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We found 4 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Humana Catastrophic near Leavenworth, KS.

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Dr. Jennifer Annette Svetlecic, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1001 6th Avenue; Suite 340
Leavenworth, KS
 

Dr. Jennifer Svetlecic works as an intensive care specialist and pulmonologist. Dr. Svetlecic attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). Her areas of expertise include the following: asthma, pulmonary embolism, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). She honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice. Dr. Svetlecic's hospital/clinic affiliations include Anderson County Hospital, Wright Memorial Hospital, and Hedrick Medical Center.

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

All Interests: Lung Problems, Asthma, Pulmonary Embolism, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Dr. James L Vacek, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
3601 S 4th Street; Suite 1
Leavenworth, KS
 

Dr. James Vacek sees patients in Kansas City, KS, Overland Park, KS, and Leavenworth, KS. His medical specialty is adult cardiology. His areas of expertise include the following: carotid artery disease, heart attack, and mitral valve disease. He is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Dr. Vacek honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Dr. Vacek attended medical school at Creighton University School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Renal Vascular Disease, Women's Heart Disease, Cardiomyopathy, Nuclear Stress ... (Read more)

Dr. Jose I Dulin, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
3601 S 4th Street; Suite 1
Leavenworth, KS
 

Dr. Jose Dulin is a specialist in adult cardiology. He works in Kansas City, KS and Leavenworth, KS. These areas are among his clinical interests: heart attack, mitral valve disease, and syncope (fainting). Dr. Dulin accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He graduated from the University of Navarra School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Lloyd Noland Hospital and Health Center. In addition to English, Dr. Dulin speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Stress Echo, Consultative Cardiology, Hypertension, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Ryan Stuart Ferrell, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
3601 S 4th Street; Suite 1
Leavenworth, KS
 

Dr. Ryan Ferrell is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ferrell include rheumatic heart disease, second opinions, and syncope (fainting). Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ferrell honors. He attended St. George's University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas for residency. Dr. Ferrell is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Second Opinions, Atrial Fibrillation, Men's Health Issues, Renal Vascular Disease, Dizziness, ... (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.