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We found 12 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Humana Gold 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 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: , 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's area of specialization is adult pulmonology. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Mieczkowski's hospital/clinic affiliations include Belton Regional Medical Center, Lee's Summit Medical Center, and Research Medical Center. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut, Dr. Mieczkowski attended New York College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school.

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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's medical specialty is adult pulmonology. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Belton Regional Medical Center, Lee's Summit Medical Center, and Research Medical Center. Dr. Chacey 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.

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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's specialty is family medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Scott average 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Scott graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Southern Illinois University. Dr. Scott is affiliated with Belton Regional Medical Center, Menorah 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. Carrie Angela Totta, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
17067 I-49; #200
Belton, MO
 

Dr. Carrie Totta's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Totta's clinical interests include high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), heart attack, and syncope (fainting). She is professionally affiliated with Belton Regional Medical Center, Lee's Summit Medical Center, and Research Medical Center. She is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Patients gave Dr. Totta an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

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

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

Dr. Purnima Mohan's specialty is family medicine. She is conversant in Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mohan include alcohol abuse, chronic sinusitis, and depression. Dr. Mohan is professionally affiliated with Belton Regional Medical Center and Research Medical Center. She studied medicine at Ibero-American University (UNIBE). Dr. Mohan's patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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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 area of specialization is family medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Ridley is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ridley's areas of expertise include the following: alcohol abuse, chronic sinusitis, and depression. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and performed his residency at Broadlawns Medical Center. His professional affiliations include Belton Regional Medical Center and Research Medical Center. Unfortunately, Dr. Ridley is not currently accepting new patients.

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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 works as a general internist in Grandview, MO. Dr. Barnett's areas of expertise include the following: alcohol abuse, cosmetic treatments, and intensive care. He is rated highly by his patients. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from St. Louis University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Truman Medical Centers. Dr. Barnett is affiliated with 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. Douglas L Bradley, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
17067 S. 71 Highway; Suite 100
Belton, MO
 

Dr. Douglas Bradley specializes in family medicine and practices in Belton, MO. Dr. Bradley has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: cosmetic treatments, chronic sinusitis, and alcohol abuse. He is professionally affiliated with Belton Regional Medical Center and Research Medical Center. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Missouri Health System. Dr. Bradley has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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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's area of specialization is family medicine. Patients rated Dr. Kratt highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, chronic sinusitis, and emphysema. He is professionally affiliated with Belton Regional Medical Center and Research Medical Center. Dr. Kratt 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.

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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 specializes in family medicine. He graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Williams include alcohol abuse, chronic sinusitis, and depression. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is affiliated with Belton Regional Medical Center, Menorah 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. Kent A Bogner, MD, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
17067 S Outer Road; Suite 100
Belton, MO
 

Dr. Kent Bogner specializes in family medicine. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include chronic sinusitis, alcohol abuse, and depression. Dr. Bogner is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bogner is a graduate of Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. His residency was performed at Cox Family Medicine Residency. He is 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.