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We found 84 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 practices general internal medicine in Westwood, KS. Clinical interests for Dr. Hall include depression, drug allergy, and graves disease. Dr. Hall is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). Her hospital/clinic 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, 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's specialty is general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Hyde include depression, drug allergy, and graves disease. Her average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Hyde is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). Dr. Hyde has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. 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, 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 practices general internal medicine. Dr. McGreevy studied medicine at Creighton University School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Creighton University for residency. Her areas of expertise include the following: disc problems, restless leg syndrome, and athlete's foot. She honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. 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's areas of specialization are adult critical care, occupational medicine, and adult pulmonology. He obtained his medical school training at Creighton University School of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. Dr. Barkman's clinical interests include cystic fibrosis (CF), sleep apnea, and snoring. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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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 specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Westwood, KS. He studied medicine at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Wetzel trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) for his residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Wetzel include depression, drug allergy, and graves disease. Dr. Wetzel is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks German. 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, 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 sees patients in Kansas City, KS. His medical specialties are pulmonology (lung & respiratory disease) and critical care (intensive care medicine). Dr. Pitts's areas of expertise include intensive care, CT scan, and whooping cough (pertussis). He 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 the University of Kansas Medical Center. Dr. Pitts is conversant in Spanish. He 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 is a specialist in adult allergy & immunology. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: drug allergy, psoriatic arthritis, and polymyositis. Dr. Martinez is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Dr. Martinez takes 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: 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. Her areas of expertise include migraine, depression, and athlete's foot. Dr. Polsak is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. She is a graduate of Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of the University of Kansas Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Polsak is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 is a general internist. These areas are among his clinical interests: disc problems, restless leg syndrome, and athlete's foot. He takes United Healthcare Navigate, Humana HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Al-Hihi is a graduate of the University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Al-Hihi trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) for his residency. He speaks 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, 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 is a Westwood, KS physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nulton include depression, drug allergy, and graves disease. Dr. Nulton honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: 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, 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. Clinical interests for Dr. Langholz include depression, drug allergy, and graves disease. She is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Dr. Langholz is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Langholz completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). She 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, 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 specializes in general pediatrics and practices in Kansas City, KS and Prairie Village, KS. These areas are among her clinical interests: drug allergy, trichotillomania, and amenorrhea (missed periods). Dr. Pitts is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Pitts obtained her medical school training at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas.

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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 sees patients in Kansas City, KS. His medical specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Quijano include cystic fibrosis (CF), intensive care, and sleep apnea. Dr. Quijano is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Quijano's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. He is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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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 specialties are adult hospital medicine and general internal medicine. She practices in Westwood, KS. Her areas of expertise include the following: depression, drug allergy, and graves disease. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. After attending Madras Medical College for medical school, Dr. Narla completed her residency training at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. 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, 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 is a physician who specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Clinical interests for Dr. Williamson include intensive care, CT scan, and bronchoscopy. Dr. Williamson is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, he performed his residency 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: 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 is an adult critical care specialist and pulmonologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Stites include lung transplant, cystic fibrosis (CF), and sleep apnea. He is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Dr. Stites is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Stites completed a residency program at Strong Memorial Hospital. Dr. Stites has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors.

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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.