We found 7 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept Humana Simplicity HMO near Brown Deer, WI.

Dr. Louella B Amos, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
1655 W Mequon Road
Mequon, WI
 

Dr. Louella Amos' specialty is pediatric pulmonology. Her areas of expertise include asthma. Dr. Amos is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Amos is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She has received professional recognition including the following: Best Doctors in America; a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin Research Award recipient; and Milwaukee's Top-Rated Doctors. She welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Lung Problems, Sleep Disorders, Asthma, Tracheostomy

Dr. Omprakash P Ahuja, MD
Specializes in Geriatrics, Adult Pulmonology
9252 N. Green Bay Road
Brown Deer, WI
 

Dr. Omprakash Ahuja specializes in geriatrics (elderly care) and adult pulmonology. His areas of clinical interest consist of asthma, interstitial lung disease, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Dr. Ahuja is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin, Dr. Ahuja attended medical school at R.N.T. Medical College, Udaipur. Dr. Ahuja is affiliated with Wheaton Franciscan - St. Joseph Campus. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Interstitial Lung Disease, Chronic Cough, Asthma

Dr. Heidi T V Zafra, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
1655 W Mequon Road
Mequon, WI
 

Dr. Heidi Zafra's area of specialization is pediatric allergy & immunology. Dr. Zafra's areas of expertise include the following: hereditary angioedema, sinusitis (sinus infection), and drug allergy. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at the University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Best Doctors in America; Philadelphia Magazine Top Docs for Kids for Allergy; and 06/2006 Consumer's Research Council of America. She is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Wisconsin.

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All Interests: Drug Allergy, Eczema, Atopic Dermatitis, Allergies, Hives, Food Allergy, Sinusitis, Hereditary ... (Read more)

Dr. Sean Patrick Ronayne, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
9252 N. Green Bay Road
Brown Deer, WI
 

Dr. Sean Ronayne is a family practice physician in Brown Deer, WI. His areas of expertise include the following: heart problems, depression, and acne. He is affiliated with Wheaton Franciscan - St. Joseph Campus. Dr. Ronayne studied medicine at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Columbia St. Mary's Hospital, Milwaukee. Patient reviews placed Dr. Ronayne at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Ronayne's office for an appointment.

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Dr. Shannon Sarah Muderlak, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Other
9252 N. Green Bay Road
Brown Deer, WI
 

Dr. Shannon Muderlak is a Brown Deer, WI physician who specializes in family medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Muderlak include depression, acne, and women's health issues. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin, she performed her residency at Columbia St. Mary's Hospital, Milwaukee and Duke University Medical Center. She speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare. Dr. Muderlak is open to new patients.

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Dr. William J Hueston, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
2400 W. Villard Street
Milwaukee, WI
 

Dr. William Hueston is a physician who specializes in family medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Hueston include diabetes, sinusitis (sinus infection), and depression. He is affiliated with Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare - All Saints. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hueston is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at OhioHealth - Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus, Dr. Hueston attended medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

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All Interests: Depression, Community Health Issues, Hypertension, Hypothyroidism, Diabetes, Sinusitis, Attention ... (Read more)

Dr. Kimberly Joy Little, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
2400 W Villard Avenue
Milwaukee, WI
 

Dr. Kimberly Little practices family medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Little include hypertension (high blood pressure), asthma, and prenatal care. Dr. Little is affiliated with Wheaton Franciscan - St. Joseph Campus. Before performing her residency at Wheaton Franciscan - St. Joseph, Milwaukee, Dr. Little attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Nutrition Issues, Diabetes Management, Allergies, Hypertension, Preventive Care, Prenatal Care, ... (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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