We found 15 providers with an interest in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and who accept Humana Platinum HMO near Blue Springs, MO.

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

Dr. John Connolly practices general internal medicine in Independence, MO. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Connolly include male incontinence, female incontinence, and depression. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Overland Park Regional Medical Center and Lee's Summit Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Creighton University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Jennifer Patterson specializes in family medicine. Dr. Patterson is rated highly by her patients. She is affiliated with Research Medical Center. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. She trained at Cox Family Medicine Residency for her residency.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

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

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

Dr. Frank Lewis' specialty is general internal medicine. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Lewis is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine and Baylor College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

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

Dr. Mohd Iqbal Boda, MD
Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine
3490 Northeast Ralph Powell Road; Suite B
Lee's Summit, MO
 

Dr. Mohd Boda works as an internal medicine hospitalist. His areas of expertise include ear pain, celiac disease, and ankle sprain. The average patient rating for Dr. Boda is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Boda accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Government Medical College, Srinagar. Dr. Boda's hospital/clinic affiliations include Belton Regional Medical Center, Lee's Summit Medical Center, and Carondelet Health.

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

All Interests: Breast Pain, Depression, Ear Pain, Ankle Sprain, Eczema, 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 physician. Dr. Scully's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Scully include diabetes, alcohol abuse, and chronic sinusitis. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Scully accepts. He attended American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Virtua Memorial Hospital of Burlington County for residency. Dr. Scully is professionally affiliated with Lee's Summit Medical Center, Menorah Medical Center, and Research Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

All Interests: Colposcopy, Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Adolescent Issues, Men's Health Issues, Immunization, ... (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. These areas are among her clinical interests: male incontinence, depression, and female incontinence. Dr. Andes is affiliated with Research Medical Center. After attending the University of Kansas School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Andes has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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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 specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Independence, MO. Clinical interests for Dr. Carothers include ear pain, immunotherapy, and dizziness. Dr. Carothers is affiliated with Menorah Medical Center. She attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin for residency. The average patient rating for Dr. Carothers is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Carothers honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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

Dr. Pamela Maben works as an internist and geriatrician in Independence, MO. Her areas of expertise include the following: thyroid problems, anemia, and anxiety. Dr. Maben's professional affiliations include Menorah Medical Center, Lee's Summit Medical Center, and Research Medical Center. After attending the University of Kansas School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Maben takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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

Dr. Jason Bergman specializes in family medicine and practices in Independence, MO. He graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Cox Family Medicine Residency. These areas are among his clinical interests: thyroid problems, ear pain, and wellness visit. Dr. Bergman has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bergman accepts. Dr. Bergman is affiliated with Lee's Summit 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. Ibrahim A Mourad, MD
Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine, Geriatrics
19550 East 39th Street; Suite 400 B
Independence, MO
 

Dr. Ibrahim Mourad sees patients in Kansas City, MO, Independence, MO, and Saint Louis, MO. His medical specialties are adult hospital medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Mourad is affiliated with Carondelet Health and Research Medical Center. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mourad takes. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), Dr. Mourad attended medical school at Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

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

Dr. Louis Orlando is a general internist in Independence, MO. Dr. Orlando's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include diabetes, emphysema, and depression. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. Dr. Orlando's residency was performed at the University of Missouri Health System, St. Luke's Hospital, and Truman Medical Centers. In addition to English, he speaks Telugu. Dr. Orlando is affiliated with Overland Park Regional Medical Center.

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

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

Dr. Marjon Gillbanks works as an internist. Before completing her residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Dr. Gillbanks attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. She has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

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

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

Dr. Mahesh Chandra practices general internal medicine in Independence, MO. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Chandra accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Chandra (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hindi and Punjabi.

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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 is an Independence, MO physician who specializes in general internal medicine. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Dr. Velakaturi is rated highly by his patients. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Velakaturi accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

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

Dr. Bruce Williams' medical specialty is family medicine. Dr. Williams studied medicine at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Williams include diabetes, chronic sinusitis, and emphysema. He is rated highly by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Williams is affiliated with Lee's Summit Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

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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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