We found 27 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept Great-West Healthcare PPO near Plainfield, IL.

Dr. Tara Elizabeth Jackson, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
24600 W 127th Street; Suite 135
Plainfield, IL
 

Dr. Tara Doman specializes in general pediatrics. Her areas of expertise include abuse, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and newborn care. Dr. Doman is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF), Dr. Doman attended Duke University School of Medicine. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Doman's hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. She welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Sports Health, Immunization, Bronchitis, Allergic Headache, Allergies, Acute ... (Read more)

Dr. Mohammed Muzafferuddin Adil, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
2226 Weber Road Crest
Hill, IL
 

Dr. Mohammed Adil works as a pediatrician in Crest Hill, IL, Hill, IL, and Naperville, IL. He graduated from Osmania Medical College and then he performed his residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. His areas of expertise include attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), preventive care, and asthma. Dr. Adil's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Adil (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. His professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Preventive Care, Acid Reflux, Attention Deficit Disorder, Asthma

Dr. Linda Carol Hamilton, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
24600 West 127th Street.; Suite 135
Plainfield, IL
 

Dr. Linda Hamilton practices general pediatrics. These areas are among her clinical interests: abuse, newborn care, and nutrition counseling. Dr. Hamilton's professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She welcomes new patients. After attending the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.

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Dr. Laura Marie Uselding, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
24600 West 127th Street; Suite 135
Plainfield, IL
 

Dr. Laura Uselding is a physician who specializes in general pediatrics. Areas of expertise for Dr. Uselding include abuse, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and newborn care. Dr. Uselding is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital. She is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and a graduate of the University of Chicago Medical Center's residency program. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Uselding accepts. She welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Timothy R Wall, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
24600 West 127th Street; Suite 135
Plainfield, IL
 

Dr. Timothy Wall works as a general pediatrician. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wall include dermatitis (skin inflammation), nutrition counseling, and adolescent issues. He is affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Wall is accepting new patients. He graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Wall speaks Spanish.

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Dr. Nancy Thomas Thomas, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
24600 W 127th Street; Suite 135
Plainfield, IL
 

Dr. Nancy Thomas works as a general pediatrician in Naperville, IL, Bolingbrook, IL, and West Chicago, IL. Dr. Thomas's clinical interests include abuse, newborn care, and dermatitis (skin inflammation). Her professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has an open panel. Dr. Thomas is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She is conversant in Spanish.

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Dr. Thomas J Van Osdol, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
24600 W 127th Street; Suite 225 Building B
Plainfield, IL
 

Dr. Thomas Van Osdol specializes in allergy & immunology and practices in Glen Ellyn, IL, Naperville, IL, and Plainfield, IL. Dr. Van Osdol obtained his medical school training at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and performed his residency at Maricopa Medical Center and Phoenix Children's Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Van Osdol include asthma, food allergy, and eczema. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Eczema, Allergies, Food Allergy, Asthma

Dr. Jihad Izzat Shoshara, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
24600 W 127th Street; Suite 135
Plainfield, IL
 

Dr. Jihad Shoshara's area of specialization is general pediatrics. His clinical interests include abuse, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and newborn care. Dr. Shoshara is affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. Dr. Shoshara graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. In addition to English, Dr. Shoshara (or staff) speaks Arabic and Spanish.

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Dr. Shelly Vaziri Flais, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
24600 West 127th Street; Suite 135
Plainfield, IL
 

Dr. Shelly Flais practices general pediatrics in Naperville, IL, West Chicago, IL, and Plainfield, IL. Her areas of expertise include abuse, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and newborn care. Dr. Flais's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Flais has an open panel. Before completing her residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Dr. Flais attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine.

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Dr. Kristine Noel Liberty, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
24600 W. 127th Street
Plainfield, IL
 

Dr. Kristine Liberty's medical specialty is general pediatrics. In Dr. Liberty's practice, she is particularly interested in newborn care, asthma, and weight management. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. She graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. She has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Liberty's practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Jerome O Gronli, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
24600 W. 127th Street; #135
Plainfield, IL
 

Dr. Jerome Gronli works as a general pediatrician. Clinical interests for Dr. Gronli include abuse, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and newborn care. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center, Dr. Gronli attended medical school at Rush Medical College. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Gronli's hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Dr. Suma Reddy Duvvur, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
899 S Weber Road; Suite G
Bolingbrook, IL
 

Dr. Suma Kaki specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Bolingbrook, IL. Dr. Kaki studied medicine at Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute. These areas are among her clinical interests: well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. She is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare PPO, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kaki (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Telugu, Kannada, and Hindi. Her professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Dr. David J Knysak, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
24600 W. 127th Street, Building B; Suite 110
Plainfield, IL
 

Dr. David Knysak practices allergy & immunology. His areas of expertise include hay fever (allergic rhinitis), infections, and asthma. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Knysak obtained his medical school training at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and performed his residency at Jewish General Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Allergies, Hives, Sinus Problems, Food Allergy, Nose Problems, Hay Fever, Infections, Asthma

Dr. Steven Matthew Kovar, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
24600 W. 127th Street
Plainfield, IL
 

Dr. Steven Kovar is a Plainfield, IL physician who specializes in general pediatrics. In addition to English, he speaks French. Dr. Kovar has indicated that his clinical interests include obesity, newborn care, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. After completing medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, he performed his residency at Advocate Hope Children's Hospital and Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn. Dr. Kovar's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Sports Health, Obesity, Newborn Care, Attention Deficit Disorder, Asthma

Dr. Nithya Sunder, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
24600 West 127th Street; Suite 135
Plainfield, IL
 

Dr. Nithya Sunder practices general pediatrics. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sunder include abuse, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and newborn care. She is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Sunder takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sunder's practice is open to new patients. She studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. She speaks Spanish.

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Dr. Sofia Shakir, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
24600 W. 127th Street; #135
Plainfield, IL
 

Dr. Sofia Shakir practices general pediatrics in Naperville, IL, Plainfield, IL, and Bolingbrook, IL. Dr. Shakir's areas of expertise include abuse, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and newborn care. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Aga Khan University Medical College. Her residency was performed at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Dr. Shakir (or staff) speaks Urdu, Arabic, and Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. She is open to new patients.

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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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