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Specializes in Pediatric Allergy, Allergy & Immunology
10733 W. 165th Street
Orland Park, IL
 

Dr. Alan Resnick practices pediatric allergy and allergy & immunology. Patient ratings for Dr. Resnick average 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Resnick include sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. Dr. Resnick takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Dr. Resnick attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and NorthShore University HealthSystem.

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All Interests: Sinusitis, Hay Fever, Asthma

Dr. Ahmad Jihad Kasem Agha, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
13303 S. Ridgeland Avenue; Unit C
Palos Heights, IL
 

Dr. Ahmad Agha's area of specialization is adult pulmonology. Clinical interests for Dr. Agha include emphysema, intensive care, and asthma. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He graduated from the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. He trained at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago for his residency. In addition to English, he speaks Arabic. Dr. Agha is professionally affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook, Palos Hospital, and OSF Saint Elizabeth Medical Center.

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All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Allergies, Intensive Care, Sleep Apnea, Lung Problems, Emphysema, Asthma, Insomnia

Specializes in Legal Medicine, Allergy & Immunology
16345 Harlem Avenue; Suite 1w
Tinley Park, IL
 

Dr. Cynthia Lerner specializes in legal medicine and allergy & immunology. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. Before performing her residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Dr. Lerner attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. She has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Lerner is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Hives, Hay Fever, Asthma

Dr. Joyce C Rabbat, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Allergy & Immunology
15750 Marian Drive
Homer Glen, IL
 

Dr. Joyce Rabbat's specialty is allergy & immunology. These areas are among her clinical interests: anaphylaxis, contact dermatitis, and drug allergy. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rabbat takes. Dr. Rabbat obtained her medical school training at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and performed her residency at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Rabbat is conversant in Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC) and Loyola Center for Health at Homer Glen.

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All Interests: Drug Allergy, Eczema, Atopic Dermatitis, Contact Dermatitis, Hives, Food Allergy, Eosinophilic ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Pediatrics
7110 W. 127th Street
Palos Heights, IL
 

Dr. Dimple Damani works as a pediatrician. Dr. Damani attended Medical College of Wisconsin and then went on to complete her residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. In her practice, she is particularly interested in asthma and preventive care. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Damani is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. She is not currently accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Asthma, Preventive Care

Dr. Abdul-Hamid Mohammed Shahbain, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
12508 South Harlem Avenue
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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All Interests: Depression, Diabetes, Arthritis, Asthma, Fatigue, Blood Pressure Problems, Cancer Screening, ... (Read more)

Dr. James R Hunter, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
10733 165th Street
Orland Park, IL
 

Dr. James Hunter's specialty is pediatric allergy & immunology. He studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Hunter's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. His areas of expertise include asthma and allergies. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hunter accepts. Dr. Hunter's hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, MetroSouth Medical Center, and Franciscan Health Chicago Heights. He welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Allergies, Asthma

Dr. Patrick J ONeal, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
15300 West Avenue; Suite 214
Orland Park, IL
 

Dr. Patrick O'Neal works as a pediatrician. Dr. O'Neal's areas of expertise consist of obesity, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and asthma. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school and subsequently trained at Advocate Hope Children's Hospital and Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn for residency. Dr. O'Neal is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Palos Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Sports Health, Nutrition Issues, Obesity, Attention Deficit Disorder, Asthma

Dr. Mohammad T.K. Ghani, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
7808 College Drive
Palos Heights, IL
 

Dr. Mohammad Ghani specializes in allergy & immunology and practices in Westchester, IL, Elgin, IL, and Palos Heights, IL. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include asthma and allergies. Dr. Ghani is professionally affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, Adventist Medical Center La Grange, and MetroSouth Medical Center. He takes CIGNA Plans, Humana HMO, and Humana Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ghani studied medicine at King Edward Medical University. He speaks Spanish.

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All Interests: Allergies, Asthma

Dr. Nicole Marie Pretet-Falco, DO
Specializes in General Pediatrics
7110 W. 127th Street; 7110 W. 127th Street, Suite 130
Palos Heights, IL
 

Dr. Nicole Pretet-Falco practices general pediatrics in Palos Heights, IL and Chicago, IL. She has indicated that her clinical interests include newborn care and asthma. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Little Company of Mary Hospital and Palos Hospital. Dr. Pretet-Falco is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Pretet-Falco is open to new patients. She attended Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Advocate Hope Children's Hospital.

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All Interests: Newborn Care, Asthma

Dr. Miguel G Camara, MD
Specializes in Allergy
18210 South La Grange Road
Tinley Park, IL
 

Dr. Miguel Camara is a specialist in allergy. These areas are among Dr. Camara's clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), asthma, and cough. He is in-network for Aetna, CIGNA HMO, and Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS), in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center. He speaks Filipino. Dr. Camara is affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale.

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All Interests: Allergies, Hives, Food Allergy, Insect Allergy, Nose Problems, Sinusitis, Cough, Asthma

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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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