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

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. Before performing his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Dr. Newcomer attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine and St. Louis University School of Medicine. His clinical interests encompass intensive care and lung problems. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. His professional 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. Timothy Scott Rummel, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1725 E Boulder Street; Suite 204
Colorado Springs, CO
 

Dr. Timothy Rummel is an adult critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and performed his residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Dr. Rummel's areas of clinical interest consist of intensive care, general care, and lung problems. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Centura Health, the University of Colorado Health (UCHealth), and Memorial Hospital Central.

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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 pulmonologist in Aurora, CO and Colorado Springs, CO. Her professional affiliations include Children's Hospital Colorado, the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), and the University Physicians. After completing medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, Dr. Zemanick performed her residency at Children's National Medical Center and George Washington University Medical Center. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She has received distinctions including 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 practices pediatric pulmonology. She attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Houser include cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma, and interstitial lung disease. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include 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. Dr. Houser's professional affiliations include Children's Hospital Colorado, the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), and the University Physicians.

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

Dr. Ronald Rains is an adult critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist in Colorado Springs, CO. Dr. Rains's clinical interests include intensive care, general care, and lung problems. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Colorado Health (UCHealth), Memorial Hospital Central, and Memorial Hospital North. After completing medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Dakota. Dr. Rains's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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; #204
Colorado Springs, CO
 

Dr. Allan Davidson's areas of specialization are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He attended the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Brigham and Women's Hospital for residency. His areas of expertise include the following: intensive care, general care, and lung problems. Dr. Davidson is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Centura Health, the University of Colorado Health (UCHealth), and Memorial Hospital Central. Dr. Davidson is open to new patients.

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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 areas of specialization are adult critical care and adult pulmonology; he sees patients in Colorado Springs, CO. Before completing his residency at Travis Air Force Base, David Grant USAF Medical Center, Dr. Ruff attended medical school at Penn State College of Medicine. He is especially interested in intensive care, general care, and lung problems. Dr. Ruff is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Centura Health, the University of Colorado Health (UCHealth), and Memorial Hospital North.

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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 specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology and practices in Colorado Springs, CO. His areas of expertise include the following: intensive care, general care, and lung problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Colorado Health (UCHealth) and Memorial Hospital Central. Dr. Suckling graduated from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Mayo Clinic. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Suckling honors.

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All Interests: Intensive Care, Lung Problems, General Care

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

Dr. Steven Mohnssen specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology and practices in Colorado Springs, CO. Patient ratings for Dr. Mohnssen average 2.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include intensive care, general care, and lung problems. Dr. Mohnssen's hospital/clinic affiliations include Centura Health, the University of Colorado Health (UCHealth), and Memorial Hospital Central. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mohnssen takes. Dr. Mohnssen studied medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University for residency.

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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 allergist and immunologist. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. After attending Northeast Ohio Medical University for medical school, Dr. Bowdish completed his residency training at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. His professional affiliations include 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 is a pediatric allergy & immunology specialist in Colorado Springs, CO. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Caplan include asthma, food allergy, and eczema. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He graduated from the University of Virginia School of Medicine. Dr. Caplan completed his residency training at Riley Hospital for Children. He is affiliated with Centura Health, Children's Hospital Colorado, and the University of Colorado Health (UCHealth).

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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 specializes in radiation oncology. Dr. Ridings's areas of expertise include the following: lung cancer, ovarian cancer, and radiation therapy. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Michigan Medical School, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. She is professionally affiliated with 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 Thoracic Surgery
1400 Boulder Street; Suite 700
Colorado Springs, CO
 

Dr. Martin Beggs sees patients in Colorado Springs, CO. His medical specialty is thoracic surgery. Dr. Beggs takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He is professionally affiliated with Centura Health, Sarasota Memorial Hospital, 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 practices radiation oncology. His clinical interests include lung cancer, ovarian cancer, and radiation therapy. He is affiliated with Centura Health, the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), and the University Physicians. Dr. Olsen attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer, lung problems

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

Dr. Matthew Blum's specialty is thoracic surgery. He is affiliated with Centura Health and the University of Colorado Health (UCHealth). Before completing his residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Dr. Blum attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Blum honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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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.