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 specializes in pediatric pulmonology and practices in Milwaukee, WI, Mequon, WI, and New Berlin, WI. Dr. Amos's areas of expertise include asthma. She is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients. Dr. Amos studied medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin for her residency. She has received distinctions including Best Doctors in America; a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin Research Award recipient; and Milwaukee's Top-Rated Doctors.

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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. Dr. Ahuja is a graduate of R.N.T. Medical College, Udaipur. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. He has a special interest in asthma, interstitial lung disease, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Dr. Ahuja is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Wheaton Franciscan - St. Joseph Campus. He is open to 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 is a medical specialist in 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 studied medicine at the University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Zafra has received the following distinctions: Best Doctors in America; Philadelphia Magazine Top Docs for Kids for Allergy; and 06/2006 Consumer's Research Council of America.

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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. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ronayne include heart problems, depression, and acne. He is professionally affiliated with Wheaton Franciscan - St. Joseph Campus. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Ronayne is accepting new patients. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Columbia St. Mary's Hospital, Milwaukee.

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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 specializes in family medicine and practices in Brown Deer, WI. Her clinical interests include depression, acne, and women's health issues. Dr. Muderlak is affiliated with Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has an open panel. Before performing her residency at Columbia St. Mary's Hospital, Milwaukee and Duke University Medical Center, Dr. Muderlak attended Medical College of Wisconsin for medical school. 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 is a family practitioner. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hueston include diabetes, sinusitis (sinus infection), and depression. He is professionally affiliated with Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare - All Saints. After attending Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at OhioHealth - Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hueston takes. His practice is open to 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 works as a family medicine practitioner. These areas are among Dr. Little's clinical interests: hypertension (high blood pressure), asthma, and prenatal care. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Little takes. After attending Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, she completed her residency training at Wheaton Franciscan - St. Joseph, Milwaukee. Dr. Little is professionally affiliated with Wheaton Franciscan - St. Joseph Campus. 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.