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 works as an adult pulmonologist. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Meredith is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Kansas Medical Center's residency program. She 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

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

Dr. Jason Fieser practices adult pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Fieser include lung cancer, asthma, and sleep apnea. He is affiliated with Meritas Health. Before completing his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Dr. Fieser attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He 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's specialties are critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. Her areas of clinical interest consist of asthma, pulmonary embolism, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). She is an in-network provider for Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more. Dr. Svetlecic attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) for residency. Dr. Svetlecic's hospital/clinic 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: 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 a medical specialist in adult pulmonology. He is professionally affiliated with Meritas Health. Dr. Pingleton accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Pingleton graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine.

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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. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), Dr. Covey attended the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine for medical school. Clinical interests for Dr. Covey include lung cancer, diagnostic bronchoscopy, and asthma. Dr. Covey is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She 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: 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 practices adult critical care and adult pulmonology. His areas of clinical interest consist of lung cancer, acute respiratory distress syndrome, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He takes Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Patel attended M.P. Shah Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Cooper University Hospital. Dr. Patel (or staff) is conversant in Gujarati and Hindi. His hospital/clinic 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: 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 is a specialist in adult pulmonology. Dr. Tosh-Mitchell is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). In addition to English, she speaks Bengali. She is professionally 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 is a physician who specializes in family medicine. Dr. Dattilio's clinical interests include prostate problems, disc problems, and restless leg syndrome. He is professionally affiliated with North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH) and The University of Kansas Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Dattilio graduated from A.T. Still University, Kirksville 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)

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. The average patient rating for Dr. Frey is 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Frey include disc problems, restless leg syndrome, and phobias. Dr. Frey honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at St. Mary's Hospital, Dr. Frey attended medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. 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 area of specialization is family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Drogan include prostate problems, trichotillomania, and restless leg syndrome. Dr. Drogan's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Drogan studied medicine at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. His residency was performed at the University of Kansas Medical Center. 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. Justin Scott Lawing, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
5601 N. Antioch; Suite 12
Gladstone, MO
 

Dr. Justin Lawing practices family medicine. His clinical interests include disc problems, prostate problems, and restless leg syndrome. He is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Dr. Lawing attended medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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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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