We found 20 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept Humana near Palos Heights, IL.

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

Dr. Luis Torero is a medical specialist in pediatric pulmonology and pediatric critical care. His clinical interests include cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Torero obtained his medical school training at Cayetano Heredia University and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Torero (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Torero is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Problems, Asthma

Specializes in Pediatric Allergy, Allergy & Immunology
10733 W. 165th Street
Orland Park, IL
 

Dr. Alan Resnick's areas of specialization are pediatric allergy and allergy & immunology; he sees patients in Orland Park, IL, Hoffman Estates, IL, and Barrington, IL. Dr. Resnick is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. In his practice, he is particularly interested in sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and NorthShore University HealthSystem. Dr. Resnick is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Dr. Resnick attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school.

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All Interests: Sinusitis, Hay Fever, Asthma

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

Dr. Ayman Rawda specializes in general pediatrics. Dr. Rawda (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic, Spanish, and Polish. These areas are among his clinical interests: cancer and blood disorders. Dr. Rawda's 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. After completing medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rawda is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Ahmad K Agha, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
13303 S. Ridgeland Avenue; Unit C
Palos Heights, IL
 

Dr. Ahmad Agha is a specialist in adult pulmonology. Clinical interests for Dr. Agha include emphysema, intensive care, and asthma. He is affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Palos Community Hospital, and OSF Saint Francis Medical Center. Dr. Agha is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and residency at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago. He speaks Arabic.

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All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Allergies, Intensive Care, Sleep Apnea, Lung Problems, Emphysema, Asthma, Insomnia

Dr. Josephine Dlugopolski-Gach, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, General Pediatrics
9608 S Roberts Road
Hickory Hills, IL
 

Dr. Josephine Dlugopolski's specialties are general internal medicine and general pediatrics. She practices in Maywood, IL, Burr Ridge, IL, and Hickory Hills, IL. Her areas of expertise include preventive care, asthma, and general care. Dr. Dlugopolski honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She studied medicine at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Dlugopolski speaks Polish. She is affiliated with Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge.

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All Interests: Moles, Biopsy, Preventive Care, Sports Physicals, Women's Health Issues, General Care, Asthma

Specializes in Legal Medicine, Allergy & Immunology
16345 Harlem Avenue; Suite 1w
Tinley Park, IL
 

Dr. Cynthia Lerner sees patients in Tinley Park, IL and New Lenox, IL. Her medical specialties are legal medicine and allergy & immunology. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. Before completing her residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Dr. Lerner attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Her average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna.

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All Interests: Hives, Hay Fever, Asthma

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

Dr. Wayne Williamson is an internist and geriatrician. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Williamson's areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, heart problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Jesse Brown VA Medical Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Williamson honors. Dr. Williamson is accepting new patients. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and residency at Rush University Medical Center.

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

Dr. Evan George McLeod, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
2800 West 95th Street
Evergreen Park, IL
 

Dr. Evan McLeod is an Evergreen Park, IL physician who specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in asthma, sleep apnea, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Little Company of Mary Hospital and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. Dr. McLeod is a graduate of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. McLeod trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare POS. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. McLeod's office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Problems, Sleep Apnea, Asthma

Specializes in General Pediatrics
7110 W. 127th Street
Palos Heights, IL
 

Dr. Dimple Damani sees patients in Chicago, IL, Arlington Heights, IL, and Palos Heights, IL. Her medical specialty is general pediatrics. She attended Medical College of Wisconsin and then went on to complete her residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. In her practice, Dr. Damani focuses on asthma and preventive care. Dr. Damani accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. She is not accepting new patients at this time.

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All Interests: Asthma, Preventive Care

Dr. James R Hunter, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
10733 165th Street
Orland Park, IL
 

Dr. James Hunter's area of specialization is pediatric allergy & immunology. Dr. Hunter's clinical interests encompass asthma and allergies. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, MetroSouth Medical Center, and Franciscan Health Chicago Heights. Dr. Hunter welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Allergies, Asthma

Dr. Patrick J ONeal, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
15300 West Avenue; Suite 214
Orland Park, IL
 

Dr. Patrick O'Neal works as a general pediatrician. His areas of clinical interest consist of obesity, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and asthma. Dr. O'Neal is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Palos Community Hospital. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. O'Neal honors. Dr. O'Neal welcomes new patients. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His residency was performed at Advocate Hope Children's Hospital and Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn.

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All Interests: Sports Health, Nutrition Issues, Obesity, Attention Deficit Disorder, Asthma

Dr. Hassan Alzein, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
6700 West 95th Street
Oak Lawn, IL
 

Dr. Hassan Alzein practices general pediatrics. He is conversant in Arabic. He has a special interest in newborn care. Dr. Alzein is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Little Company of Mary Hospital, and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Alzein attended medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. Patients rated Dr. Alzein highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Alzein honors. Dr. Alzein is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Allergies, Newborn Care, Asthma

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

Dr. Eugene Muzykansky works as a general internist in Oak Lawn, IL and Bolingbrook, IL. He graduated from Odessa State Medical University. Dr. Muzykansky's areas of expertise include cancer screening, cardiac risk reduction, and adolescent issues. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Muzykansky takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA), as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Muzykansky (or staff) speaks Spanish, Polish, and Russian. His professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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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 specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Palos Heights, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Shahbain include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. Dr. Shahbain's professional affiliations include Little Company of Mary Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Preferred Network Access (PNA), and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He attended Ross University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at West Suburban Medical Center for residency. Dr. Shahbain is conversant in Arabic.

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Dr. Juanbosco Ayala, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
10837 S Cicero Avenue; Suite 300
Oak Lawn, IL
 

Dr. Juanbosco Ayala is a medical specialist in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. His clinical interests encompass asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Ayala's training includes a residency program at Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn. Dr. Ayala is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Holy Cross Hospital, Little Company of Mary Hospital, and Sinai Health System (Chicago).

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All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Asthma

Dr. Mohammad T.K. Ghani, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
7808 College Drive
Palos Heights, IL
 

Dr. Mohammad Ghani is an allergy & immunology specialist. His areas of clinical interest consist of asthma and allergies. Patients gave Dr. Ghani an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including CIGNA Plans, Humana HMO, and Humana Bronze. He graduated from King Edward Medical University. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Ghani's hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and MetroSouth Medical Center.

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All Interests: Allergies, 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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