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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 specializes in general internal medicine. He graduated from Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. These areas are among Dr. Kohli's clinical interests: diabetes, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kohli (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Edward-Elmhurst Health. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Depression, Hypertension, Osteopathic Medicine, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Arthritis, Asthma, Blood ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Steven Boas practices pediatric pulmonology and pediatric critical care. He has a special interest in cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma, and chronic cough. Patient ratings for Dr. Boas average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Boas is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He studied medicine at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Nassau University Medical Center. Dr. Boas's hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Medicine. His practice is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Greg Sharon practices adult allergy & immunology. Patient ratings for Dr. Sharon average 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), contact dermatitis, and migraine. He 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. He studied medicine at Rush Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Sharon completed a residency program at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Sharon's hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Asthma & Allergy Center.

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

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

Dr. Luis Torero's medical specialty is pediatric pulmonology and pediatric critical care. He has a special interest in cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. Dr. Torero is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Torero attended medical school at Cayetano Heredia University. Dr. Torero (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French. 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.

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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 practices general internal medicine and general pediatrics in Wheaton, IL. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. He graduated from Rush Medical College and then he performed his residency at the University of Rochester Medical Center. Dr. Santi is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Diabetes, 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 in Bloomingdale, IL. Dr. Bansal (or staff) speaks Spanish, Hindi, and Punjabi. Dr. Bansal's areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), contact dermatitis, and hives (uritcaria). She is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Asthma & Allergy Center. After completing medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Bansal takes Preferred Network Access (PNA), Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and more.

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

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

Dr. Brian Smart works as a pediatric allergist and immunologist. Dr. Smart's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is a graduate of Duke University School of Medicine. Dr. Smart's training includes a residency program at St. Louis Children's Hospital.

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All Interests: Allergies, Asthma

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

Dr. John Pantano's specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Pantano's clinical interests include emphysema, lung cancer, and intensive care. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Suburban Lung Associates. He attended St. Louis University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Pantano takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice.

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

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

Dr. Susan Ignatius specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Carol Stream, IL. She takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Rush Medical College, she performed her residency at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Ignatius is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital.

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All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Heart Problems, Arthritis, Asthma, Menopause, Allergies, Endometrial ... (Read more)

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 is a specialist in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Dr. Shakir's areas of expertise include sleep disorders, emphysema, and lung cancer. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. 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 (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu and Hindi. Dr. Shakir's hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Suburban Lung Associates.

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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' areas of specialization are adult immunology, allergy & immunology, and adult allergy. 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. Dr. Moss graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then he performed 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. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Suburban Lung Associates.

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All Interests: Sinusitis, Asthma, Hives, Hay Fever

Dr. Nausheen Hasan, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
560 Belmont Lane
Carol Stream, IL
 

Dr. Nausheen Hasan's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Hasan (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu and Hindi. Dr. Hasan's clinical interests include diabetes, emphysema, and heartburn. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital. Dr. Hasan graduated from Kakatiya Medical College and then she performed her residency at Edgewater Hospital. She is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Skin Issues, Epilepsy, Asthma, Heartburn, Acne, Cholesterol ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Richard Meyer practices allergy & immunology. He is a graduate of St. Louis University School of Medicine and a graduate of Children's Hospital of Wisconsin's residency program. Dr. Meyer has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and HealthSmart. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital.

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All Interests: Eczema, Hives, Hay Fever, Asthma

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. Patients gave Dr. Otteman an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include lung cancer, pneumonia, and asthma. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. She studied medicine at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Midwestern University. Dr. Otteman is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Delnor Hospital.

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

Dr. Timothy J McGee, DO
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
25 North Winfield Road; Suite 204
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Timothy McGee, who practices in Winfield, IL, Geneva, IL, and Naperville, IL, is a medical specialist in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Dr. McGee is rated highly by his patients. Areas of particular interest for Dr. McGee include asthma and sleep apnea. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. After completing medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, he performed his residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Midwestern University. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Delnor Hospital.

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All Interests: Sleep Apnea, Lung Cancer, Asthma, CPAP Treatment, Emphysema

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 is an internist in Glendale Heights, IL and Hoffman Estates, IL. Dr. Parikh (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi. These areas are among her clinical interests: cancer screening, contraception (birth control), and cardiac risk reduction. Dr. Parikh's professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital. After completing medical school at Government Medical College, Dr. Parikh performed her residency at Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Parikh takes.

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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.