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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Anesthesiology, General Internal Medicine, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus; Mail Code A90
Cleveland, OH
 

Dr. Joe Zein sees patients in Cleveland, OH and Beachwood, OH. His medical specialties are adult critical care, anesthesiology, and general internal medicine. Dr. Zein's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include emphysema, endotracheal intubation, and lung cancer. He is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. He studied medicine at Lebanese University Faculty of Medical Sciences. Dr. Zein's medical residency was performed at Staten Island University Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

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All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Nutrition Issues, Bronchitis, Mechanical Ventilation, ... (Read more)

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Dr. James Michael Hekman, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
16215 Madison Avenue; Mail Code Cf10
Lakewood, OH
 

Dr. James Hekman is a general internist. Dr. Hekman's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hekman include cancer screening, depression, and heart problems. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hekman honors. He attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Medical Center for residency. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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All Interests: Cancer Screening, Depression, Immunization, Osteoporosis, Hypertension, Preventive Care, Heart ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
16215 Madison Avenue
Lakewood, OH
 

Dr. A. Walborn's specialty is general internal medicine. Her areas of expertise include the following: alcohol abuse, menopause, and depression. The average patient rating for Dr. Walborn is 4.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School and Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and a graduate of Cleveland Clinic's residency program. She has received professional recognition including the following: Yes - Has been listed in Cleveland Magazine as one of the area "Top Docs". Dr. Walborn is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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All Interests: Menopause, Alcohol Abuse, Thyroid Problems, Depression, Metabolic Syndrome, Headache, Men's Health ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2500 Metrohealth Drive
Cleveland, OH
 

Dr. Sumita Khatri works as an internist in Cleveland, OH. Dr. Khatri's clinical interests include asthma. Dr. Khatri is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. After completing medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine, Dr. Khatri performed Dr. Khatri's residency at Cleveland Clinic and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Patient reviews placed Dr. Khatri at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Khatri accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Asthma

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
16215 Madison Avenue; Mail Code Lw10
Lakewood, OH
 

Dr. Carl Culley's specialty is general internal medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Culley include alcohol abuse, menopause, and depression. Dr. Culley is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Culley honors. His education and training includes medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine and residency at Cleveland Clinic.

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All Interests: Menopause, Alcohol Abuse, Thyroid Problems, Depression, Metabolic Syndrome, Headache, Men's Health ... (Read more)

Dr. Patricia A Gannon, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
16215 Madison Avenue; Mail Code Avw-4
Lakewood, OH
 

Dr. Patricia Gannon works as a general internist in Cleveland, OH, Lakewood, OH, and Avon, OH. These areas are among Dr. Gannon's clinical interests: alcohol abuse, menopause, and depression. She is affiliated with Richard E. Jacobs Health Center. She graduated from the University of Toledo College of Medicine. Dr. Gannon's medical residency was performed at MetroHealth Medical Center and Albany Medical Center. She is rated highly by her patients. She accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinctions: Top Docs and Cleveland's list.

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Dr. Robert T Colacarro, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
16215 Madison Avenue; Mail Code Lw10
Lakewood, OH
 

Dr. Robert Colacarro practices general internal medicine. His areas of expertise include alcohol abuse, menopause, and depression. Dr. Colacarro has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Colacarro graduated from Ohio State University College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Colacarro trained at Cleveland Clinic. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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All Interests: Menopause, Alcohol Abuse, Thyroid Problems, Depression, Metabolic Syndrome, Headache, Men's Health ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Pediatrics
805 Columbia Road; Suite 102
Westlake, OH
 

Dr. Deborah Ghazoul sees patients in Westlake, OH. Her medical specialty is general pediatrics. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), asthma, and general care. Dr. Ghazoul takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Toledo College of Medicine and performed her residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. Dr. Ghazoul has received the following distinction: Dr. Ghazoul was inducted in the Hall of Fame at St. Joseph Academy in and is a distinguished Alumna. She is conversant in Arabic. She is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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All Interests: Newborn Care, Attention Deficit Disorder, General Care, Asthma, Behavior Problems

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Specializes in General Pediatrics
805 Columbia Road; Westlake Medical Campus Building B
Westlake, OH
 

Dr. Tracy Lim is a general pediatrician in Westlake, OH. She has a special interest in attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), asthma, and general care. She is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Lim attended the University of Toledo College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at the University Hospitals, Cleveland for residency. She is rated highly by her patients. She takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more.

