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

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

Dr. Tad Johnson is a physician who specializes in allergy & immunology. Dr. Johnson's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise consist of drug allergy, hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Dr. Johnson attended medical school at Mayo Medical School. His professional affiliations include Mercy Clinic East and Mercy Walworth Hospital and Medical Center.

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

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

Dr. Mariya Pogorelova's specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Pogorelova's areas of expertise include diabetes, removal of skin lesion (growth or mark), and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is affiliated with Mercy Health System. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Pogorelova's medical residency was performed at Saint Joseph Hospital, Chicago.

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

Dr. Mark Goelzer practices general pediatrics in Janesville, WI. Dr. Goelzer's clinical interests include premature babies, child abuse, and newborn care. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Goelzer's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. He is affiliated with Mercy Clinic East.

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

Dr. Blaine Nowak specializes in general pediatrics and practices in Janesville, WI. His areas of expertise include diabetes, learning disabilities, and asthma. Dr. Nowak is professionally affiliated with Mercy Clinic East. His medical residency was performed at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. His average rating from his patients is 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Nowak is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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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