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. Alexis Meredith's area of specialization is adult pulmonology. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Meredith accepts. She attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at the University of Kansas Medical Center. She is professionally affiliated with Meritas Health. Dr. Meredith has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

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

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

Dr. Jason Fieser's specialty is adult pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Fieser include lung cancer, asthma, and sleep apnea. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fieser honors. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. He is affiliated with Meritas Health. Dr. Fieser has an open panel.

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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)

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. Her areas of expertise consist of asthma, pulmonary embolism, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Dr. Svetlecic is professionally affiliated with Anderson County Hospital, Wright Memorial Hospital, and Hedrick Medical Center. After completing medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). She accepts 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

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

Dr. William Pingleton is an adult pulmonologist. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Pingleton graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Meritas Health. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Pingleton's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

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

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

Dr. Andrea Covey's medical specialty is critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Covey include lung cancer, diagnostic bronchoscopy, and asthma. Her professional affiliations include Anderson County Hospital, Wright Memorial Hospital, and Hedrick Medical Center. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She attended the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

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

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

Dr. Samiran Patel's medical specialty is adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Patel attended M.P. Shah Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Cooper University Hospital for residency. In his practice, he is particularly interested in lung cancer, acute respiratory distress syndrome, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He accepts Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks Gujarati and Hindi. Dr. Patel 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)

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

Dr. Debashree Tosh-Mitchell's area of specialization is adult pulmonology. Dr. Tosh-Mitchell is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. 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). She is conversant in Bengali. She is affiliated with Meritas Health.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

All Interests: Intensive Care, Emphysema, Asthma

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

Dr. Robert Dattilio practices family medicine in Gladstone, MO. His areas of expertise include the following: prostate problems, disc problems, and restless leg syndrome. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Dattilio attended medical school at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. 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)

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

Dr. Timothy Frey's specialty is family medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Frey average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Frey's areas of expertise include disc problems, restless leg syndrome, and phobias. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Before performing his residency at St. Mary's Hospital, Dr. Frey attended Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. Dr. Frey is 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, 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. He graduated from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Drogan trained at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Drogan include prostate problems, trichotillomania, and restless leg syndrome. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Drogan accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. 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, Depression, Trichotillomania, Restless Leg Syndrome, Athlete's Foot, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Justin Lawing practices family medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: disc problems, prostate problems, and restless leg syndrome. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Dr. Lawing takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to 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.
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