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Dr. Tara Elizabeth Jackson, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
24600 W 127th Street; Suite 135
Plainfield, IL
 

Dr. Tara Doman is a general pediatrician. Areas of expertise for Dr. Doman include abuse, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and newborn care. Dr. Doman's professional affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Doman's practice is open to new patients. She obtained her medical school training at Duke University School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). She is conversant in Spanish.

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Dr. Thomas J Van Osdol, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
24600 W 127th Street; Suite 225 Building B
Plainfield, IL
 

Dr. Thomas Van Osdol is an allergy & immunology specialist in Glen Ellyn, IL, Naperville, IL, and Plainfield, IL. His areas of expertise consist of asthma, food allergy, and eczema. He honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Van Osdol studied medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. His medical residency was performed at Maricopa Medical Center and Phoenix Children's Hospital. Dr. Van Osdol's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). He welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Eczema, Food Allergy, Asthma

Dr. Timothy R Wall, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
24600 West 127th Street; Suite 135
Plainfield, IL
 

Dr. Timothy Wall is a physician who specializes in general pediatrics. Patient ratings for Dr. Wall average 3.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include dermatitis (skin inflammation), nutrition counseling, and adolescent issues. Dr. Wall takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine and 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 is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Nancy Thomas is a pediatrician in Naperville, IL, West Chicago, IL, and Plainfield, IL. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Thomas's areas of expertise include the following: dermatitis (skin inflammation), nutrition counseling, and adolescent issues. She is affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Thomas is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Thomas completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Thomas's practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Kristine Noel Liberty, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
24600 W. 127th Street
Plainfield, IL
 

Dr. Kristine Liberty works as a pediatrician. Her clinical interests encompass newborn care, asthma, and weight management. Dr. Liberty is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. She obtained her medical school training at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and performed her residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. She has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Liberty's practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Steven Matthew Kovar, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
24600 W. 127th Street
Plainfield, IL
 

Dr. Steven Kovar practices general pediatrics. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and residency at Advocate Hope Children's Hospital and Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn. His areas of expertise consist of obesity, newborn care, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). Patient ratings for Dr. Kovar average 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is conversant in French. Dr. Kovar's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Laura Marie Uselding, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
24600 West 127th Street; Suite 135
Plainfield, IL
 

Dr. Laura Uselding's specialty is general pediatrics. Clinical interests for Dr. Uselding include abuse, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and newborn care. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Uselding attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then went on to complete her residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Uselding's practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. David Knysak is a specialist in allergy & immunology. His clinical interests include hay fever (allergic rhinitis), infections, and asthma. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale. Dr. Knysak is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Knysak takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He is accepting 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 is a general pediatrician in Naperville, IL, West Chicago, IL, and Plainfield, IL. These areas are among his clinical interests: dermatitis (skin inflammation), nutrition counseling, and adolescent issues. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Dr. Shoshara attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Shoshara (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Dr. Linda C Hamilton, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
24600 West 127th Street.; Suite 135
Plainfield, IL
 

Dr. Linda Hamilton's specialty is general pediatrics. After completing medical school at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, she performed her residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Her clinical interests include abuse, newborn care, and nutrition counseling. Dr. Hamilton is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her professional affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. She has an open panel.

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

Dr. Shelly Flais works as a general pediatrician in Naperville, IL, West Chicago, IL, and Plainfield, IL. Clinical interests 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 is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Flais's practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Claudia J Vera, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
644 S Weber Road
Romeoville, IL
 

Dr. Claudia Vera practices general internal medicine. Dr. Vera's clinical interests include diabetes, well woman gynecology, and cancer screening. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Vera's professional affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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

Dr. Jerome Gronli's area of specialization is general pediatrics. He is conversant in Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: abuse, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and newborn care. Dr. Gronli's professional affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Before performing his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center, Dr. Gronli attended Rush Medical College for medical school. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Gronli welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Sofia Shakir specializes in general pediatrics. Her areas of expertise include the following: 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 obtained her medical school training at Aga Khan University Medical College and performed her residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Dr. Shakir (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Arabic, and Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Shakir's office for an appointment.

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Dr. Farheen Mirza, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
15724 S. Rte. 59; Suite 102
Plainfield, IL
 

Dr. Farheen Mirza is an allergy & immunology specialist. Dr. Mirza's clinical interests include drug allergy, hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and acute sinusitis. Her professional affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Mirza's office for an appointment. She is a graduate of Rush Medical College and a graduate of Rush University Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Mirza (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu and Hindi.

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

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

Dr. Nithya Sunder works as a general pediatrician in Naperville, IL, Bolingbrook, IL, and West Chicago, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Sunder include abuse, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and newborn care. Dr. Sunder takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin, Dr. Sunder attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Medicine for medical school. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Sunder is affiliated with 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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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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