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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. Dr. McColley's areas of expertise include cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. She is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HMO, and more. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. Dr. McColley's education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at Baltimore City Hospitals. She has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. McColley speaks French.

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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's specialty is general internal medicine. She is conversant in Spanish. Her areas of expertise include diabetes, well woman gynecology, and cancer screening. Dr. Botsoe is professionally affiliated with Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. Dr. Botsoe graduated from Wake Forest University School of Medicine. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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. He works in Naperville, IL and Plainfield, IL. His areas of expertise include emphysema, lung cancer, and intensive care. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Flores is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Flores welcomes new patients. He graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He is conversant in Spanish.

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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 is a medical specialist in allergy & immunology. Clinical interests for Dr. Knysak include hay fever (allergic rhinitis), infections, and asthma. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Jewish General Hospital. Dr. Knysak takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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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 is a specialist in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. He works in Downers Grove, IL and Elmhurst, IL. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Porcelli include sleep disorders, emphysema, and intensive care. Dr. Porcelli accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He graduated from Rush Medical College. Dr. Porcelli's residency was performed at Rush University Medical Center. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Porcelli's practice is open to new patients.

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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 sees patients in Riverside, IL and Hines, IL. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Rohail's areas of expertise include the following: cancer screening, cardiac risk reduction, and adolescent issues. His professional affiliations include 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. He graduated from 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 physician who specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in intensive care, cystic fibrosis (CF), and asthma. Dr. Mampilly is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Mampilly attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. His practice 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 is a specialist in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. These areas are among his clinical interests: sleep disorders, emphysema, and lung cancer. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Nemivant studied medicine at Rush Medical College. Dr. Nemivant's residency was performed at Rush University Medical Center. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. His practice is open to 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 an adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology specialist in Westmont, IL. He studied medicine at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: emphysema, bronchitis, and intensive care. Dr. Rubin has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HealthSmart. He is affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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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 is a general internist and general pediatrician in Melrose Park, IL and Wheaton, IL. Dr. Mackey attended Rush Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Baystate Medical Center for residency. He is especially interested in diabetes, asthma, and preventive care. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Mackey's 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 medical specialty is adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in sleep disorders, emphysema, and intensive care. Dr. Jagielo is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HealthSmart. He attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. His professional affiliations include 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

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6170 Joliet Road
Countryside, IL
 

Dr. Hasan Khan specializes in general internal medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. His professional affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). Dr. Khan attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Khan accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He welcomes new patients.

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

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 and practices in Summit Argo, IL. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. Dr. Shah takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Medical College Baroda. In addition to English, Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks Gujarati and Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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All Interests: Depression, Anoscopy, Fibromyalgia, Diabetes, Asthma, Fatigue, Blood Pressure Problems, Cancer ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Robert Kash works as a general internist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kash include thyroid problems, hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and atrial fibrillation. His professional affiliations include Adventist Health Partners (AHP) and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. He attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Kash's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more.

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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 an internist. Patient ratings for Dr. Virant average 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Virant include well woman gynecology, contraception (birth control), and osteoporosis. She is professionally affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA) are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Virant accepts. She attended medical school at Rush Medical College. In addition to English, she speaks Japanese.

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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. His areas of expertise include diabetes, well woman gynecology, and cancer screening. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Albores takes. Dr. Albores attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Albores speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with 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.