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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 practices general internal medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Hyde is 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Hyde include depression, drug allergy, and graves disease. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Hyde trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). She has received the following distinction: 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. Deborah M Christie, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2330 Shawnee Mission Parkway; Suite 2201
Westwood, KS
 

Dr. Deborah Hall specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Hall is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). These areas are among her clinical interests: depression, drug allergy, and graves disease. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. 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. Sheila Maureen McGreevy-Barry, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6040 Delp, Ms 1020; 3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Sheila McGreevy's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. McGreevy include disc problems, restless leg syndrome, and athlete's foot. She is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Dr. McGreevy takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Creighton University School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Creighton University.

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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 medical specialty is adult critical care, occupational medicine, and adult pulmonology. His areas of expertise include the following: cystic fibrosis (CF), sleep apnea, and snoring. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Barkman's education and training includes medical school at Creighton University School of Medicine and residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. Dr. Barkman 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's medical specialty is general internal medicine. He speaks German. Dr. Wetzel's areas of expertise include depression, drug allergy, and graves disease. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), Dr. Wetzel attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Wetzel takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. 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. 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 areas of expertise 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. He attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at the University of Kansas Medical Center. In addition to English, 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 works as an adult allergist and immunologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Martinez include drug allergy, psoriatic arthritis, and polymyositis. He is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas, Dr. Martinez attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Martinez is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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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's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Polsak's clinical interests include migraine, depression, and athlete's foot. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine, she performed her residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. She 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 is a general internist. Dr. Al-Hihi attended medical school 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). Areas of expertise for Dr. Al-Hihi include disc problems, restless leg syndrome, and athlete's foot. He honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Navigate, Humana HMO, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Al-Hihi 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. Janice K Langholz, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2330 Shawnee Mission Parkway; Suite 210
Westwood, KS
 

Dr. Janice Langholz's specialty is general internal medicine. Her areas of expertise include depression, drug allergy, and graves disease. Dr. Langholz is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. She attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Langholz 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 practices general pediatrics. Dr. Pitts's clinical interests include drug allergy, trichotillomania, and amenorrhea (missed periods). She is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Pitts attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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

Dr. Carnie Nulton's specialty is general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Nulton include depression, drug allergy, and graves disease. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Nulton studied medicine at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Nulton has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. 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, 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 specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Quijano's clinical interests include cystic fibrosis (CF), intensive care, and sleep apnea. He is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Quijano accepts. After completing medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, Dr. Quijano performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas.

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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 is a Westwood, KS physician who specializes in adult hospital medicine and general internal medicine. Dr. Narla's clinical interests include depression, drug allergy, and graves disease. She is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Madras Medical College. Dr. Narla trained at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital for her residency.

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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 specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. His areas of expertise include intensive care, CT scan, and bronchoscopy. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Williamson graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. Dr. Williamson is 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 sees patients in Kansas City, KS. His medical specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Strong Memorial Hospital. These areas are among Dr. Stites's clinical interests: lung transplant, cystic fibrosis (CF), and sleep apnea. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Stites has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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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.