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

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

Dr. Michael Traylor is a physician who specializes in general pediatrics. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Traylor include behavioral disorders, asthma, and general care. Child Health Plus, Coventry, and Coventry Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Traylor takes. After completing medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Dr. Traylor performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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

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

Dr. Lori Posk is a general internist. After completing medical school at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, she performed her residency at Cleveland Clinic. Clinical interests for Dr. Posk include menopause, depression, and metabolic syndrome. Dr. Posk is rated highly by her patients. She is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Posk has received the following distinctions: Innovator of the Year Award for Medicine Institute; Top Doctor, last 5 years; and Stewart Award. She is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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All Interests: Menopause, Thyroid Problems, Depression, Metabolic Syndrome, Headache, Men's Health Issues, ... (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 specialist in pediatric allergy and adult allergy & immunology. He works in Twinsburg, OH, Uniontown, OH, and Chardon, OH. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 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. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lavi takes. He attended Brown University, Alpert Medical School and subsequently trained at MetroHealth Medical Center for residency. He has received the distinction of Cleveland Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish.

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

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

Dr. Silvia Cardenas Zegarra practices pediatric pulmonology. She is conversant in Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Cardenas Zegarra include exercise induced asthma, bronchitis, and cystic fibrosis (CF). She is professionally affiliated with Richard E. Jacobs Health Center and Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University, Dr. Cardenas Zegarra attended medical school at Cayetano Heredia University. She takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , exercise induced asthma, asthma

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

Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
8701 Darrow Road
Twinsburg, OH
 

Dr. Kathrin Nicolacakis' area of specialization is adult pulmonology. Dr. Nicolacakis is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. These areas are among her clinical interests: emphysema, lung cancer, and bronchitis. She takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. She graduated from Ohio State University College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Ohio State University Medical Center. She has received the following distinction: Best Doctors in America since. 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)

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

Dr. Brian Schroer works as an allergist in Twinsburg, OH, Solon, OH, and Cleveland, OH. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Schroer include allergy skin testing, hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and eczema. Dr. Schroer takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Ohio State University Medical Center, Dr. Schroer attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. 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)

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

Dr. Nathan Kraynack's area of specialization is pediatric pulmonology. Dr. Kraynack's areas of expertise include conjunctivitis (pink eye), chronic sinusitis, and cystic fibrosis (CF). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Richard E. Jacobs Health Center and Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. He is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kraynack accepts.

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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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