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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 sees patients in Kansas City, KS. His medical specialties are adult critical care, occupational medicine, and adult pulmonology. Before completing his residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah, Dr. Barkman attended medical school at Creighton University School of Medicine. His clinical interests include cystic fibrosis (CF), sleep apnea, and snoring. Dr. Barkman accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Barkman is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, lung cancer, bronchitis, cystic fibrosis (CF), pneumonia, asthma, pulmonary fibrosis, acute respiratory distress syndrome, interstitial lung disease, lung problems, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), pleurisy

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

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

Dr. Vincent Lem's medical specialty is adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He is conversant in Chinese. Dr. Lem has a special interest in shortness of breath (dyspnea), lung cancer, and interstitial lung disease. He is affiliated with Wright Memorial Hospital, Hedrick Medical Center, and Saint Luke's South Hospital. Dr. Lem attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) for residency. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more. 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. William Miles Beary, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
2330 East Meyer Boulevard; Suite T303
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. William Beary is an adult critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His professional affiliations include Belton Regional Medical Center, Lee's Summit Medical Center, and Research Medical Center. Dr. Beary honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Beary obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and the University of Kansas School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, cystic fibrosis (CF), pneumonia, asthma, pulmonary hypertension

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

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

Dr. Jason Fieser practices adult pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Fieser include lung cancer, asthma, and sleep apnea. He is affiliated with Meritas Health. Before completing his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Dr. Fieser attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He has an open panel.

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

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Apnea, Lung Cancer, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Chronic Cough, ... (Read more)

Dr. Brian Peter Mieczkowski, DO
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
2330 East Meyer Boulevard; Suite T303
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Brian Mieczkowski's medical specialty is adult pulmonology. The average patient rating for Dr. Mieczkowski is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Belton Regional Medical Center, Lee's Summit Medical Center, and Research Medical Center. Dr. Mieczkowski accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He obtained his medical school training at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Tube Thoracostomy, Bronchoscopy, Polysomnography, Mechanical Ventilation, Intensive Care, Lung ... (Read more)

Dr. Kyle R Brownback, MD
Specializes in Pulmonology, Internal Medicine, Critical Care
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 3007, The University of Kansas Physicians Medical Office Building
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Kyle Brownback is a pulmonology (lung & respiratory disease) and critical care (intensive care medicine) specialist. Before performing his residency at The Miriam Hospital and Rhode Island Hospital, Dr. Brownback attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: asthma, navigational bronchoscopy, and needle biopsy. Dr. Brownback is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Bronchoscopy, Navigational Bronchoscopy, Ultrasound, Needle ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Monisha Das is a Kansas City, MO physician who specializes in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Das include emphysema, bronchoscopy, and asthma. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice. Dr. Das trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) for her residency. Dr. Das 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. 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 Kansas City, KS physician who specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. These areas are among his clinical interests: intensive care, wheezing, and CT scan. Dr. Williamson is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. 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 Kansas. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, pneumonia, asthma, pulmonary fibrosis, acute respiratory distress syndrome, interstitial lung disease, pulmonary hypertension, lung problems, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), pleurisy

All Interests: Wheezing, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Tuberculosis, Bronchoscopy, Chest Pain, ... (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' specialties are adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome, and snoring. Dr. Stevens accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. After attending the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, Dr. Stevens completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). He has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. He is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer, bronchitis, pneumonia, asthma, pulmonary fibrosis, acute respiratory distress syndrome, interstitial lung disease, lung problems, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), pleurisy

All Interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Wheezing, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Problems, Sleep ... (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's medical specialty is adult critical care and adult pulmonology. His areas of expertise include cystic fibrosis (CF), intensive care, and airway stent. Dr. Quijano is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas, Dr. Quijano attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer, cystic fibrosis (CF), pulmonary fibrosis, pulmonary hypertension, lung problems, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), emphysema, bronchitis, pneumonia, asthma, acute respiratory distress syndrome, interstitial lung disease, pleurisy

All Interests: Airway Stent, Wheezing, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Bronchitis, Stenosis, Tuberculosis, ... (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 works as an adult critical care specialist and pulmonologist. In her practice, she is particularly interested in asthma, interstitial lung disease, and pulmonary hypertension. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dark accepts. Dr. Dark attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Kansas Medical Center for residency. Dr. Dark's professional affiliations include Anderson County Hospital, Hedrick Medical Center, and Saint Luke's East Hospital.

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

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

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

Dr. Lucas Pitts works as a pulmonologist and critical care specialist in Kansas City, KS. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Pitts's clinical interests include intensive care, wheezing, and CT scan. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Dr. Pitts 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: , emphysema, lung cancer, bronchitis, pneumonia, asthma, pulmonary fibrosis, acute respiratory distress syndrome, interstitial lung disease, lung problems, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), pleurisy

All Interests: Wheezing, Bronchitis, Bronchoscopy, Navigational Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Influenza, Thoracic ... (Read more)

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. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. Dr. Howell trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) for his residency. He is especially interested in emphysema, bronchoscopy, and asthma. Dr. Howell takes Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic 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. 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. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Gaur studied medicine at Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute. Her training includes residency programs at Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and a hospital affiliated with Seton Hall University. Dr. Gaur is affiliated with Belton Regional Medical Center, Lee's Summit Medical Center, and Research Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, cystic fibrosis (CF), pneumonia, asthma, pulmonary hypertension

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

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

Dr. William Pingleton is a medical specialist in adult pulmonology. He is professionally affiliated with Meritas Health. Dr. Pingleton accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Pingleton graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine.

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

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

Dr. Michael J Waxman, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
2330 Shawnee Mission Parkway; Suite T303
Westwood, KS
 

Dr. Michael Waxman's areas of specialization are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He is affiliated with Belton Regional Medical Center and Research Medical Center. Before completing his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Dr. Waxman attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Waxman is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Tube Thoracostomy, Bronchoscopy, Polysomnography, Mechanical Ventilation, Intensive Care, Lung ... (Read more)

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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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