We found 14 providers with an interest in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and who accept Humana Platinum HMO near Blue Springs, MO.

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Dr. John Joseph Connolly III, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
19550 E 39th Street; Suite 335
Independence, MO
 

Dr. John Connolly specializes in general internal medicine. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include the following: male incontinence, female incontinence, and depression. Dr. Connolly takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. After attending Creighton University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Connolly's hospital/clinic affiliations include Overland Park Regional Medical Center, Lee's Summit Medical Center, and Centerpoint Medical Center.

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

All Interests: Male Incontinence, Depression, Female Incontinence, Dizziness, Immunization, Bone Density Test, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jennifer J Patterson, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
4721 S Cliff Avenue; Suite 200
Independence, MO
 

Dr. Jennifer Patterson is an Independence, MO physician who specializes in family medicine. Dr. Patterson's hospital/clinic affiliations include Centerpoint Medical Center and Research Medical Center (Kansas City, MO). She attended the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Cox Family Medicine Residency. Patient ratings for Dr. Patterson average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Patterson takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

All Interests: Colposcopy, Adolescent Issues, Men's Health Issues, Immunization, Ear Infection, Osteoporosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mahesh Dutt Chandra, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
4911 South Arrowhead Drive; Suite 200
Independence, MO
 

Dr. Mahesh Chandra's specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Chandra's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Chandra (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hindi and Punjabi.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

All Interests: Depression, Immunization, Osteoporosis, Ultrasound, Bone Density Test, Allergies, Holter ... (Read more)

Dr. Pamela S Maben, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
4911 South Arrowhead Drive; Suite 200
Independence, MO
 

Dr. Pamela Maben's medical specialty is general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Clinical interests for Dr. Maben include thyroid problems, anemia, and sleep apnea. Dr. Maben has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Maben trained at the University of Kansas Medical Center for her residency. She is professionally affiliated with Menorah Medical Center, Lee's Summit Medical Center, and Centerpoint Medical Center.

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

All Interests: Depression, Immunization, Bone Density Test, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Hypoglycemia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Elizabeth A Andes, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
19550 E 39th Street; Suite 335
Independence, MO
 

Dr. Elizabeth Andes' specialty is general internal medicine. Her areas of expertise include the following: male incontinence, depression, and female incontinence. Patient reviews placed Dr. Andes at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Before performing her residency at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Dr. Andes attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine. She has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. Her professional affiliations include Centerpoint Medical Center and Research Medical Center (Kansas City, MO).

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

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Dr. Karmel L Carothers, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
4721 S Cliff Avenue; Suite 200
Independence, MO
 

Dr. Karmel Carothers works as an internist. She is rated highly by her patients. Her clinical interests include ear pain, immunotherapy, and dizziness. Dr. Carothers honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. She is affiliated with Menorah Medical Center and Centerpoint Medical Center.

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

All Interests: Breast Pain, Ear Pain, Immunotherapy, Dizziness, Immunization, Bronchitis, Women's Heart Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jason B Bergman, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
17421 Medical Center Parkway
Independence, MO
 

Dr. Jason Bergman is a physician who specializes in family medicine. These areas are among Dr. Bergman's clinical interests: thyroid problems, ear pain, and wellness visit. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Cox Family Medicine Residency. Dr. Bergman's hospital/clinic affiliations include Lee's Summit Medical Center and Centerpoint Medical Center.

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

All Interests: Depression, Ear Pain, Adolescent Issues, Men's Health Issues, Dizziness, Immunization, Bronchitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Bruce D Scully, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
725 North West State Route 7; Suite A
Blue Springs, MO
 

Dr. Bruce Scully works as a family medicine practitioner in Blue Springs, MO. Patient ratings for Dr. Scully average 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, alcohol abuse, and chronic sinusitis. Dr. Scully takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is a graduate of American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and a graduate of Virtua Memorial Hospital of Burlington County's residency program. His professional affiliations include Lee's Summit Medical Center, Menorah Medical Center, and Research Medical Center (Kansas City, MO).

