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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 specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He speaks Chinese. In his practice, he is particularly interested in shortness of breath (dyspnea), lung cancer, and interstitial lung disease. Dr. Lem's professional affiliations include Wright Memorial Hospital, Hedrick Medical Center, and Saint Luke's East Hospital. He studied medicine at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Lem trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) for his residency. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Lem is in-network for Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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

Dr. Monisha Das, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
4321 Washington Street; Suite 6000
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Monisha Das' areas of specialization are critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. Her areas of expertise include emphysema, bronchoscopy, and asthma. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice. For her residency, Dr. Das trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). Dr. Das is 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: Bronchoscopy, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Emphysema

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

Dr. Samiran Patel is a specialist in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. In addition to English, Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks Gujarati and Hindi. His areas of expertise include lung cancer, acute respiratory distress syndrome, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He is affiliated with Anderson County Hospital, Wright Memorial Hospital, and Hedrick Medical Center. He graduated from M.P. Shah Medical College. Dr. Patel's residency was performed at Cooper University Hospital. He accepts Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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's specialties are critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. She is especially interested in asthma, pulmonary embolism, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). She is an in-network provider for Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Svetlecic graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). Her professional 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. Gregory Howard Howell, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
4321 Washington Street; Suite 6000
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Gregory Howell, who practices in Kansas City, MO, is a medical specialist in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. Dr. Howell graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). His areas of expertise include emphysema, bronchoscopy, and asthma. He is in-network for Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Howell is professionally affiliated with 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 specialist in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Shriver include diagnostic bronchoscopy, interstitial lung disease, and endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS). Dr. Shriver has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice. She 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 Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). She is affiliated with Anderson County Hospital, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, and Saint Luke's Cushing Hospital.

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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 physician who specializes in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. His areas of expertise include the following: cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma, and sleep apnea. His professional affiliations include Anderson County Hospital, Wright Memorial Hospital, and Hedrick Medical Center. Dr. Greenwood honors Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Dr. Greenwood attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine.

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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 is a critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology specialist. In his practice, Dr. Saettele focuses on lung cancer and bronchoscopy. He is affiliated with Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. Dr. Saettele attended the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Missouri Health System and a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice.

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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 works as an interventional cardiologist. He has indicated that his clinical interests include peripheral vascular interventions, pulmonary hypertension, and cardiac catheterization. Dr. Baklanov is affiliated with Anderson County Hospital, Wright Memorial Hospital, and Hedrick Medical Center. He accepts Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Saint Petersburg I.P. Pavlov Medical University. Dr. Baklanov's training includes a residency program at Hospital of Saint Raphael. He is conversant in Russian.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

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

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

Dr. Timothy Pasowicz is an Overland Park, KS physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Pasowicz's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes and asthma. Patient ratings for Dr. Pasowicz average 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more. Dr. Pasowicz attended A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Saint Luke's South Hospital and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Diabetes, Asthma

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 Kansas City, MO physician who specializes in diagnostic radiology. Her areas of expertise include thoracic (chest) imaging. She is professionally affiliated with Saint Luke's East Hospital and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. Dr. Rosado-De-Christenson honors Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rosado-De-Christenson graduated from Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at George Washington University Medical Center. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

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

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

Dr. Bradley Palmer's medical specialty is general internal medicine. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in diabetes, heart problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Palmer is affiliated with Saint Luke's South Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as 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).

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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

Dr. Janakiraman Subramanian, who practices in Kansas City, MO, is a medical specialist in adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders). Clinical interests for Dr. Subramanian include esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and head and neck cancer. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute for medical school, Dr. Subramanian completed his residency training at St. Luke's Hospital, St. Louis. His professional affiliations include Liberty Hospital, Saint Luke's East Hospital, and Saint Luke's North Hospital-Smithville.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

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

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

Dr. Aimee Kohn is a specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. Dr. Kohn is affiliated with Anderson County Hospital, the University of Washington (UW) Medicine, and Saint Luke's East Hospital. She graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington for her residency. Dr. Kohn accepts Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Lung Cancer, Head and Neck Cancer

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, who practices in Kansas City, MO and Lees Summit, MO, is a medical specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. Dr. Smeltzer attended Creighton University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. Areas of expertise for Dr. Smeltzer include urologic (genitourinary) cancer, lung cancer, and gastrointestinal cancer. He is in-network for Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Hedrick Medical Center, Saint Luke's East Hospital, and Saint Luke's North Hospital-Smithville.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

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

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

Dr. Kristina Moreland sees patients in Kansas City, MO. Her medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Moreland has indicated that her clinical interests include hypertension (high blood pressure), high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), and asthma. She takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice. After completing medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. She is professionally affiliated with Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

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

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