We found 147 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Humana Gold near Kansas City, KS.

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Dr. Harold William Barkman II, Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Occupational Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
39th & Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Harold Barkman sees patients in Kansas City, KS. His medical specialties are adult critical care, occupational medicine, and adult pulmonology. Before completing his residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah, Dr. Barkman attended medical school at Creighton University School of Medicine. His clinical interests include cystic fibrosis (CF), sleep apnea, and snoring. Dr. Barkman accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Barkman is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, lung cancer, bronchitis, cystic fibrosis (CF), pneumonia, asthma, pulmonary fibrosis, acute respiratory distress syndrome, interstitial lung disease, lung problems, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), pleurisy

All Interests: Wheezing, Bronchitis, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Influenza, Cystic Fibrosis, Sleep Apnea, Snoring, ... (Read more)

Dr. Vincent M Lem, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
4321 Washington Street; Suite 6000
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Vincent Lem's medical specialty is adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He is conversant in Chinese. Dr. Lem has a special interest in shortness of breath (dyspnea), lung cancer, and interstitial lung disease. He is affiliated with Wright Memorial Hospital, Hedrick Medical Center, and Saint Luke's South Hospital. Dr. Lem attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) for residency. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more. He has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer, interstitial lung disease, pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Lung Cancer, Pulmonary Hypertension, Interstitial Lung Disease, Shortness of Breath, Chronic Cough

Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
2790 Clay Edwards Drive; Suite 605
North Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Alexis Meredith works as an adult pulmonologist. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Meredith is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Kansas Medical Center's residency program. She is professionally affiliated with Meritas Health. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Asthma, Thoracic Imaging

Dr. Deepika Polineni, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 3007, The University of Kansas Physicians Medical Office Building
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Deepika Polineni's medical specialty is critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. Dr. Polineni obtained her medical school training at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Her areas of clinical interest consist of cystic fibrosis (CF) and wheezing. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Polineni takes. In addition to English, Dr. Polineni (or staff) speaks Telugu and Spanish. Dr. Polineni is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF), lung problems

All Interests: Wheezing, Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Problems

Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
2790 Clay Edwards Drive; Suite 605
North Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Jason Fieser practices adult pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Fieser include lung cancer, asthma, and sleep apnea. He is affiliated with Meritas Health. Before completing his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Dr. Fieser attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer, asthma, pulmonary fibrosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Apnea, Lung Cancer, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Chronic Cough, ... (Read more)

Dr. Timothy Taylor Dwyer III, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 3007, The University of Kansas Physicians Medical Office Building
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Timothy Dwyer is a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He works in Kansas City, KS. These areas are among his clinical interests: cystic fibrosis (CF), intensive care, and sleep apnea. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dwyer accepts. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and residency at Saint Joseph Mercy Health System. He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. He is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, lung cancer, bronchitis, cystic fibrosis (CF), pneumonia, asthma, pulmonary fibrosis, interstitial lung disease, pulmonary hypertension, lung problems, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), pleurisy

All Interests: Wheezing, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Bronchitis, Tuberculosis, Bronchoscopy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kyle Robert Brownback, MD
Specializes in Pulmonology, Internal Medicine, Critical Care
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 3007, The University of Kansas Physicians Medical Office Building
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Kyle Brownback is a pulmonology (lung & respiratory disease) and critical care (intensive care medicine) specialist. Before performing his residency at The Miriam Hospital and Rhode Island Hospital, Dr. Brownback attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: asthma, navigational bronchoscopy, and needle biopsy. Dr. Brownback is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma, lung problems, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Bronchoscopy, Navigational Bronchoscopy, Ultrasound, Needle ... (Read more)

Dr. Timothy L Williamson, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 3007, The University of Kansas Physicians Medical Office Building
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Timothy Williamson is a Kansas City, KS physician who specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. These areas are among his clinical interests: intensive care, wheezing, and CT scan. Dr. Williamson is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, pneumonia, asthma, pulmonary fibrosis, acute respiratory distress syndrome, interstitial lung disease, pulmonary hypertension, lung problems, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), pleurisy

