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Dr. Tara Elizabeth Doman M.D.
Specializes in General Pediatrics
24600 W 127th Street; Suite 135
Plainfield, IL
 

Dr. Tara Doman's area of specialization is general pediatrics. Dr. Doman studied medicine at Duke University School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) for her residency. Her areas of expertise include the following: abuse, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and newborn care. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Doman accepts. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Doman's professional affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Dr. Timothy Wall M.D.
Specializes in General Pediatrics
average rating 2.87 stars (8 ratings)
24600 West 127th Street; Suite 135
Plainfield, IL
 

Dr. Timothy Wall is a pediatrician in Naperville, IL, West Chicago, IL, and Plainfield, IL. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: dermatitis (skin inflammation), nutrition counseling, and adolescent issues. Dr. Wall takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Indiana University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Wall's professional affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Thomas Van Osdol MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
average rating 3 stars (2 ratings)
24600 W 127th Street; Suite 225 Building B
Plainfield, IL
 

Dr. Thomas Van Osdol's specialty is allergy & immunology. Dr. Van Osdol's areas of expertise include asthma, food allergy, and eczema. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Dr. Van Osdol's medical residency was performed at Maricopa Medical Center and Phoenix Children's Hospital. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Eczema, Food Allergy, Asthma

Farheen Mirza, MD
Specializes in General Practice, Adult Allergy & Immunology
15724 S. Route 59; Suite 102
Plainfield, IL
 

Dr. Farheen Mirza specializes in general practice and adult allergy & immunology and practices in Winfield, IL, Woodridge, IL, and Bolingbrook, IL. Her areas of expertise include drug allergy, hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and acute sinusitis. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Mirza attended medical school at Rush Medical College. For her residency, Dr. Mirza trained at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Mirza (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu and Hindi. Dr. Mirza's hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale. Dr. Mirza welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Drug Allergy, Atopic Dermatitis, Allergies, Hives, Acute Sinusitis, Sinus Problems, Airborne ... (Read more)

Nancy Thomas Thomas MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
24600 W 127th Street; Suite 135
Plainfield, IL
 

Dr. Nancy Thomas specializes in general pediatrics. Her education and training includes medical school at Baylor College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. These areas are among Dr. Thomas's clinical interests: dermatitis (skin inflammation), nutrition counseling, and adolescent issues. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Thomas's office for an appointment.

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Dr. Kristine Noel Liberty M.D.
Specializes in General Pediatrics
average rating 3.56 stars (8 ratings)
24600 W. 127th Street
Plainfield, IL
 

Dr. Kristine Liberty's specialty is general pediatrics. Areas of expertise for Dr. Liberty include newborn care and asthma. On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Liberty honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. Dr. Liberty is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Newborn Care, Asthma

Dr. Steven Matthew Kovar M.D.
Specializes in General Pediatrics
average rating 4.29 stars (6 ratings)
24600 W. 127th Street
Plainfield, IL
 

Dr. Steven Kovar is a pediatrician in Plainfield, IL. 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. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Kovar include obesity, newborn care, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). Dr. Kovar is rated highly by his patients. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kovar accepts. Dr. Kovar is conversant in French. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Sports Health, Obesity, Newborn Care, Attention Deficit Disorder, Asthma

David J. Knysak MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
24600 W. 127th Street; Building B, Suite 110
Plainfield, IL
 

Dr. David Knysak's area of specialization is allergy & immunology. Dr. Knysak studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include hay fever (allergic rhinitis), infections, and asthma. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale. He welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Hives, Sinus Problems, Food Allergy, Nose Problems, Hay Fever, Infections, Asthma

Dr. Jihad Izzat Shoshara MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
24600 W 127th Street; Suite 135
Plainfield, IL
 

Dr. Jihad Shoshara's area of specialization is general pediatrics. Dr. Shoshara (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and Spanish. His areas of expertise include dermatitis (skin inflammation), nutrition counseling, and adolescent issues. He is affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. After completing medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. Dr. Shoshara honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Linda C. Hamilton M.D.
Specializes in General Pediatrics
average rating 4.5 stars (2 ratings)
24600 West 127th Street; Suite 135
Plainfield, IL
 

Dr. Linda Hamilton's specialty is general pediatrics. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hamilton include abuse, newborn care, and nutrition counseling. Dr. Hamilton's hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. She graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Laura Marie Uselding MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
average rating 4.75 stars (1 rating)
24600 West 127th Street; Suite 135
Plainfield, IL
 

Dr. Laura Uselding is a pediatrician. Her areas of expertise include the following: abuse, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and newborn care. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Uselding studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Her training includes a residency program at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Dr. Uselding honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients.

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Dr. Shelly Vaziri Flais M.D.
Specializes in General Pediatrics
24600 West 127th Street; Suite 135
Plainfield, IL
 

Dr. Shelly Flais' medical specialty is general pediatrics. Areas of expertise for Dr. Flais include dermatitis (skin inflammation), nutrition counseling, and acne. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook, and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Flais has an open panel. Before completing her residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University, Dr. Flais attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine.

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Claudia Vera MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
average rating 4.87 stars (2 ratings)
644 S Weber Road
Romeoville, IL
 

Dr. Claudia Vera's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Vera include diabetes, annual gynecological exam (well woman exam), and cancer screening. Dr. Vera is affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Midwest Health - Patient Centered Medical Home Initiative (PCMH). She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. She studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. In addition to English, Dr. Vera speaks Spanish.

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Dr. Jerome O. Gronli MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
24600 W. 127th Street; #135
Plainfield, IL
 

Dr. Jerome Gronli works as a general pediatrician in Plainfield, IL, Naperville, IL, and West Chicago, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gronli include abuse, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and newborn care. Dr. Gronli is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He obtained his medical school training at Rush Medical College and performed his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook. Dr. Gronli welcomes new patients.

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Sofia Shakir M.D.
Specializes in General Pediatrics
24600 W. 127th Street; #135
Plainfield, IL
 

Dr. Sofia Shakir practices general pediatrics in Naperville, IL, Plainfield, IL, and West Chicago, IL. She studied medicine at Aga Khan University Medical College. Dr. Shakir's residency was performed at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Her clinical interests include dermatitis (skin inflammation), nutrition counseling, and adolescent issues. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Shakir (or staff) speaks Urdu, Arabic, and Spanish. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She has an open panel.

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Nithya Sunder MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
24600 West 127th Street; Suite 135
Plainfield, IL
 

Dr. Nithya Sunder works as a pediatrician. Dr. Sunder obtained her medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. Clinical interests for Dr. Sunder include abuse, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and newborn care. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Sunder's office for an appointment.

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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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