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

Dr. Monisha Das, MD
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. For her residency, Dr. Das trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). Her clinical interests include emphysema, bronchoscopy, and asthma. She accepts Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with Saint Luke's North Hospital-Smithville, Saint Luke's South Hospital, and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

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

Dr. Samiran D Patel, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
12330 Metcalf Avenue; Suite 560
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. Samiran Patel practices critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. He graduated from M.P. Shah Medical College and then he performed his residency at Cooper University Hospital. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Patel include lung cancer, acute respiratory distress syndrome, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks Gujarati and Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Anderson County Hospital, Wright Memorial Hospital, and Hedrick Medical Center.

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

Dr. Jennifer Annette Svetlecic, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
12330 Metcalf Avenue; Suite 560
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. Jennifer Svetlecic practices critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. Dr. Svetlecic's areas of expertise include asthma, pulmonary embolism, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). She is professionally affiliated with Anderson County Hospital, Wright Memorial Hospital, and Hedrick Medical Center. She is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). Dr. Svetlecic is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice.

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

Dr. Timothy C Pasowicz, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
12330 Metcalf Avenue; Suite 400
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. Timothy Pasowicz's specialty is general internal medicine. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Pasowicz's areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes and asthma. His professional affiliations include Saint Luke's South Hospital and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. He honors Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Pasowicz graduated from A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Pasowicz trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). He has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Asthma

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

Dr. Gregory Howell's areas of specialization are critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. Dr. Howell's 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). His clinical interests include emphysema, bronchoscopy, and asthma. He takes Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more. Dr. Howell's professional affiliations include Wright Memorial Hospital and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

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

Dr. Kristina Michelle Moreland, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
4321 Washington Street; Suite 3000
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Kristina Moreland specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Moreland's areas of expertise include hypertension (high blood pressure), high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), and asthma. She is professionally affiliated with Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Moreland completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Moreland accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice.

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

Dr. Bradley J Palmer, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
12330 Metcalf; 400
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. Bradley Palmer is a general internist. His areas of expertise consist of diabetes, heart problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is professionally affiliated with Saint Luke's South Hospital. After attending Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, Dr. Palmer completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Palmer accepts.

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

Dr. John Paul P Greenwood, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
9517 Kessler Street
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. John Greenwood is a specialist in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. He is especially interested in cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma, and sleep apnea. He is in-network for Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Greenwood graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Dr. Greenwood's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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

Dr. James B Bautz, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
4321 Washington Street; Suite 3000
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. James Bautz sees patients in Kansas City, MO. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Bautz's education and training includes medical school at Harvard Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Areas of expertise for Dr. Bautz include hypertension (high blood pressure), preventive care, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bautz 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.