All Interests: Wheezing, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Tuberculosis, Bronchoscopy, Chest Pain, ... (Read more)

Dr. Damien Ryker Stevens, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Medical Office Building - Level 5
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Damien Stevens' specialties are adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome, and snoring. Dr. Stevens accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. After attending the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, Dr. Stevens completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). He has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. He is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer, bronchitis, pneumonia, asthma, pulmonary fibrosis, acute respiratory distress syndrome, interstitial lung disease, lung problems, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), pleurisy

All Interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Wheezing, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Problems, Sleep ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
2790 Clay Edwards Drive; Suite 605
North Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Andrea Anthony is a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Clinical interests for Dr. Anthony include asthma and allergies. She is affiliated with Meritas Health. Dr. Anthony takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients. After attending the University of Kansas School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at the University of Kansas Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Allergies, Asthma

Dr. Franklin Ray Quijano, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 3007, The University of Kansas Physicians Medical Office Building
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Franklin Quijano's medical specialty is adult critical care and adult pulmonology. His areas of expertise include cystic fibrosis (CF), intensive care, and airway stent. Dr. Quijano is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas, Dr. Quijano attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer, cystic fibrosis (CF), pulmonary fibrosis, pulmonary hypertension, lung problems, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), emphysema, bronchitis, pneumonia, asthma, acute respiratory distress syndrome, interstitial lung disease, pleurisy

All Interests: Airway Stent, Wheezing, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Bronchitis, Stenosis, Tuberculosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Diana S Dark, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
4320 Wornall Road; Suite 65
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Diana Dark works as an adult critical care specialist and pulmonologist. In her practice, she is particularly interested in asthma, interstitial lung disease, and pulmonary hypertension. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dark accepts. Dr. Dark attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Kansas Medical Center for residency. Dr. Dark's professional affiliations include Anderson County Hospital, Hedrick Medical Center, and Saint Luke's East Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma, interstitial lung disease, pulmonary hypertension, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Interstitial Lung Disease, Pulmonary Hypertension, Asthma

Dr. Lucas R Pitts, MD
Specializes in Pulmonology, Internal Medicine, Critical Care
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Mailstop 3007
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Lucas Pitts works as a pulmonologist and critical care specialist in Kansas City, KS. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Pitts's clinical interests include intensive care, wheezing, and CT scan. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Dr. Pitts is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, lung cancer, bronchitis, pneumonia, asthma, pulmonary fibrosis, acute respiratory distress syndrome, interstitial lung disease, lung problems, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), pleurisy

All Interests: Wheezing, Bronchitis, Bronchoscopy, Navigational Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Influenza, Thoracic ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven Q Simpson, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Steven Simpson is a medical specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Clinical interests for Dr. Simpson include intensive care, bronchoscopy, and pulmonary function test (PFT). He is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Dr. Simpson takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas for residency. Dr. Simpson is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , acute respiratory distress syndrome, lung problems

All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Needle Biopsy, Intensive Care, Laser Ablation, Lung Problems, CT Scan, Pulmonary ... (Read more)

Dr. Gregory Howard Howell, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
4321 Washington Street; Suite 6000
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Gregory Howell practices critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. Dr. Howell trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) for his residency. He is especially interested in emphysema, bronchoscopy, and asthma. Dr. Howell takes Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Wright Memorial Hospital and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, asthma, pulmonary fibrosis, lung tumor, interstitial lung disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Cancer, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Lung Tumor, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
2790 Clay Edwards Drive; Suite 605
North Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Debashree Tosh-Mitchell is a specialist in adult pulmonology. Dr. Tosh-Mitchell is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). In addition to English, she speaks Bengali. She is professionally affiliated with Meritas Health.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, asthma

All Interests: Intensive Care, Emphysema, Asthma

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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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