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 is a pediatric pulmonology specialist in Milwaukee, WI, Mequon, WI, and New Berlin, WI. In her practice, Dr. Amos focuses on asthma. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Amos takes. 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. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Best Doctors in America; 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. 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 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 expertise include the following: asthma, interstitial lung disease, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He is affiliated with Wheaton Franciscan - St. Joseph Campus. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ahuja honors. Dr. Ahuja has an open panel. 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.

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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 specialist in pediatric allergy & immunology. 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. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Zafra accepts. She graduated from the University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center. 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. 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. She attended medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Muderlak trained at Columbia St. Mary's Hospital, Milwaukee and Duke University Medical Center for residency. These areas are among her clinical interests: depression, acne, and women's health issues. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Muderlak is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Muderlak's office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Depression, Sports Health, Nutrition Issues, Diabetes Management, Incontinence, Allergies, ... (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 in Brown Deer, WI. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. These areas are among Dr. Ronayne's clinical interests: heart problems, depression, and acne. He is professionally affiliated with Wheaton Franciscan - St. Joseph Campus. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Ronayne attended the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Columbia St. Mary's Hospital, Milwaukee for residency.

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

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

Dr. William Hueston practices family medicine in Wauwatosa, WI and Milwaukee, WI. Dr. Hueston's areas of expertise include diabetes, sinusitis (sinus infection), and depression. He is affiliated with Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare - All Saints. He attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at OhioHealth - Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus for residency. Dr. Hueston is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. 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 practices family medicine in Milwaukee, WI. Her clinical interests include hypertension (high blood pressure), asthma, and prenatal care. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Little's education and training includes medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and residency at Wheaton Franciscan - St. Joseph, Milwaukee. Dr. Little is affiliated with Wheaton Franciscan - St. Joseph Campus. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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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