We found 70 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept Medicare near Winfield, IL.

Dr. Greg Edward Sharon, MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
303 E Army Trail Road; Suite #403
Bloomingdale, IL
 

Dr. Greg Sharon's specialty is adult allergy & immunology. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Sharon's areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), contact dermatitis, and migraine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Asthma & Allergy Center. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Preferred Network Access (PNA), Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HMO. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Before completing his residency at Rush University Medical Center, Dr. Sharon attended medical school at Rush Medical College.

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All Interests: Drug Allergy, Eczema, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Contact Dermatitis, Sinus Problems, Food Allergy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Christopher G Santi, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, General Pediatrics
2001 S Wiesbrook Road
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. Christopher Santi is a general internist and pediatrician in Wheaton, IL. His clinical interests include diabetes, heart problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Santi is a graduate of Rush Medical College and a graduate of the University of Rochester Medical Center's residency program. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Asthma

Dr. Brian A Smart, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
430 Pennsylvania Avenue
Glen Ellyn, IL
 

Dr. Brian Smart is a medical specialist in pediatric allergy & immunology. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Smart's clinical interests include asthma. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at St. Louis Children's Hospital, Dr. Smart attended medical school at Duke University School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Allergies, Lung Problems, Asthma

Dr. Priya J Bansal, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology, Adult Allergy & Immunology
303 E Army Trail Road; Suite 403
Bloomingdale, IL
 

Dr. Priya Bansal works as a pediatric allergist and immunologist and allergist and immunologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Bansal include sinusitis (sinus infection), contact dermatitis, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Bansal accepts Preferred Network Access (PNA), Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and more. She graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Bansal (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Hindi, and Punjabi. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Asthma & Allergy Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Bansal's office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Nasal Congestion, Eczema, Immunotherapy, Immunization, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Contact ... (Read more)

Dr. Luis E Torero, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology, Pediatric Critical Care
25 N Winfield Road
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Luis Torero is a pediatric pulmonologist and pediatric critical care specialist in Winfield, IL, Chicago, IL, and Oak Lawn, IL. These areas are among his clinical interests: cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. Dr. Torero's 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. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. After attending Cayetano Heredia University for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. In addition to English, Dr. Torero (or staff) speaks Spanish and French.

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All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Problems, Asthma

Dr. Richard T Meyer Jr., MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
389 S Schmale Road
Carol Stream, IL
 

Dr. Richard Meyer is a specialist in allergy & immunology. He works in Carol Stream, IL and Saint Charles, IL. In his practice, he is particularly interested in hay fever (allergic rhinitis), asthma, and eczema. The average patient rating for Dr. Meyer is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Meyer honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Meyer attended St. Louis University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin for residency. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Eczema, Allergies, Hives, Hay Fever, Asthma

Dr. Nadia M Khan, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
7 Blanchard Circle; Suite 206
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. Nadia Khan works as a general internist. Dr. Khan has indicated that her clinical interests include diabetes, asthma, and preventive care. She takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and a graduate of Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Khan is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. She is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Women's Health Issues, Asthma, Preventive Care, Weight Management

Dr. Steven Russell Boas, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology, Other, Pediatric Critical Care
1220 Iroquois; Suite 140
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Steven Boas specializes in pediatric pulmonology and pediatric critical care. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Boas include cystic fibrosis (CF), vocal cord dysfunction (VCD), and asthma. His professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He studied medicine at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Boas trained at Nassau University Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Boas average 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Boas accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Boas is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Cystic Fibrosis, Asthma, Vocal Cord Dysfunction, Pectus Excavatum, Chronic Cough

Dr. Roy Joseph Betti, MS, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
2001 N Gary Avenue
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. Roy Betti's area of specialization is general pediatrics. He is conversant in Italian. Areas of expertise for Dr. Betti include obesity, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and asthma. Dr. Betti's 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. Dr. Betti graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Weight Management, Obesity, Attention Deficit Disorder, Enuresis, Asthma, Breastfeeding Issues

Dr. Nawaid Mahmood Shakir, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 204
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Nawaid Shakir's areas of specialization are adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Dr. Shakir (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu and Hindi. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shakir include sleep disorders, emphysema, and lung cancer. Dr. Shakir's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Suburban Lung Associates. Before completing his residency at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago, Dr. Shakir attended medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine. Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shakir accepts. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Cancer, Asthma, Intensive Care, Emphysema, Smoking Cessation

Dr. Thomas J Van Osdol, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
430 Pennsylvania Avenue; 220
Glen Ellyn, IL
 

Dr. Thomas Van Osdol practices allergy & immunology. He is especially interested in asthma, food allergy, and eczema. He takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. 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. Dr. Van Osdol 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. James M Moss, MD
Specializes in Adult Immunology, Allergy & Immunology, Adult Allergy
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 204
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. James Moss is an adult immunology, allergy & immunology, and adult allergy specialist. Dr. Moss is especially interested in sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Rush University Medical Center, a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Moss attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Suburban Lung Associates. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Sinusitis, Asthma, Allergies, Hives, Hay Fever

Dr. Nirali Ritesh Parikh, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
Ambulatory Care Clinic 1st Floor; 701 Winthrop Av Adventist Glenoaks Hosp
Glendale Heights, IL
 

Dr. Nirali Parikh works as an internist in Glendale Heights, IL and Hoffman Estates, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Parikh include thyroid problems, cancer screening, and contraception (birth control). Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital. Dr. Parikh is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She is open to new patients. Before completing her residency at Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Parikh attended medical school at Government Medical College. Dr. Parikh (or staff) speaks Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi.

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Dr. Linda M Lam, DO
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 204
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Linda Lam is a physician who specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. She has a special interest in asthma, interstitial lung disease, and pulmonary hypertension. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Lam is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She is accepting new patients. She obtained her medical school training at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed her residency at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center.

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

Dr. Dorothy Kay Hines, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
701 Winthrop Avenue
Glendale Heights, IL
 

Dr. Dorothy Hines works as an internist. These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes, sinusitis (sinus infection), and thyroid problems. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). Dr. Hines honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Her practice is open to new patients. After completing medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Hines performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Midwestern University.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Headache, Hypertension, Preventive Care, Osteopathic Medicine, Diabetes, ... (Read more)

Dr. Crystal J Otteman, DO
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
25 North Winfield Road; Suite 204
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Crystal Otteman is a physician who specializes in adult pulmonology. These areas are among Dr. Otteman's clinical interests: lung cancer, pneumonia, and asthma. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Midwestern University, Dr. Otteman attended medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Otteman is accepting new patients.

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

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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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