We found 11 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept Great-West Healthcare near Oak Lawn, IL.

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Dr. Luis E Torero, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology, Pediatric Critical Care
4440 W. 95th Street
Oak Lawn, IL
 

Dr. Luis Torero's areas of specialization are pediatric pulmonology and pediatric critical care; he sees patients in Winfield, IL, Chicago, IL, and Oak Lawn, IL. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Torero attended medical school at Cayetano Heredia University. Dr. Torero's areas of expertise include cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Torero (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Problems, Asthma

Dr. Ayman Rawda, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
9939 Southwest Highway
Oak Lawn, IL
 

Dr. Ayman Rawda's area of specialization is general pediatrics. In addition to English, Dr. Rawda (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and Polish. In his practice, he is particularly interested in cancer and blood disorders. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Little Company of Mary Hospital, and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. Dr. Rawda graduated from the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, Viant, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Immunization, Circumcision, Allergies, Blood Disorders, Obesity, Cancer, Asthma

Dr. Wayne C Williamson, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
11600 S Kedzie Avenue; Suite K
Merrionette Park, IL
 

Dr. Wayne Williamson practices general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Williamson has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is especially interested in diabetes, heart problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Jesse Brown VA Medical Center. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. Dr. Williamson graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Arthritis, Asthma

Dr. Dilip M Shah, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Other
6134 S Harlem Avenue
Summit, IL
 

Dr. Dilip Shah specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks the following languages: Gujarati and Hindi. Dr. Shah's clinical interests include diabetes, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. He is affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, Adventist Medical Center La Grange, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). He studied medicine at Medical College Baroda. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shah takes.

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Dr. Abdul-Hamid Mohammed Shahbain, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
12508 S. Harlem Avenue Building C; 12508 S. Harlem Avenue, Building C
Palos Heights, IL
 

Dr. Abdul-Hamid Shahbain is a Palos Heights, IL physician who specializes in general internal medicine. He graduated from Ross University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at West Suburban Medical Center. Dr. Shahbain's areas of expertise include the following: well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Workers' Compensation, as well as other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Arabic. Dr. Shahbain's hospital/clinic affiliations include Little Company of Mary Hospital, Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and Adventist Medical Center La Grange. He is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Yevgeniy A Muzykanskiy, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
4340 W 95th Street
Oak Lawn, IL
 

Dr. Eugene Muzykansky is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. He is a graduate of Odessa State Medical University. His areas of expertise include the following: cancer screening, cardiac risk reduction, and adolescent issues. Dr. Muzykansky's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA) are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Muzykansky honors. Dr. Muzykansky (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Polish, and Russian. His professional affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Dr. John T McMahan, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngic Allergy
7456 S State Road; Suite 302
Bedford Park, IL
 

Dr. John McMahan is a specialist in otolaryngic allergy. Dr. McMahan's areas of expertise include the following: immunotherapy, somnoplasty, and endoscopic sinus surgery. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He attended medical school at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine. Dr. McMahan completed his residency training at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry. He welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Rhinoplasty, Immunotherapy, Sinus Problems, Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Sleep Apnea, Snoring, Laser ... (Read more)

Dr. William L Nelson, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
5101 S Willow Springs S; Pavilion 2nd Floor
La Grange, IL
 

Dr. William Nelson works as a family practice physician. Clinical interests for Dr. Nelson include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. Dr. Nelson honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA), as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Nelson (or staff) is conversant in German and Italian. Dr. Nelson is affiliated with Adventist Medical Center La Grange and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Dr. Daniel G Hunter Smith, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics
5101 S Willow Springs S; Pavilion 2nd Floor
Lagrange, IL
 

Dr. Daniel Hunter-Smith is a physician who specializes in family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Hunter-Smith's clinical interests include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and contraception (birth control). He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Preferred Network Access (PNA), and more. He attended medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Medical Center La Grange and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Dr. Daphne S Tessalee, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
5101 S Willow Springs S; Pavilion 2nd Floor
La Grange, IL
 

Dr. Daphne Tessalee works as a family practice physician. Dr. Tessalee graduated from Rush Medical College. These areas are among her clinical interests: well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Medical Center La Grange and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Dr. Jennifer W Walcott, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
5101 S Willow Springs S; Pavilion 2nd Floor
La Grange, IL
 

Dr. Jennifer Swoyer sees patients in La Grange, IL. Her medical specialty is family medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Swoyer include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. Dr. Swoyer accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She graduated from Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, Adventist Medical Center La Grange, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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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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