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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 in Milwaukee, WI, Mequon, WI, and New Berlin, WI. Her clinical interests encompass asthma. Dr. Amos is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin, Dr. Amos attended the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health for medical school. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Amos include: a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin Research Award recipient and Milwaukee's Top-Rated Doctors. She is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Amos's office for an appointment.

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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's area of specialization is adult pulmonology. His areas of expertise include the following: asthma, interstitial lung disease, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Dr. Ahuja is professionally affiliated with Wheaton Franciscan - St. Joseph Campus. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is open to new patients. He attended R.N.T. Medical College, Udaipur for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin for residency.

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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 works as a pediatric allergist and immunologist in Mequon, WI and Milwaukee, WI. These areas are among her clinical interests: hereditary angioedema, sinusitis (sinus infection), and drug allergy. Dr. Zafra is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. She studied medicine at the University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Zafra honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She has received distinctions including 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's area of specialization is family medicine. After attending the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Columbia St. Mary's Hospital, Milwaukee. His clinical interests include heart problems, depression, and acne. Dr. Ronayne's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ronayne takes. Dr. Ronayne is professionally affiliated with Wheaton Franciscan - St. Joseph Campus. He welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Sports Health, Men's Health Issues, Nutrition Issues, Sleep ... (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 physician who specializes in family medicine. These areas are among her clinical interests: depression, acne, and women's health issues. Dr. Muderlak is professionally affiliated with Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has an open panel. Before completing her residency at Columbia St. Mary's Hospital, Milwaukee and Duke University Medical Center, Dr. Muderlak attended medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. William Hueston sees patients in Wauwatosa, WI and Milwaukee, WI. His medical specialty is family medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, sinusitis (sinus infection), and depression. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hueston honors. Dr. Hueston is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and a graduate of OhioHealth - Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus' residency program. Dr. Hueston is professionally affiliated with Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare - All Saints. He is accepting new patients.

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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's area of specialization is family medicine. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes management, hypertension (high blood pressure), and asthma. She is professionally affiliated with Wheaton Franciscan - St. Joseph Campus. Dr. Little attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and subsequently trained at Wheaton Franciscan - St. Joseph, Milwaukee for residency. Dr. Little accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Nutrition Issues, Diabetes Management, Allergies, Hypertension, Prenatal Care, Women's Health ... (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.