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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 sees patients in Aurora, CO, Wheat Ridge, CO, and Parker, CO. His medical specialty is pediatric pulmonology. Clinical interests for Dr. Stillwell include asthma. He honors Health Net, Humana HMO, and Humana Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Stillwell attended Mayo Medical School. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Children's Hospital Colorado and the University Physicians.

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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 practices adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Clinical interests 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). He graduated from Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine. Dr. Macht's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Macht accepts.

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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' specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He practices in Denver, CO and Aurora, CO. Before completing his residency at Ohio State University Medical Center, Dr. Kearns attended medical school at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and the University of Nevada School of Medicine. Dr. Kearns has a special interest in intensive care. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. His hospital/clinic 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. Monica Federico, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
777 Bannock Street
Denver, CO
 

Dr. Monica Federico's specialty is pediatric pulmonology. Her clinical interests encompass asthma. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Children's Hospital Colorado, Denver Health Medical Center, and the University Physicians. Dr. Federico takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Federico speaks Spanish.

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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 is a physician who specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. His areas of expertise consist of bacterial infection, intensive care, and pneumonia. Dr. Douglas is affiliated with Denver Health Medical Center, the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), and the University Physicians. He attended medical school at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. Dr. Douglas's medical residency was performed at The Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinctions: 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. Gregory Carter Allen, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
3455 Lutheran Parkway; Suite 230
Wheat Ridge, CO
 

Dr. Gregory Allen's specialty is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: cleft lip and palate, sleep apnea, and thyroid cancer. Dr. Allen's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University, Dr. Allen attended medical school at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine.

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

Dr. Adam Rosenberg's medical specialty is neonatology. Clinical interests for Dr. Rosenberg include general care, pulmonary hypertension, and epilepsy. He is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital Colorado, Centura Health, and Denver Health Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. 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. He has received the following distinctions: Partners in Care Award, University of Colorado Hospital and Partners in Care Award 2008 - University of Colorado Hospital.

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

Dr. Madeleine Kane's areas of specialization are adult hematology and adult oncology; she sees patients in Aurora, CO, Alamosa, CO, and Denver, CO. Clinical interests for Dr. Kane include myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), lung cancer, and chemotherapy. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kane is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and a graduate of Stanford Hospital & Clinics' residency program. Her professional affiliations include Centura Health, Denver Health Medical Center, and the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH).

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

Dr. Jeffrey Darst's area of specialization is pediatric cardiology. He is affiliated with Children's Hospital Colorado, Lutheran Hospital, and the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH). Dr. Darst attended the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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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.