We found 14 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept United Healthcare Community Plan near Overland Park, KS.

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Dr. Jennifer A. Svetlecic M.D.
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
12330 Metcalf Avenue; Suite 560
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. Jennifer Svetlecic practices critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. Clinical interests for Dr. Svetlecic include asthma, pulmonary embolism, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Dr. Svetlecic takes Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). Dr. Svetlecic's hospital/clinic affiliations include Anderson County Hospital, Wright Memorial Hospital, and Hedrick Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma, pulmonary embolism, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Asthma, Pulmonary Embolism, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Vincent M. Lem M.D.
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
average rating 4.81 stars (8 ratings)
4321 Washington Street; Suite 6000
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Vincent Lem is an adult critical care specialist and pulmonologist in Kansas City, MO. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. These areas are among his clinical interests: shortness of breath (dyspnea), lung cancer, and interstitial lung disease. Dr. Lem accepts Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) for residency. Dr. Lem has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Chinese. His professional affiliations include Saint Luke's South Hospital and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer, interstitial lung disease, pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Lung Cancer, Pulmonary Hypertension, Interstitial Lung Disease, Shortness of Breath, Chronic Cough

Gregory Howard Howell M.D.
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
4321 Washington Street; Suite 6000
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Gregory Howell is a medical specialist in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. His clinical interests include emphysema, bronchoscopy, and asthma. Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Howell takes. Dr. Howell's education and training includes medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). His professional affiliations include Wright Memorial Hospital and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, asthma, pulmonary fibrosis, interstitial lung disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Interstitial Lung ... (Read more)

Dr. Monisha Das M.D
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
4321 Washington Street; Suite 6000
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Monisha Das is a Kansas City, MO physician who specializes in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. Her clinical interests include emphysema, bronchoscopy, and asthma. Her professional affiliations include Saint Luke's North Hospital-Smithville, Saint Luke's South Hospital, and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. For her residency, Dr. Das trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). She accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice.

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

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Bronchoscopy, Emphysema, Asthma

Samiran D. Patel M.D.
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
12300 Metcalf; Suite 560
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. Samiran Patel's specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Before performing his residency at Cooper University Hospital, Dr. Patel attended M.P. Shah Medical College for medical school. Dr. Patel's clinical interests include lung cancer, pleural effusion (water on the lungs), and acute respiratory distress syndrome. He honors Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. 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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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer, pleural effusion (water on the lungs), pulmonary fibrosis, acute respiratory distress syndrome, interstitial lung disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Respiratory Infection, Lung Cancer, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Timothy Michael Saettele M.D.
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
4321 Washington Street; Medical Plaza Iii, Suite 6000
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Timothy Saettele, who practices in Kansas City, MO, is a medical specialist in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Saettele include lung cancer, pleural effusion (water on the lungs), and bronchoscopy. He is affiliated with Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. Dr. Saettele accepts Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at the University of Missouri Health System and a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC).

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer, pleural effusion (water on the lungs)

All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Pleural Effusion, Lung Cancer

Rebecca L. Shriver M.D.
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
average rating 3.87 stars (4 ratings)
4321 Washington Street; Suite 6000
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Rebecca Shriver practices critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. Patient ratings for Dr. Shriver average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Shriver is especially interested in diagnostic bronchoscopy, interstitial lung disease, and endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS). She is in-network for Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). Dr. Shriver is professionally affiliated with Anderson County Hospital, Wright Memorial Hospital, and Saint Luke's North Hospital-Smithville.

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Relevant Interests: , interstitial lung disease

All Interests: Diagnostic Bronchoscopy, Endobronchial Ultrasound, Interstitial Lung Disease

Dmitri Victorovich Baklanov M.D.
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology, Internal Medicine
12330 Metcalf Avenue; Suite 280
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. Dmitri Baklanov's area of specialization is interventional cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Baklanov include peripheral vascular interventions, pulmonary hypertension, and cardiac catheterization. He is in-network for Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Saint Petersburg I.P. Pavlov Medical University and performed his residency at Hospital of Saint Raphael. In addition to English, he speaks Russian. Dr. Baklanov's professional affiliations include Anderson County Hospital, Wright Memorial Hospital, and Hedrick Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Pulmonary Hypertension, Peripheral Vascular Interventions, Cardiac Catheterization

Dr. Janakiraman Subramanian MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
12330 Metcalf Avenue; Suite 580
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. Janakiraman Subramanian's medical specialty is adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders). Dr. Subramanian's areas of expertise consist of esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and head and neck cancer. His professional affiliations include Liberty Hospital, Saint Luke's East Hospital, and Saint Luke's North Hospital-Smithville. He studied medicine at Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute. He trained at St. Luke's Hospital, St. Louis for residency. He is in-network for Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Esophageal Cancer, Lung Cancer, Head and Neck Cancer, Clinical Trials

