We found 5 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept Humana Catastrophic near Harrisonville, MO.

Dr. Neeta Rathi, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
2800 East Rock Haven Road
Harrisonville, MO
 

Dr. Neeta Gaur is an adult critical care and adult pulmonology specialist. She is rated highly by her patients. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and a hospital affiliated with Seton Hall University, Dr. Gaur attended medical school at M.S. Ramaiah Medical College and Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute. She is professionally affiliated with Belton Regional Medical Center, Lee's Summit Medical Center, and Research Medical Center.

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All Interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Bronchoscopy, Polysomnography, Multiple Sleep Latency Test, Pneumonia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Nichole D Van Duyne, DO
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
2800 East Rock Haven Road
Harrisonville, MO
 

Dr. Nichole Clark is an adult pulmonology specialist. She is professionally affiliated with Lee's Summit Medical Center and Research Medical Center. She is a graduate of Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Clark takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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All Interests: Depression, Tube Thoracostomy, Osteoporosis, Bronchoscopy, Polysomnography, Mechanical Ventilation, ... (Read more)

Dr. William Miles Beary, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
2800 East Rock Haven Road
Harrisonville, MO
 

Dr. William Beary's specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He practices in Kansas City, MO, Lexington, MO, and Clinton, MO. Dr. Beary attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and the University of Kansas School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Beary honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Belton Regional Medical Center, Lee's Summit Medical Center, and Research Medical Center.

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All Interests: Tube Thoracostomy, Bronchoscopy, Polysomnography, Mechanical Ventilation, Pneumonia, Cystic ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas A Beller, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
2800 East Rock Haven Road
Harrisonville, MO
 

Dr. Thomas Beller's areas of specialization are adult critical care and adult pulmonology; he sees patients in Kansas City, MO, Clinton, MO, and Belton, MO. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Beller is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He trained at the University of Kansas Medical Center for residency. Dr. Beller's hospital/clinic affiliations include Belton Regional Medical Center and Research Medical Center.

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All Interests: Tube Thoracostomy, Bronchoscopy, Polysomnography, Mechanical Ventilation, Pneumonia, Cystic ... (Read more)

Dr. Shari L Ommen, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2820 E. Rock Haven Road
Harrisonville, MO
 

Dr. Shari Ommen works as a family practitioner and general obstetrician and gynecologist in Lees Summit, MO, Kansas City, MO, and Harrisonville, MO. Her areas of expertise include the following: labor and delivery (childbirth), chronic sinusitis, and heart problems. Dr. Ommen is affiliated with Research Medical Center. She is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and a graduate of SSM St. Mary's Health Center, St. Louis' residency program. Dr. Ommen has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors.

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What is Asthma?

Asthma is a chronic lung disease where the tissue and airways of the lungs become extremely sensitive to certain substances. When these substances are breathed in, the lungs become inflamed. The muscles around the airways tighten and squeeze the lungs, and passages within the lungs swell and tighten. The airways themselves produce mucus, which further clogs the tightened, swollen airways. A person having an asthma attack finds it very difficult to breathe, and a severe attack can even be fatal.

Asthma affects people of all ages, but people with asthma are most often diagnosed as children. Symptoms can include wheezing, a tight feeling in the chest, shortness of breath, and coughing. Some people have mild symptoms all the time, and some people have no symptoms at all, but everyone with asthma is susceptible to occasional severe attacks or flare-ups of symptoms when they are exposed to triggers. Triggers vary widely but can include:

  • Allergens (dust mites, pet fur, mold, pollen, grass)
  • Irritants (smoke, pollution, dust, chemicals)
  • Viral infections
  • Physical activity, especially outdoors
  • Certain medications or chemicals in foods (aspirin, sulfites)

Treatment for most asthma patients involves three steps. Learn what your asthma triggers are and avoid them. Take a daily control medication, usually an inhaled corticosteroid, to reduce inflammation in the lungs. Also, have “rescue medication” with you at all times to take in case of a severe attack. These quick-acting inhaled medications relax the muscles around the airways and allow the lungs to open up for air.

There is no cure for asthma, but with treatment it should not interfere with your daily life and activities.