We found 83 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept Humana Catastrophic near Kansas City, MO.

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

Dr. Rita Hyde works as an internist in Westwood, KS and Shawnee Mission, KS. Her areas of expertise include depression, drug allergy, and graves disease. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Hyde honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Hyde trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) for her residency. She has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Hyde 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, Wheezing, Eczema, Dizziness, Bronchitis, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Deborah Hall works as an internist in Westwood, KS. These areas are among her clinical interests: depression, drug allergy, and graves disease. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hall is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Hall trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) for her residency. Her professional affiliations include 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, Wheezing, Eczema, Bone Spurs, Dizziness, ... (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's specialty is general internal medicine. Her areas of expertise include disc problems, restless leg syndrome, and athlete's foot. She takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. McGreevy is a graduate of Creighton University School of Medicine. Dr. McGreevy's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Creighton University. She is professionally 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, who practices in Kansas City, KS and Leawood, KS, is a medical specialist in adult critical care, occupational medicine, and adult pulmonology. Dr. Barkman's areas of expertise include the following: cystic fibrosis (CF), sleep apnea, and snoring. He is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. After completing medical school at Creighton University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. Dr. Barkman is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Wheezing, Bronchitis, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Influenza, Cystic Fibrosis, Sleep Apnea, Snoring, ... (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 a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. These areas are among her clinical interests: migraine, depression, and athlete's foot. She is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Dr. Polsak honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She 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.

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

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

Dr. Mark Wetzel's specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Wetzel graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) for his residency. These areas are among his clinical interests: depression, drug allergy, and graves disease. Dr. Wetzel honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. He is conversant in German. He 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, Wheezing, 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 works as a pulmonologist and critical care specialist in Kansas City, KS. Clinical interests for Dr. Pitts include intensive care, wheezing, and CT scan. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Dr. Pitts attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Pitts speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Wheezing, Bronchitis, Bronchoscopy, Navigational Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Influenza, Thoracic ... (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 is an adult allergy & immunology specialist. His areas of expertise include the following: drug allergy, psoriatic arthritis, and polymyositis. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Martinez accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Martinez is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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

Dr. Janice Langholz's medical specialty 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 accepts. She graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). She has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Langholz 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, Wheezing, Eczema, Dizziness, Bronchitis, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Jason Fieser is a medical specialist in adult pulmonology. Dr. Fieser's areas of expertise include lung cancer, asthma, and sleep apnea. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Dr. Fieser attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Fieser is professionally affiliated with Meritas Health. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Apnea, Lung Cancer, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Chronic Cough, ... (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' area of specialization is general pediatrics. Her areas of expertise include drug allergy, trichotillomania, and amenorrhea (missed periods). Dr. Pitts is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Kansas School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. She is professionally 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. Eyad M Al-Hihi, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6040 Delp, Ms 1020; 3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Eyad Al-Hihi is a general internist. Dr. Al-Hihi's areas of expertise include the following: disc problems, restless leg syndrome, and athlete's foot. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Navigate, Humana HMO, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Al-Hihi completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). He is conversant in Arabic. He is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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

Dr. Carnie Nulton is a general internist in Westwood, KS. Dr. Nulton graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: depression, drug allergy, and graves disease. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Nulton has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. He 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, Wheezing, Eczema, Bone Spurs, Dizziness, ... (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 is a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Quijano include cystic fibrosis (CF), intensive care, and airway stent. He is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Dr. Quijano accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He 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.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Airway Stent, Wheezing, Bronchitis, Stenosis, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Thoracic Cancer, Cystic ... (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 specialties are adult hospital medicine and general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Narla include depression, drug allergy, and graves disease. She honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. After completing medical school at Madras Medical College, she performed her residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. She 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, Wheezing, Eczema, Dizziness, Bronchitis, ... (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 is a Kansas City, KS physician who specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Clinical interests for Dr. Williamson include intensive care, wheezing, and CT scan. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Williamson studied medicine at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. Dr. Williamson is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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All Interests: Wheezing, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Tuberculosis, Bronchoscopy, Chest Pain, ... (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.
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