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We found 28 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept CIGNA POS near Saint Charles, IL.

Dr. Elena Guiao Gozum, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
2172 Blackberry Drive; Suite 202
Geneva, IL
 

Dr. Elena Gozum is an allergy & immunology specialist. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Gozum include sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. Dr. Gozum is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gozum takes. Dr. Gozum has an open panel. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Florida State University, Dr. Gozum attended medical school at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. Dr. Gozum speaks Filipino.

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All Interests: Eczema, Hives, Food Allergy, Sinusitis, Hay Fever, Asthma

Dr. Nirali Patel, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
302 Randall Road; Suite 208
Geneva, IL
 

Dr. Nirali Patel is a general internist in Geneva, IL. These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes, acne, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Patel is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients. Dr. Patel is a graduate of Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. She trained at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University for residency. She is conversant in Gujarati.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Skin Issues, Women's Health Issues, Asthma, Preventive Care, Weight ... (Read more)

Dr. Linda C Widmer, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
1049 E Wilson Street; Suite 160b
Batavia, IL
 

Dr. Linda Widmer practices general pediatrics. Her areas of expertise consist of newborn care, asthma, and preventive care. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Widmer attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia for residency. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Delnor Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Preventive Care, Newborn Care, Asthma

Dr. Cynthia R Rosenblad, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
725 W. Fabyan Parkway; Unit B
Batavia, IL
 

Dr. Cynthia Ambler is a physician who specializes in general pediatrics. In Dr. Ambler's practice, she is particularly interested in newborn care and asthma. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HFN, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients. After completing medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, Dr. Ambler performed her residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago.

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All Interests: Allergies, Newborn Care, Asthma

Dr. Linda M Lam, DO
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
302 Randall Road; Suite 304
Geneva, IL
 

Dr. Linda Lam specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Clinical interests for Dr. Lam include asthma, interstitial lung disease, and pulmonary hypertension. Dr. Lam is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. She obtained her medical school training at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed her residency at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. She honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She has an open panel.

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All Interests: Pulmonary Hypertension, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Interstitial Lung Disease

Dr. Christine Lynn Rejdukowski, DO
Specializes in General Pediatrics
2900 Foxfield Road; Suite 205
Saint Charles, IL
 

Dr. Christine Rejdukowski specializes in general pediatrics and practices in Saint Charles, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Rejdukowski include newborn care, asthma, and osteopathic medicine. Her average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Rejdukowski honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. After attending Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at Rush University Medical Center. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Rejdukowski's practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Nutrition Issues, Osteopathic Medicine, Newborn Care, Asthma

Dr. Crystal J Otteman, DO
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
302 Randall Road; Suite 304
Geneva, IL
 

Dr. Crystal Otteman specializes in adult pulmonology and practices in Winfield, IL, Geneva, IL, and Village, IL. These areas are among Dr. Otteman's clinical interests: lung cancer, pneumonia, and asthma. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Delnor Hospital. She attended Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Midwestern University. Dr. Otteman is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. She has an open panel.

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All Interests: Lung Cancer, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Pneumonia

Dr. Timothy J McGee, DO
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
302 Randall Road; Suite 304
Geneva, IL
 

Dr. Timothy McGee's specialties are adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Dr. McGee's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of clinical interest consist of emphysema, lung cancer, and asthma. His professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Delnor Hospital. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. McGee is open to new patients. He graduated from Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Midwestern University.

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All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Sleep Apnea, Lung Problems, Lung Cancer, Asthma, CPAP Treatment, Emphysema

Dr. Kristen L Vogt, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
2900 Foxfield Road; Suite 202
St Charles, IL
 

Dr. Kristen Vogt is a pediatrician. In her practice, Dr. Vogt focuses on obesity, newborn care, and asthma. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. After attending Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, Dr. Vogt completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California. Dr. Vogt is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Obesity, Newborn Care, Asthma

Dr. Joy E Castrovillari, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
2900 Foxfield Road; Suite 202
St Charles, IL
 

Dr. Joy Castrovillari's medical specialty is general pediatrics. Patient ratings for Dr. Castrovillari average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Castrovillari's areas of expertise include newborn care, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and asthma. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Dr. Castrovillari attended medical school at Rush Medical College. Dr. Castrovillari's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. She is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Eczema, Rheumatic Diseases, Allergies, Preventive Care, Newborn Care, Attention Deficit Disorder, ... (Read more)

Dr. Scott Duncan McNaughton, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2900 Foxfield Road
St Charles, IL
 

Dr. Scott McNaughton specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Saint Charles, IL. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, thyroid problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. McNaughton is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky, Dr. McNaughton attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Lung Problems, Diabetes, Asthma, Thyroid Problems, Preventive Care, Chronic Illness

Dr. Lynn Mary Ables, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
725 W. Fabyan Parkway; Unit B
Batavia, IL
 

Dr. Lynn Ables works as a pediatrician in Wheaton, IL and Batavia, IL. Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ables include newborn care, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and asthma. Dr. Ables is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HFN. Before performing her residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Dr. Ables attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Ables speaks Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. She is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Skin Issues, Newborn Care, Attention Deficit Disorder, Asthma, Breastfeeding Issues

Dr. Edwin V Espinosa, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, General Pediatrics
1124 Stearns Road
Bartlett, IL
 

Dr. Edwin Espinosa sees patients in Bartlett, IL. His medical specialties are general internal medicine and general pediatrics. Dr. Espinosa is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. His clinical interests include diabetes, newborn care, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Patient ratings for Dr. Espinosa average 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Espinosa's office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Asthma, Preventive Care, Newborn Care

Dr. Daniel Jay Schulman, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
W. Wilson Batavia, IL
 

Dr. Daniel Schulman works as a pediatrician in Sugar Grove, IL and West Wilson Batavia, IL. His areas of expertise consist of attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), asthma, and sports health. Dr. Schulman's hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Delnor Hospital. Before performing his residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Dr. Schulman attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Schulman welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Sports Health, Attention Deficit Disorder, Enuresis, Asthma

Dr. Rhonda Kay Williams, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
2900 Foxfield Road; #203
St Charles, IL
 

Dr. Rhonda Williams' specialty is general pediatrics. Her areas of expertise include down syndrome, newborn care, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). She is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at Nationwide Children's Hospital, Dr. Williams attended medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. Dr. Williams is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Down Syndrome, Newborn Care, Attention Deficit Disorder, Asthma

Dr. Karen R Judy, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
2900 Foxfield Road; Suite 202
St Charles, IL
 

Dr. Karen Judy's area of specialization is general pediatrics. She has indicated that her clinical interests include asthma, chronic illness, and nutrition issues. She takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, Dr. Judy performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. Dr. Judy is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. She is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Nutrition Issues, Preventive Care, Chronic Illness, Asthma, Injuries

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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.