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

Dr. Lori Posk works as a general internist in Cleveland, OH and Twinsburg, OH. Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Posk's clinical interests include menopause, depression, and metabolic syndrome. She takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Posk attended Michigan State University College of Human Medicine for medical school. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Innovator of the Year Award for Medicine Institute; Top Doctor, last 5 years; and Stewart Award. Dr. Posk 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)

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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. The average patient rating for Dr. Traylor is 5.0 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in behavioral disorders, asthma, and general care. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. Child Health Plus, Coventry, and Coventry Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Traylor takes. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan.

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

Dr. Silvia Cecilia Cardenas-Zegarra, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
8701 Darrow Road; Mail Code A120
Twinsburg, OH
 

Dr. Silvia Cardenas-Zegarra works as a pediatric pulmonologist in Cleveland, OH, Avon, OH, and Twinsburg, OH. Dr. Cardenas-Zegarra speaks Spanish. Her clinical interests include exercise induced asthma, bronchitis, and cystic fibrosis (CF). Her professional affiliations include 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 is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver.

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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 works as a pediatric allergist and allergist and immunologist. He attended Brown University, Alpert Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at MetroHealth Medical Center. Dr. Lavi's areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), migraine, and drug allergy. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Cleveland Super Doctors. Dr. Lavi is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Lavi's professional affiliations include Akron Children's Hospital, West Hospital, and South Pointe Hospital.

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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 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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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's areas of expertise include immunodeficiency, allergy skin testing, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. He studied medicine at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Ohio State University Medical Center. The average patient rating for Dr. Schroer is 5.0 stars out of 5. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schroer accepts.

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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 sees patients in Akron, OH, Twinsburg, OH, and Cleveland, OH. His medical specialty is pediatric pulmonology. He is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Kraynack's areas of expertise include conjunctivitis (pink eye), chronic sinusitis, and cystic fibrosis (CF). He takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. 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, 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.