is a Board Certified Internist with advanced training in Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology,(adult & pediatrics), and has been in practice since 1987,serving the community in south side Chicago and western suburbs.
The Doctor completed an Internal Medicine residency at The John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County, and a Fellowship at the Max Samter Institute of Allergy and Clinical Immunology at Grant Hospital, and .Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center.She is on Medical staff at the Hinsdale, LaGrange Memorial, Little Company of Mary and Bolingbrook Hospitals. She has held numerous leadership positions in local professional organizations ,and served as the President, and later the Chairperson of the board of trustees of Physicians of Pakistan-descent Society. She is a member of various professional organization including ISAACI, ACP, APPNA and PPS.
The Doctor’s professional philosophy is to deliver quality medical care with emphasis on prevention and early treatment with minimal need for hospitalization and emergency room visits. Her prime concern is to reduce lost work and school absenteeism, and get the patient back to normal activities as soon as possible. Once the acute phase is controlled, an individualized, personal approach to each patient ensures an enhanced quality of life with adequate maintenance treatment plan. Her approach to medical care is based on a participatory patient-physician relationship with emphasis on patient education and self-management. She firmly believes that an informed patient is an empowered one, and taking charge of one's own health is the beginning of a life changing experience.
In addition to her professional responsibilities, Dr. Qayyum is deeply involved with community service and philanthropy. She, with her husband, Dr Ijaz Qayyum, is a founding member of the Human Development Foundation of North America , a non- profit organization for education, healthcare, poverty alleviation and women empowerment.She serves on the Board of Directors of HDFNA, and is very passionate about its mission of serving the underprivileged people of Pakistan, and visits the projects regularly volunteering her time.
Dana has been with the practice since 1991, and brings with her 25 years of experience in the health-care field, education and business development. Having served as the Program Chair at Corinthian Colleges, Inc. she possesses the experience, skills, and judgment for providing leadership to staff and thereby ensure delivery of best patient care. She is a certified Medical Assistant and a certified Medical coder, she holds a First Aid /CPR Instructor certification, and is recipient of numerous awards in health care field.
Mrs. Swais is passionate about excellence in patient care and believes in long term relationships, based on trust and mutual respect. As the staff supervisor, she leads by example where patients come first, and ensures a culture of care where each patient is special. She is always available to address any need, be it a health related issue or an insurance and billing query.
Trina has recently joined our practice and brings with her over 25 years of healthcare experience. Starting in Allied Health, she went on to earn her degree in Registered Nursing and a Masters in Health Education. Her broad based experience in various clinical specialties at institutions such as Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Rush Medical Centers, have given her a solid clinical skill set. As the Director of Education, Trina has acquired the teaching and managerial skills, which allow her to effectively participate into areas of community awareness and public health. As a healthcare professional, she has expanded her abilities in many aspects of the workforce. In the course of her various academic and administrative accomplishments over the years of her professional career, she has developed the ability to establish rapport, gain trust, and communicate effectively with patients, staff and the community at large.Trina recognizes that her experience with several diverse opportunities in the medical field have enriched her professionally and have led to personal growth. Also, in the course of her career path, she has inspired, educated, and supported many individuals and continues to be an advocate of community health and finds it to be a rewarding journey. In the clinical setting of Midwest Allergy & Asthma Clinic, her background as health educator, her clinical expertise and her kind and caring personality fits right in with our philosophy of self-help and preventive approach towards disease management.
Our staff is highly trained and is dedicated to excellence in allergy care. Professionalism is balanced with personalized patient care, including patient education, self-management and preventive care. Each member is caring and compassionate, attentive to the needs of the patients, and ready to help in any way they can. We at Midwest Allergy & Asthma Clinic treat everyone like family, and value long term relationships .We believe healthcare field is more than a profession : it is a calling which has not changed since the Hippocratic oath was first written centuries ago.