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We found 4 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept Humana Gold HMO near Janesville, WI.

Dr. Mariya O Pogorelova, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1010 N Washington Street
Janesville, WI
 

Dr. Mariya Pogorelova works as a general internist in Janesville, WI. She trained at Saint Joseph Hospital, Chicago for her residency. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, removal of skin lesion (growth or mark), and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Pogorelova accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Pogorelova is professionally affiliated with Mercy Health System.

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Dr. Mark L Goelzer, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
3524 E Milwaukee Street
Janesville, WI
 

Dr. Mark Goelzer's area of specialization is general pediatrics. Dr. Goelzer's areas of expertise include premature babies, child abuse, and newborn care. He is professionally affiliated with Mercy Health System. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan, Dr. Goelzer attended medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Goelzer accepts.

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Dr. Tad Mark Johnson, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
3524 E Milwaukee Street
Janesville, WI
 

Dr. Tad Johnson works as an allergist/immunologist in Janesville, WI. He is especially interested in drug allergy, hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. His 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. Johnson honors. Before completing his residency at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Dr. Johnson attended medical school at Mayo Medical School. He is professionally affiliated with Mercy Health System.

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All Interests: Drug Allergy, Eczema, Hay Fever, Asthma

Dr. Blaine B Nowak, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
3524 E Milwaukee Street
Janesville, WI
 

Dr. Blaine Nowak's medical specialty is general pediatrics. He completed his residency training at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Nowak include diabetes, learning disabilities, and asthma. He has a 2.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Nowak is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Mercy Health System.

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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.