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We found 17 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept United Healthcare Community Plan near Overland Park, KS.

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

Dr. Vincent Lem, who practices in Kansas City, MO and Lees Summit, MO, is a medical specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. The average patient rating for Dr. Lem is 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of clinical interest consist of shortness of breath (dyspnea), lung cancer, and interstitial lung disease. Dr. Lem is professionally affiliated with Wright Memorial Hospital, Hedrick Medical Center, and Saint Luke's South Hospital. Dr. Lem takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice. 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 Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Chinese.

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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

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

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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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer, asthma, acute respiratory distress syndrome, lung problems, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

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

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

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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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)

Dr. Rebecca L Shriver, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
4321 Washington Street; Suite 6000
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Rebecca Shriver is a critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology specialist in Kansas City, MO. She is rated highly by her patients. These areas are among Dr. Shriver's clinical interests: diagnostic bronchoscopy, interstitial lung disease, and endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS). She honors Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), Dr. Shriver attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. Her professional affiliations include Anderson County Hospital, Wright Memorial Hospital, and Saint Luke's North Hospital-Smithville.

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Relevant Interests: , interstitial lung disease

All Interests: Diagnostic Bronchoscopy, Endobronchial Ultrasound, Interstitial Lung Disease

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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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma, interstitial lung disease

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

Dr. Timothy Michael Saettele, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
4321 Washington Street; Suite 6000
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Timothy Saettele's areas of specialization are critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. In his practice, Dr. Saettele focuses on lung cancer and bronchoscopy. He is professionally affiliated with Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. He accepts Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at the University of Missouri Health System and a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), Dr. Saettele attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Lung Cancer

Dr. Dmitri Victorovich Baklanov, MD
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology, Internal Medicine
12330 Metcalf Avenue; Suite 280
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. Dmitri Baklanov is a medical specialist in interventional cardiology. He graduated from Saint Petersburg I.P. Pavlov Medical University and then he performed his residency at Hospital of Saint Raphael. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Baklanov include peripheral vascular interventions, pulmonary hypertension, and cardiac catheterization. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice. He is conversant in Russian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Anderson County Hospital, Wright Memorial Hospital, and Hedrick Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Pulmonary Hypertension, Peripheral Vascular Interventions, Cardiac Catheterization

Dr. Melissa Leonor Rosado De Christenson, MD
Specializes in Diagnostic Radiology
4401 Wornall Road; Department of Radiology
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Melissa Rosado-De-Christenson is a specialist in diagnostic radiology. She works in Kansas City, MO. She has a special interest in thoracic (chest) imaging. Her professional affiliations include Saint Luke's East Hospital and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. Dr. Rosado-De-Christenson takes Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine. She trained at George Washington University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Rosado-De-Christenson speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Tumor, Mediastinal Disease, Lung Cancer, Thoracic Imaging

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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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Diabetes, Asthma

Dr. Aimee Debra Kohn, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
4321 Washington Street; Suite 4000
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Aimee Kohn specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology and practices in Kansas City, MO, Lees Summit, MO, and Butler, MO. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice. She studied medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Kohn completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. Dr. Kohn's professional affiliations include Anderson County Hospital, the University of Washington (UW) Medicine, and Saint Luke's East Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Lung Cancer, Head and Neck Cancer

Dr. Janakiraman Subramanian, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
4321 Washington Street; Suite 4000
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Janakiraman Subramanian works as an oncologist, medical oncologist, and hematologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Subramanian include esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and head and neck cancer. Dr. Subramanian's hospital/clinic affiliations include Liberty Hospital, Saint Luke's East Hospital, and Saint Luke's North Hospital-Smithville. Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Subramanian accepts. He attended medical school at Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute. He trained at St. Luke's Hospital, St. Louis for his residency.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Esophagus Problems, Esophageal Cancer, Lung Cancer, Head and Neck Cancer, Clinical Trials

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

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

Dr. Jacob Paul Smeltzer, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
4321 Washington Street; Medical Plaza Iii Suite 4000
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Jacob Smeltzer works as a hematologist and oncologist. Dr. Smeltzer's areas of expertise include the following: urologic (genitourinary) cancer, lung cancer, and gastrointestinal cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Hedrick Medical Center, Saint Luke's East Hospital, and Saint Luke's North Hospital-Smithville. He honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice. Dr. Smeltzer studied medicine at Creighton University School of Medicine. He trained at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Urologic Cancer, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Lung Cancer, Lymphoma, Blood Cancers

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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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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