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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 is an internist. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Posk's areas of expertise include menopause, depression, and metabolic syndrome. She is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Posk accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and then went on to complete 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 General Pediatrics
8701 Darrow Road; Mail Code Tw3-1
Twinsburg, OH
 

Dr. Michael Traylor practices general pediatrics. He studied medicine at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan for residency. Dr. Traylor is especially interested in behavioral disorders, asthma, and general care. Dr. Traylor's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Child Health Plus, Coventry, and Coventry Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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

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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. Her areas of expertise include exercise induced asthma, bronchitis, and cystic fibrosis (CF). Her professional affiliations include Richard E. Jacobs Health Center and Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. Dr. Cardenas-Zegarra is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Cayetano Heredia University. Dr. Cardenas-Zegarra's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University. She is conversant in 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 works as a pediatric allergist and allergist and immunologist. His education and training includes medical school at Brown University, Alpert Medical School and residency at MetroHealth Medical Center. These areas are among his clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), migraine, and drug allergy. Patients gave Dr. Lavi an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. Dr. Lavi has received the distinction of Cleveland Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Lavi is affiliated with 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 Pediatrics, Allergy, Internal Medicine
8701 Darrow Road; Mail Code Tw3
Twinsburg, OH
 

Dr. Brian Schroer works as an allergist. The average patient rating for Dr. Schroer is 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include immunodeficiency, allergy skin testing, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Dr. Schroer is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. He takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and a graduate of Ohio State University Medical Center's residency program.

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

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Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
8701 Darrow Road
Twinsburg, OH
 

Dr. Kathrin Nicolacakis is a specialist in adult pulmonology. Her clinical interests include emphysema, lung cancer, and bronchitis. She is rated highly by her patients. Dr. Nicolacakis honors Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. Before completing her residency at Ohio State University Medical Center, Dr. Nicolacakis attended medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine. 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 Pediatric Pulmonology
8701 Darrow Road; Mail Code A120
Twinsburg, OH
 

Dr. Nathan Kraynack's specialty is pediatric pulmonology. He is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Kraynack include conjunctivitis (pink eye), chronic sinusitis, and cystic fibrosis (CF). He accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kraynack is professionally affiliated with 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.