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

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

Dr. Tara Doman is a pediatrician in Naperville, IL, Bolingbrook, IL, and West Chicago, IL. Dr. Doman's areas of expertise include abuse, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and newborn care. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at Duke University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Doman is affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. She has an open panel.

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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 is an allergy & immunology specialist in Glen Ellyn, IL, Naperville, IL, and Plainfield, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Van Osdol include asthma, food allergy, and eczema. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. 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. He 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. Timothy R Wall, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
24600 West 127th Street; Suite 135
Plainfield, IL
 

Dr. Timothy Wall is a physician who specializes in general pediatrics. He graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wall include dermatitis (skin inflammation), nutrition counseling, and adolescent issues. Dr. Wall's average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Wall is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Nancy Thomas' medical specialty is general pediatrics. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Thomas attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school. Clinical interests for Dr. Thomas include abuse, newborn care, and dermatitis (skin inflammation). She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Thomas speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. She 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 specializes in general pediatrics. Areas of expertise for Dr. Liberty include 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 studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Liberty completed a residency program at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. She is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Liberty is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Liberty is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Steven Kovar works as a pediatrician. The average patient rating for Dr. Kovar is 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: obesity, newborn care, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, he completed his residency training at Advocate Hope Children's Hospital and Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn. Dr. Kovar is conversant in French. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. Dr. Kovar is accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. Laura Uselding practices general pediatrics. She attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then went on to complete her residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. These areas are among her clinical interests: abuse, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and newborn care. Dr. Uselding is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Uselding's hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. She welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Jihad Shoshara is a pediatrician in Naperville, IL, West Chicago, IL, and Plainfield, IL. His areas of expertise include abuse, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and newborn care. Dr. Shoshara honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Dr. Shoshara attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Shoshara (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and Spanish. He is affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Shoshara welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Linda Hamilton practices general pediatrics in Naperville, IL, West Chicago, IL, and Plainfield, IL. Her areas of expertise include the following: abuse, newborn care, and nutrition counseling. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. After attending the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Hamilton completed her residency training at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Dr. Hamilton's professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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 in Oak Brook, IL, Plainfield, IL, and Darien, IL. He attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. These areas are among Dr. Knysak's clinical interests: hay fever (allergic rhinitis), infections, and asthma. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Knysak accepts. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

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

Dr. Shelly Flais is a pediatrician in Naperville, IL, West Chicago, IL, and Plainfield, IL. These areas are among Dr. Flais's clinical interests: abuse, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and newborn care. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Her practice is open to new patients. Dr. Flais is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University.

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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 pediatrician. He speaks Spanish. 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. After completing medical school at Rush Medical College, he performed his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Gronli 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 sees patients in Naperville, IL, Bolingbrook, IL, and West Chicago, IL. Her medical specialty is general pediatrics. She speaks Spanish. Her areas of expertise include the following: abuse, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and newborn care. Dr. Sunder is affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. She attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Sunder completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Sunder honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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 West Chicago, IL. Her areas of expertise include abuse, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and newborn care. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Shakir attended medical school at Aga Khan University Medical College. Her medical residency was performed at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Dr. Shakir (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Arabic, and Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She 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 clinical interests include abuse, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and newborn care. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Smeraglinolo is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and a graduate of Rush University Medical Center's residency program. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Smeraglinolo's practice is open to 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 works as an internist in Romeoville, IL. She attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Her clinical interests include diabetes, well woman gynecology, and cancer screening. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vera accepts. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Vera is affiliated with 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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