We found 20 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept HealthLink near Plainfield, IL.

Specializes in General Pediatrics
24600 W 127th Street; Suite 135
Plainfield, IL
 

Dr. Tara Doman's area of specialization is general pediatrics. She is conversant in Spanish. Her areas of expertise include the following: abuse, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and newborn care. Dr. Doman's hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. She attended medical school at Duke University School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Doman is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Doman's practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Linda Hamilton is a general pediatrician. She is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. She trained at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Hamilton include abuse, newborn care, and nutrition counseling. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hamilton is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. She is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in General Pediatrics
24600 West 127th Street; Suite 135
Plainfield, IL
 

Dr. Laura Uselding works as a pediatrician in Naperville, IL, Bolingbrook, IL, and West Chicago, IL. Dr. Uselding's clinical interests include abuse, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and newborn care. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. She studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Uselding's medical residency was performed at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital. She has an open panel.

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Specializes in General Pediatrics
24600 West 127th Street; Suite 135
Plainfield, IL
 

Dr. Timothy Wall is a pediatrician in Naperville, IL, Bolingbrook, IL, and West Chicago, IL. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Wall's areas of expertise include dermatitis (skin inflammation), nutrition counseling, and adolescent issues. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Wall is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Wall welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in General Pediatrics
24600 W 127th Street; Suite 135
Plainfield, IL
 

Dr. Nancy Thomas' area of specialization is general pediatrics. She is conversant in Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Thomas include abuse, newborn care, and dermatitis (skin inflammation). Dr. Thomas is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. She studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Thomas completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Thomas is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
24600 W 127th Street; Suite 225 Building B
Plainfield, IL
 

Dr. Thomas Van Osdol is an allergy & immunology specialist in Glen Ellyn, IL, Naperville, IL, and Plainfield, IL. In his practice, he is particularly interested in asthma, food allergy, and eczema. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Van Osdol honors. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and residency at Maricopa Medical Center and Phoenix Children's Hospital. Dr. Van Osdol is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Eczema, Allergies, Food Allergy, Asthma

Specializes in General Pediatrics
24600 W 127th Street; Suite 135
Plainfield, IL
 

Dr. Jihad Shoshara's specialty is general pediatrics. Clinical interests for Dr. Shoshara include abuse, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and newborn care. Dr. Shoshara is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. Dr. Shoshara (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: 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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Specializes in General Pediatrics
24600 West 127th Street; Suite 135
Plainfield, IL
 

Dr. Shelly Flais' area of specialization is general pediatrics. These areas are among her clinical interests: abuse, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and newborn care. Dr. Flais is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. She attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago for residency. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Specializes in General Pediatrics
24600 W. 127th Street
Plainfield, IL
 

Dr. Kristine Liberty is a pediatrician. She is especially interested in newborn care, asthma, and weight management. Dr. Liberty's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. She studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Liberty trained at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. She has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Liberty is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Jerome Gronli works as a pediatrician in Plainfield, IL, Naperville, IL, and Bolingbrook, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Gronli include abuse, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and newborn care. He is affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Gronli accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is open to new patients. Dr. Gronli is a graduate of Rush Medical College. He trained at the University of Chicago Medical Center for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
24600 W. 127th Street, Building B; Suite 110
Plainfield, IL
 

Dr. David Knysak works as an allergist/immunologist in Oak Brook, IL, Plainfield, IL, and Naperville, IL. Before completing his residency at Jewish General Hospital, Dr. Knysak attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: hay fever (allergic rhinitis), infections, and asthma. Dr. Knysak takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Dr. Knysak is accepting new patients.

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

Specializes in General Pediatrics
24600 W. 127th Street
Plainfield, IL
 

Dr. Steven Kovar is a general pediatrician in Plainfield, IL. Dr. Kovar speaks French. His areas of clinical interest consist of obesity, newborn care, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kovar accepts. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Kovar's office for an appointment.

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

Specializes in General Pediatrics
24600 West 127th Street; Suite 135
Plainfield, IL
 

Dr. Nithya Sunder practices general pediatrics in Naperville, IL, Bolingbrook, IL, and West Chicago, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Sunder include abuse, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and newborn care. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sunder takes. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Sunder speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Sofia Shakir sees patients in Naperville, IL, Plainfield, IL, and Bolingbrook, IL. Her medical specialty is general pediatrics. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shakir include abuse, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and newborn care. Her professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Shakir honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She is open to new patients. She studied medicine at Aga Khan University Medical College. Dr. Shakir trained at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County for her residency. Dr. Shakir (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Arabic, and Spanish.

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Specializes in General Pediatrics
24600 West 127th Street; Suite 135
Plainfield, IL
 

Dr. Rebecca Smeraglinolo works as a general pediatrician. Areas of expertise for Dr. Smeraglinolo include abuse, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and newborn care. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Smeraglinolo honors. She graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Rush University Medical Center. Her professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Smeraglinolo welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
644 S Weber Road
Romeoville, IL
 

Dr. Claudia Vera is an internist. Her areas of expertise include diabetes, well woman gynecology, and cancer screening. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Vera is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Vera's hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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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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