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We found 122 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Humana Silver HMO near Aurora, CO.

Dr. Jennifer Lynn Taylor-Cousar, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology, Adult Pulmonology
13001 E. 17th Place
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Jennifer Taylor-Cousar is a specialist in pediatric pulmonology and adult pulmonology. She works in Denver, CO and Aurora, CO. Clinical interests for Dr. Taylor-Cousar include cystic fibrosis (CF). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Children's Hospital Colorado, the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), and the University Physicians. Dr. Taylor-Cousar is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She is a graduate of Duke University School of Medicine and a graduate of Duke University Hospital's residency program. Dr. Taylor-Cousar has received the following distinctions: Professional of the Year Award, Cystic Fibrosis Research Institute; New Investigator of the Year Award, Clinical Trials Center; and Pulmonary Fellowship Scientific Achievement Award, Duke University.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF), lung problems

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Problems

Dr. Gregory Patrick Cosgrove, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
12605 E. 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Gregory Cosgrove's specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Cosgrove include intensive care, lupus, and polymyositis. He is affiliated with Swedish Medical Center, Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center, and the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH). Dr. Cosgrove honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. After completing medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Dr. Cosgrove performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals.

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Relevant Interests: , interstitial lung disease, lung problems, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF)

All Interests: Polymyositis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Interstitial Lung Disease, Intensive Care, Lung ... (Read more)

Dr. Barry Jay Make, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
12605 E. 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Barry Make is a physician who specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University and a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan, Dr. Make attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Make include chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. His hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) and National Jewish Health.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Intensive Care, Lung Problems

Dr. Stephen Karl Frankel, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
12605 E. 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Stephen Frankel specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology and practices in Denver, CO and Aurora, CO. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Frankel include systemic vasculitis, intensive care, and general care. Dr. Frankel's hospital/clinic affiliations include Denver Health Medical Center, Swedish Medical Center, and the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH). He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Harvard Medical School and subsequently trained at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , interstitial lung disease, lung problems

All Interests: Interstitial Lung Disease, Intensive Care, Lung Problems, General Care, Systemic Vasculitis

Dr. Carl Wayne White, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
13123 E 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Carl White's medical specialty is pediatric pulmonology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. White include cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma, and interstitial lung disease. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. His education and training includes medical school at Baylor College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. White (or staff) speaks Spanish and Danish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Children's Hospital Colorado, the University Physicians, and The Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma, interstitial lung disease, pulmonary hypertension, lung problems

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Problems, Allergies, Pulmonary Hypertension, Borderline Personality Disorder, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sheila Chuang Tsai, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
12605 E. 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Sheila Tsai is a physician who specializes in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Dr. Tsai is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Clinical interests for Dr. Tsai include intensive care, sleep apnea, and restless leg syndrome. Dr. Tsai is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), the University Physicians, and National Jewish Health.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, asthma, lung problems, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), chronic bronchitis

All Interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Problems, Intensive Care, Sleep ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Ephraim Wechsler, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
204 South Pontiac Street
Denver, CO
 

Dr. Michael Wechsler is a physician who specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Wechsler include asthma. He is affiliated with National Jewish Health. Dr. Wechsler attended McGill University Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Boston VA Medical Center. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. His distinctions include: AAAAI ARTrust and Dr. William and Judith H. Busse Lectureship: Investing Together in Our Future Awa and *additional Specialty In Critical Care Medicine*. Dr. Wechsler's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Clinical Trials, Asthma

Dr. Jeffrey Scott Wagener, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
13123 E 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Jeff Wagener practices pediatric pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wagener include intensive care, cystic fibrosis (CF), and asthma. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He studied medicine at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. Dr. Wagener has received distinctions including Outstanding Clinician Award, American Thoracic Society and Outstanding Clinician Award 2008 - American Thoracic Society. He is affiliated with Children's Hospital Colorado, the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), and the University Physicians.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma, lung problems

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Intensive Care, Snoring, Vocal Cord Paralysis, Lung Problems, Nose Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Elaine Marie K. Schwartz, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
4567 E 9th Avenue; 1st Floor
Denver, CO
 

Dr. Elaine Schwartz is a critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist. Her areas of expertise consist of asthma, acute respiratory failure, and chronic bronchitis. Dr. Schwartz's professional affiliations include Swedish Medical Center, Rose Medical Center, and National Jewish Health. She takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Schwartz's education and training includes medical school at New York Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), chronic bronchitis

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Acute Respiratory Failure, Asthma, Chronic Bronchitis

Dr. Steven Edward Lommatzsch, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
12605 E. 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Steven Lommatzsch, who practices in Denver, CO and Aurora, CO, is a medical specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Lommatzsch attended the University of Toledo College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. His areas of expertise consist of cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma, and general care. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received distinctions including Best Doctors in America, Best Doctors, Inc. and Marion C. Anderson Award for Excellence In Surgery, Medical College of Ohio. Dr. Lommatzsch's hospital/clinic affiliations include Swedish Medical Center, the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), and the University Physicians.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Cystic Fibrosis, General Care, Asthma

