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.

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

Dr. Jason Fieser is a medical specialist in adult pulmonology. Dr. Fieser's areas of expertise include lung cancer, asthma, and sleep apnea. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Dr. Fieser attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Fieser is professionally affiliated with Meritas Health. He is accepting 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)

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

Dr. Alexis Meredith is a physician who specializes in adult pulmonology. Dr. Meredith is professionally affiliated with Meritas Health. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients. Dr. Meredith graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

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

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

Dr. Samiran Patel's specialties are critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. He studied medicine at M.P. Shah Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Patel trained at Cooper University Hospital. Dr. Patel's areas of expertise include lung cancer, acute respiratory distress syndrome, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Patel takes. Dr. Patel (or staff) is conversant in Gujarati and Hindi. He is professionally 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)

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

Dr. Jennifer Svetlecic's areas of specialization are critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. She is especially interested in asthma, pulmonary embolism, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Dr. Svetlecic's professional affiliations include Anderson County Hospital, Wright Memorial Hospital, and Hedrick Medical Center. She graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Svetlecic takes.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

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

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 critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology specialist. These areas are among Dr. Covey's clinical interests: lung cancer, diagnostic bronchoscopy, and asthma. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. After attending the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). Her professional affiliations include Anderson County Hospital, Wright Memorial Hospital, and Hedrick Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

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

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

Dr. Debashree Tosh-Mitchell works as an adult pulmonologist. She is affiliated with Meritas Health. Dr. Tosh-Mitchell is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Tosh-Mitchell completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). Dr. Tosh-Mitchell speaks Bengali.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

All Interests: Intensive Care, Emphysema, Asthma

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

Dr. William Pingleton's medical specialty is adult pulmonology. Dr. Pingleton honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. He is affiliated with Meritas Health. His practice 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

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

Dr. Timothy Frey sees patients in Gladstone, MO. His medical specialty is family medicine. These areas are among Dr. Frey's clinical interests: disc problems, restless leg syndrome, and phobias. He is affiliated with North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH) and The University of Kansas Hospital. He studied medicine at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his residency training at St. Mary's Hospital. Patients gave Dr. Frey an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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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 is a family medicine practitioner in Gladstone, MO. These areas are among his clinical interests: prostate problems, trichotillomania, and restless leg syndrome. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Drogan takes. After attending Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, he completed his residency training at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Dr. Drogan's 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, 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 sees patients in Gladstone, MO. His medical specialty is family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dattilio include prostate problems, disc problems, and restless leg syndrome. He is affiliated with North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH) and The University of Kansas Hospital. He attended medical school at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Dattilio honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

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

Dr. Justin Scott Lawing, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
5601 N. Antioch; Suite 12
Gladstone, MO
 

Dr. Justin Lawing's medical specialty is family medicine. He studied medicine at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Lawing include disc problems, prostate problems, and restless leg syndrome. Dr. Lawing takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Lawing is affiliated with 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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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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