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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pogorelova include diabetes, removal of skin lesion (growth or mark), and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is professionally affiliated with Mercy Health System. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pogorelova honors. She trained at Saint Joseph Hospital, Chicago for her residency.

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

Dr. Tad Johnson is a Janesville, WI physician who specializes in allergy & immunology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include drug allergy, hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. Dr. Johnson is affiliated with Mercy Health System. He graduated from Mayo Medical School and then he performed his residency at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

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

Dr. Mark Goelzer is a physician who specializes in general pediatrics. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Goelzer's areas of expertise include the following: premature babies, child abuse, and newborn care. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Goelzer's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. He is affiliated with Mercy Health System.

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

Dr. Blaine Nowak is a general pediatrician. Dr. Nowak's patients gave him an average rating of 2.0 out of 5 stars. His clinical interests encompass diabetes, learning disabilities, and asthma. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. His medical residency was performed at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. 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.
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