abraham's practice is open to new patients.

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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'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

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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.