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

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

Dr. Ibrahim A Mourad, MD
Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine, Geriatrics
19550 East 39th Street; Suite 400 B
Independence, MO
 

Dr. Ibrahim Mourad is a physician who specializes in adult hospital medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mourad takes. He obtained his medical school training at Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). He is professionally affiliated with Carondelet Health, Research Medical Center (Kansas City, MO), and Centerpoint Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

All Interests: Depression, Immunization, Osteoporosis, Ultrasound, Bone Density Test, Allergies, Holter ... (Read more)

Dr. Louis A Orlando, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
19550 E 39th Street; Suite 335
Independence, MO
 

Dr. Louis Orlando specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Independence, MO. Before completing his residency at the University of Missouri Health System, St. Luke's Hospital, and Truman Medical Centers, Dr. Orlando attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Orlando include diabetes, emphysema, and depression. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Orlando speaks Telugu. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Overland Park Regional Medical Center and Centerpoint Medical Center.

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

All Interests: Depression, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Immunization, Osteoporosis, Ultrasound, Bone ... (Read more)

Dr. Marjon M Gillbanks, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
19550 E 39th Street; Suite 335
Independence, MO
 

Dr. Marjon Gillbanks is an Independence, MO physician who specializes in general internal medicine. She is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gillbanks attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

All Interests: Immunization, Osteoporosis, Ultrasound, Bone Density Test, Allergies, Holter Monitoring, Irritable ... (Read more)

Dr. Frank H Lewis, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
100 Nw Mock Avenue; Suite 100
Blue Springs, MO
 

Dr. Frank Lewis sees patients in Blue Springs, MO and Independence, MO. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Lewis is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lewis honors. He is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

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Dr. Vinod N Velakaturi, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
19550 East 39th Street; Suite 335
Independence, MO
 

Dr. Vinod Velakaturi's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Velakaturi's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Kansas Medical Center's residency program.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

All Interests: Depression, Immunization, Osteoporosis, Ultrasound, Bone Density Test, Allergies, Holter ... (Read more)

Dr. Bruce R Williams, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
725 North West State Route 7; Suite A
Blue Springs, MO
 

Dr. Bruce Williams works as a family practitioner in Blue Springs, MO. Patient ratings for Dr. Williams average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Williams's areas of expertise include the following: chronic sinusitis, depression, and sleep apnea. He is professionally affiliated with Lee's Summit Medical Center and Centerpoint Medical Center. Dr. Williams honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He graduated from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

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

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What is Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)?

COPD, or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, is a progressive lung disease that makes it difficult to breathe. It is really two diseases in one: chronic bronchitis (which causes inflammation and thick mucus production in the airways of the lungs) and emphysema (which damages the air sacs and alveoli, delicate structures of the lung tissue that allow a person to breathe).

In the United States, almost all cases of COPD are caused by smoking or exposure to tobacco smoke. Other causes include occupational exposure to dust, chemicals and pollution, and a rare genetic condition.

COPD causes a wet cough that doesn’t go away. It can come with shortness of breath and wheezing, or a tight feeling in the chest. Some people have flare ups where their symptoms get worse, and during this time they can also experience flu-like symptoms such as fever and fatigue.

There is no cure for COPD, but there are treatments to improve breathing and slow the progression of the disease. The first step is to reduce exposure to what caused COPD in the first place, such as smoking. Medicines such as bronchodilators, usually given in an inhaler, can relax the muscles around the airways and make it easier to breathe. Sometimes they are given along with glucocorticosteroids, drugs that reduce inflammation. Vaccines help prevent respiratory illnesses that can worsen COPD. Oxygen therapy can be used if people aren’t able to get enough oxygen into their lungs on their own. In extreme cases, surgery can be used to remove damaged tissue from the lungs or even perform a lung transplant.
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