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We found 15 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Humana Gold near Colorado Springs, CO.

Dr. Timothy Scott Rummel, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1725 E Boulder Street; Suite 204
Colorado Springs, CO
 

Dr. Timothy Rummel practices adult critical care and adult pulmonology in Colorado Springs, CO. After completing medical school at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. In his practice, he is particularly interested in intensive care, general care, and lung problems. Dr. Rummel honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Centura Health and the University of Colorado Health (UCHealth).

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Intensive Care, Lung Problems, General Care

Dr. Edith Towler Zemanick, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
1400 East Boulder Street
Colorado Springs, CO
 

Dr. Edith Zemanick is a pediatric pulmonology specialist. Her professional affiliations include Children's Hospital Colorado, the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), and the University Physicians. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Zemanick studied medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. Zemanick completed her residency training at Children's National Medical Center and George Washington University Medical Center. Her distinctions include: Outstanding Master of Science in Clinical Sciences Student Award, University of Colorado Denver; Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Yeshiva University; and Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society 1998 - Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Yeshiva University.

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

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Problems

Dr. Grace Harrington Houser, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
1400 East Boulder Street
Colorado Springs, CO
 

Dr. Grace Houser specializes in pediatric pulmonology and practices in Colorado Springs, CO and Aurora, CO. In her practice, she is particularly interested in cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma, and interstitial lung disease. Her professional affiliations include Children's Hospital Colorado, the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), and the University Physicians. Dr. Houser is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. Dr. Houser's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. She has received distinctions including Dixon Fellowship Award Recipient, Dixon Foundation; Multiple Residency Letters of Commendation, UAB Pediatrics Residency Program; and Multiple Residency Letters of Commendation 2010 - UAB Pediatrics Residency Program.

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

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Problems, Pulmonary Hypertension, Asthma, Interstitial Lung Disease

Dr. John Allen Newcomer, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
1625 Medical Center Point; 260
Colorado Springs, CO
 

Dr. John Newcomer is an adult pulmonology specialist. In Dr. Newcomer's practice, he is particularly interested in intensive care and lung problems. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Dr. Newcomer attended medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Centura Health and the University of Colorado Health (UCHealth).

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Intensive Care, Lung Problems

Dr. Ronald Lynn Rains, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1725 E Boulder Street; Suite 204
Colorado Springs, CO
 

Dr. Ronald Rains is a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in intensive care, general care, and lung problems. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Colorado Health (UCHealth). Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Dakota, Dr. Rains attended the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Rains has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Intensive Care, Lung Problems, General Care

Dr. Gregory Ashton Ruff, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
525 N. Foote Avenue; Memorial Medical Building, Suite 302
Colorado Springs, CO
 

Dr. Gregory Ruff's specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He practices in Colorado Springs, CO. In his practice, Dr. Ruff focuses on intensive care, general care, and lung problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Centura Health and the University of Colorado Health (UCHealth). Dr. Ruff graduated from Penn State College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Travis Air Force Base, David Grant USAF Medical Center. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Intensive Care, Lung Problems, General Care

Dr. Allan Bernard Davidson, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1725 East Boulder Street; Suite 204
Colorado Springs, CO
 

Dr. Allan Davidson sees patients in Colorado Springs, CO. His medical specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. His areas of clinical interest consist of intensive care, general care, and lung problems. Dr. Davidson takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Brigham and Women's Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Centura Health and the University of Colorado Health (UCHealth). He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Intensive Care, Lung Problems, General Care

Dr. Bruce Neil Suckling, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
525 N. Foote Avenue; Memorial Medical Building, Suite 302
Colorado Springs, CO
 

Dr. Bruce Suckling is a critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist. Dr. Suckling's areas of expertise include the following: intensive care, general care, and lung problems. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Suckling attended Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Mayo Clinic. He is affiliated with the University of Colorado Health (UCHealth).

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Intensive Care, Lung Problems, General Care

Dr. Steven R Mohnssen, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1725 E Boulder Street; Suite 204
Colorado Springs, CO
 

Dr. Steven Mohnssen practices adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Mohnssen studied medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. Clinical interests for Dr. Mohnssen include intensive care, general care, and lung problems. He has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mohnssen accepts. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Centura Health and the University of Colorado Health (UCHealth).

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Intensive Care, Lung Problems, General Care

Dr. Matthew Stiles McDonald, MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
1400 E. Boulder Street
Colorado Springs, CO
 

Dr. Matthew Bowdish works as an adult allergist and immunologist in Aurora, CO and Colorado Springs, CO. Dr. Bowdish is a graduate of Northeast Ohio Medical University and a graduate of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center's residency program. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is affiliated with Centura Health, the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), and the University Physicians.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Immunodeficiency, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Allergies, Hives, Rhinitis, Angioedema, Sinusitis, Asthma

Dr. Eric Louis Caplan, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
3425 Austin Bluffs Parkway; Suite 205
Colorado Springs, CO
 

Dr. Eric Caplan works as a pediatric allergist and immunologist in Colorado Springs, CO. His clinical interests include asthma, food allergy, and eczema. Dr. Caplan's professional affiliations include Centura Health, Children's Hospital Colorado, and the University of Colorado Health (UCHealth). He is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Riley Hospital for Children. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Caplan honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma, lung problems

All Interests: Metabolism, Eczema, Nutrition Issues, Allergies, Hives, Food Allergy, Lung Problems, Chronic ... (Read more)

Dr. Jane Witter Ridings, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
525 N. Foote Avenue
Colorado Springs, CO
 

Dr. Jane Ridings is a specialist in radiation oncology. Clinical interests for Dr. Ridings include lung cancer, ovarian cancer, and radiation therapy. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Dr. Ridings's professional affiliations include Centura Health, the University of Colorado Health (UCHealth), and the University Physicians.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Myeloma, Thoracic Problems, Urologic Cancer, Ovarian Cancer, Gynecologic Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Martin Lynn Beggs, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
1400 Boulder Street; Suite 700
Colorado Springs, CO
 

Dr. Martin Beggs is a cardiothoracic surgeon in Colorado Springs, CO. Dr. Beggs is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He is affiliated with Centura Health and the University of Colorado Health (UCHealth).

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Lung Problems, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Heart Surgery, Cancer

Dr. Jeffrey R Olsen, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
525 N Foote Avenue; 1st Floor
Colorado Springs, CO
 

Dr. Jeffrey Olsen is a radiation oncologist. Before completing his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis, Dr. Olsen attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. These areas are among Dr. Olsen's clinical interests: lung cancer, ovarian cancer, and radiation therapy. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Centura Health, the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), and the University Physicians.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer, lung problems

All Interests: Thoracic Problems, Urologic Cancer, Gynecologic Cancer, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, Kidney Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Matthew Garret Blum, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
525 N. Foote Avenue; Memorial Medical Building, Suite 302
Colorado Springs, CO
 

Dr. Matthew Blum is a medical specialist in thoracic surgery. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Blum honors. After attending Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Dr. Blum's professional affiliations include Centura Health and the University of Colorado Health (UCHealth).

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Lung Problems, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Heart Surgery, Cancer

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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.