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We found 12 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Humana Platinum 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. She is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Gaur is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at M.S. Ramaiah Medical College and Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute, she performed her residency at Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and a hospital affiliated with Seton Hall University. She is professionally 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. Patient reviews placed Dr. Mieczkowski at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Belton Regional Medical Center, Lee's Summit Medical Center, and Research Medical Center. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. After completing medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, he 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. Michael D Chacey, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
17067 South Outer Road; Suite 200
Belton, MO
 

Dr. Michael Chacey's specialty is adult pulmonology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Dr. Chacey attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine. His hospital/clinic 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 in Grandview, MO. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, Dr. Scott performed his residency 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. 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. These areas are among his clinical interests: alcohol abuse, chronic sinusitis, and depression. Dr. Ridley's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Ridley trained at Broadlawns Medical Center for his residency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Belton Regional Medical Center and Research Medical Center. 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 works as a general internist. The average patient rating for Dr. Barnett is 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: alcohol abuse, cosmetic treatments, and intensive care. Dr. Barnett is professionally affiliated with Belton Regional Medical Center, Overland Park Regional Medical Center, and Menorah Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Barnett is a graduate of St. Louis University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Truman Medical Centers.

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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 an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist. These areas are among Dr. Totta's clinical interests: 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 attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for her residency. Her average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Totta honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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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 works as a family medicine practitioner. The average patient rating for Dr. Mohan is 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Mohan include alcohol abuse, chronic sinusitis, and depression. Dr. Mohan is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Ibero-American University (UNIBE). In addition to English, Dr. Mohan speaks Spanish. Her 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. Douglas L Bradley, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
17067 S. 71 Highway; Suite 100
Belton, MO
 

Dr. Douglas Bradley's medical specialty is family medicine. He graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. Dr. Bradley's medical residency was performed at the University of Missouri Health System. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bradley include cosmetic treatments, chronic sinusitis, and alcohol abuse. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. 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 sees patients in Belton, MO. His medical specialty is family medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kratt's clinical interests include diabetes, chronic sinusitis, and emphysema. He is professionally affiliated with Belton Regional Medical Center and Research Medical Center. Dr. Kratt is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. He trained at Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center for residency.

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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 is a physician who specializes in family medicine. He graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Williams include alcohol abuse, chronic sinusitis, and depression. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. His 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 family medicine physician. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bogner include chronic sinusitis, alcohol abuse, and depression. His professional affiliations include Belton Regional Medical Center and Research Medical Center. Dr. Bogner is a graduate of Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of Cox Family Medicine Residency's residency program. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Bogner is in-network for 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, 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.