We found 9 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Humana Silver 3800/HMO Premier 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 Broomfield, CO. Dr. Stillwell's clinical interests encompass asthma. He accepts Health Net, Humana HMO, and Humana Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Mayo Medical School and performed his residency at Mayo Clinic. 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's specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He practices in Aurora, CO and Lakewood, CO. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University, Dr. Macht attended Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Macht include intensive care. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Macht honors. His professional affiliations include Centura Health, Denver Health Medical Center, and the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH).

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All Interests: Intensive Care, Lung Problems

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

Dr. Mark Kearns is a physician who specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He is especially interested in intensive care. Dr. Kearns takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He attended the University of Nebraska College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Ohio State University Medical Center for residency. His professional affiliations include 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 is a medical specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Douglas is especially interested in bacterial infection, intensive care, and pneumonia. He is professionally affiliated with Denver Health Medical Center, the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), and the University Physicians. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at The Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago, Dr. Douglas attended medical school at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. His distinctions 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. Monica Federico, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
777 Bannock Street
Denver, CO
 

Dr. Monica Federico is a specialist in pediatric pulmonology. She works in Aurora, CO and Denver, CO. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Federico include asthma. Dr. Federico's professional affiliations include Children's Hospital Colorado, Denver Health Medical Center, and the University Physicians. She takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. In addition to English, Dr. Federico speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma, pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Pulmonary Hypertension, Asthma

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

Dr. Gregory Allen's medical specialty is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). He 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. His areas of expertise include cleft lip and palate, sleep apnea, and thyroid cancer. Dr. Allen's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Allen honors. He is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital Colorado, the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), and the University Physicians.

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

Dr. Adam Rosenberg is a medical specialist in neonatology. His clinical interests include general care, pulmonary hypertension, and epilepsy. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver, Dr. Rosenberg attended Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Rosenberg 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 practices pediatric cardiology in Aurora, CO, Wheat Ridge, CO, and Highlands Ranch, CO. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Darst attended medical school at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Darst trained at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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

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

Dr. Madeleine Kane's specialties are adult hematology and adult oncology. Dr. Kane's clinical interests include myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), lung cancer, and anal cancer. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Denver Health Medical Center, the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), and the University Physicians. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Before performing her residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics, Dr. Kane attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

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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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