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We found 31 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept Humana Simplicity HMO near Northbrook, IL.

Dr. Steven Russell Boas, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology, Other, Pediatric Critical Care
2401 Ravine Way; Suite 302
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Steven Boas is a medical specialist in pediatric pulmonology and pediatric critical care. He graduated from Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Nassau University Medical Center. He has indicated that his clinical interests include cystic fibrosis (CF), vocal cord dysfunction (VCD), and asthma. Dr. Boas is rated highly by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. His professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Boas welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Cystic Fibrosis, Asthma, Vocal Cord Dysfunction, Pectus Excavatum, Chronic Cough

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
2151 Waukegan Road; Suite 110
Bannockburn, IL
 

Dr. Neil Freedman's areas of specialization are adult critical care and adult pulmonology; he sees patients in Bannockburn, IL, Gurnee, IL, and Evanston, IL. His areas of expertise include the following: lung cancer, asthma, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. Dr. Freedman studied medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. The average patient rating for Dr. Freedman is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Susanna Antonia McColley, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
1131 Techny Road
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. Susanna McColley specializes in pediatric pulmonology and practices in Chicago, IL, Northbrook, IL, and Westchester, IL. Dr. McColley's areas of expertise include cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. She is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HMO, and more. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. Dr. McColley's education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at Baltimore City Hospitals. She has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. McColley speaks French.

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All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Problems, Asthma, Chronic Cough

Dr. Sol Drapkin, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology, Adult Allergy
9301 Golf Road; #301
Des Plaines, IL
 

Dr. Sol Drapkin is a specialist in allergy & immunology and adult allergy. He works in Evanston, IL, Chicago, IL, and Des Plaines, IL. He graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center. His areas of expertise consist of sinusitis (sinus infection), asthma, and hives (uritcaria). Patients rated Dr. Drapkin highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Hebrew. Dr. Drapkin is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), NorthShore University HealthSystem, and Swedish Covenant Hospital. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Sinusitis, Asthma, Allergies, Hives

Dr. David Jeffrey Oppenheim, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
185 Milwaukee Avenue; Suite 220
Lincolnshire, IL
 

Dr. David Oppenheim practices general pediatrics. Areas of expertise for Dr. Oppenheim include asthma. Dr. Oppenheim takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, CIGNA HMO, and more. After attending Indiana University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Riley Hospital for Children. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Oppenheim speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Asthma

Dr. Rachel Glick Robison, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
1131 Techny Road
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. Rachel Robison is a pediatric allergist and immunologist in Chicago, IL and Northbrook, IL. Before performing her residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Dr. Robison attended Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans. Dr. Robison's hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is not currently accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Atopic Dermatitis, Hives, Food Allergy, Asthma

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Specializes in General Pediatrics
1310 Shermer Road
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. M. Radis' area of specialization is general pediatrics. Her average rating from her patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Radis accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She is a graduate of the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. For her residency, Dr. Radis trained at The Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital and Rush University Medical Center. She speaks Afrikaans. Dr. Radis is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and NorthShore University HealthSystem.

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All Interests: Asthma

Dr. Cheryl Ann Donovan-Hunt, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
1310 Shermer Road
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. Cheryl Donovan-Hunt is a pediatrician. Patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Donovan-Hunt accepts. She graduated from the University of Toledo College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Donovan-Hunt is conversant in German. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and NorthShore University HealthSystem.

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All Interests: Sports Health, Genetic Issues, Allergies, Newborn Care, Asthma

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Specializes in Pediatric Allergy, Allergy & Immunology
1849 Green Bay Road; Suite 220
Highland Park, IL
 

Dr. Alan Resnick specializes in pediatric allergy and allergy & immunology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Resnick include sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, Dr. Resnick performed his residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. His professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and NorthShore University HealthSystem.

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All Interests: Sinusitis, Hay Fever, Asthma

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Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
2050 Pfingsten Road; Suite 320
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Jennifer Kim is a medical specialist in pediatric allergy & immunology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Kim include asthma. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Dr. Kim attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. She is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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All Interests: Asthma

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Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
9301 Golf Road; #301
Des Plaines, IL
 

Dr. Waheeda Hirani practices allergy & immunology in Chicago, IL, Elgin, IL, and Des Plaines, IL. Dr. Hirani's areas of expertise consist of exercise induced asthma, food allergy, and eczema. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Swedish Covenant Hospital and NorthShore University HealthSystem. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Hirani's office for an appointment. After completing medical school at Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Belgaum, she performed her residency at Bombay Hospital Institute of Medical Sciences and a hospital affiliated with Creighton University. In addition to English, Dr. Hirani (or staff) speaks Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , exercise induced asthma, asthma

All Interests: Eczema, Allergies, Food Allergy, Exercise Induced Asthma, Asthma

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Specializes in General Pediatrics
8780 W. Golf Road
Niles, IL
 

Dr. Samir Suleiman's area of specialization is general pediatrics. Dr. Suleiman (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and Spanish. In his practice, Dr. Suleiman focuses on asthma, preventive care, and allergies. He is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. He studied medicine at Ross University School of Medicine. Dr. Suleiman accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Allergies, Asthma, Preventive Care

Dr. Youngran Chung, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
1131 Techny Road
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. Youngran Chung's medical specialty is pediatric pulmonology. Her areas of expertise include the following: homeopathic treatment, medical hypnosis, and cystic fibrosis (CF). Dr. Chung takes United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Michael Reese Hospital and Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Chung is conversant in Korean. 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 is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Homeopathic Treatment, Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Problems, Cough, Alternative Medicine, Asthma, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
2151 Waukegan Road; Suite 110
Bannockburn, IL
 

Dr. Semil Mehta's medical specialty is adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Mehta's clinical interests include lung cancer, asthma, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. He is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
2151 Waukegan Road; Suite 110
Bannockburn, IL
 

Dr. Scott Field's specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He practices in Bannockburn, IL and Gurnee, IL. His areas of clinical interest consist of lung cancer, asthma, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Dr. Field takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Field is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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

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Specializes in General Pediatrics
4709 Golf Road; Suite 1250
Skokie, IL
 

Dr. Adam Aronson practices general pediatrics. He graduated from Temple University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. These areas are among his clinical interests: asthma and acid reflux (GERD). Dr. Aronson honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Aronson speaks Hebrew. He is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and NorthShore University HealthSystem.

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All Interests: Asthma, Acid Reflux

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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.