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We found 92 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept Humana Catastrophic near Kansas City, MO.

Dr. Deborah M Christie, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2330 Shawnee Mission Parkway; Suite 2201
Westwood, KS
 

Dr. Deborah Hall works as a general internist. Her areas of expertise include depression, drug allergy, and graves disease. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Hall is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Hall's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). She is affiliated with Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City and The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Warts, Depression, Restless Leg Syndrome, Athlete's Foot, Eczema, Bone Spurs, Dizziness, ... (Read more)

Dr. Rita M Hyde, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2330 Shawnee Mission Parkway; Suite 2201
Westwood, KS
 

Dr. Rita Hyde works as a general internist in Westwood, KS and Shawnee Mission, KS. These areas are among her clinical interests: depression, drug allergy, and graves disease. Patients rated Dr. Hyde highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), Dr. Hyde attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. She has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Hyde is professionally affiliated with Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City and The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Warts, Depression, Restless Leg Syndrome, Athlete's Foot, Eczema, Dizziness, Bronchitis, Bursitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sheila Maureen McGreevy-Barry, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6040 Delp, Ms 1020; 3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Sheila McGreevy is an internist. She attended medical school at Creighton University School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Creighton University. Dr. McGreevy's areas of expertise include the following: disc problems, restless leg syndrome, and athlete's foot. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. McGreevy is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Warts, Disc Problems, Depression, Restless Leg Syndrome, Athlete's Foot, Atrial Fibrillation, ... (Read more)

Dr. Harold William Barkman II, Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Occupational Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 3007, The University of Kansas Physicians Medical Office Building
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Harold Barkman specializes in adult critical care, occupational medicine, and adult pulmonology and practices in Kansas City, KS and Leawood, KS. His areas of expertise include cystic fibrosis (CF), sleep apnea, and snoring. Dr. Barkman is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Before completing his residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah, Dr. Barkman attended medical school at Creighton University School of Medicine. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Barkman takes.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Bronchitis, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Influenza, Cystic Fibrosis, Sleep Apnea, Snoring, Laser ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark D Wetzel, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2330 Shawnee Mission Parkway; Suite 2201
Westwood, KS
 

Dr. Mark Wetzel practices general internal medicine in Westwood, KS. Dr. Wetzel's areas of expertise include depression, drug allergy, and graves disease. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) for residency. He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. He is conversant in German. Dr. Wetzel is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Warts, Depression, Restless Leg Syndrome, Athlete's Foot, Eczema, Bone Spurs, Dizziness, ... (Read more)

Dr. Lucas R Pitts, MD
Specializes in Pulmonology, Internal Medicine, Critical Care
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Mailstop 3007
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Lucas Pitts' areas of specialization are pulmonology (lung & respiratory disease) and critical care (intensive care medicine). His clinical interests include intensive care, CT scan, and whooping cough (pertussis). Dr. Pitts is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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 speaks Spanish. Dr. Pitts is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Bronchitis, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Influenza, Thoracic Cancer, Lung Problems, Whooping Cough, ... (Read more)

Dr. John D Martinez, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Allergy & Immunology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 2026, The University of Kansas Physicians Medical Office Building
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. John Martinez practices pediatric allergy, adult allergy & immunology, and adult rheumatology in Kansas City, KS and Lawrence, KS. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. His clinical interests include drug allergy, psoriatic arthritis, and polymyositis. Dr. Martinez has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Martinez is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Drug Allergy, Psoriatic Arthritis, Eczema, Immunodeficiency, Bursitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Atopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Micholee Beth Emerson, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6040 Delp, Ms 1020; 3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Micholee Polsak is an internist in Kansas City, KS. Clinical interests for Dr. Polsak include migraine, depression, and athlete's foot. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Polsak obtained her medical school training at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed her residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Dr. Polsak is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Depression, Athlete's Foot, Atrial Fibrillation, Bronchitis, Bursitis, Gastritis, Common Cold, ... (Read more)

Dr. Eyad M Al-Hihi, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6040 Delp, Ms 1020; 3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Eyad Al-Hihi works as a general internist. Dr. Al-Hihi's clinical interests include disc problems, restless leg syndrome, and athlete's foot. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Navigate, Humana HMO, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). He speaks Arabic.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Disc Problems, Depression, Restless Leg Syndrome, Athlete's Foot, Atrial Fibrillation, Eczema, Bone ... (Read more)

Dr. Carnie C Nulton, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2330 Shawnee Mission Parkway; Suite 2201
Westwood, KS
 

Dr. Carnie Nulton sees patients in Westwood, KS. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. These areas are among Dr. Nulton's clinical interests: depression, drug allergy, and graves disease. He is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. He studied medicine at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Warts, Depression, Restless Leg Syndrome, Athlete's Foot, Eczema, Bone Spurs, Dizziness, ... (Read more)

Dr. Janice K Langholz, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2330 Shawnee Mission Parkway; Suite 210
Westwood, KS
 

Dr. Janice Langholz's area of specialization is general internal medicine. These areas are among Dr. Langholz's clinical interests: depression, drug allergy, and graves disease. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Langholz takes. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), Dr. Langholz attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Langholz has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. She is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Warts, Depression, Restless Leg Syndrome, Athlete's Foot, Eczema, Dizziness, Bronchitis, Bursitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Elizabeth Anne Porter, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 4004, The University of Kansas Physicians Medical Office Building
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Elizabeth Pitts works as a general pediatrician in Kansas City, KS and Prairie Village, KS. Her clinical interests include drug allergy, trichotillomania, and amenorrhea (missed periods). Dr. Pitts accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She studied medicine at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. Dr. Pitts is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Warts, Drug Allergy, Trichotillomania, Amenorrhea, Athlete's Foot, Developmental Disabilities, ... (Read more)

Dr. Franklin Ray Quijano, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 3007, The University of Kansas Physicians Medical Office Building
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Franklin Quijano, who practices in Kansas City, KS, is a medical specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. These areas are among his clinical interests: cystic fibrosis (CF), intensive care, and sleep apnea. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Dr. Quijano is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. Dr. Quijano is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Bronchitis, Stenosis, Tuberculosis, Bronchoscopy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Amita Rao R Narla, MD
Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine, General Internal Medicine
2330 Shawnee Mission Parkway; Suite 2201
Westwood, KS
 

Dr. Amita Narla's medical specialty is adult hospital medicine and general internal medicine. Her areas of expertise include depression, drug allergy, and graves disease. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Narla is a graduate of Madras Medical College and a graduate of Advocate Lutheran General Hospital's residency program. Dr. Narla is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Warts, Depression, Restless Leg Syndrome, Athlete's Foot, Eczema, Dizziness, Bronchitis, Poisoning, ... (Read more)

Dr. Timothy L Williamson, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 3007, The University of Kansas Physicians Medical Office Building
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Timothy Williamson works as an adult critical care specialist and pulmonologist in Kansas City, KS. His areas of expertise include intensive care, CT scan, and bronchoscopy. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Dr. Williamson attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Williamson honors.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Tuberculosis, Bronchoscopy, Chest Pain, Sarcoidosis, Lung ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven W Stites, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 3011
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Steven Stites practices adult critical care and adult pulmonology in Kansas City, KS. Clinical interests for Dr. Stites include lung transplant, cystic fibrosis (CF), and sleep apnea. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Stites honors. Dr. Stites graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Strong Memorial Hospital. He has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Bronchitis, Tuberculosis, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Lung ... (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.