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We found 103 providers with an interest in pneumonia and who accept Medicare near Prairie Village, KS.

Dr. Harold William Barkman II, Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Occupational Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
3424 W 92nd Terr
Leawood, KS
 

Dr. Harold Barkman's areas of specialization are adult critical care, occupational medicine, and adult pulmonology. He obtained his medical school training at Creighton University School of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. Dr. Barkman's clinical interests include cystic fibrosis (CF), sleep apnea, and snoring. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , pneumonia

All Interests: Bronchitis, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Influenza, Cystic Fibrosis, Sleep Apnea, Snoring, Laser ... (Read more)

Dr. Neeta Rathi, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
2330 East Meyer Boulevard; Suite T303
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Neeta Gaur specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology and practices in Belton, MO, Kansas City, MO, and Lexington, MO. Patient ratings for Dr. Gaur average 4.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Before completing her residency at Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and a hospital affiliated with Seton Hall University, Dr. Gaur attended medical school at M.S. Ramaiah Medical College and Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute. She is affiliated with Belton Regional Medical Center, Lee's Summit Medical Center, and Research Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , pneumonia

All Interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Bronchoscopy, Polysomnography, Multiple Sleep Latency Test, Pneumonia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Lucas R Pitts, MD
Specializes in Pulmonology, Internal Medicine, Critical Care
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Mailstop 3007
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Lucas Pitts sees patients in Kansas City, KS. His medical specialties are pulmonology (lung & respiratory disease) and critical care (intensive care medicine). Dr. Pitts's areas of expertise include intensive care, CT scan, and whooping cough (pertussis). He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Dr. Pitts is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , pneumonia

All Interests: Bronchitis, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Influenza, Thoracic Cancer, Lung Problems, Whooping Cough, ... (Read more)

Dr. Elizabeth Anne Porter, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
7301 Mission Road; Suite 350
Prairie Village, KS
 

Dr. Elizabeth Pitts specializes in general pediatrics and practices in Kansas City, KS and Prairie Village, KS. These areas are among her clinical interests: drug allergy, trichotillomania, and amenorrhea (missed periods). Dr. Pitts is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Pitts obtained her medical school training at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas.

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Relevant Interests: , pneumonia

All Interests: Warts, Drug Allergy, Trichotillomania, Amenorrhea, Athlete's Foot, Developmental Disabilities, ... (Read more)

Dr. Franklin Ray Quijano, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Department of Internal Medicine
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Franklin Quijano sees patients in Kansas City, KS. His medical specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Quijano include cystic fibrosis (CF), intensive care, and sleep apnea. Dr. Quijano is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Quijano's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. He is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , pneumonia

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Bronchitis, Stenosis, Tuberculosis, Bronchoscopy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Timothy Taylor Dwyer III, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Timothy Dwyer specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Dwyer's training includes a residency program at Saint Joseph Mercy Health System. His areas of expertise include cystic fibrosis (CF), intensive care, and sleep apnea. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Dwyer is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , pneumonia

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Bronchitis, Tuberculosis, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven W Stites, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Department of Internal Medicine
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Steven Stites is an adult critical care specialist and pulmonologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Stites include lung transplant, cystic fibrosis (CF), and sleep apnea. He is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Dr. Stites is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Stites completed a residency program at Strong Memorial Hospital. Dr. Stites has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , pneumonia

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Bronchitis, Tuberculosis, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Lung ... (Read more)

Dr. Timothy L Williamson, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Department of Internal Medicine
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Timothy Williamson is a physician who specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Clinical interests for Dr. Williamson include intensive care, CT scan, and bronchoscopy. Dr. Williamson is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , pneumonia

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Tuberculosis, Bronchoscopy, Chest Pain, Sarcoidosis, Lung ... (Read more)

Dr. John B B Nelson, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
10550 Quivira Road; Suite 335
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. John Nelson works as an adult pulmonologist. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Nelson studied medicine at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Overland Park Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , pneumonia

All Interests: Tube Thoracostomy, Bronchoscopy, Polysomnography, Mechanical Ventilation, Pneumonia, Cystic ... (Read more)

