We found 7 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept Coventry Gold HMO near Twinsburg, OH.

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
8701 Darrow Road; Mail Code Tw3-4
Twinsburg, OH
 

Dr. Lori Posk's specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Posk graduated from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. Her residency was performed at Cleveland Clinic. Her areas of expertise include menopause, depression, and metabolic syndrome. The average patient rating for Dr. Posk is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Posk is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: Innovator of the Year Award for Medicine Institute; Top Doctor, last 5 years; and Stewart Award. She is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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

Specializes in General Pediatrics
8701 Darrow Road; Mail Code Tw3-1
Twinsburg, OH
 

Dr. Michael Traylor's area of specialization is general pediatrics. Dr. Traylor has a special interest in behavioral disorders, asthma, and general care. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. He attended the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. On average, patients gave Dr. Traylor a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Child Health Plus, Coventry, and Coventry Bronze.

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All Interests: Behavioral Disorders, General Care, Neurological Disorders, Asthma

Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
8701 Darrow Road; Mail Code A120
Twinsburg, OH
 

Dr. Silvia Cardenas-Zegarra is a medical specialist in pediatric pulmonology. She speaks Spanish. Her areas of expertise include the following: exercise induced asthma, bronchitis, and cystic fibrosis (CF). Dr. Cardenas-Zegarra is affiliated with Richard E. Jacobs Health Center and Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. She studied medicine at Cayetano Heredia University. She trained at a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University for her residency. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cardenas-Zegarra accepts.

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All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency, Bronchiectasis, Bronchitis, Croup, Exercise ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard F Lavi, MD
Specializes in Other, Pediatric Allergy, Adult Allergy & Immunology
8054 Darrow Road; Suite 2
Twinsburg, OH
 

Dr. Richard Lavi's medical specialty is pediatric allergy and adult allergy & immunology. Dr. Lavi has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), migraine, and drug allergy. He is professionally affiliated with Akron Children's Hospital, West Hospital, and South Pointe Hospital. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lavi honors. He attended Brown University, Alpert Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at MetroHealth Medical Center. Dr. Lavi has received the distinction of Cleveland Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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All Interests: Drug Allergy, Headache, Clinical Trials, Eczema, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
8701 Darrow Road
Twinsburg, OH
 

Dr. Kathrin Nicolacakis is an adult pulmonologist. These areas are among her clinical interests: emphysema, lung cancer, and bronchitis. Her average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Nicolacakis is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. She graduated from Ohio State University College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Ohio State University Medical Center. Dr. Nicolacakis has received professional recognition including the following: Best Doctors in America since. She is conversant in Greek. Dr. Nicolacakis is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

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

Specializes in Pediatrics, Allergy, Internal Medicine
8701 Darrow Road; Mail Code Tw3
Twinsburg, OH
 

Dr. Brian Schroer is a physician who specializes in allergy. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His clinical interests include immunodeficiency, allergy skin testing, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Dr. Schroer is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Schroer attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. He trained at Ohio State University Medical Center for his residency. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

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All Interests: Eczema, Immunodeficiency, Blood Tests, Allergies, Education, Hives, Food Allergy, Allergen ... (Read more)

Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
8701 Darrow Road; Mail Code A120
Twinsburg, OH
 

Dr. Nathan Kraynack's specialty is pediatric pulmonology. He attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Kraynack include conjunctivitis (pink eye), chronic sinusitis, and cystic fibrosis (CF). Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kraynack accepts. His professional affiliations include Richard E. Jacobs Health Center and Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

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All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Vocal Cord Dysfunction, Lung Problems, Bronchiectasis, Chronic Obstructive ... (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.
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