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

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

Dr. Michael Traylor specializes in general pediatrics and practices in Twinsburg, OH. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in behavioral disorders, asthma, and general care. Dr. Traylor is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Traylor accepts Child Health Plus, Coventry, and Coventry Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan.

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

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

Dr. Lori Posk is a general internist in Cleveland, OH and Twinsburg, OH. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Posk's areas of expertise include menopause, depression, and metabolic syndrome. She is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. She is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. After completing medical school at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, Dr. Posk performed her residency at Cleveland Clinic. She has received distinctions including Innovator of the Year Award for Medicine Institute; Top Doctor, last 5 years; and Stewart Award.

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

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

Dr. Silvia Cardenas-Zegarra is a pediatric pulmonology specialist. These areas are among Dr. Cardenas-Zegarra's clinical interests: exercise induced asthma, bronchitis, and cystic fibrosis (CF). She is professionally affiliated with Richard E. Jacobs Health Center and Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cardenas-Zegarra accepts. After completing medical school at Cayetano Heredia University, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , exercise induced asthma, asthma

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency, Bronchitis, Croup, Exercise Induced Asthma, ... (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 is a physician who specializes in pediatric allergy and adult allergy & immunology. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), migraine, and drug allergy. Dr. Lavi is affiliated with Akron Children's Hospital, West Hospital, and South Pointe Hospital. He is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. After attending Brown University, Alpert Medical School, Dr. Lavi completed his residency training at MetroHealth Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Cleveland Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish.

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

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Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
8701 Darrow Road
Twinsburg, OH
 

Dr. Kathrin Nicolacakis' specialty is adult pulmonology. Her average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nicolacakis include emphysema, lung cancer, and bronchitis. She is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Nicolacakis studied medicine at Ohio State University College of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Ohio State University Medical Center. She has received the distinction of Best Doctors in America since. In addition to English, Dr. Nicolacakis speaks Greek. She 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)

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

Dr. Brian Schroer's area of specialization is allergy. Dr. Schroer attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. His residency was performed at Ohio State University Medical Center. His areas of expertise include immunodeficiency, allergy skin testing, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Dr. Schroer has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

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

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

Dr. Nathan Kraynack is a pediatric pulmonology specialist in Akron, OH, Twinsburg, OH, and Cleveland, OH. Dr. Kraynack's areas of expertise include the following: conjunctivitis (pink eye), chronic sinusitis, and cystic fibrosis (CF). He is affiliated with Richard E. Jacobs Health Center and Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. He is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine. He is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers.

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