We found 63 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept Great-West Healthcare POS near Westchester, IL.

Dr. Susanna Antonia McColley, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
Surgical Treatment Center
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Susanna McColley specializes in pediatric pulmonology and practices in Chicago, IL, Northbrook, IL, and Westchester, IL. She has indicated that her clinical interests include cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Before completing her residency at Baltimore City Hospitals, Dr. McColley attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. McColley has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. In addition to English, she speaks French. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Problems, Asthma, Chronic Cough

Dr. Karen Kerr Botsoe, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
5201 Willow Springs Road; Suite 150
Lagrange, IL
 

Dr. Karen Botsoe sees patients in La Grange, IL. Her medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Botsoe studied medicine at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. Her areas of expertise include diabetes, well woman gynecology, and cancer screening. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. In addition to English, Dr. Botsoe speaks Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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Dr. Juan Gabriel Flores, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
12004 S Rt; 59 Ste 100
Plainfield, IL
 

Dr. Juan Flores is a specialist in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Clinical interests for Dr. Flores include emphysema, lung cancer, and intensive care. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Flores studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Flores's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Sleep Apnea, Snoring, Lung Cancer, Asthma, Insomnia, Sleep Problems, Intensive ... (Read more)

Dr. David J Knysak, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
120 Oakbrook Center; Suite 424
Oakbrook, 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

Dr. John D Porcelli, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
133 E Brush Hill Road; Suite 110
Elmhurst, IL
 

Dr. John Porcelli's areas of specialization are adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology; he sees patients in Downers Grove, IL and Elmhurst, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Porcelli include sleep disorders, emphysema, and intensive care. He is rated highly by his patients. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Porcelli graduated from Rush Medical College and then he performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Asthma, Intensive Care, Hay Fever, Emphysema

Dr. Tahir Rohail, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
5000 South 5th Avenue
Hines, IL
 

Dr. Tahir Rohail is a general internist in Riverside, IL and Hines, IL. Dr. Rohail's areas of expertise include the following: cancer screening, cardiac risk reduction, and adolescent issues. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Rohail is a graduate of King Edward Medical University. Dr. Rohail (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi.

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Dr. Jobby J Mampilly, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
12004 S Rt; 59 Ste 100
Plainfield, IL
 

Dr. Jobby Mampilly is a medical specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mampilly include intensive care, cystic fibrosis (CF), and asthma. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Mampilly attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Mampilly is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Cough, Asthma, Intensive Care

Dr. Ravi R Nemivant, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
12004 S Rt; 59 Ste 100
Plainfield, IL
 

Dr. Ravi Nemivant sees patients in Naperville, IL and Plainfield, IL. His medical specialties are adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Clinical interests for Dr. Nemivant include sleep disorders, emphysema, and lung cancer. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He studied medicine at Rush Medical College. Dr. Nemivant's medical residency was performed at Rush University Medical Center. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Thoracic Cancer, Cystic Fibrosis, Snoring, Lung Cancer, Asthma, Intensive Care, ... (Read more)

Dr. Arnon Erez Rubin, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
700 E Ogden Avenue; Suite 202
Westmont, IL
 

Dr. Arnon Rubin is a physician who specializes in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Dr. Rubin's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rubin include emphysema, bronchitis, and intensive care. His professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HealthSmart are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rubin accepts. Dr. Rubin graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine.

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All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Disorders, Bronchitis, Intensive Care, Sleep Apnea, ... (Read more)

Dr. Patrick Michael Mackey, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, General Pediatrics
701 W North Avenue
Melrose Park, IL
 

Dr. Patrick Mackey works as a general internist and general pediatrician in Melrose Park, IL and Wheaton, IL. He attended Rush Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Baystate Medical Center. His clinical interests include diabetes, asthma, and preventive care. Dr. Mackey is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Mackey is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Asthma, Preventive Care

Dr. Paul Jude Jagielo, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
700 E Ogden Avenue; Suite 202
Westmont, IL
 

Dr. Paul Jagielo's specialties are adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. He practices in Westmont, IL and Geneva, IL. His areas of expertise consist of sleep disorders, emphysema, and intensive care. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HealthSmart are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jagielo takes. He studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Intensive Care, Lung Problems, Cough, Emphysema, Asthma

Dr. Dilip M Shah, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Other
6134 S Harlem Avenue
Summit, IL
 

Dr. Dilip Shah specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks Gujarati and Hindi. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. He is affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). Dr. Shah is a graduate of Medical College Baroda. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6170 Joliet Road
Countryside, IL
 

Dr. Hasan Khan practices general internal medicine in Countryside, IL. He attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Clinical interests for Dr. Khan include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. Patients rated Dr. Khan highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Khan is professionally affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). He welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Fibromyalgia, Diabetes, Arthritis, Asthma, Manipulation, Fatigue, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert J Kash, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6545 W Archer Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Robert Kash is a general internist. Dr. Kash's clinical interests include thyroid problems, hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and atrial fibrillation. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Health Partners (AHP) and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. He graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Kash completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Kash has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.

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All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Immunization, Bronchitis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Joint Pain, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jennifer T Virant, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
908 N Elm Street; Suite 301
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Jennifer Virant is a general internist. Dr. Virant studied medicine at Rush Medical College. Her clinical interests include well woman gynecology, contraception (birth control), and osteoporosis. Patient ratings for Dr. Virant average 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA) are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Virant honors. She speaks Japanese. Dr. Virant is professionally affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.

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Dr. Rudolph Albores, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
251 N Cass Avenue; Suite 100
Westmont, IL
 

Dr. Rudolph Albores' area of specialization is general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Albores include diabetes, well woman gynecology, and cancer screening. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Albores graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Albores's professional affiliations include Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, 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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