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We found 12 providers with an interest in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and who accept Humana Basic 6850/HMO Premier 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 practices critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. He graduated from M.P. Shah Medical College and then he performed his residency at Cooper University Hospital. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Patel include lung cancer, acute respiratory distress syndrome, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks Gujarati and Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Anderson County Hospital, Wright Memorial Hospital, and Hedrick Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Lung Problems, Respiratory Infection, Lung Cancer, Respiratory Failure, Asthma, Acute Respiratory ... (Read more)

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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dark include asthma, interstitial lung disease, and pulmonary hypertension. Her professional affiliations include Anderson County Hospital, Hedrick Medical Center, and Saint Luke's East Hospital. Dr. Dark attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. Dr. Dark trained at the University of Kansas Medical Center for residency. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

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

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

Dr. Michelle Britton-Mehlisch's medical specialty is family medicine. She has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Britton-Mehlisch include diabetes, alcohol abuse, and chronic sinusitis. Dr. Britton-Mehlisch is affiliated with Lee's Summit Medical Center. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Kansas School of Medicine, Dr. Britton-Mehlisch completed her residency training at the University of Kansas Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

All Interests: Colposcopy, Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Adolescent Issues, Men's Health Issues, Immunization, Ear ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Paula Davis works as a family medicine practitioner and emergency medicine specialist in Lees Summit, MO. Patients gave Dr. Davis an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: alcohol abuse, chronic sinusitis, and depression. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. She is affiliated with Lee's Summit Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

All Interests: Colposcopy, Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Adolescent Issues, Men's Health Issues, Immunization, Ear ... (Read more)

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 specializes in family medicine. Dr. Sweeney attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Sweeney completed a residency program at Wesley Medical Center. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, chronic sinusitis, and emphysema. Patient reviews placed Dr. Sweeney at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is conversant in Swahili. His professional affiliations include Lee's Summit Medical Center and Research Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

All Interests: Colposcopy, Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Adolescent Issues, Men's Health Issues, Immunization, Ear ... (Read more)

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 is a physician who specializes in family medicine and general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Ommen is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and a graduate of SSM St. Mary's Health Center, St. Louis' residency program. Her clinical interests include labor and delivery (childbirth), chronic sinusitis, and heart problems. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Ommen is professionally affiliated with Research Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

All Interests: Colposcopy, Depression, Adolescent Issues, Men's Health Issues, Immunization, Hysteroscopy, ... (Read more)

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 practitioner and general OB/GYN. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Philgreen include diabetes, chronic sinusitis, and emphysema. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Philgreen attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Research Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

All Interests: Colposcopy, Depression, Adolescent Issues, Men's Health Issues, Immunization, Ear Infection, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Michael Dahl specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Dahl's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dahl include diabetes, alcohol abuse, and emphysema. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Menorah Medical Center, Lee's Summit Medical Center, and Research Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Immunization, Osteoporosis, ... (Read more)

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 is a physician who specializes in family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Smith include chronic sinusitis, alcohol abuse, and depression. Patient ratings for Dr. Smith average 4.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Tufts University School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Lutheran Medical Center. Dr. Smith is professionally affiliated with Lee's Summit Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

All Interests: Colposcopy, Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Adolescent Issues, Men's Health Issues, Immunization, Ear ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Rachel Hailey's medical specialty is family medicine. Patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: chronic sinusitis, alcohol abuse, and depression. Dr. Hailey's professional affiliations include Lee's Summit Medical Center and Research Medical Center. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hailey takes. Unfortunately, Dr. Hailey is not currently accepting new patients. After attending the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Lutheran Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

All Interests: Colposcopy, Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Adolescent Issues, Men's Health Issues, Immunization, Ear ... (Read more)

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. Dr. O'Brien is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Her areas of expertise include diabetes, chronic sinusitis, and alcohol abuse. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. 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 affiliated with Lee's Summit Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

All Interests: Colposcopy, Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Adolescent Issues, Men's Health Issues, Immunization, Ear ... (Read more)

Dr. Mohd Iqbal Boda, MD
Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine
3490 Ne Ralph Powell Road; Suite B
Lees Summit, MO
 

Dr. Mohd Boda is a specialist in adult hospital medicine. Dr. Boda attended medical school at Government Medical College, Srinagar. His areas of expertise include ear pain, celiac disease, and ankle sprain. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Boda is professionally affiliated with Belton Regional Medical Center, Lee's Summit Medical Center, and Carondelet Health.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Breast Pain, Depression, Ear Pain, Ankle Sprain, Eczema, Dizziness, Immunization, Bronchitis, ... (Read more)

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What is Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)?

COPD, or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, is a progressive lung disease that makes it difficult to breathe. It is really two diseases in one: chronic bronchitis (which causes inflammation and thick mucus production in the airways of the lungs) and emphysema (which damages the air sacs and alveoli, delicate structures of the lung tissue that allow a person to breathe).

In the United States, almost all cases of COPD are caused by smoking or exposure to tobacco smoke. Other causes include occupational exposure to dust, chemicals and pollution, and a rare genetic condition.

COPD causes a wet cough that doesn’t go away. It can come with shortness of breath and wheezing, or a tight feeling in the chest. Some people have flare ups where their symptoms get worse, and during this time they can also experience flu-like symptoms such as fever and fatigue.

There is no cure for COPD, but there are treatments to improve breathing and slow the progression of the disease. The first step is to reduce exposure to what caused COPD in the first place, such as smoking. Medicines such as bronchodilators, usually given in an inhaler, can relax the muscles around the airways and make it easier to breathe. Sometimes they are given along with glucocorticosteroids, drugs that reduce inflammation. Vaccines help prevent respiratory illnesses that can worsen COPD. Oxygen therapy can be used if people aren’t able to get enough oxygen into their lungs on their own. In extreme cases, surgery can be used to remove damaged tissue from the lungs or even perform a lung transplant.