We found 82 providers with an interest in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and who accept Humana Simplicity HMO near Westwood, KS.

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Dr. Harold William Barkman Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Occupational Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Department of Internal Medicine
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Harold Barkman practices adult critical care, occupational medicine, and adult pulmonology in Kansas City, KS. Dr. Barkman's areas of expertise include cystic fibrosis (CF), sleep apnea, and snoring. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. After attending Creighton University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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

All Interests: Wheezing, Bronchitis, Bronchoscopy, Work Injuries, Sarcoidosis, Influenza, Cystic Fibrosis, Sleep ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
8901 W 74th Street; Suite 348
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. Jason Fieser's specialty is adult pulmonology. His clinical interests include lung cancer, asthma, and sleep apnea. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Fieser attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He trained at the University of Kansas Medical Center for his residency. Dr. Fieser is affiliated with Meritas Health. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Apnea, Lung Cancer, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Chronic Cough, ... (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 sees patients in Kansas City, KS and Overland Park, KS. His medical specialties are adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Stevens include sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome, and snoring. He is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Dr. Stevens obtained his medical school training at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). On average, patients gave Dr. Stevens a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

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

Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
8901 W 74th Street; #348
Shawnee Mission, KS
 

Dr. William Pingleton works as an adult pulmonologist. He is professionally affiliated with Meritas Health. Dr. Pingleton is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Pingleton's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Lung Cancer, Cough, Asthma

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

Dr. Gregory Howell practices critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology in Kansas City, MO. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Howell include emphysema, bronchoscopy, and asthma. Dr. Howell honors Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). He is affiliated with Wright Memorial Hospital and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

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

All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Cancer, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Lung Tumor, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary ... (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 works as an adult critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist in Kansas City, KS. Dr. Quijano graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. Areas of expertise for Dr. Quijano include cystic fibrosis (CF), intensive care, and airway stent. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Quijano is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Mark J Hamblin, MD
Specializes in Pulmonology, Internal Medicine, Critical Care
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Mail Stop 3007
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Mark Hamblin works as a pulmonologist and intensivist in Kansas City, KS and Overland Park, KS. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hamblin include cystic fibrosis (CF), sleep apnea, and wheezing. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University, Dr. Hamblin attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. Dr. Hamblin is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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

All Interests: Wheezing, Bronchitis, Stenosis, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Influenza, Thoracic Cancer, Cystic ... (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 critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist in Kansas City, MO, Lexington, MO, and Clinton, MO. Dr. Beary is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and the University of Kansas School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Beary's professional affiliations include Belton Regional Medical Center, Lafayette Regional Health Center, and Lee's Summit Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

All Interests: Tube Thoracostomy, Bronchoscopy, Polysomnography, Mechanical Ventilation, Pneumonia, Cystic ... (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, who practices in Kansas City, KS, is a medical specialist in pulmonology (lung & respiratory disease) and critical care (intensive care medicine). He attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. These areas are among his clinical interests: intensive care, wheezing, and CT scan. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pitts accepts. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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

All Interests: Wheezing, Bronchitis, Bronchoscopy, Navigational Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Influenza, Thoracic ... (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 an adult critical care and adult pulmonology specialist. These areas are among Dr. Williamson's clinical interests: intensive care, wheezing, and CT scan. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Williamson accepts. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas, Dr. Williamson attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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

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

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

Dr. Neeta Gaur sees patients in Belton, MO, Kansas City, MO, and Lexington, MO. Her medical specialty is adult pulmonology. She is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Gaur accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She graduated from Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and then she performed her residency at Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and a hospital affiliated with Seton Hall University. Dr. Gaur's professional affiliations include Belton Regional Medical Center, Lafayette Regional Health Center, and Lee's Summit Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

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

Dr. Diana S Dark, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
4320 Wornall Road; Suite 65
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Diana Dark practices adult critical care and adult pulmonology in Kansas City, MO and Lees Summit, MO. She is especially interested in asthma, interstitial lung disease, and pulmonary hypertension. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Anderson County Hospital, Hedrick Medical Center, and Saint Luke's East Hospital. Before completing her residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Dr. Dark attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. Dr. Dark is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Interstitial Lung Disease, Pulmonary Hypertension, Asthma

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 is a Kansas City, KS physician who specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Clinical interests for Dr. Crosser include intensive care, cystic fibrosis (CF), and sleep apnea. He is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. He graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Crosser trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

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

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

Dr. Joel Mermis works as an intensivist and adult pulmonologist in Kansas City, KS. Dr. Mermis's areas of expertise include the following: lung cancer, cystic fibrosis (CF), and intensive care. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Mermis trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

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

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

Dr. Thomas Beller specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Beller is rated highly by his patients. His professional affiliations include Belton Regional Medical Center, Lafayette Regional Health Center, and Research Medical Center (Kansas City, MO). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Beller graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

All Interests: Tube Thoracostomy, Bronchoscopy, Polysomnography, Mechanical Ventilation, Pneumonia, Cystic ... (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' medical specialty is adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Stites include cystic fibrosis (CF), sleep apnea, and wheezing. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Stites attended the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Strong Memorial Hospital for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. He is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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

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

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What is Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)?

COPD, or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, is a progressive lung disease that makes it difficult to breathe. It is really two diseases in one: chronic bronchitis (which causes inflammation and thick mucus production in the airways of the lungs) and emphysema (which damages the air sacs and alveoli, delicate structures of the lung tissue that allow a person to breathe).

In the United States, almost all cases of COPD are caused by smoking or exposure to tobacco smoke. Other causes include occupational exposure to dust, chemicals and pollution, and a rare genetic condition.

COPD causes a wet cough that doesn’t go away. It can come with shortness of breath and wheezing, or a tight feeling in the chest. Some people have flare ups where their symptoms get worse, and during this time they can also experience flu-like symptoms such as fever and fatigue.

There is no cure for COPD, but there are treatments to improve breathing and slow the progression of the disease. The first step is to reduce exposure to what caused COPD in the first place, such as smoking. Medicines such as bronchodilators, usually given in an inhaler, can relax the muscles around the airways and make it easier to breathe. Sometimes they are given along with glucocorticosteroids, drugs that reduce inflammation. Vaccines help prevent respiratory illnesses that can worsen COPD. Oxygen therapy can be used if people aren’t able to get enough oxygen into their lungs on their own. In extreme cases, surgery can be used to remove damaged tissue from the lungs or even perform a lung transplant.
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