We found 14 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Humana Gold near Colorado Springs, CO.

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

Dr. Gregory Ruff's specialties are adult critical care, adult pulmonology, and pathology. He practices in Colorado Springs, CO. His clinical interests include intensive care, general care, and lung problems. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ruff honors. 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. His professional affiliations include Centura Health and the University of Colorado Health (UCHealth).

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All Interests: Intensive Care, Lung Problems, General Care

UCHealth - Bruce Suckling MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology, Pathology
525 N. Foote Avenue; Memorial Medical Building, Suite 302
Colorado Springs, CO
 

Dr. Bruce Suckling is an adult critical care, adult pulmonology, and pathology specialist. Patient reviews placed Dr. Suckling at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include intensive care, general care, and lung problems. He is affiliated with the University of Colorado Health (UCHealth). He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Mayo Clinic.

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All Interests: Intensive Care, Lung Problems, General Care

UCHealth - Timothy Rummel MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology, Pathology
1725 E Boulder Street; Suite 204
Colorado Springs, CO
 

Dr. Timothy Rummel sees patients in Colorado Springs, CO. His medical specialties are adult critical care, adult pulmonology, and pathology. His areas of expertise include intensive care, general care, and lung problems. He is affiliated with Centura Health and the University of Colorado Health (UCHealth). Dr. Rummel is a graduate of the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. His residency was performed at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Dr. Rummel is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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All Interests: Intensive Care, Lung Problems, General Care

UCHealth - Steven Mohnssen MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology, Pathology
1725 E Boulder Street; Suite 204
Colorado Springs, CO
 

Dr. Steven Mohnssen's specialties are adult critical care, adult pulmonology, and pathology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Mohnssen include intensive care, general care, and lung problems. His professional affiliations include Centura Health and the University of Colorado Health (UCHealth). After attending Indiana University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Intensive Care, Lung Problems, General Care

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

Dr. Grace Houser practices pediatric pulmonology. She has indicated that her clinical interests include cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma, and interstitial lung disease. She is affiliated with Children's Hospital Colorado, the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), and the University Physicians. After attending the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, Dr. Houser completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Houser accepts. She has received professional recognition including the following: 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. Edith Towler Zemanick, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
1400 East Boulder Street
Colorado Springs, CO
 

Dr. Edith Zemanick is a pediatric pulmonologist. Before performing her residency at Children's National Medical Center and George Washington University Medical Center, Dr. Zemanick attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school. She takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Zemanick 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. Dr. Zemanick'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), lung problems

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Problems

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

Dr. Allan Davidson works as an adult critical care specialist and pulmonologist. He is especially interested in intensive care, general care, and lung problems. Dr. Davidson is professionally affiliated with Centura Health and the University of Colorado Health (UCHealth). He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is accepting new patients. He is a graduate of the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Davidson trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Brigham and Women's Hospital.

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All Interests: Intensive Care, Lung Problems, General Care

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

Dr. John Newcomer, who practices in Colorado Springs, CO, is a medical specialist in adult pulmonology. His clinical interests include intensive care and lung problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Centura Health and the University of Colorado Health (UCHealth). Dr. Newcomer attended St. Louis University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Intensive Care, Lung Problems

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

Dr. Ronald Rains sees patients in Colorado Springs, CO. His medical specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rains include intensive care, general care, and lung problems. Patient reviews placed Dr. Rains at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rains honors. 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 is affiliated with the University of Colorado Health (UCHealth).

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All Interests: Intensive Care, Lung Problems, General Care

UCHealth - Martin Beggs MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
1400 Boulder Street; Suite 700
Colorado Springs, CO
 

Dr. Martin Beggs' specialty is thoracic surgery. Dr. Beggs is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston for his residency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Centura Health and the University of Colorado Health (UCHealth).

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

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

Dr. Eric Caplan's specialty is pediatric allergy & immunology. The average patient rating for Dr. Caplan is 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: asthma, food allergy, and eczema. Dr. Caplan honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Caplan graduated from the University of Virginia School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Riley Hospital for Children. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Centura Health, Children's Hospital Colorado, and the University of Colorado Health (UCHealth).

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

Dr. Matthew Blum is a specialist in thoracic surgery. He is affiliated with Centura Health and the University of Colorado Health (UCHealth). Dr. Blum is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and a graduate of Vanderbilt University Medical Center's residency program. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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

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

Dr. Jane Ridings specializes in radiation oncology and practices in Colorado Springs, CO. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan, Dr. Ridings attended the University of Michigan Medical School. Her areas of expertise include lung cancer, ovarian cancer, and anal cancer. She honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. 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. Jeffrey R Olsen, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
525 N Foote Avenue; 1st Floor
Colorado Springs, CO
 

Dr. Jeffrey Olsen is a physician who specializes in radiation oncology. His areas of expertise include lung cancer, ovarian cancer, and anal cancer. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Centura Health, the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), and the University Physicians. After completing medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, Dr. Olsen performed his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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)

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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.
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