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

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

Dr. Timothy Rummel is a medical specialist in adult critical care, adult pulmonology, and pathology. These areas are among his clinical interests: intensive care, general care, and lung problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Centura Health and the University of Colorado Health (UCHealth). Dr. Rummel attended the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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All Interests: Intensive Care, Lung Problems, General Care

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 is a critical care specialist, pulmonologist, and pathologist in Colorado Springs, CO. Dr. Ruff's education and training includes medical school at Penn State College of Medicine and residency at Travis Air Force Base, David Grant USAF Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ruff include intensive care, general care, and lung problems. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic 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 Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology, Pathology
525 N. Foote Avenue; Memorial Medical Building, Suite 302
Colorado Springs, CO
 

Dr. Bruce Suckling is an adult critical care specialist, pulmonologist, and pathologist in Colorado Springs, CO. His areas of clinical interest consist of intensive care, general care, and lung problems. Dr. Suckling is affiliated with the University of Colorado Health (UCHealth). Before performing his residency at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Suckling attended Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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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 is a physician who specializes in adult critical care, adult pulmonology, and pathology. Dr. Mohnssen is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Mohnssen include intensive care, general care, and lung problems. His professional affiliations include Centura Health and the University of Colorado Health (UCHealth). Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mohnssen honors. He graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University.

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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 works as a pediatric pulmonologist. In Dr. Houser's practice, she is particularly interested in cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma, and interstitial lung disease. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. Her distinctions 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. John Allen Newcomer, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
1625 Medical Center Point; 260
Colorado Springs, CO
 

Dr. John Newcomer specializes in adult pulmonology and practices in Colorado Springs, CO. His areas of expertise consist of intensive care and lung problems. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Newcomer attended St. Louis University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Kansas Medical Center for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Centura Health and the University of Colorado Health (UCHealth).

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All Interests: Intensive Care, Lung Problems

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

Dr. Edith Zemanick works as a pediatric pulmonologist in Aurora, CO and Colorado Springs, CO. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Zemanick's education and training includes medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and residency at Children's National Medical Center and George Washington University Medical Center. She has received professional recognition including the following: 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. She is professionally 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), lung problems

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, 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 specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. 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. Rains honors. He attended medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. Dr. Rains trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Dakota for his residency. He is affiliated with the University of Colorado Health (UCHealth).

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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 specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology and practices in Colorado Springs, CO. His areas of expertise include intensive care, general care, and lung problems. His professional affiliations include Centura Health and the University of Colorado Health (UCHealth). Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Davidson honors. He is accepting new patients. After completing medical school at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, Dr. Davidson performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Brigham and Women's Hospital.

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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 is a Colorado Springs, CO physician who specializes in thoracic surgery. His professional affiliations include Centura Health and the University of Colorado Health (UCHealth). Dr. Beggs honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Dr. Beggs attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school.

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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 specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Caplan include asthma, food allergy, and eczema. He is affiliated with Centura Health, Children's Hospital Colorado, and the University of Colorado Health (UCHealth). Before performing his residency at Riley Hospital for Children, Dr. Caplan attended the University of Virginia School of Medicine. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma, lung problems

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

Dr. Jane Ridings' specialty is radiation oncology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ridings include lung cancer, ovarian cancer, and anal cancer. Dr. Ridings is professionally affiliated with Centura Health, the University of Colorado Health (UCHealth), and the University Physicians. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

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

UCHealth - Matthew 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. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Centura Health and the University of Colorado Health (UCHealth). Dr. Blum is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. His education and training includes medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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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. These areas are among his clinical interests: lung cancer, ovarian cancer, and anal cancer. His professional affiliations include Centura Health, the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), and the University Physicians. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Olsen accepts. 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.

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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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