Asthma in Chicago, IL
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What Is Asthma?
Asthma is a condition that causes the airways to narrow and produce thick mucus, constricting the airways and making it difficult to breathe. When severe, asthma can be life-threatening. There are certain triggers that can cause asthma to flare up, including physical activity and environmental allergies. At Health Direction Medical Center, experienced primary care practitioners Dr. Esmilkrys B. Ramirez and Dr. Carlos Mella-Picel help Chicago, IL area patients to enhance their quality of life by diagnosing asthma and creating customized treatment plans for asthma maintenance. For more information or to discuss your asthma with one of our providers, contact one of our Chicago, IL facilities.
A variety of tests can be run to test for asthma, including PFT (pulmonary function tests), the methacholine challenge, and inflammation assessment with nitric oxide. To prepare for your asthma testing, we recommend that you or your child:
- Dress in comfortable clothing
- Eat a light meal
- Avoid exercise or cardio-type activities beforehand
- Avoid smoking or drinking alcohol before your appointment
Health Direction Medical Center Reviews
I found my forever Dr when I found Dr. Ramirez. I have seen a few doctors in my day and I work in the Healthcare system. Dr. Ramirez is so professional and courteous, she takes the time to listen to me as a patient and she really focuses on my overall health. Not one to just prescribe medicatiin just because she can. I can't believe I picked her out of a list of doctors because I had to because of my insurance. Turns out it was the best choice I could ever make.
Great medical office, wonderful and warm experience from start to finish. Appreciate Dr. Ramirez taking time to go over the diagnosis clearly and treatment options. Was referred over by my Friend and can see why. Highly recommended.
(Translated by Google) A person who is worth 10 people, simply beautiful and who helps his patients so much with his charisma and sympathy, thank you Dr. Ramírez, several people are very proud of you, take good care of yourself because you take good care of us ❤️🙏🏻 (Original) Una persona que vale por 10 personas simplemente bella y que ayuda tanto a sus pacientes con su carisma y su simpatía gracias doctora Ramírez varias personas estamos muy orgullosas de usted cuídese mucho por que usted nos cuida bastante ❤️🙏🏻
Una persona que vale por 10 personas simplemente bella y que ayuda tanto a sus pacientes con su carisma y su simpatía gracias doctora Ramírez varias personas estamos muy orgullosas de usted cuídese mucho por que usted nos cuida bastante ❤️🙏🏻
Hands down, Dr. Ramirez is the best doctor i've ever had. She has been my PCP and friend for over 10 years. I wouldn't have it any other way. Thank you Dr. Ramirez for your dedication to my health, your kindness, and friendship. D.L.
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After your asthma test at one of our Chicago facilities, we'll be able to determine if you have asthma and what your treatment plan should consist of moving forward. With proper diagnosis and treatment, you or your child can live life to the fullest. Learn more about asthma, asthma testing, treatments, and more by scheduling an appointment with one of our skilled primary care providers.