We found 108 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Gold 02/100 near Oakbrook Terrace, IL.

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Dr. Susanna Antonia McColley, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
2301 Enterprise Drive
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Susanna McColley is a specialist in pediatric pulmonology. After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Dr. McColley completed her residency training at Baltimore City Hospitals. Her clinical interests encompass cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HMO, and more. She has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. She is conversant in French. Dr. McColley's professional affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. Her practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Problems, Asthma, Chronic Cough

Dr. Baltazar Remigio R Espiritu, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
1s224 and 1s260 Summit Avenue
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
 

Dr. Baltazar Espiritu is an allergy & immunology specialist. In addition to English, he speaks Filipino. He has indicated that his clinical interests include hay fever (allergic rhinitis), asthma, and hives (uritcaria). Dr. Espiritu's professional affiliations include Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital, and Loyola Center for Health at Oakbrook Terrace North. After completing medical school at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, Dr. Espiritu performed his residency at Chicago Medical School. Patient ratings for Dr. Espiritu average 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Allergies, Hives, Hay Fever, Asthma

Dr. Diane L Ozog, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
130
S. Main Lombard, IL
 

Dr. Diane Ozog specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology. She has received a 2.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Ozog's clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare POS, and more. She attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and subsequently trained at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County for residency. Dr. Ozog has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Allergies, Snoring, Sinusitis, Hay Fever, Infections, Asthma

Dr. Nirali Ritesh Parikh, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
701 Winthrop Avenue
Glendale Heights, IL
 

Dr. Nirali Parikh is an internist in Glendale Heights, IL and Hoffman Estates, IL. After attending Government Medical College for medical school, she completed her residency training at Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn. Her areas of expertise include the following: thyroid problems, cancer screening, and contraception (birth control). Dr. Parikh is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Parikh (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Medical Center, and St. Alexius Medical Center. She welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6170 Joliet Road
Countryside, IL
 

Dr. Hasan Khan's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Khan include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. His professional affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, Adventist Medical Center La Grange, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). Dr. Khan welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Thomas J Van Osdol, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
1801 S Highland Avenue; Suite 220
Lombard, IL
 

Dr. Thomas Van Osdol works as an allergist/immunologist. In his practice, Dr. Van Osdol focuses on asthma, food allergy, and eczema. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). Dr. Van Osdol is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. For his residency, Dr. Van Osdol trained at Maricopa Medical Center and Phoenix Children's Hospital. Dr. Van Osdol honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Eczema, Food Allergy, Asthma

Dr. Rajinder K Arora, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology, Pediatric Critical Care
120 North Oak Street
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Rajinder Arora's medical specialty is pediatric pulmonology and pediatric critical care. Dr. Arora attended Maulana Azad Medical College and then went on to complete Dr. Arora's residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans and a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. Areas of expertise for Dr. Arora include intensive care, asthma, and sleep apnea. Dr. Arora accepts HFN, Great-West Healthcare, Humana HMO, and more. Dr. Arora has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Arora (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Arora's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Arora's practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Mechanical Ventilation, Intensive Care, Sleep Apnea, Lung Problems, Cough, Asthma

Dr. Stanislava Coufal, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
3825 Highland Avenue; Suite 2c
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Stanislava Coufal's area of specialization is general pediatrics. These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes, learning disabilities, and premature babies. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Coufal accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at Masaryk University Faculty of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Coufal (or staff) speaks the following languages: Czech, Polish, and Russian. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale. Dr. Coufal's practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Carolyn F Rae, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
412 63rd Street; Suite 100
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Carolyn Rae is a Downers Grove, IL physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Her clinical interests include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. She is affiliated with Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and Adventist Medical Center La Grange. Dr. Rae is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Rae attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine.

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Dr. Juan Gabriel Flores, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
12004 S Rt; 59 Ste 100
Plainfield, IL
 

Dr. Juan Flores is a physician who specializes in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Dr. Flores speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Flores include emphysema, lung cancer, and intensive care. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). After attending Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, Dr. Flores completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Matthew James Baugh, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
3825 Highland Avenue; Suite 310
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Matthew Baugh is a physician who specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Baugh include emphysema, lung cancer, and asthma. Dr. Baugh is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). He is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Baugh accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Lung Cancer, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Cough, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Emphysema, ... (Read more)

Dr. Karen Kerr Botsoe, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
5201 Willow Springs Road; Suite 150
Lagrange, IL
 

Dr. Karen Botsoe works as an internist in La Grange, IL. These areas are among Dr. Botsoe's clinical interests: diabetes, well woman gynecology, and cancer screening. Her professional affiliations include Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and Adventist Medical Center La Grange. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Botsoe honors. Dr. Botsoe is a graduate of Wake Forest University School of Medicine. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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Dr. Mary Eileen Kungl, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
430 Pennsylvania Avenue; Suite 310
Glen Ellyn, IL
 

Dr. Mary Kungl sees patients in Glen Ellyn, IL. Her medical specialty is general internal medicine. These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. Dr. Kungl's patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Her education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). Dr. Kungl is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Andrew D Yu, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
3825 Highland Avenue; Twr Ii, Suite 310
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Andrew Yu is a Downers Grove, IL physician who specializes in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. These areas are among his clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), sleep disorders, and emphysema. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Yu obtained his medical school training at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Yu is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Cystic Fibrosis, Sinusitis, Asthma, Intensive Care, Emphysema, Smoking Cessation

Dr. J Stephen Stephen Baird, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
885 Roosevelt Road; Suite 201
Glen Ellyn, IL
 

Dr. John Baird sees patients in Glen Ellyn, IL. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. After attending Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Baird's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, heartburn, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group. Dr. Baird has an open panel.

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Dr. Ravi R Nemivant, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
12004 S Rt; 59 Ste 100
Plainfield, IL
 

Dr. Ravi Nemivant practices adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. These areas are among Dr. Nemivant's clinical interests: sleep disorders, emphysema, and lung cancer. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Rush University Medical Center, Dr. Nemivant attended medical school at Rush Medical College. Dr. Nemivant is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). He welcomes new patients.

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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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