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We found 15 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept Humana Gold near Lees Summit, MO.

Dr. Samiran D Patel, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
800 Nw Chipman Road; Suite 5950
Lees Summit, MO
 

Dr. Samiran Patel works as an intensivist and adult pulmonologist. In his practice, he is particularly interested in lung cancer, acute respiratory distress syndrome, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Dr. Patel is in-network for Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more. He is a graduate of M.P. Shah Medical College and a graduate of Cooper University Hospital's residency program. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks the following languages: Gujarati and Hindi. His professional affiliations include Anderson County Hospital, Wright Memorial Hospital, and Hedrick Medical Center.

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Dr. Diana S Dark, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
800 Nw Chipman Road; Suite 5950
Lees Summit, MO
 

Dr. Diana Dark practices adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Dark has a special interest in asthma, interstitial lung disease, and pulmonary hypertension. She is professionally affiliated with Anderson County Hospital, Hedrick Medical Center, and Saint Luke's East Hospital. She studied medicine at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. Dr. Dark trained at the University of Kansas Medical Center for her residency. She honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Interstitial Lung Disease, Pulmonary Hypertension, Asthma

Dr. Michael B Dahl, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
600 North West Murray Road; Suite 210
Lees Summit, MO
 

Dr. Michael Dahl sees patients in Kansas City, MO and Lees Summit, MO. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Dahl's clinical interests include diabetes, alcohol abuse, and emphysema. He is affiliated with Menorah Medical Center, Lee's Summit Medical Center, and Research Medical Center. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Dahl attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. His residency was performed at the University of Kansas Medical Center.

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Specializes in General Pediatrics
1425 Nw Blue Parkway
Lees Summit, MO
 

Dr. Ann Parkin-Cohen practices general pediatrics. Her education and training includes medical school at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and residency at Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics. Dr. Parkin-Cohen's areas of clinical interest consist of preventive care and asthma. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Parkin-Cohen is affiliated with Saint Luke's Health System and Mayo Clinic.

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All Interests: Asthma, Preventive Care

Dr. Michelle Rene Britton-Mehlisch, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1301 A Arborwalk Boulevard
Lees Summit, MO
 

Dr. Michelle Britton-Mehlisch works as a family medicine physician in Lees Summit, MO. After attending the University of Kansas School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Dr. Britton-Mehlisch's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, alcohol abuse, and chronic sinusitis. She has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Britton-Mehlisch is affiliated with Lee's Summit Medical Center.

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Dr. Paula Jane Sievers, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Emergency Medicine
1301a Sw Arbor Walk Boulevard
Lee's Summit, MO
 

Dr. Paula Davis specializes in family medicine and emergency medicine and practices in Lees Summit, MO. These areas are among her clinical interests: alcohol abuse, chronic sinusitis, and depression. She is professionally affiliated with Lee's Summit Medical Center. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University, Dr. Davis attended medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. She has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Dr. Cabot Lee Sweeney, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
Lees Summit Family Care - Nw Murray Road; 600 North West Murray Road, Suite 210
Lees Summit, MO
 

Dr. Cabot Sweeney's medical specialty is family medicine. After attending the University of Kansas School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Wesley Medical Center. Dr. Sweeney's areas of expertise include diabetes, chronic sinusitis, and emphysema. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Sweeney is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Swahili. His professional affiliations include Lee's Summit Medical Center and Research Medical Center.

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Dr. Shari L Ommen, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, General Obstetrics & Gynecology
600 North West Murray Road; Suite 210
Lees Summit, MO
 

Dr. Shari Ommen's specialties are family medicine and general obstetrics & gynecology. Her average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Ommen include labor and delivery (childbirth), chronic sinusitis, and heart problems. Dr. Ommen is affiliated with Research Medical Center. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine, she performed her residency at SSM St. Mary's Health Center, St. Louis. Dr. Ommen has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Dr. Jennifer J Patterson, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
3600 Ne Ralph Powell Road; Suite B
Lees Summit, MO
 

Dr. Jennifer Patterson's medical specialty is family medicine. She is affiliated with Research Medical Center. After attending the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine, Dr. Patterson completed her residency training at Cox Family Medicine Residency. She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Dr. Rachel L Hailey, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
270 Ne Tudor Road
Lees Summit, MO
 

Dr. Rachel Hailey works as a family practice physician in Lees Summit, MO. Clinical interests for Dr. Hailey include chronic sinusitis, alcohol abuse, and depression. Dr. Hailey is affiliated with Lee's Summit Medical Center and Research Medical Center. She is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. Dr. Hailey trained at Lutheran Medical Center for residency. Her patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Dr. Melissa L Smith, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
Lees Summit Family Care - Nw Murray Road; 600 North West Murray Road, Suite 210
Lees Summit, MO
 

Dr. Melissa Smith's medical specialty is family medicine. Dr. Smith's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: chronic sinusitis, alcohol abuse, and depression. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She attended Tufts University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Lutheran Medical Center for residency. Dr. Smith is professionally affiliated with Lee's Summit Medical Center.

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Dr. Donald "don" E Philgreen, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, General Obstetrics & Gynecology
600 North West Murray Road; Suite 210
Lees Summit, MO
 

Dr. Donald Philgreen works as a family medicine physician and general obstetrician and gynecologist in Kansas City, MO and Lees Summit, MO. He is a graduate of the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. His clinical interests include diabetes, chronic sinusitis, and emphysema. Dr. Philgreen is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is affiliated with Research Medical Center.

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Dr. David R Williams, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
2100 S E Blue Parkway
Lees Summit, MO
 

Dr. David Williams works as a family practice physician. The average patient rating for Dr. Williams is 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: alcohol abuse, chronic sinusitis, and depression. Dr. Williams's hospital/clinic affiliations include Belton Regional Medical Center, Menorah Medical Center, and Research Medical Center. Dr. Williams 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.

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Dr. Mohd Iqbal Boda, MD
Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine
3490 Northeast Ralph Powell Road; Suite B
Lee's Summit, MO
 

Dr. Mohd Boda works as an internal medicine hospitalist. Dr. Boda's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Boda include ear pain, celiac disease, and ankle sprain. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He graduated from Government Medical College, Srinagar. Dr. Boda is affiliated with Belton Regional Medical Center, Lee's Summit Medical Center, and Carondelet Health.

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Dr. Kelly Anne OBrien, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
Lees Summit Family Care - Nw Murray Road; 600 North West Murray Road, Suite 210
Lees Summit, MO
 

Dr. Kelly O'Brien's area of specialization is family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. O'Brien include diabetes, chronic sinusitis, and alcohol abuse. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. O'Brien 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 Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). She is professionally affiliated with Lee's Summit Medical Center.

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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.