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All Interests: Attention Deficit Disorder, General Care, Asthma

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Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology, Pediatric Sleep Medicine
18099 Lorain Avenue; Mail Code Fairview Mob #233
Cleveland, OH
 

Dr. Frederick Royce is a pediatric pulmonologist and pediatric sleep medicine specialist. His areas of expertise include collapsed lung (pneumothorax), shortness of breath (dyspnea), and cystic fibrosis (CF). His professional affiliations include Hillcrest Hospital and Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. Dr. Royce graduated from the University of Washington School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. He accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , exercise induced asthma, asthma

All Interests: Pectus Excavatum, Vocal Cord Paralysis, Restless Leg Syndrome, Sleep Problems, Sleep Disorders, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
18099 Lorain Avenue; Mail Code Fairview Mob #233b
Cleveland, OH
 

Dr. Alton Melton specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology. Clinical interests for Dr. Melton include allergy skin testing, contact dermatitis, and recurrent infections. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Melton is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Shands at the University of Florida. Dr. Melton has received the following distinctions: Best Doctors in America, Allergy and Immunology and Cleveland Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

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All Interests: Allergy Skin Testing, Dermatitis, Liver Disease, Clinical Trials, Eczema, Immunodeficiency, Milk ... (Read more)

Dr. John C Carl, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
18101 Lorain Avenue; Mail Code Fairview Mob #233b
Cleveland, OH
 

Dr. John Carl is a specialist in pediatric pulmonology. He graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Carl's residency was performed at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. His clinical interests include conjunctivitis (pink eye), collapsed lung (pneumothorax), and shortness of breath (dyspnea). The average patient rating for Dr. Carl is 5.0 stars out of 5. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Carl takes. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Hillcrest Hospital, Cleveland Clinic Main Campus, and Fairview Hospital.

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All Interests: Collapsed Lung, Shortness of Breath, Cystic Fibrosis, Pectus Excavatum, Diaphragmatic Hernia, Lung ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
2500 Metrohealth Drive
Cleveland, OH
 

Dr. Kathrin Nicolacakis practices adult pulmonology in Cleveland, OH and Twinsburg, OH. Dr. Nicolacakis is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Her areas of expertise consist of emphysema, lung cancer, and bronchitis. She honors Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Ohio State University College of Medicine and a graduate of Ohio State University Medical Center's residency program. She has received the following distinction: Best Doctors in America since. Dr. Nicolacakis is conversant in Greek. She is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Bronchitis, Lung Problems, Lung Cancer, Cough, Emphysema, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
18101 Lorain Avenue; Mail Code Avw-3
Cleveland, OH
 

Dr. Aman Pande's areas of specialization are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He graduated from the University of Delhi, University College of Medical Sciences and then he performed his residency at MetroHealth Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pande include endotracheal intubation, lung cancer, and cough. Dr. Pande has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pande honors. His professional affiliations include South Pointe Hospital, Marymount Hospital, and Richard E. Jacobs Health Center.

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All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Bronchitis, Bronchoscopy, Mechanical Ventilation, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jon K Abrahamson, MD
Specializes in Other
20800 Westgate; #400
Fairview Park, OH
 

Areas of expertise for Dr. Jon Abrahamson include general care. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Abrahamson honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. After completing medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School, he performed his residency at Butterworth Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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All Interests: Attention Deficit Disorder, General Care, Asthma

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Specializes in Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, Sports Medicine
20800 Westgate Mall; Suite 400
Fairview Park, OH
 

Dr. Richard So practices sports medicine in Fairview Park, OH and Independence, OH. Dr. So's areas of expertise include warts, achalasia, and adolescent issues. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. He studied medicine at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. So takes.

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All Interests: Warts, Achalasia, Adolescent Issues, Sports Health, Nosebleeds, Headache, Eczema, Knee Pain, Sore ... (Read more)

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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.