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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 sees patients in Janesville, WI. Her medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Pogorelova trained at Saint Joseph Hospital, Chicago for her residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Pogorelova include diabetes, removal of skin lesion (growth or mark), and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She is 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. The average patient rating for Dr. Goelzer is 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Goelzer include premature babies, child abuse, and newborn care. Dr. Goelzer is professionally affiliated with Mercy Health System. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Goelzer attended the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan.

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

Dr. Tad Johnson, who practices in Janesville, WI, is a medical specialist in allergy & immunology. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Johnson's clinical interests include drug allergy, hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is a graduate of Mayo Medical School. He completed his residency training at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. Dr. Johnson 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 specialty is general pediatrics. On average, patients gave Dr. Nowak a rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests encompass diabetes, learning disabilities, and asthma. He is affiliated with Mercy Health System. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He completed his residency training at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin.

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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.