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We found 19 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
Oak Lawn, IL
 

Dr. Luis Torero's medical specialty is pediatric pulmonology and pediatric critical care. He has a special interest in cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. Dr. Torero is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Torero attended medical school at Cayetano Heredia University. Dr. Torero (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Problems, Asthma

Dr. Wayne Crispus Williamson, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
11600 S. Kedzie; #k
Merrionette Park, IL
 

Dr. Wayne Williamson practices general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He is especially interested in diabetes, heart problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Williamson is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Jesse Brown VA Medical Center. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Aetna, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Williamson is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Rush University Medical Center.

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

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

Dr. Cynthia Lerner works as an allergist/immunologist and legal medicine specialist. She has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Aetna, and more. Dr. Lerner is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Lerner trained at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. She is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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All Interests: Hives, Hay Fever, Asthma

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

Dr. Ayman Rawda works as a pediatrician. Patient reviews placed Dr. Rawda at an average of 2.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Rawda focuses on cancer and blood disorders. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Preferred Network Access (PNA), and more. Dr. Rawda attended the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. In addition to English, Dr. Rawda (or staff) speaks Arabic and Spanish. His professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. He is accepting new patients.

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

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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 graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then he performed his residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. Areas of expertise for Dr. Resnick include sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. On average, patients gave Dr. Resnick a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. 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

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

Dr. Evan McLeod is an adult critical care and adult pulmonology specialist. His areas of expertise include the following: asthma, sleep apnea, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He is professionally affiliated with Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. Dr. McLeod takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare POS. He has an open panel. He graduated from 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 has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors.

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

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

Dr. Josephine Dlugopolski works as an internist and pediatrician. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Dlugopolski include preventive care, asthma, and general care. Dr. Dlugopolski accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. In addition to English, she 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

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

Dr. Hassan Alzein specializes in general pediatrics and practices in Oak Lawn, IL and Evergreen Park, IL. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include newborn care. Dr. Alzein's professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Alzein honors. His practice is open to new patients. He is a graduate of the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Alzein trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for his residency. In addition to English, he speaks Arabic.

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All Interests: Allergies, Newborn Care, Asthma

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

Dr. Ahmad Agha is an adult pulmonology specialist. He speaks Arabic. These areas are among Dr. Agha's clinical interests: emphysema, intensive care, and asthma. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Palos Community Hospital, and OSF Saint Francis Medical Center. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. James R Hunter Jr., MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
20201 South Crawford Avenue
Olympia Fields, IL
 

Dr. James Hunter's specialty is pediatric allergy & immunology. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Hunter is especially interested in asthma and allergies. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Viant, TRICARE, and Humana HMO. His professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, MetroSouth Medical Center, and Franciscan Alliance. He welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Allergies, Asthma

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

Dr. Juanbosco Ayala's areas of specialization are critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology; he sees patients in Chicago, IL and Oak Lawn, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Ayala include asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ayala takes. For his professional training, Dr. Ayala completed a residency program at Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Ayala is professionally affiliated with Holy Cross Hospital, Sinai Health System (Chicago), and Thorek Memorial Hospital.

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All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Asthma

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

Dr. Eugene Muzykansky's specialty is general internal medicine. He studied medicine at Odessa State Medical University. Clinical interests for Dr. Muzykansky include cancer screening, cardiac risk reduction, and adolescent issues. Patients rated Dr. Muzykansky highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Muzykansky is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA), in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Muzykansky (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Polish, and Russian. His hospital/clinic 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's specialty is general internal medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. He is affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Palos Community Hospital. Dr. Shahbain is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA), as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Shahbain's practice is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at West Suburban Medical Center, Dr. Shahbain attended Ross University School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Arabic.

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

Dr. Patrick O'Neal is a physician who specializes in general pediatrics. His areas of clinical interest consist of obesity, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and asthma. Dr. O'Neal is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then went on to complete his residency at Advocate Hope Children's Hospital and Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn. His professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Palos Community Hospital. Dr. O'Neal's practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Dimple Damani, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
7110 W. 127th Street
Palos Heights, IL
 

Dr. Dimple Damani specializes in general pediatrics. Clinical interests for Dr. Damani include asthma and preventive care. Her professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. Dr. Damani honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She is closed to new patients at this time. She attended Medical College of Wisconsin for medical school and subsequently trained at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago for residency.

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All Interests: Asthma, Preventive Care

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

Dr. Mohammad Ghani works as an allergist/immunologist. He is conversant in Spanish. In his practice, he is particularly interested in asthma and allergies. Dr. Ghani's professional affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and MetroSouth Medical Center. He studied medicine at King Edward Medical University. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. CIGNA Plans, Humana HMO, and Humana Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ghani takes.

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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.