We found 11 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept Great-West Healthcare near Oak Lawn, IL.

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Dr. Luis E Torero, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology, Pediatric Critical Care
4440 W. 95th Street
Oak Lawn, IL
 

Dr. Luis Torero is a pediatric pulmonologist and pediatric critical care specialist in Winfield, IL, Chicago, IL, and Oak Lawn, IL. Dr. Torero attended Cayetano Heredia University and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. These areas are among his clinical interests: cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. He honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Torero (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Problems, Asthma

Dr. Ayman Rawda, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
9939 Southwest Highway
Oak Lawn, IL
 

Dr. Ayman Rawda specializes in general pediatrics and practices in Chicago, IL and Oak Lawn, IL. Dr. Rawda (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and Polish. In his practice, he is particularly interested in cancer and blood disorders. He is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. Dr. Rawda is a graduate of the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Viant. Dr. Rawda's practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Immunization, Circumcision, Allergies, Blood Disorders, Obesity, Cancer, Asthma

Dr. Wayne C Williamson, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
11600 S Kedzie Avenue; Suite K
Merrionette Park, IL
 

Dr. Wayne Williamson is a general internist and geriatrician. Dr. Williamson's areas of expertise consist of diabetes, heart problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center. He is affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Jesse Brown VA Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Arthritis, Asthma

Dr. Dilip M Shah, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Other
6134 S Harlem Avenue
Summit, IL
 

Dr. Dilip Shah sees patients in Summit Argo, IL. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. His clinical interests include diabetes, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Shah studied medicine at Medical College Baroda. Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks Gujarati and Hindi. He is affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, Adventist Medical Center La Grange, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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All Interests: Depression, Anoscopy, Fibromyalgia, Diabetes, Asthma, Fatigue, Blood Pressure Problems, Cancer ... (Read more)

Dr. Abdul-Hamid Mohammed Shahbain, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
12508 S. Harlem Avenue Building C; 12508 S. Harlem Avenue, Building C
Palos Heights, IL
 

Dr. Abdul-Hamid Shahbain specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Palos Heights, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Shahbain include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Workers' Compensation. His education and training includes medical school at Ross University School of Medicine and residency at West Suburban Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Arabic. Dr. Shahbain's professional affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, Adventist Medical Center La Grange, and Little Company of Mary Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Yevgeniy A Muzykanskiy, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
4340 W 95th Street
Oak Lawn, IL
 

Dr. Eugene Muzykansky is a general internist. In addition to English, Dr. Muzykansky (or staff) speaks Spanish, Polish, and Russian. These areas are among Dr. Muzykansky's clinical interests: cancer screening, cardiac risk reduction, and adolescent issues. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook and Adventist Health Network (AHN). He is a graduate of Odessa State Medical University. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA) are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Muzykansky takes.

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Dr. John T McMahan, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngic Allergy
7456 S State Road; Suite 302
Bedford Park, IL
 

Dr. John McMahan is a physician who specializes in otolaryngic allergy. Dr. McMahan is a graduate of the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine and a graduate of Northwestern Memorial Hospital's residency program. His clinical interests include immunotherapy, somnoplasty, and endoscopic sinus surgery. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, Coventry, and more. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. McMahan welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Rhinoplasty, Immunotherapy, Sinus Problems, Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Sleep Apnea, Snoring, Laser ... (Read more)

Dr. William L Nelson, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
5101 S Willow Springs S; Pavilion 2nd Floor
La Grange, IL
 

Dr. William Nelson specializes in family medicine. He attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Nelson include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. Dr. Nelson is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Preferred Network Access (PNA), and more. Dr. Nelson (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: German and Italian. Dr. Nelson's hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Medical Center La Grange and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Dr. Daniel G Hunter Smith, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics
5101 S Willow Springs S; Pavilion 2nd Floor
Lagrange, IL
 

Dr. Daniel Hunter-Smith works as a family medicine physician and geriatrician. These areas are among his clinical interests: well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and contraception (birth control). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA), in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hunter-Smith attended medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr. Hunter-Smith's professional affiliations include Adventist Medical Center La Grange and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Dr. Daphne S Tessalee, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
5101 S Willow Springs S; Pavilion 2nd Floor
La Grange, IL
 

Dr. Daphne Tessalee's medical specialty is family medicine. These areas are among her clinical interests: well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Medical Center La Grange and Adventist Health Network (AHN). Dr. Tessalee accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from Rush Medical College.

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Dr. Jennifer W Walcott, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
5101 S Willow Springs S; Pavilion 2nd Floor
La Grange, IL
 

Dr. Jennifer Swoyer specializes in family medicine. These areas are among her clinical interests: well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. Dr. Swoyer is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Swoyer's professional affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, Adventist Medical Center La Grange, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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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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