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

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. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Goelzer's areas of expertise include premature babies, child abuse, and newborn care. He is professionally affiliated with Mercy Health System. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan.

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

Dr. Mariya Pogorelova specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Janesville, WI. Her areas of expertise include diabetes, removal of skin lesion (growth or mark), and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Pogorelova is professionally affiliated with Mercy Health System. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She completed her residency training at Saint Joseph Hospital, Chicago.

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

Dr. Tad Johnson's area of specialization is allergy & immunology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Johnson include drug allergy, hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. Dr. Johnson is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Before performing his residency at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Dr. Johnson attended 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 practices general pediatrics in Janesville, WI. His medical residency was performed at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. In his practice, Dr. Nowak focuses on diabetes, learning disabilities, and asthma. On average, patients gave Dr. Nowak a rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Nowak is 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.