We found 110 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Gold 02/100 near Oakbrook Terrace, IL.

Dr. Rajinder Kumar Arora, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology, Pediatric Critical Care
120 North Oak Street
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Rajinder Arora is a physician who specializes in pediatric pulmonology and pediatric critical care. Dr. Arora attended Maulana Azad Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans and a hospital affiliated with Tulane University for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Arora include intensive care, asthma, and sleep apnea. Dr. Arora is an in-network provider for HFN, Great-West Healthcare, and Humana HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Arora has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Arora (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Arora's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Dr. Arora is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Mechanical Ventilation, Intensive Care, Sleep Apnea, Lung Problems, Cough, Asthma

Dr. Brian Alan Smart, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
1801 S Highland Avenue; Suite 220
Lombard, IL
 

Dr. Brian Smart is a pediatric allergist and immunologist. He attended Duke University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at St. Louis Children's Hospital for residency. Dr. Smart's areas of expertise include asthma. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Smart has an open panel.

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All Interests: Allergies, Lung Problems, Asthma

Dr. Susanna Antonia McColley, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
2301 Enterprise Drive
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Susanna McColley is a pediatric pulmonology specialist in Chicago, IL, Northbrook, IL, and Westchester, IL. After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Baltimore City Hospitals. Dr. McColley has indicated that her clinical interests include cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. McColley is conversant in French. Her professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Karen Kerr Botsoe, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
5201 Willow Springs Road; Suite 150
Lagrange, IL
 

Dr. Karen Botsoe specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Botsoe's areas of expertise include diabetes, well woman gynecology, and cancer screening. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Botsoe graduated from Wake Forest University School of Medicine. She speaks Spanish.

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All Interests: Depression, Diabetes, Arthritis, Asthma, Blood Pressure Problems, Cancer Screening, Cardiac Risk ... (Read more)

Dr. Dorothy Kay Hines, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
701 Winthrop Avenue
Glendale Heights, IL
 

Dr. Dorothy Hines' specialty is general internal medicine. Her education and training includes medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Midwestern University. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hines include diabetes, sinusitis (sinus infection), and thyroid problems. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hines is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). She welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Jennifer Jean Blount, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
430 Pennsylvania Avenue; Suite 210
Glen Ellyn, IL
 

Dr. Jennifer Blount practices general pediatrics. She is especially interested in 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, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Blount's practice is open to new patients. After completing medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine, she performed her residency 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
1801 S Highland Avenue; Suite 220
Lombard, IL
 

Dr. Thomas Van Osdol is an allergist/immunologist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Van Osdol include asthma, food allergy, and eczema. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Van Osdol is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Van Osdol's office for an appointment. He attended medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. For his professional training, Dr. Van Osdol completed residency programs at Maricopa Medical Center and Phoenix Children's Hospital.

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All Interests: Eczema, Allergies, Food Allergy, Asthma

Dr. Diane L Ozog, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
130
S. Main Lombard, IL
 

Dr. Diane Ozog is a pediatric allergist and immunologist. Her areas of expertise consist of sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. Dr. Ozog is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. She studied medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Ozog trained at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and John Stroger Hospital of Cook County for residency. She is rated 2.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare POS are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ozog honors. She has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Ozog welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Allergies, Snoring, Sinusitis, Hay Fever, Infections, Asthma

Dr. Nirali Ritesh Parikh, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
701 Winthrop Avenue
Glendale Heights, IL
 

Dr. Nirali Parikh's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Her clinical interests include thyroid problems, cancer screening, and contraception (birth control). Dr. Parikh is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Her education and training includes medical school at Government Medical College and residency at Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. In addition to English, Dr. Parikh (or staff) speaks Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi. Dr. Parikh is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital. She has an open panel.

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

Dr. John Baird is an internist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Baird include diabetes, heartburn, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. After attending Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, Dr. Baird completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. David L Morris, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
430 Pennsylvania Avenue; Suite 210
Glen Ellyn, IL
 

Dr. David Morris practices general pediatrics in Glen Ellyn, IL, Wheaton, IL, and Bloomingdale, IL. He attended Wake Forest University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Michael Reese Hospital for residency. Dr. Morris is especially interested in sleep disorders, newborn care, and acne. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Morris takes. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Morris is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Stanislava Coufal, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
3825 Highland Avenue; Suite 2c
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Stanislava Coufal's area of specialization is general pediatrics. Clinical interests for Dr. Coufal include diabetes, learning disabilities, and newborn care. The average patient rating for Dr. Coufal is 2.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Coufal honors. Her education and training includes medical school at Masaryk University Faculty of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Coufal (or staff) is conversant in Czech, Polish, and Russian. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Dr. Coufal's practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Allergies, Preventive Care, Nutrition Counseling, Diabetes, Learning Disabilities, Newborn Care, ... (Read more)

Dr. Annie Huang, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
430 Pennsylvania Avenue; Suite 210
Glen Ellyn, IL
 

Dr. Annie Huang practices general pediatrics in Glen Ellyn, IL, Wheaton, IL, and Bloomingdale, IL. Dr. Huang graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Huang include diabetes, down syndrome, and newborn care. The average patient rating for Dr. Huang is 2.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Huang speaks Taiwanese. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. She is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Juan Gabriel Flores, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
12004 S Rt; 59 Ste 100
Plainfield, IL
 

Dr. Juan Flores is a specialist in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. He works in Naperville, IL and Plainfield, IL. His areas of expertise include emphysema, lung cancer, and intensive care. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Flores is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Flores welcomes new patients. He graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He is conversant in Spanish.

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All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Sleep Apnea, Snoring, Lung Cancer, Asthma, Insomnia, Sleep Problems, Intensive ... (Read more)

Dr. Andrew D Yu, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
3825 Highland Avenue; Twr Ii, Suite 310
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Andrew Yu is a medical specialist in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Yu include sinusitis (sinus infection), sleep disorders, and emphysema. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Yu accepts. He graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Yu is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Cystic Fibrosis, Sinusitis, Asthma, Intensive Care, Emphysema, Smoking Cessation

Dr. Jaime Villanueva, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology, Preventive Medicine
430 Warrenville Road; Suite 310
Lisle, IL
 

Dr. Jaime Villanueva specializes in adult critical care, undersea and hyperbaric medicine, and sleep medicine. These areas are among Dr. Villanueva's clinical interests: emphysema, intensive care, and asthma. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Villanueva is open to new patients.

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

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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.