We found 4 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept HFN EPO near Chicago, IL.

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Mrs. Susanna Antonia McColley MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
225 E Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Susanna McColley is a pediatric pulmonology specialist. Dr. McColley has indicated that her clinical interests include cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HMO, and more. She has an open panel. Before completing her residency at Baltimore City Hospitals, Dr. McColley attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. She has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. She is conversant in French.

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All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Problems, Asthma

Jacqueline Ann Pongracic MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
average rating 3 stars (3 ratings)
225 E Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Jacqueline Pongracic's specialty is pediatric allergy & immunology. Dr. Pongracic has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pongracic include asthma. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Dr. Pongracic completed her residency training at North Shore University Hospital. She has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. She is closed to new patients at this time.

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All Interests: Asthma

Youngran Chung MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
225 E Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Youngran Chung is a physician who specializes in pediatric pulmonology. Her areas of expertise include the following: homeopathic treatment, medical hypnosis, and cystic fibrosis (CF). Dr. Chung is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. She is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She has an open panel. Before completing her residency at Michael Reese Hospital and Rush University Medical Center, Dr. Chung attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. She speaks Korean.

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All Interests: Homeopathic Treatment, Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Problems, Asthma, Acupuncture Treatment, Medical ... (Read more)

Dr. Luke Joshua Heitz M.D.
Specializes in Family Medicine
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
1127 N Oakley Boulevard; 2nd Floor
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Luke Heitz practices family medicine. Dr. Heitz graduated from the University of Louisville School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Heitz include diabetes, hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Medical Center La Grange.

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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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