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We found 11 providers with an interest in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and who accept Humana HMO Open Access Copay 100/1000 near Gladstone, MO.

Dr. Jennifer Annette Svetlecic, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
5844 Nw Barry Road; Suite 300
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Jennifer Svetlecic specializes in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. These areas are among her clinical interests: asthma, pulmonary embolism, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Her professional affiliations include Anderson County Hospital, Wright Memorial Hospital, and Hedrick Medical Center. Dr. Svetlecic attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). She honors Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Lung Problems, Asthma, Pulmonary Embolism, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Dr. Samiran D Patel, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
5844 Nw Barry Road; Suite 300
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Samiran Patel is a critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology specialist. In Dr. Patel's practice, he is particularly interested in lung cancer, acute respiratory distress syndrome, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He is an in-network provider for Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more. Before completing his residency at Cooper University Hospital, Dr. Patel attended medical school at M.P. Shah Medical College. In addition to English, Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks Gujarati and Hindi. Dr. Patel is affiliated with Anderson County Hospital, Wright Memorial Hospital, and Hedrick Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Lung Problems, Respiratory Infection, Lung Cancer, Respiratory Failure, Asthma, Acute Respiratory ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
2790 Clay Edwards Drive; Suite 605
North Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Jason Fieser is an adult pulmonologist. His areas of expertise include the following: lung cancer, asthma, and sleep apnea. Dr. Fieser honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas, Dr. Fieser attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Meritas Health. Dr. Fieser welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Apnea, Lung Cancer, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Chronic Cough, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
2790 Clay Edwards Drive; Suite 605
North Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Alexis Meredith's medical specialty is adult pulmonology. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Meredith is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. Dr. Meredith is professionally affiliated with Meritas Health. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Asthma, Thoracic Imaging

Dr. Andrea Elizabeth Covey, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
5844 Nw Barry Road; Suite 300
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Andrea Covey is a physician who specializes in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Covey include lung cancer, diagnostic bronchoscopy, and asthma. She is professionally affiliated with Anderson County Hospital, Wright Memorial Hospital, and Hedrick Medical Center. Dr. Covey studied medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) for her residency. Dr. Covey accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Interstitial Lung Disease, Diagnostic Bronchoscopy, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
2790 Clay Edwards Drive; Suite 605
North Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. William Pingleton is an adult pulmonologist. After completing medical school at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, Dr. Pingleton performed his residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Meritas Health. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Lung Cancer, Cough, Asthma

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Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
2790 Clay Edwards Drive; Suite 605
North Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Debashree Tosh-Mitchell works as a pulmonologist in North Kansas City, MO. She is conversant in Bengali. She is professionally affiliated with Meritas Health. Dr. Tosh-Mitchell obtained her medical school training at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). Dr. Tosh-Mitchell is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

All Interests: Intensive Care, Emphysema, Asthma

Dr. Timothy C Frey, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
5601 N Antioch Road; Suite 12
Gladstone, MO
 

Dr. Timothy Frey's area of specialization is family medicine. Dr. Frey graduated from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at St. Mary's Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Frey include disc problems, restless leg syndrome, and phobias. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Frey accepts. His hospital/clinic affiliations include North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH) and The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Warts, Disc Problems, Depression, Restless Leg Syndrome, Phobias, Athlete's ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert W Drogan, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
5601 N Antioch Road; Suite 12
Gladstone, MO
 

Dr. Robert Drogan's specialty is family medicine. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Drogan's areas of expertise include the following: prostate problems, trichotillomania, and restless leg syndrome. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Drogan accepts. He attended Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas for residency. He is professionally affiliated with North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH) and The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Warts, Depression, Trichotillomania, Restless Leg Syndrome, Athlete's Foot, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert E Dattilio, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
5601 N Antioch Road; Suite 12
Gladstone, MO
 

Dr. Robert Dattilio is a family medicine practitioner in Gladstone, MO. He is a graduate of A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. His clinical interests include prostate problems, disc problems, and restless leg syndrome. Dr. Dattilio takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. His professional affiliations include North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH) and The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Warts, Disc Problems, Depression, Restless Leg Syndrome, Athlete's Foot, Atrial ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Family Medicine
5601 N Antioch Road; Suite 12
Gladstone, MO
 

Dr. Justin Lawing works as a family practitioner. Clinical interests for Dr. Lawing include disc problems, prostate problems, and restless leg syndrome. Dr. Lawing is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lawing graduated from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Warts, Disc Problems, Depression, Restless Leg Syndrome, Athlete's Foot, Atrial ... (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.