Dr. James D Kaplan, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
10550 Quivira Road; Suite 335
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. James Kaplan practices adult critical care and adult pulmonology. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Kaplan is professionally affiliated with Overland Park Regional Medical Center. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kaplan accepts. After completing medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Kaplan has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , pneumonia

All Interests: Tube Thoracostomy, Bronchoscopy, Polysomnography, Mechanical Ventilation, Pneumonia, Cystic ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Luverne Lewis Jr., MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
7301 Mission Road; Suite 350
Prairie Village, KS
 

Dr. Michael Lewis is a general pediatrician in Kansas City, KS and Prairie Village, KS. Clinical interests for Dr. Lewis include drug allergy, trichotillomania, and amenorrhea (missed periods). He is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lewis honors. He is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Kansas Medical Center's residency program.

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Relevant Interests: , pneumonia

All Interests: Warts, Drug Allergy, Trichotillomania, Amenorrhea, Athlete's Foot, Developmental Disabilities, ... (Read more)

Dr. William Miles Beary, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
2330 East Meyer Boulevard; Suite T303
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. William Beary is a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Beary's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Dr. Beary attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Beary is professionally affiliated with Belton Regional Medical Center, Lee's Summit Medical Center, and Research Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , pneumonia

All Interests: Tube Thoracostomy, Bronchoscopy, Polysomnography, Mechanical Ventilation, Pneumonia, Cystic ... (Read more)

Dr. Damien Ryker Stevens, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Mail Stop 3007
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Damien Stevens specializes in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology and practices in Kansas City, KS, Overland Park, KS, and Shawnee Mission, KS. His areas of expertise include sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome, and snoring. Dr. Stevens is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Stevens completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). Dr. Stevens has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , pneumonia

All Interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Problems, Sleep Disorders, Sore ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Scott Crosser, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; 4030 Sudler, Mail Stop 3007
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Michael Crosser's specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Clinical interests for Dr. Crosser include intensive care, cystic fibrosis (CF), and sleep apnea. Dr. Crosser accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. He is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , pneumonia

All Interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Bronchitis, Stenosis, Sarcoidosis, Influenza, Thoracic Cancer, Cystic ... (Read more)

Dr. Joel Douglas Mermis, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Joel Mermis, who practices in Kansas City, KS, is a medical specialist in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. After completing medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. These areas are among his clinical interests: lung cancer, cystic fibrosis (CF), and intensive care. Dr. Mermis takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , pneumonia

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Bronchoscopy, Ultrasound, Sarcoidosis, Lung Transplant, ... (Read more)

Dr. Matthew Ryan Sharpe, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Matthew Sharpe is a medical specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Sharpe's clinical interests include intensive care, sleep apnea, and snoring. Dr. Sharpe is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Dr. Sharpe attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Sharpe's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. Dr. Sharpe is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Bronchitis, Stenosis, Tuberculosis, Bronchoscopy, Chest ... (Read more)

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What is Pneumonia?

Pneumonia is an infection in one or both lungs. It happens when a tiny substance - a bacteria, virus or fungus - is inhaled into the lungs and begins to multiply. Normally the immune system is able to remove foreign invaders, but people who have weakened immune systems (such as the very young, the very old, those with chronic illnesses, or even healthy people who have just been sick with an illness such as the flu) are at risk for a pneumonia infection. As the infection grows and irritates the lungs, the tiny air sacs within the lungs become inflamed and fill with fluid, which makes it difficult for oxygen to get to the blood. Because of this, pneumonia can be dangerous.

Patients who have pneumonia will have a deep, wet cough. They might have trouble breathing, and their breathing might be fast and shallow. They might have chest pain, chills, and a fever. A doctor can recognize pneumonia based on these symptoms. A doctor will also listen to a patient’s chest using a stethoscope to see how well air is moving in and out of the lungs. Treatment is usually a course of antibiotics to cure the infection, along with supportive therapies such as pain medication, fluids, and rest.