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We found 4 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept Humana Gold 2250/HMO Premier near Lexington, MO.

Dr. Neeta Rathi, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1500 State Street
Lexington, MO
 

Dr. Neeta Gaur specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. She is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Gaur is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at M.S. Ramaiah Medical College and Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute, she performed her residency at Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and a hospital affiliated with Seton Hall University. She is professionally affiliated with Belton Regional Medical Center, Lee's Summit Medical Center, and Research Medical Center.

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Dr. William Miles Beary, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1500 State Street
Lexington, MO
 

Dr. William Beary is an adult critical care and adult pulmonology specialist in Kansas City, MO, Lexington, MO, and Clinton, MO. Patient ratings for Dr. Beary average 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. After attending the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and the University of Kansas School of Medicine, Dr. Beary completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Beary is affiliated with Belton Regional Medical Center, Lee's Summit Medical Center, and Research Medical Center.

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All Interests: Tube Thoracostomy, Bronchoscopy, Polysomnography, Mechanical Ventilation, Pneumonia, Cystic ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas A Beller, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1500 State Street
Lexington, MO
 

Dr. Thomas Beller is an adult critical care and adult pulmonology specialist in Kansas City, MO, Clinton, MO, and Belton, MO. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Beller accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Before performing his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Dr. Beller attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Beller is professionally affiliated with Belton Regional Medical Center and Research Medical Center.

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Dr. Charles R Whetstone, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
1026 Main Street
Lexington, MO
 

Dr. Charles Whetstone works as a family practice physician in Blue Springs, MO and Lexington, MO. Dr. Whetstone attended medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. He is rated highly by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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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.