Kristina Michelle Moreland M.D
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
average rating 1.75 stars (1 rating)
4321 Washington Street; Suite 3000
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Kristina Moreland practices general internal medicine in Kansas City, MO. After attending the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Dr. Moreland completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. These areas are among her clinical interests: hypertension (high blood pressure), high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), and asthma. She honors Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more. She is professionally affiliated with Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

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

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Hypertension, Preventive Care, High Cholesterol, Asthma

James B. Bautz M.D.
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
average rating 4.47 stars (6 ratings)
4321 Washington Street; Suite 3000
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. James Bautz's area of specialization is general internal medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Bautz include hypertension (high blood pressure), preventive care, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice. He studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Bautz's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He is affiliated with Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Hypertension, Preventive Care, Cholesterol Problems, High Cholesterol, Internal Medicine, Asthma

Dr. Jacob Paul Smeltzer MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
4321 Washington Street; Medical Plaza Iii Suite 4000
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Jacob Smeltzer's areas of specialization are adult hematology and adult oncology; he sees patients in Lees Summit, MO, Warrensburg, MO, and Kansas City, MO. His areas of clinical interest consist of genitourinary cancer, lung cancer, and gastrointestinal cancer. Dr. Smeltzer honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice. He is a graduate of Creighton University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Hedrick Medical Center, Saint Luke's East Hospital, and Saint Luke's North Hospital-Smithville.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Genitourinary Cancer, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Lung Cancer, Lymphoma, Blood Cancers

Timothy C. Pasowicz D.O.
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
average rating 4.62 stars (20 ratings)
12330 Metcalf Avenue; Suite 400
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. Timothy Pasowicz specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Overland Park, KS. Dr. Pasowicz's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes and asthma. He accepts Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Pasowicz trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). He has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Pasowicz's professional affiliations include Saint Luke's South Hospital and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Diabetes, Asthma

Bradley J. Palmer D.O.
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
average rating 4.09 stars (13 ratings)
12330 Metcalf Avenue; Suite 400
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. Bradley Palmer sees patients in Overland Park, KS. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. These areas are among Dr. Palmer's clinical interests: diabetes, heart problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is professionally affiliated with Saint Luke's South Hospital. He graduated from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) for residency. Patient ratings for Dr. Palmer average 4.0 stars out of 5. Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Palmer honors.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Asthma

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What are Lung Problems?

Every cell in the body requires oxygen to function and produces carbon dioxide as a waste product. In order to keep the body’s tissues constantly supplied with fresh oxygen and to keep waste from building up, the lungs pump air in and out, even while we are sleeping or unaware. Unfortunately, diseases and disorders affecting the lungs are some of the most common medical problems afflicting people around the world. Some of the most common lung problems include asthma, COPD, pneumonia, and lung cancer.

Asthma is a chronic disease where swollen, inflamed airways make it hard to breathe. It is often brought on by specific triggers. While asthma is a common condition, affecting millions of people, it can also be serious and even fatal in severe cases. Treatment involves avoiding triggers and using inhaled corticosteroid medications.

COPD, or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, is the name given to two illnesses that both cause difficulty breathing: emphysema and chronic bronchitis. In emphysema, the air sacs of the lungs become damaged, while with bronchitis they become clogged with mucus. COPD is the fourth leading cause of death in the United States. It is almost always caused by breathing irritants into the lungs, such as smoking or heavy pollution.

Pneumonia is a lung infection that can be caused by bacteria, a virus, or fungi. Most healthy people recover from pneumonia in a week or two, but for some people pneumonia can be fatal. There are treatments available for pneumonia, but the best treatment is to prevent getting sick in the first place. People who are at risk should make sure they get a flu shot every year. There is also a vaccine available for the type of bacteria that causes pneumonia.

Lung cancer occurs when abnormal cells inside the lung grow into a tumor, destroying healthy tissue. Because it is so difficult to detect lung cancer in early stages when it has few symptoms, it is the deadliest form of cancer, responsible for the most cancer deaths both in the U.S. and worldwide. Most lung cancer is caused by exposure to tobacco smoke, but between 10-15% of cases are not linked to smoking.

Some problems with the lungs are minor and are not cause for concern. However if symptoms have lasted for a month or more, even if they are minor, it is worth checking with a healthcare professional to make sure your lungs are healthy. A cough, shortness of breath, or excess mucus production that lingers for weeks are all worth getting looked at.
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