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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.

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

Dr. Jason Fieser's area of specialization is adult pulmonology. Clinical interests for Dr. Fieser include lung cancer, asthma, and sleep apnea. He is affiliated with Meritas Health. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Fieser is accepting new patients. After attending the University of Kansas School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at the University of Kansas Medical Center.

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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 is a specialist in adult pulmonology. Dr. Meredith is affiliated with Meritas Health. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Meredith's practice 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. Samiran D Patel, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
5844 Nw Barry Road; Suite 300
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Samiran Patel is a specialist in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. His areas of expertise include the following: lung cancer, acute respiratory distress syndrome, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Dr. Patel honors Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from M.P. Shah Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Patel completed a residency program at Cooper University Hospital. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: 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 is a specialist in 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 takes Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), Dr. Svetlecic attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. She 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, 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's medical specialty is critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. Dr. Covey's areas of expertise include the following: lung cancer, diagnostic bronchoscopy, and asthma. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). Dr. Covey 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: 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. Debashree Tosh-Mitchell's area of specialization is adult pulmonology. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tosh-Mitchell accepts. She attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). She speaks Bengali. Dr. Tosh-Mitchell is professionally affiliated with Meritas Health.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

All Interests: Intensive Care, Emphysema, Asthma

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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. He is affiliated with Meritas Health. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Pingleton's practice is open to 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. Timothy C Frey, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
5601 N Antioch Road; Suite 12
Gladstone, MO
 

Dr. Timothy Frey practices family medicine. He studied medicine at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Frey trained at St. Mary's Hospital for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Frey include disc problems, restless leg syndrome, and phobias. Patient ratings for Dr. Frey average 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He 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 practices family medicine in Gladstone, MO. Patient ratings for Dr. Drogan average 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include prostate problems, trichotillomania, and restless leg syndrome. Dr. Drogan is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Before completing his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Dr. Drogan attended medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. He 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, 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's area of specialization is family medicine. Dr. Dattilio's areas of expertise include the following: prostate problems, disc problems, and restless leg syndrome. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He graduated from A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Dattilio 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, 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 practices family medicine in Gladstone, MO. He graduated from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lawing include disc problems, prostate problems, and restless leg syndrome. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lawing is professionally 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.