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We found 5 providers with an interest in pneumonia and who accept Humana Gold 2250/HMO Premier near Blue Springs, MO.

Dr. Bridget A Bransteitter, DO
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
19201 E Valley View Parkway; Suite G
Independence, MO
 

Dr. Bridget Bransteitter practices adult infectious disease. She is a graduate of Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed her residency training at Tulsa Regional Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). Dr. Bransteitter has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Bransteitter accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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All Interests: Endocarditis, Wounds, Parasitic Infection, Common Cold, Pneumonia, Influenza, Osteomyelitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Charles R Whetstone, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
725 North West State Route 7; Suite B
Blue Springs, MO
 

Dr. Charles Whetstone works as a family practice physician in Blue Springs, MO and Lexington, MO. Dr. Whetstone attended medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. He is rated highly by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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

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

Dr. Jennifer Patterson's medical specialty is family medicine. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She is professionally affiliated with Research Medical Center. Dr. Patterson takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and a graduate of Cox Family Medicine Residency's residency program.

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

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

Dr. Jason Bergman practices family medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Bergman's areas of expertise include thyroid problems, ear pain, and wellness visit. He is affiliated with Lee's Summit Medical Center. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bergman takes. After attending the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Cox Family Medicine Residency.

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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 practices family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Williams include diabetes, chronic sinusitis, and emphysema. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Williams accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Williams is a graduate of Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. His professional affiliations include Lee's Summit Medical Center and Carondelet Health.

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What is Pneumonia?

Pneumonia is an infection in one or both lungs. It happens when a tiny substance - a bacteria, virus or fungus - is inhaled into the lungs and begins to multiply. Normally the immune system is able to remove foreign invaders, but people who have weakened immune systems (such as the very young, the very old, those with chronic illnesses, or even healthy people who have just been sick with an illness such as the flu) are at risk for a pneumonia infection. As the infection grows and irritates the lungs, the tiny air sacs within the lungs become inflamed and fill with fluid, which makes it difficult for oxygen to get to the blood. Because of this, pneumonia can be dangerous.

Patients who have pneumonia will have a deep, wet cough. They might have trouble breathing, and their breathing might be fast and shallow. They might have chest pain, chills, and a fever. A doctor can recognize pneumonia based on these symptoms. A doctor will also listen to a patient’s chest using a stethoscope to see how well air is moving in and out of the lungs. Treatment is usually a course of antibiotics to cure the infection, along with supportive therapies such as pain medication, fluids, and rest.