We found 40 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept CIGNA EPO near Naperville, IL.

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

Dr. Christopher Santi works as an internist and general pediatrician. Clinical interests for Dr. Santi include diabetes, heart problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Rush Medical College for medical school, Dr. Santi completed his residency training at the University of Rochester Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Asthma

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

Dr. Thomas Van Osdol is an allergy & immunology specialist in Glen Ellyn, IL, Naperville, IL, and Plainfield, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Van Osdol include asthma, food allergy, and eczema. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Van Osdol attended the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health for medical school and subsequently trained at Maricopa Medical Center and Phoenix Children's Hospital for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Eczema, Allergies, Food Allergy, Asthma

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

Dr. Nadia Khan's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Her areas of expertise include diabetes, asthma, and preventive care. Dr. Khan is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group, and Delnor Hospital. She attended the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center for residency. She is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. 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 specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Patients gave Dr. Diamond an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include exercise induced asthma, emphysema, and lung cancer. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of 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. In addition to English, he speaks Russian. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Medical Center, and Suburban Lung Associates. Dr. Diamond is open to 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. Alin K Abraham, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, General Pediatrics
636 Raymond Drive; Suite 200
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Alin Abraham is a general internist and pediatrician in Naperville, IL. Patient reviews placed Dr. Abraham at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Abraham include diabetes, newborn care, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. 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's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Abraham (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Malayalam. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Abraham is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Juan Gabriel Flores, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
100 Spalding Drive; Suite 102
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Juan Flores practices adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Dr. Flores obtained his medical school training at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. These areas are among his clinical interests: emphysema, lung cancer, and intensive care. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Flores is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Sleep Apnea, Snoring, Lung Cancer, Asthma, Insomnia, Sleep Problems, Intensive ... (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 sees patients in Elk Grove Village, IL, Naperville, IL, and Winfield, IL. Dr. Moss's areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Moss trained 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 for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Medical Center, and Suburban Lung Associates. He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Therese W Zeman, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
100 Spalding Drive; Suite 200
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Theresa Zeman works as a critical care specialist and pulmonologist in Naperville, IL. Dr. Zeman's areas of expertise consist of lung cancer, intensive care, and pneumonia. She honors United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare EPO, and more. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Zeman attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Zeman's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Suburban Lung Associates. She is open to new patients.

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

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 specialist and pulmonologist in Naperville, IL. His areas of expertise consist of intensive care, asthma, and sleep apnea. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. McElligott studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. McElligott is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Suburban Lung Associates. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. John Stephen Baird, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
885 Roosevelt Road; Suite 201
Glen Ellyn, IL
 

Dr. John Baird sees patients in Glen Ellyn, IL. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Baird's clinical interests include diabetes, heartburn, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Baird honors. His education and training includes medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group. Dr. Baird welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Gastrointestinal Problems, Diabetes, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Matthew James Baugh, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
430 Warrenville Road; Suite 310
Lisle, IL
 

Dr. Matthew Baugh works as a critical care specialist and pulmonologist in Lisle, IL and Downers Grove, IL. Dr. Baugh's clinical interests include emphysema, lung cancer, and asthma. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. He 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: Lung Cancer, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Cough, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Emphysema, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Timothy McGee's specialties are adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. He practices in Winfield, IL, Naperville, IL, and Geneva, IL. Patient reviews placed Dr. McGee at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include emphysema, lung cancer, and asthma. Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. McGee honors. Before completing his residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Midwestern University, Dr. McGee attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. McGee is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group, 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

Dr. Jacqueline V Moran, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
636 Raymond Drive
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Jacqueline Moran's specialty is allergy & immunology. Her areas of expertise include anaphylaxis, sinusitis (sinus infection), and asthma. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). Before performing her residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University, Dr. Moran attended Indiana University School of Medicine. Patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Land of Lincoln, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Moran has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Eczema, Contact Dermatitis, Rhinitis, Sinusitis, Asthma

Dr. David L Morris, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
636 Raymond Drive; Suite 302
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. David Morris is a general pediatrician in Glen Ellyn, IL, Wheaton, IL, and Bloomingdale, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Morris include sleep disorders, newborn care, and acne. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). Before completing his residency at Michael Reese Hospital, Dr. Morris attended medical school at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Morris has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Allergies, Acne, Skin Issues, Newborn Care, Asthma

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

Dr. Christopher Tebeau's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Tebeau's clinical interests include diabetes, osteoporosis, and hypertension (high blood pressure). On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group. Dr. Tebeau welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Men's Health Issues, Hypertension, Diabetes, Asthma, Metabolic Syndrome, Osteoporosis, Cholesterol ... (Read more)

Dr. Annie Huang, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
636 Raymond Drive; Suite 302
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Annie Huang sees patients in Glen Ellyn, IL, Wheaton, IL, and Bloomingdale, IL. Her medical specialty is general pediatrics. She speaks Taiwanese. Areas of expertise for Dr. Huang include diabetes, down syndrome, and newborn care. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. She is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Huang completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. She has a 2.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Down Syndrome, Diabetes, Newborn Care, 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.
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