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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 specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology and practices in Belton, MO, Kansas City, MO, and Lexington, MO. Patient ratings for Dr. Gaur average 4.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. 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 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 practices adult pulmonology. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Clark takes. She attended medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Clark is professionally affiliated with Lee's Summit Medical Center and Research Medical Center.

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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 is a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Beary's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Dr. Beary attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Beary is professionally affiliated with 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 practices adult critical care and adult pulmonology in Kansas City, MO, Clinton, MO, and Belton, MO. The average patient rating for Dr. Beller is 4.5 stars out of 5. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Belton Regional Medical Center and Research Medical Center. Dr. Beller honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Kansas School of Medicine, Dr. Beller completed his residency training at the University of Kansas 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's specialties are family medicine and general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Ommen's clinical interests include labor and delivery (childbirth), chronic sinusitis, and heart problems. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ommen attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. She trained at SSM St. Mary's Health Center, St. Louis for residency. She has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. She is professionally affiliated with Research Medical Center.

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All Interests: Colposcopy, Depression, Adolescent Issues, Men's Health Issues, Immunization, Hysteroscopy, ... (Read more)

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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.