We found 6 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Humana Bronze HMO near Topeka, KS.

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Dr. Marium Holland Holland, MPH, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
1111 Sw Gage Boulevard
Topeka, KS
 

Dr. Marium Holland sees patients in Topeka, KS and Kansas City, KS. Her medical specialty is maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). Dr. Holland attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University for her residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Holland include diabetes, premature babies, and high risk pregnancy. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Holland takes. She is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Dr. Carl Philip Weiner, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
1111 Sw Gage Boulevard; Suite 300
Topeka, KS
 

Dr. Carl Weiner is a medical specialist in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). Areas of expertise for Dr. Weiner include diabetes, high risk pregnancy, and polycystic kidney disease. Dr. Weiner's hospital/clinic affiliations include The University of Kansas Hospital, Carondelet Health, and Kansas University Physicians. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He attended Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia for medical school and subsequently trained at Ohio State University Medical Center for residency.

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Dr. Gene Ta-Chung Lee, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
1111 Sw Gage Boulevard; Suite 300
Topeka, KS
 

Dr. Gene Lee is a maternal-fetal medicine specialist. Dr. Lee's areas of expertise include the following: menopause, polycystic kidney disease, and amenorrhea (missed periods). He is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital, Carondelet Health, and Kansas University Physicians. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Before performing his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Dr. Lee attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Lee (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin and Spanish.

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Dr. Cecily Anne Clark-Ganheart, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
1111 Sw Gage Boulevard; Suite 300
Topeka, KS
 

Dr. Cecily Clark-Ganheart is a specialist in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). Clinical interests for Dr. Clark-Ganheart include amniocentesis, diabetes, and high risk pregnancy. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at Hurley Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University, Dr. Clark-Ganheart attended medical school at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Dr. Marc Ronald Parrish, DO
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
1111 Sw Gage Boulevard; Suite 300
Topeka, KS
 

Dr. Marc Parrish works as a maternal-fetal medicine specialist. Dr. Parrish's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, high risk pregnancy, and premature babies. His professional affiliations include The University of Kansas Hospital and Carondelet Health. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), Dr. Parrish attended Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Dr. Charles W Gibbs, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
1111 Sw Gage Boulevard; Suite 300
Topeka, KS
 

Dr. Charles Gibbs is a maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology) specialist. His areas of expertise include diabetes, high risk pregnancy, and premature babies. Dr. Gibbs is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. After attending the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Truman Medical Centers. Dr. Gibbs is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital and Carondelet Health.

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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.
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