We found 9 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept MultiPlan near Overland Park, KS.

Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
4321 Washington Street; Suite 6000
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Monisha Das specializes in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology and practices in Kansas City, MO. In Dr. Das's practice, she is particularly interested in emphysema, bronchoscopy, and asthma. Her professional affiliations include Saint Luke's North Hospital-Smithville, Saint Luke's South Hospital, and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Das accepts. Dr. Das's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC).

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All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Emphysema

Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
12330 Metcalf Avenue; Suite 560
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. Samiran Patel specializes in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. In addition to English, Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks Gujarati and Hindi. Areas of expertise for Dr. Patel include lung cancer, acute respiratory distress syndrome, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Dr. Patel is professionally affiliated with Anderson County Hospital, Wright Memorial Hospital, and Hedrick Medical Center. He is a graduate of M.P. Shah Medical College. He trained at Cooper University Hospital for his residency. Dr. Patel accepts Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Lung Problems, Respiratory Infection, Lung Cancer, Respiratory Failure, Asthma, Acute Respiratory ... (Read more)

Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
4321 Washington Street; Suite 6000
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Gregory Howell is a critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology specialist in Kansas City, MO. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Howell include emphysema, bronchoscopy, and asthma. Dr. Howell is affiliated with Wright Memorial Hospital and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. He attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). He is in-network for Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more.

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

Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
12330 Metcalf Avenue; Suite 560
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. Jennifer Svetlecic is a critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology specialist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Svetlecic include asthma, pulmonary embolism, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). She takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice. Dr. Svetlecic attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) for her residency. Dr. Svetlecic is professionally affiliated with Anderson County Hospital, Wright Memorial Hospital, and Hedrick Medical Center.

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

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
12330 Metcalf Avenue; Suite 400
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. Timothy Pasowicz's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pasowicz include diabetes and asthma. Dr. Pasowicz is professionally affiliated with Saint Luke's South Hospital and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), Dr. Pasowicz attended A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Pasowicz is an in-network provider for Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Asthma

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
4321 Washington Street; Suite 3000
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Kristina Moreland is a general internist in Kansas City, MO. Her areas of expertise include the following: hypertension (high blood pressure), high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), and asthma. Dr. Moreland accepts Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. She is affiliated with Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

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All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Hypertension, Preventive Care, High Cholesterol, Asthma

Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
9517 Kessler Street
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. John Greenwood's medical specialty is critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. He attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at the University of Kansas Medical Center. These areas are among Dr. Greenwood's clinical interests: cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma, and sleep apnea. Dr. Greenwood honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice. He is professionally affiliated with Anderson County Hospital, Wright Memorial Hospital, and Hedrick Medical Center.

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All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Sleep Apnea, Acute Respiratory Failure, Asthma, Interstitial Lung Disease

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
12330 Metcalf; 400
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. Bradley Palmer's area of specialization is general internal medicine. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Palmer include diabetes, heart problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Palmer honors Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). Dr. Palmer is professionally affiliated with Saint Luke's South Hospital.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Cholesterol Problems, Asthma

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
4321 Washington Street; Suite 3000
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. James Bautz specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Kansas City, MO. He is especially interested in hypertension (high blood pressure), preventive care, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Bautz accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice. After completing medical school at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Bautz performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He is professionally affiliated with Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Preventive Care, Cholesterol Problems, High Cholesterol, General Care, Asthma

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What is Asthma?

Asthma is a chronic lung disease where the tissue and airways of the lungs become extremely sensitive to certain substances. When these substances are breathed in, the lungs become inflamed. The muscles around the airways tighten and squeeze the lungs, and passages within the lungs swell and tighten. The airways themselves produce mucus, which further clogs the tightened, swollen airways. A person having an asthma attack finds it very difficult to breathe, and a severe attack can even be fatal.

Asthma affects people of all ages, but people with asthma are most often diagnosed as children. Symptoms can include wheezing, a tight feeling in the chest, shortness of breath, and coughing. Some people have mild symptoms all the time, and some people have no symptoms at all, but everyone with asthma is susceptible to occasional severe attacks or flare-ups of symptoms when they are exposed to triggers. Triggers vary widely but can include:

  • Allergens (dust mites, pet fur, mold, pollen, grass)
  • Irritants (smoke, pollution, dust, chemicals)
  • Viral infections
  • Physical activity, especially outdoors
  • Certain medications or chemicals in foods (aspirin, sulfites)

Treatment for most asthma patients involves three steps. Learn what your asthma triggers are and avoid them. Take a daily control medication, usually an inhaled corticosteroid, to reduce inflammation in the lungs. Also, have “rescue medication” with you at all times to take in case of a severe attack. These quick-acting inhaled medications relax the muscles around the airways and allow the lungs to open up for air.

There is no cure for asthma, but with treatment it should not interfere with your daily life and activities.
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