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

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

Dr. Neeta Gaur is a medical specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. The average patient rating for Dr. Gaur is 4.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She attended M.S. Ramaiah Medical College and Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and then went on to complete her residency at Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and a hospital affiliated with Seton Hall University. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include 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, Harrisonville, MO, and Clinton, MO. His medical specialty is adult pulmonology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Mieczkowski graduated from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. 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. Michael D Chacey, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
17067 South Outer Road; Suite 200
Belton, MO
 

Dr. Michael Chacey's specialty is adult pulmonology. Before performing his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Dr. Chacey attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Patient reviews placed Dr. Chacey at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He 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's medical specialty is family medicine. Dr. Scott's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Scott completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Southern Illinois University. Dr. Scott's 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 is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Totta is rated highly by her patients. Clinical interests 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. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Totta takes. Dr. Totta attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for residency.

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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 practices family medicine. After completing medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Broadlawns Medical Center. His areas of expertise include the following: alcohol abuse, chronic sinusitis, and depression. Patient reviews placed Dr. Ridley at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is professionally affiliated with Belton Regional Medical Center and Research Medical Center. Unfortunately, Dr. Ridley 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's medical specialty is family medicine. Dr. Mohan speaks Spanish. Her areas of expertise include alcohol abuse, chronic sinusitis, and depression. She is professionally affiliated with Belton Regional Medical Center and Research Medical Center. She graduated from Ibero-American University (UNIBE). On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Mohan 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)

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

Dr. Daniel Barnett is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: alcohol abuse, cosmetic treatments, and intensive care. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Barnett is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Truman Medical Centers, Dr. Barnett attended St. Louis University School of Medicine. He 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 is a family medicine physician. Patients gave Dr. Bradley an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include cosmetic treatments, chronic sinusitis, and alcohol abuse. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at the University of Missouri Health System, Dr. Bradley attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. Dr. Bradley has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. His 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. David R Williams, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
17067 S Outer Road; Suite 100
Belton, MO
 

Dr. David Williams is a family medicine physician. Clinical interests for Dr. Williams include alcohol abuse, chronic sinusitis, and depression. He is professionally affiliated with Belton Regional Medical Center, Menorah Medical Center, and Research Medical Center. Dr. Williams attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Williams is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to 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)

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. Dr. Kratt's areas of expertise include diabetes, chronic sinusitis, and emphysema. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and performed his residency at Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center. Dr. Kratt'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, Depression, Adolescent Issues, Wellness Visit, 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 physician who specializes in family medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: chronic sinusitis, alcohol abuse, and depression. He is affiliated with Belton Regional Medical Center and Research Medical Center. Dr. Bogner graduated from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at Cox Family Medicine Residency. The average patient rating for Dr. Bogner is 4.5 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bogner accepts.

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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.
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