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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 practices pediatric pulmonology. Clinical interests for Dr. Amos include asthma. She is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. She attended the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin Research Award recipient and Milwaukee's Top-Rated Doctors. Dr. Amos's practice is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Omprakash Ahuja specializes in adult pulmonology. Dr. Ahuja has indicated that his clinical interests include asthma, interstitial lung disease, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He is professionally affiliated with Wheaton Franciscan - St. Joseph Campus. He attended R.N.T. Medical College, Udaipur and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Ahuja is accepting new patients.

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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. Her areas of expertise include the following: hereditary angioedema, sinusitis (sinus infection), and drug allergy. Dr. Zafra is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She graduated from the University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center. She has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Magazine Top Docs for Kids for Allergy; 06/2006 Consumer's Research Council of America; and "Top Physicians 2004-2005".

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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 medicine physician. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. His clinical interests include heart problems, depression, and acne. Dr. Ronayne is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Before performing his residency at Columbia St. Mary's Hospital, Milwaukee, Dr. Ronayne attended the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine for medical school. He is professionally affiliated with Wheaton Franciscan - St. Joseph Campus. Dr. Ronayne welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Sports Health, Nutrition Issues, Sleep Disorders, Diabetes ... (Read more)

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. Dr. Muderlak's areas of expertise include depression, acne, and women's health issues. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Muderlak honors. She graduated from Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Muderlak completed her residency training at Columbia St. Mary's Hospital, Milwaukee and Duke University Medical Center. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare. She is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Depression, Sports Health, Nutrition Issues, Diabetes Management, Incontinence, Allergies, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. William Hueston's specialty is family medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Hueston include diabetes, sinusitis (sinus infection), and depression. He is affiliated with Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare - All Saints. Dr. Hueston honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is open to new patients. Dr. Hueston is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at OhioHealth - Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus.

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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 specializes in family medicine and practices in Milwaukee, WI. In Dr. Little's practice, she is particularly interested in hypertension (high blood pressure), asthma, and prenatal care. She is professionally 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 several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Her practice is open to 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.