Where can I find an asthma specialist near me?

Where can I find an asthma specialist near me?

The team at Advanced Allergy and Asthma Associates/Food Allergy Center of Illinois is dedicated to offering a myriad of services to assist those with allergies, asthma, and other common concerns that may be impacting one’s daily life. Dr. Noga Askenazi, PA Meredith Cirrincione and PA Amy Schack have committed to helping men, women, and children with everything from allergies to asthma.

If you are looking for an asthma specialist “near me” in the areas of Crystal Lake or Elgin, Illinois, we invite you to take the time to speak to our providers about your unique medical needs.

How do I know if I am impacted by asthma?

Asthma is described medically as a chronic respiratory condition affecting people of all ages. It is often characterized by inflammation and narrowing of the airways, which can lead to difficulty breathing, chest tightness, and coughing.

Who is at a higher risk of developing asthma or related breathing conditions?

Some common factors that may increase your risk of asthma include genetics, exposure to allergens or irritants, obesity, and certain medical conditions such as allergies or eczema. When you visit with our team at Advanced Allergy and Asthma Associates/Food Allergy Center of Illinois, our providers will work with you to understand your individual medical history and potential risk factors for asthma.

What are some common symptoms of asthma?

Knowing the more typical symptoms of asthma can help you determine if it is time to seek assistance from an asthma specialist at our offices. You may have asthma due to genetic predisposition, or you might have allergy-induced asthma, which may require different treatments. 

Symptoms of asthma may vary from person to person but can include any of the following concerns:

  • Wheezing
  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest tightness
  • Coughing (especially at night or early morning)
  • Difficulty sleeping due to breathing troubles

If you experience any of the above concerns, it may be time to connect with a doctor who specializes in asthma to get a definitive diagnosis of your condition and to talk about appropriate treatment options.


Call us at (847) 888-8802 or Schedule an Appointment today.

How is asthma treated?

Asthma may be treated in various ways depending on its cause and severity. Treatment options might include:

  • Using an inhaler when symptoms arise
  • Taking daily preventative medications to control symptoms
  • Avoiding triggers or irritants that may worsen asthma symptoms (including allergies for allergy-induced asthma)
  • Surgery for nasal polyps or structural issues of the airways

Call our asthma specialist “near me” to learn more about all we have to offer

At Advanced Allergy and Asthma Associates/Food Allergy Center of Illinois, our providers work hard to ensure patients have access to the care they need to feel their best and address specific medical conditions that can affect their daily quality of life.

If you live in or around Crystal Lake and Elgin, Illinois, and want to speak to Dr. Noga Askenazi, PA Meredith Cirrincione, or PA Amy Schack about your asthma needs, we invite you to call our offices today!

We serve patients from McHenry, Elgin, Algonquin, St. Charles, Huntley, Streamwood, and Schaumburg and have two office locations that can be reached at (847) 888-8802 to request a visit.

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Meredith Cirrincione | Dr. Noga Askenazi

Amy Schack, a distinguished board-certified Physician Associate, brings a wealth of expertise to patient care. Specializing in allergic rhinitis, sinusitis, asthma, and rashes, Amy is renowned for her commitment to excellence and compassionate approach. With a background in immediate care and orthopedics, she holds a Master's in Physician Assistant studies from Midwestern University and a Bachelor of Science from Northern Illinois University. A member of esteemed professional associations, including the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the Association of PAs in Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, Amy Schack instills confidence, ensuring you can trust her unwavering dedication to your health and well-being.

Meredith Cirrincione is a board certified Physician Assistant and specializes in treating allergies, with a focus on asthma, rashes, environmental allergies, chemical and food allergies. She holds a Masters in Physician Assistant Studies from The Chicago Medical School - Rosalind Franklin University of Health Sciences. She is a Fellow member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, the Illinois Academy of Physician Assistants, and the Association of PAs in Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. She likes to approach things holistically. She is a strong patient advocate and adored by her patients. She enjoys singing, reading, cooking, and the great outdoors.

Dr. Noga Askenazi is a nationally recognized asthma and allergy specialist who is board certified in pediatric and adult allergy. Her areas of special interest are innovative treatment of rashes, sinusitis, food allergies, asthma and immune disorders. She was past President of the ISAAI (Illinois Society of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology), works on state and national committees for advancement of the allergy field and is a consultant for Advocate, Ascension Health, Northwestern amongst other health care systems. Her joy is helping patients reach their goals after together determining best treatments. Her staff and patients are a chosen family, and she invests in their happiness. She enjoys gardening, biking and cooking to good music.