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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. Dr. Gaur is affiliated with Belton Regional Medical Center, Lee's Summit Medical Center, and Research Medical Center. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Gaur attended medical school at M.S. Ramaiah Medical College and Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute. For her professional training, Dr. Gaur completed residency programs at Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and a hospital affiliated with Seton Hall University.

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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 works as an adult pulmonologist in Belton, MO, Harrisonville, MO, and Clinton, MO. Patients rated Dr. Mieczkowski highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Belton Regional Medical Center, Lee's Summit Medical Center, and Research Medical Center. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending New York College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training 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. Michael D Chacey, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
17067 South Outer Road; Suite 200
Belton, MO
 

Dr. Michael Chacey is a specialist in adult pulmonology. He works in Belton, MO, Lexington, MO, and Clinton, MO. He is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Chacey attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Kansas Medical Center for residency. Dr. Chacey's professional affiliations include 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 works as a family medicine practitioner. Patient ratings for Dr. Scott average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Scott is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. Dr. Scott completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Southern Illinois University. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 medical specialty is adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Totta's average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Totta include high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), heart attack, and syncope (fainting). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Belton Regional Medical Center, Lee's Summit Medical Center, and Research Medical Center. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Totta graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

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

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

Dr. Kirk Ridley works as a family medicine physician. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ridley's areas of expertise include the following: alcohol abuse, chronic sinusitis, and depression. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Broadlawns Medical Center for residency. Dr. Ridley is affiliated with Belton Regional Medical Center and Research Medical Center. 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. Purnima Singh Mohan, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Other
17067 S Outer Road; Suite 100
Belton, MO
 

Dr. Purnima Mohan is a physician who specializes in family medicine. Dr. Mohan graduated from Ibero-American University (UNIBE). Her areas of expertise include the following: alcohol abuse, chronic sinusitis, and depression. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Mohan 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)

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

Dr. Daniel Barnett sees patients in Grandview, MO. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. His areas of expertise include alcohol abuse, cosmetic treatments, and intensive care. Dr. Barnett has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He attended St. Louis University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Truman Medical Centers. He is professionally 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 works as a family medicine practitioner in Belton, MO. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Bradley include cosmetic treatments, chronic sinusitis, and alcohol abuse. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Missouri Health System for residency. He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Bradley's hospital/clinic 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 practices family medicine. Dr. Kratt's clinical interests include diabetes, chronic sinusitis, and emphysema. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Belton Regional Medical Center and Research Medical Center. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. His medical residency was performed at Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kratt accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 and practices in Belton, MO. The average patient rating for Dr. Williams is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Williams's areas of expertise include alcohol abuse, chronic sinusitis, and depression. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. Dr. Williams's professional affiliations include 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 is a Belton, MO physician who specializes in family medicine. Dr. Bogner has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include chronic sinusitis, alcohol abuse, and depression. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Belton Regional Medical Center and Research Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He studied medicine at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Bogner completed his residency training at Cox Family Medicine Residency.

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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.