We found 71 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept Medicare near Winfield, IL.

Dr. Mandeep S Kohli, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
303 E Army Trail Road; Suite 301
Bloomingdale, IL
 

Dr. Mandeep Kohli is a Bloomingdale, IL physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Kohli's clinical interests include cancer screening, cardiac risk reduction, and heart problems. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Kohli (or staff) speaks Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. Dr. Kohli is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Edward-Elmhurst Health. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Greg Sharon is an adult allergy & immunology specialist. These areas are among Dr. Sharon's clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), contact dermatitis, and migraine. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Asthma & Allergy Center. After attending Rush Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Rush University Medical Center. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Preferred Network Access (PNA), Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sharon accepts. He has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. Steven Boas is a medical specialist in pediatric pulmonology and pediatric critical care. He graduated from Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Nassau University Medical Center. He has indicated that his clinical interests include cystic fibrosis (CF), vocal cord dysfunction (VCD), and asthma. Dr. Boas is rated highly by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. His professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Boas welcomes new patients.

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

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

Dr. Luis Torero works as a pediatric pulmonologist and pediatric critical care specialist. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Torero attended Cayetano Heredia University for medical school. Dr. Torero's areas of clinical interest consist of cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Torero (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Problems, Asthma

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

Dr. Christopher Santi sees patients in Wheaton, IL. His medical specialties are general internal medicine and general pediatrics. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, heart problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Santi honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Santi's practice is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at the University of Rochester Medical Center, Dr. Santi attended Rush Medical College for medical school.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Asthma

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

Dr. Brian Smart specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology and practices in Glen Ellyn, IL, Lombard, IL, and Naperville, IL. He is especially interested in asthma. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. After attending Duke University School of Medicine, Dr. Smart completed his residency training at St. Louis Children's Hospital. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Smart's practice is open to new patients.

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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 specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology and adult allergy & immunology. Patients rated Dr. Bansal highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bansal include sinusitis (sinus infection), contact dermatitis, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Asthma & Allergy Center. Dr. Bansal is an in-network provider for Preferred Network Access (PNA), Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Bansal attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Bansal (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Hindi, and Punjabi.

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Dr. Susan T Ignatius, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
501 Thornhill Drive
Carol Stream, IL
 

Dr. Susan Ignatius' area of specialization is general internal medicine. Her clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), menopause, and heart problems. She is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ignatius is a graduate of Rush Medical College. She completed her residency training at Mayo Clinic. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Ignatius is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Heart Problems, Lung Problems, Arthritis, Women's Health Issues, Asthma, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Richard Meyer's medical specialty is allergy & immunology. He is especially interested in hay fever (allergic rhinitis), asthma, and eczema. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Meyer's education and training includes medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine and residency at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. Patient reviews placed Dr. Meyer at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. John E Pantano, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 204
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. John Pantano works as an adult critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pantano include emphysema, lung cancer, and intensive care. Dr. Pantano's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Suburban Lung Associates. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. Dr. Pantano studied medicine at St. Louis University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU) for his residency.

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All Interests: Sarcoidosis, Lung Cancer, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Nadia Khan is a Wheaton, IL physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Khan include diabetes, asthma, and preventive care. Dr. Khan takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. After completing medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, she performed her residency at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Khan is accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. Roy Betti is a general pediatrician. In addition to English, Dr. Betti speaks Italian. Areas of expertise for Dr. Betti include obesity, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and asthma. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He 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. The average patient rating for Dr. Betti is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Betti is accepting new patients.

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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. In addition to English, Dr. Shakir (or staff) speaks Urdu and Hindi. His clinical interests include sleep disorders, emphysema, and lung cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Suburban Lung Associates. He graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago. Dr. Shakir takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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

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 a specialist in adult immunology, allergy & immunology, and adult allergy. His areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Suburban Lung Associates. Dr. Moss honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Moss has an open panel. Before completing 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 medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Linda M Lam, DO
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 204
Winfield, 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. Dorothy Kay Hines, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
701 Winthrop Avenue
Glendale Heights, IL
 

Dr. Dorothy Hines' area of specialization is general internal medicine. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, sinusitis (sinus infection), and thyroid problems. Dr. Hines is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare HMO, and more. She attended Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Midwestern University. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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.