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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 specializes in pediatric pulmonology and practices in Aurora, CO, Wheat Ridge, CO, and Parker, CO. His clinical interests include asthma. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Children's Hospital Colorado and the University Physicians. Dr. Stillwell honors Health Net, Humana HMO, and Humana Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Mayo Medical School and a graduate of Mayo Clinic's residency program.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma, lung problems

All Interests: Lung Problems, Asthma

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

Dr. Madison Macht's areas of specialization are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Macht include intensive care. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Macht attended medical school at Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine. Dr. Macht trained at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Centura Health, Denver Health Medical Center, and the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH).

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Intensive Care, Lung Problems

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

Dr. Monica Federico is a physician who specializes in pediatric pulmonology. She is conversant in Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Federico include asthma. Dr. Federico is affiliated with Children's Hospital Colorado, Denver Health Medical Center, and the University Physicians. She graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma, pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Pulmonary Hypertension, Asthma

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

Dr. Mark Kearns works as a critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist in Denver, CO and Aurora, CO. After attending the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and the University of Nevada School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Ohio State University Medical Center. Dr. Kearns has indicated that his clinical interests include intensive care. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Kearns 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. 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. Dr. Douglas is a graduate of the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. His training includes residency programs at The Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. He has indicated that his clinical interests include bacterial infection, intensive care, and pneumonia. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Douglas has received professional recognition including the following: Best Doctors in America?, Best Doctors, Inc. (2014) 2008-2014 and Peak Performers Award, Rocky Mountain Society of Hospital Medicine (2014) 2010-2014. His professional 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. 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). Dr. Allen attended the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Allen include cleft lip and palate, sleep apnea, and thyroid cancer. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Allen honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is affiliated with Children's Hospital Colorado, the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), and the University Physicians.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Thyroid Cancer, Vocal Cord Paralysis, Tinnitus, Tumor, Dizziness, Ear Infection, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Adam Rosenberg is a neonatologist in Aurora, CO and Denver, CO. Clinical interests for Dr. Rosenberg include general care, pulmonary hypertension, and epilepsy. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. After attending Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. Dr. Rosenberg has received the following distinctions: Partners in Care Award, University of Colorado Hospital and Partners in Care Award 2008 - University of Colorado Hospital. His hospital/clinic 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. Jeffrey Robert Darst, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
3455 Lutheran Parkway; Suite 230
Wheat Ridge, CO
 

Dr. Jeffrey Darst works as a pediatric cardiologist in Aurora, CO, Wheat Ridge, CO, and Highlands Ranch, CO. He is affiliated with Children's Hospital Colorado, Lutheran Hospital, and the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH). 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. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Darst takes.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

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 practices adult hematology and adult oncology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kane include myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), lung cancer, and anal cancer. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kane takes. Before performing her residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics, Dr. Kane attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Kane is professionally affiliated with Denver Health Medical Center, the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), and the University Physicians.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

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.