Dr. James Tod Olin, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
13123 East 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. J. Olin works as a pediatric pulmonologist. He attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver for residency. These areas are among his clinical interests: shortness of breath (dyspnea), vocal cord dysfunction (VCD), and asthma. Dr. Olin accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Outstanding student in the Masters Degree in Clinical Sciences Program 2010, University of Colorado.. Dr. Olin is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital Colorado, the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), and the University Physicians.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Shortness of Breath, Vocal Cord Dysfunction, Asthma

Dr. Rebecca C Keith, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Rebecca Keith is a physician who specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. She graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Keith's areas of expertise include shortness of breath (dyspnea), intensive care, and sleep apnea. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Her professional affiliations include Denver Health Medical Center, VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System, and the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH).

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Relevant Interests: , interstitial lung disease, lung problems, familial pulmonary fibrosis

All Interests: Sarcoidosis, Interstitial Lung Disease, Shortness of Breath, Intensive Care, Sleep Apnea, Lung ... (Read more)

Dr. Scott David Sagel, MD, PhD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
13123 E 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Scott Sagel's specialty is pediatric pulmonology. His professional affiliations include Children's Hospital Colorado, the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), and the University Physicians. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sagel graduated from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. Dr. Sagel has received professional recognition including the following: Golden Stethoscope Honoree, University of Colorado (2013) For excellence in clinical education; Top Doctors (National), US News & World Report (2011) 5 consecutive years (2011-2015); and Golden Stethoscope Honoree, University of Colorado (2010) For excellence in clinical education.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF), lung problems

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Problems

Dr. Jerry Allan Nick, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
12605 E. 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Jerry Nick is a critical care specialist and pulmonologist in Denver, CO and Aurora, CO. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington, Dr. Nick attended medical school at the University of Washington School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Nick include intensive care, cystic fibrosis (CF), and general care. Dr. Nick is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Nick has received professional recognition including the following: Best Doctors in America, Best Doctors, Inc.. His professional affiliations include the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), the University Physicians, and National Jewish Health.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF), lung problems

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Intensive Care, Lung Problems, General Care

Dr. Tristan Jon Huie, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
12605 E. 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Tristan Huie's specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He practices in Denver, CO and Aurora, CO. Dr. Huie's clinical interests encompass intensive care. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Exempla Lutheran Medical Center, Swedish Medical Center, and the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH). After completing medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Georgetown University Hospital. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , interstitial lung disease, lung problems

All Interests: Interstitial Lung Disease, Intensive Care, Lung Problems

Dr. Michael David Schwartz, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
4567 E 9th Avenue; 1st Floor
Denver, CO
 

Dr. Michael Schwartz is a physician who specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. After attending the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. His clinical interests include emphysema. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schwartz accepts. He is professionally affiliated with Swedish Medical Center, Rose Medical Center, and National Jewish Health.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, interstitial lung disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Interstitial Lung Disease, Emphysema

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What are Lung Problems?

Every cell in the body requires oxygen to function and produces carbon dioxide as a waste product. In order to keep the body’s tissues constantly supplied with fresh oxygen and to keep waste from building up, the lungs pump air in and out, even while we are sleeping or unaware. Unfortunately, diseases and disorders affecting the lungs are some of the most common medical problems afflicting people around the world. Some of the most common lung problems include asthma, COPD, pneumonia, and lung cancer.

Asthma is a chronic disease where swollen, inflamed airways make it hard to breathe. It is often brought on by specific triggers. While asthma is a common condition, affecting millions of people, it can also be serious and even fatal in severe cases. Treatment involves avoiding triggers and using inhaled corticosteroid medications.

COPD, or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, is the name given to two illnesses that both cause difficulty breathing: emphysema and chronic bronchitis. In emphysema, the air sacs of the lungs become damaged, while with bronchitis they become clogged with mucus. COPD is the fourth leading cause of death in the United States. It is almost always caused by breathing irritants into the lungs, such as smoking or heavy pollution.

Pneumonia is a lung infection that can be caused by bacteria, a virus, or fungi. Most healthy people recover from pneumonia in a week or two, but for some people pneumonia can be fatal. There are treatments available for pneumonia, but the best treatment is to prevent getting sick in the first place. People who are at risk should make sure they get a flu shot every year. There is also a vaccine available for the type of bacteria that causes pneumonia.

Lung cancer occurs when abnormal cells inside the lung grow into a tumor, destroying healthy tissue. Because it is so difficult to detect lung cancer in early stages when it has few symptoms, it is the deadliest form of cancer, responsible for the most cancer deaths both in the U.S. and worldwide. Most lung cancer is caused by exposure to tobacco smoke, but between 10-15% of cases are not linked to smoking.

Some problems with the lungs are minor and are not cause for concern. However if symptoms have lasted for a month or more, even if they are minor, it is worth checking with a healthcare professional to make sure your lungs are healthy. A cough, shortness of breath, or excess mucus production that lingers for weeks are all worth getting looked at.