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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's specialty is adult infectious disease. She graduated from Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine and then she performed her residency at Tulsa Regional Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). Dr. Bransteitter's patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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, Emergency Medicine
725 North West State Route 7; Suite B
Blue Springs, MO
 

Dr. Charles Whetstone's medical specialty is family medicine and emergency medicine. He studied medicine at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. Patients gave Dr. Whetstone an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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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
Independence, MO
 

Dr. Jennifer Patterson's specialty is family medicine. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Patterson is professionally affiliated with Research Medical Center. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and performed her residency at Cox Family Medicine Residency.

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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's specialty is family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bergman include thyroid problems, ear pain, and wellness visit. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Bergman accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Cox Family Medicine Residency, Dr. Bergman attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. Dr. Bergman is affiliated with Lee's Summit Medical Center.

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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 sees patients in Blue Springs, MO. His medical specialty is family medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Williams include diabetes, chronic sinusitis, and emphysema. Dr. Williams is affiliated with Lee's Summit Medical Center. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Williams is a graduate of Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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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.