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 is a pediatric pulmonology specialist. She is conversant in French. Dr. McColley's clinical interests encompass cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. Her professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. McColley's training includes a residency program at Baltimore City Hospitals. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. McColley has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. She is accepting new patients.

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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 is a graduate of Wake Forest University School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Botsoe include diabetes, well woman gynecology, and cancer screening. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with 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' medical specialty is adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Flores attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: emphysema, lung cancer, and intensive care. Dr. Flores accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Flores's office for an appointment.

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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's medical specialty is allergy & immunology. Dr. Knysak's areas of expertise include hay fever (allergic rhinitis), infections, and asthma. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Jewish General Hospital. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Dr. Knysak 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, who practices in Downers Grove, IL and Elmhurst, IL, is a medical specialist in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Porcelli is especially interested in sleep disorders, emphysema, and intensive care. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He has an open panel. Dr. Porcelli attended medical school at Rush Medical College. He trained at Rush University Medical Center for residency.

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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 practices general internal medicine in Riverside, IL and Hines, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rohail include cancer screening, cardiac risk reduction, and adolescent issues. He is affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rohail honors. Dr. Rohail studied medicine at 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 an adult critical care specialist and pulmonologist in Naperville, IL and Plainfield, IL. Dr. Mampilly's education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. These areas are among his clinical interests: intensive care, cystic fibrosis (CF), and asthma. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. 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

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6170 Joliet Road
Countryside, IL
 

Dr. Hasan Khan sees patients in Countryside, IL. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. He graduated from 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. Patient ratings for Dr. Khan average 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). Dr. Khan has an open panel.

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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. His areas of expertise include the following: sleep disorders, emphysema, and lung cancer. Dr. Nemivant honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Rush Medical College. Dr. Nemivant completed his residency training at Rush University Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He welcomes 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. He studied medicine at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Rubin's areas of expertise include emphysema, bronchitis, and intensive care. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors 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 physician who specializes in general internal medicine and general pediatrics. After completing medical school at Rush Medical College, he performed his residency at Baystate Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Mackey include diabetes, asthma, and preventive care. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Asthma, Preventive Care

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

Dr. Dilip Shah's specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Shah's clinical interests include diabetes, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He graduated from Medical College Baroda. Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks the following languages: 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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Dr. Robert J Kash, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6545 W Archer Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Robert Kash's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Kash include thyroid problems, hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and atrial fibrillation. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Health Partners (AHP) and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. He attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Kash trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. The average patient rating for Dr. Kash is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 physician who specializes in general internal medicine. She is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Virant include well woman gynecology, contraception (birth control), and osteoporosis. Dr. Virant is affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Dr. Virant accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA). She attended medical school at Rush Medical College. She is conversant in 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' specialty is general internal medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, well woman gynecology, and cancer screening. Dr. Albores is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Albores speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Dr. David M Sachtleben, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
251 N Cass Av; Suite 100
Westmont, IL
 

Dr. David Sachtleben is a Westmont, IL physician who specializes in general internal medicine. His clinical interests include diabetes, well woman gynecology, and cancer screening. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). Dr. Sachtleben is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. He is rated highly by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sachtleben honors.

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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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