We found 20 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept HealthLink 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 and practices in Naperville, IL, Bolingbrook, IL, and Plainfield, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Doman include abuse, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and newborn care. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Doman obtained her medical school training at Duke University School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). She speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Doman is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Linda Hamilton's area of specialization is general pediatrics. Her areas of expertise include abuse, newborn care, and nutrition counseling. Dr. Hamilton is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has an open panel. 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 works as a general pediatrician in Naperville, IL, Bolingbrook, IL, and West Chicago, IL. Dr. Uselding's areas of expertise include the following: abuse, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and newborn care. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. She is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Uselding's residency was performed at the University of Chicago Medical Center. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital. 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's medical specialty is general pediatrics. He speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wall include dermatitis (skin inflammation), nutrition counseling, and adolescent issues. His professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He studied medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Wall is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Wall is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. His practice 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 practices allergy & immunology. He is especially interested in asthma, food allergy, and eczema. He takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Van Osdol attended the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health for medical school and subsequently trained at Maricopa Medical Center and Phoenix Children's Hospital for residency. Dr. Van Osdol is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Eczema, Allergies, Food Allergy, Asthma

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

Dr. Nancy Thomas is a pediatrician in Naperville, IL, Bolingbrook, IL, and West Chicago, IL. She studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Thomas trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. Her areas of expertise include abuse, newborn care, and dermatitis (skin inflammation). She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Thomas is affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Thomas has an open panel.

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

Dr. Jihad Shoshara works as a general pediatrician in Naperville, IL, West Chicago, IL, and Bolingbrook, IL. Dr. Shoshara's clinical interests include abuse, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and newborn care. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and 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. Dr. Shoshara is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Kristine Liberty is a physician who specializes in general pediatrics. Her areas of expertise consist of newborn care, asthma, and weight management. Dr. Liberty is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. She is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and a graduate of Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago's residency program. Patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Liberty accepts. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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. 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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Flais include abuse, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and newborn care. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. 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 has an open panel.

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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's medical specialty is allergy & immunology. Dr. Knysak's areas of expertise include hay fever (allergic rhinitis), infections, and asthma. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Jewish General Hospital. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Dr. Knysak 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 works as a general pediatrician. In addition to English, he speaks French. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kovar include obesity, newborn care, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). Dr. Kovar is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. Dr. Kovar graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He completed his residency training at Advocate Hope Children's Hospital and Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kovar accepts. He welcomes new patients.

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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's specialty is general pediatrics. Dr. Gronli is a graduate of Rush Medical College and a graduate of the University of Chicago Medical Center's residency program. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gronli include abuse, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and newborn care. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Gronli welcomes 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 sees patients in Naperville, IL, Bolingbrook, IL, and West Chicago, IL. Her medical specialty is general pediatrics. Her areas of expertise include the following: abuse, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and newborn care. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin, Dr. Sunder attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Medicine. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Sunder's professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. She welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Sofia Shakir specializes in general pediatrics. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shakir include abuse, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and newborn care. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Shakir is a graduate of Aga Khan University Medical College and a graduate of John Stroger Hospital of Cook County's residency program. In addition to English, Dr. Shakir (or staff) speaks Urdu, Arabic, and Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Shakir welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Rebecca Kathryn Smeraglinolo, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
24600 West 127th Street; Suite 135
Plainfield, IL
 

Dr. Rebecca Smeraglinolo practices general pediatrics. Her areas of expertise include the following: abuse, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and newborn care. Dr. Smeraglinolo is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and a graduate of Rush University Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Smeraglinolo is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. She welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Claudia J Vera, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
644 S Weber Road
Romeoville, IL
 

Dr. Claudia Vera is an internist in Romeoville, IL. Dr. Vera is conversant in Spanish. These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes, well woman gynecology, and cancer screening. She is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Health Network (AHN). She is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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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