Pulmonary Areas of Expertise
- Allergy Program
- Asthma Program
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
- Interventional Pulmonology
- Lung Cancer
- Pulmonary Hypertension
- Sleep Science Center
- Tobacco Treatment Center
Pulmonary Patient Stories
Asthma can take your breath away. The asthma specialists at UI Health can help you get it back. Our team is committed to providing each patient with a personalized treatment plan and ongoing education to help them manage asthma and live life to the fullest.
Our Asthma Program
UI Health's asthma doctors are among the best in Chicago. They know that asthma is a common but complicated disease, and they'll take the time to review your history and symptoms before coming up with a customized treatment plan that meets your specific needs.
Your asthma treatment plan will spell out when to take any asthma medications and why. If your asthma is related to an allergy, your plan will include strategies for limiting contact with allergens.
Your plan also will include step-by-step details on how to recognize asthma flare-ups and what to do when they occur.
Your UI Health asthma doctor also will partner with other specialists as needed to make sure you get the best possible care, tailored specifically to your needs.
Other specialists at UI Health who may be involved in your care include allergists; ear, nose and throat doctors; pulmonologists; primary care doctors; emergency room providers; pharmacists; and nurses.
"I had asthma growing up but not allergies. However, as I got older, I developed severe allergies as well."
Our Asthma Specialists
- Jerry A. Krishnan, MD PhD
- Andrea Pappalardo, MD
- Lori Wilken, PharmD, AE-C
Ongoing Asthma Education
Although most asthma treatments include some type of medication, our asthma doctors believe education plays a major role in asthma management. That's why UI Health offers an Asthma Education Clinic.
The clinic is for people who have already been diagnosed with asthma. If your doctor thinks your asthma is not as well-controlled as it should be, you may be referred to the Asthma Education Clinic for more information on asthma self-management.
At the clinic you'll learn more about:
- Asthma action plans
- How to avoid asthma triggers
- How to measure how well your lungs are working
- How to properly use your inhaler
Most patients make one to two visits to the clinic. When your sessions are completed, you'll take home a folder with educational materials to help you continue good asthma control.
A Commitment to Asthma Research
In addition to our expert staff and the individualized patient care we provide, another thing that sets us apart is our commitment to ongoing asthma research.
Our researchers and patient care providers work together to learn more about the causes of asthma in the hopes of finding new treatments for the disease that will help asthma patients live longer and healthier lives.
Outpatient Care Center, Suite 3C
1801 W. Taylor St.
Chicago, IL 60612
Make an Appointment with an Asthma Specialist
To request an appointment, please fill out the online form or call 312.996.3300.