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 is a physician who specializes in pediatric pulmonology. He attended medical school at Mayo Medical School. Dr. Stillwell's medical residency was performed at Mayo Clinic. His clinical interests include asthma. Dr. Stillwell is in-network for Health Net, Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital Colorado and the University Physicians.

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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 specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Macht include intensive care. Dr. Macht is professionally affiliated with Centura Health, Denver Health Medical Center, and the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH). Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Macht takes. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University, Dr. Macht attended medical school at Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine.

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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 specialist in pediatric pulmonology. Dr. Federico has a special interest in asthma. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Federico is conversant in Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Children's Hospital Colorado, Denver Health Medical Center, and the University Physicians.

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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' areas of specialization are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. His clinical interests include bacterial infection, intensive care, and pneumonia. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Douglas obtained his medical school training at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and performed his residency at The Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. Awards and/or distinctions he 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. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Denver Health Medical Center, the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), and the University Physicians.

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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 and adult pulmonology specialist in Denver, CO and Aurora, CO. He attended medical school at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. Dr. Kearns trained at Ohio State University Medical Center for his residency. He has indicated that his clinical interests include intensive care. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System, the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), and the University Physicians.

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All Interests: Intensive Care, Lung Problems

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

Dr. Gregory Allen is a specialist in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). Dr. Allen's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Allen include cleft lip and palate, sleep apnea, and thyroid cancer. He is affiliated with Children's Hospital Colorado, the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), and the University Physicians. Dr. Allen is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University.

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

Dr. Adam Rosenberg's area of specialization is neonatology. Clinical interests 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 honors. After attending Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Dr. Rosenberg completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. Dr. Rosenberg's distinctions include: Partners in Care Award, University of Colorado Hospital and Partners in Care Award 2008 - University of Colorado Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with 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. Jeffrey Robert Darst, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
3455 Lutheran Parkway; Suite 230
Wheat Ridge, CO
 

Dr. Jeffrey Darst, who practices in Aurora, CO, Wheat Ridge, CO, and Highlands Ranch, CO, is a medical specialist in pediatric cardiology. He is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital Colorado, Lutheran Hospital, and the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. After completing medical school at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine, Dr. Darst performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University.

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

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

Dr. Madeleine Kane is an adult hematology and adult oncology specialist in Aurora, CO and Denver, CO. Her areas of expertise include myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), lung cancer, and anal cancer. Her professional affiliations include Denver Health Medical Center, the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), and the University Physicians. Dr. Kane is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and a graduate of Stanford Hospital & Clinics' residency program. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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