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We found 12 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Humana Bronze HMO near Belton, MO.

Dr. Neeta Rathi, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
17067 South Outer Road; Suite 200
Belton, MO
 

Dr. Neeta Gaur is a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. She works in Belton, MO, Kansas City, MO, and Lexington, MO. Dr. Gaur attended medical school at M.S. Ramaiah Medical College and Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute. For her residency, Dr. Gaur trained at Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and a hospital affiliated with Seton Hall University. Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She 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)

Dr. Brian Peter Mieczkowski, DO
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
17067 South Outer Road; Suite 200
Belton, MO
 

Dr. Brian Mieczkowski sees patients in Belton, MO, Kansas City, MO, and Harrisonville, MO. His medical specialty is adult pulmonology. Dr. Mieczkowski's professional affiliations include Belton Regional Medical Center, Lee's Summit Medical Center, and Research Medical Center. He studied medicine at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut for his residency. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Mieczkowski accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

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

Dr. Michael D Chacey, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
17067 South Outer Road; Suite 200
Belton, MO
 

Dr. Michael Chacey works as an adult pulmonologist in Kansas City, MO, Belton, MO, and Lexington, MO. Dr. Chacey's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. After attending the University of Kansas School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Dr. Chacey is professionally affiliated with Belton Regional Medical Center, Lee's Summit Medical Center, and Research Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

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

Dr. Jeffrey Allen Scott, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
13010 White Avenue; Suite A
Grandview, MO
 

Dr. Jeffrey Scott is a family medicine practitioner. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is professionally affiliated with Belton Regional Medical Center, Menorah Medical Center, and Research Medical Center. Dr. Scott accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Southern Illinois University.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, pneumonia, asthma

All Interests: Colposcopy, Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Adolescent Issues, Men's Health Issues, Immunization, Ear ... (Read more)

Dr. Purnima Singh Mohan, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Other
17067 S Outer Road; Suite 100
Belton, MO
 

Dr. Purnima Mohan's medical specialty is family medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Mohan include alcohol abuse, chronic sinusitis, and depression. Patients gave Dr. Mohan an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Mohan studied medicine at Ibero-American University (UNIBE). She speaks Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Belton Regional Medical Center and Research Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, pneumonia, asthma

All Interests: Colposcopy, Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Adolescent Issues, Men's Health Issues, Immunization, Ear ... (Read more)

Dr. Kirk Douglas Ridley, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
17067 S Outer Road; Suite 100
Belton, MO
 

Dr. Kirk Ridley's medical specialty is family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ridley include alcohol abuse, chronic sinusitis, and depression. He is professionally affiliated with Belton Regional Medical Center and Research Medical Center. He is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine and a graduate of Broadlawns Medical Center's residency program. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ridley accepts. Unfortunately, he is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, pneumonia, asthma

All Interests: Colposcopy, Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Adolescent Issues, Men's Health Issues, Immunization, Ear ... (Read more)

Dr. Daniel Kirk Barnett, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
900 Main
Grandview, MO
 

Dr. Daniel Barnett's area of specialization is general internal medicine. He graduated from St. Louis University School of Medicine. Dr. Barnett's residency was performed at Truman Medical Centers. Clinical interests for Dr. Barnett include alcohol abuse, cosmetic treatments, and intensive care. The average patient rating for Dr. Barnett is 4.5 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Barnett takes. Dr. Barnett's hospital/clinic affiliations include Belton Regional Medical Center, Overland Park Regional Medical Center, and Menorah Medical Center.

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

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Breast Pain, Depression, Ear Pain, Eczema, Dizziness, Immunization, Bronchitis, Bone ... (Read more)

Dr. Carrie Angela Totta, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
17067 I-49; #200
Belton, MO
 

Dr. Carrie Totta is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Her areas of expertise include the following: high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), heart attack, and syncope (fainting). Dr. Totta's patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Her professional affiliations include Belton Regional Medical Center, Lee's Summit Medical Center, and Research Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Cardioversion, Syncope, Atrial Fibrillation, Endocarditis, Chest Pain, Cardiomyopathy, Nuclear ... (Read more)

Dr. Douglas L Bradley, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
17067 S. 71 Highway; Suite 100
Belton, MO
 

Dr. Douglas Bradley works as a family medicine practitioner. He attended the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Missouri Health System. His areas of expertise include cosmetic treatments, chronic sinusitis, and alcohol abuse. Dr. Bradley has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bradley has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Belton Regional Medical Center and Research Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, pneumonia, asthma

All Interests: Colposcopy, Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Adolescent Issues, Men's Health Issues, Immunization, Ear ... (Read more)

Dr. Logan Frederick Kratt, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
17067 S Outer Road; Suite 100
Belton, MO
 

Dr. Logan Kratt works as a family medicine physician. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Kratt include diabetes, chronic sinusitis, and emphysema. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He attended the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then went on to complete his residency at Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Belton Regional Medical Center and Research Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, pneumonia, asthma

All Interests: Colposcopy, Depression, Adolescent Issues, Wellness Visit, Men's Health Issues, Immunization, Ear ... (Read more)

Dr. David R Williams, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
17067 S Outer Road; Suite 100
Belton, MO
 

Dr. David Williams works as a family practice physician. The average patient rating for Dr. Williams is 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: alcohol abuse, chronic sinusitis, and depression. Dr. Williams's hospital/clinic affiliations include Belton Regional Medical Center, Menorah Medical Center, and Research Medical Center. Dr. Williams 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.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, pneumonia, asthma

All Interests: Colposcopy, Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Adolescent Issues, Men's Health Issues, Immunization, Ear ... (Read more)

Dr. Kent A Bogner, MD, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
17067 S Outer Road; Suite 100
Belton, MO
 

Dr. Kent Bogner is a Belton, MO physician who specializes in family medicine. He is rated highly by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: chronic sinusitis, alcohol abuse, and depression. Dr. Bogner honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. He trained at Cox Family Medicine Residency for residency. Dr. Bogner is professionally affiliated with Belton Regional Medical Center and Research Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, pneumonia, asthma

All Interests: Colposcopy, Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Adolescent Issues, Men's Health Issues, Immunization, Ear ... (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.