We found 9 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Humana Platinum near Wheat Ridge, CO.

Dr. Paul Cameron Stillwell, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
3455 Lutheran Parkway; Suite 230
Wheat Ridge, CO
 

Dr. Paul Stillwell's specialty is pediatric pulmonology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include asthma. He is an in-network provider for Health Net, Humana HMO, and Humana Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Stillwell attended medical school at Mayo Medical School. Dr. Stillwell's residency was performed at Mayo Clinic. He is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital Colorado and CU Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma, lung problems

All Interests: Lung Problems, Asthma

Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
274 Union Boulevard; Suite 110
Lakewood, CO
 

Dr. Madison Macht is a critical care specialist and pulmonologist. He has a special interest in intensive care. His professional affiliations include Centura Health, Denver Health Medical Center, and the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH). Dr. Macht is a graduate of Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine. Dr. Macht trained at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University for his residency. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Intensive Care, Lung Problems

Dr. Monica J Federico, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
777 Bannock Street
Denver, CO
 

Dr. Monica Federico is a pediatric pulmonology specialist. Dr. Federico has indicated that her clinical interests include asthma. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Federico's hospital/clinic affiliations include Children's Hospital Colorado, Denver Health Medical Center, and CU Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma, pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Pulmonary Hypertension, Asthma

Dr. Ivor S Douglas, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
777 Bannock Street
Denver, CO
 

Dr. Ivor Douglas' specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He practices in Denver, CO and Aurora, CO. Clinical interests for Dr. Douglas include bacterial infection, intensive care, and pneumonia. He is affiliated with Denver Health Medical Center, the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), and CU Medicine. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Douglas accepts. His education and training includes medical school at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and residency at The Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Douglas has received include Best Doctors in America?, Best Doctors, Inc. (2014) 2008-2014 and Peak Performers Award, Rocky Mountain Society of Hospital Medicine (2014) 2010-2014.

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Relevant Interests: , pneumonia, lung problems

All Interests: Pneumonia, Intensive Care, Lung Problems, Bacterial Infection, Infections

Dr. Mark T Kearns, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
777 Bannock Street
Denver, CO
 

Dr. Mark Kearns is an adult critical care specialist and pulmonologist. Before completing his residency at Ohio State University Medical Center, Dr. Kearns attended medical school at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. Dr. Kearns is especially interested in intensive care. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Kearns's hospital/clinic affiliations include VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System, the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), and CU Medicine.

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All Interests: Intensive Care, Lung Problems

Dr. Adam Arthur Rosenberg, MD
Specializes in Neonatology
777 Bannock Street
Denver, CO
 

Dr. Adam Rosenberg is a neonatology specialist in Aurora, CO and Denver, CO. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver, Dr. Rosenberg attended medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rosenberg include general care, pulmonary hypertension, and epilepsy. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rosenberg takes. He has received professional recognition including the following: Partners in Care Award, University of Colorado Hospital and Partners in Care Award 2008 - University of Colorado Hospital. His professional affiliations include Children's Hospital Colorado, Centura Health, and Denver Health Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , pneumonia, asthma, pulmonary hypertension, lung problems

All Interests: Ear Infection, Hydrocephalus, Throat Problems, Fungal Infection, Pneumonia, Influenza, Viral ... (Read more)

Dr. Gregory Carter Allen, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
3455 Lutheran Parkway; Suite 230
Wheat Ridge, CO
 

Dr. Gregory Allen sees patients in Aurora, CO, Wheat Ridge, CO, and Broomfield, CO. His medical specialty is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Allen's areas of expertise include the following: cleft lip and palate, sleep apnea, and thyroid cancer. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University, Dr. Allen attended the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine for medical school. He is affiliated with Children's Hospital Colorado, the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), and CU Medicine.

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Dr. Madeleine A Kane, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
777 Bannock Street
Denver, CO
 

Dr. Madeleine Kane is an adult hematologist and adult oncologist in Aurora, CO and Denver, CO. Her clinical interests include myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), lung cancer, and anal cancer. She honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Kane graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. She is affiliated with Denver Health Medical Center, the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), and CU Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Thyroid Cancer, Thoracic Problems, Myelodysplastic Syndromes, Urologic Cancer, Anal Cancer, Brain ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeffrey R Darst, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
3455 Lutheran Parkway; Suite 230
Wheat Ridge, CO
 

Dr. Jeffrey Darst's specialty is pediatric cardiology. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. Dr. Darst is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital Colorado, Lutheran Hospital, and the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH).

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Congenital Heart Disease, Anxiety, Pulmonary Hypertension, Mental Health Issues

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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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