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We found 26 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's specialty is general pediatrics. These areas are among her clinical interests: abuse, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and newborn care. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Doman graduated from Duke University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). She speaks Spanish. Dr. Doman's professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Her practice is open to 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's specialty is general pediatrics. His areas of clinical interest consist of attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), preventive care, and asthma. Patients rated Dr. Adil highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Adil's education and training includes medical school at Osmania Medical College and residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Adil (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. He is affiliated with 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 is a pediatrician. She is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Hamilton trained at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Hamilton include abuse, newborn care, and nutrition counseling. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Her professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Hamilton welcomes new patients.

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

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

Dr. Laura Uselding is a pediatrician in Naperville, IL, Bolingbrook, IL, and West Chicago, IL. Her areas of expertise include abuse, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and newborn care. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Uselding attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. For her residency, Dr. Uselding trained at the University of Chicago Medical Center. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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 in Naperville, IL, Bolingbrook, IL, and West Chicago, IL. He is a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine. His clinical interests include dermatitis (skin inflammation), nutrition counseling, and adolescent issues. Patient ratings for Dr. Wall average 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Wall'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. Nancy Thomas Thomas, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
24600 W 127th Street; Suite 135
Plainfield, IL
 

Dr. Nancy Thomas works as a pediatrician. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. These areas are among Dr. Thomas's clinical interests: abuse, newborn care, and dermatitis (skin inflammation). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Thomas is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She is open to new patients.

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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. His areas of expertise include asthma, food allergy, and eczema. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Dr. Van Osdol performed his residency at Maricopa Medical Center and Phoenix Children's Hospital. Dr. Van Osdol is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He is accepting 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. Dr. Shoshara (or staff) speaks Arabic and Spanish. His areas of expertise include abuse, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and newborn care. Dr. Shoshara is affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. After completing medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, Dr. Shoshara performed his residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Kristine Liberty is a Plainfield, IL physician who specializes in general pediatrics. Dr. Liberty is especially interested in newborn care, asthma, and weight management. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. She honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Dr. Liberty completed her residency training at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. She is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Nutrition Issues, Early Childhood Development, Preventive Care, Weight Management, Obesity, Newborn ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Shelly Flais specializes in general pediatrics. Her areas of expertise include the following: abuse, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and newborn care. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. Dr. Flais graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Flais welcomes new patients.

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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 is a medical specialist in allergy & immunology. Clinical interests for Dr. Knysak include hay fever (allergic rhinitis), infections, and asthma. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Jewish General Hospital. Dr. Knysak takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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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's specialty is general pediatrics. Dr. Kovar's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He 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. Dr. Kovar accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He welcomes new patients. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school and subsequently trained at Advocate Hope Children's Hospital and Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn for residency. He speaks French.

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

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

Dr. Jerome Gronli practices general pediatrics. His areas of expertise include the following: abuse, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and newborn care. Dr. Gronli takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended medical school at Rush Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Gronli completed a residency program at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Dr. Gronli speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Nithya Sunder specializes in general pediatrics. Her areas of expertise include the following: abuse, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and newborn care. Dr. Sunder accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Sunder's hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Sunder's practice 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 is a general internist in Bolingbrook, IL. These areas are among her clinical interests: well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. The average patient rating for Dr. Kaki is 5.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare PPO, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute. Dr. Kaki (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Telugu, Kannada, and Hindi. Dr. Kaki is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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All Interests: Depression, Hypertension, Physical Exams, Diabetes, Obesity, Arthritis, Women's Health Issues, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Sofia Shakir is a physician who specializes in general pediatrics. She studied medicine at Aga Khan University Medical College. She completed her residency training at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. These areas are among Dr. Shakir's clinical interests: abuse, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and newborn care. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Shakir (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Arabic, and Spanish. Dr. Shakir's professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Shakir welcomes 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.