We found 11 providers with an interest in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and who accept Humana Basic 6850/HMO Premier near Lees Summit, MO.

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Diana S Dark MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
Average rating 4.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
800 Nw Chipman Road; Suite 5950
Lees Summit, MO

Dr. Diana Dark's areas of specialization are adult critical care and adult pulmonology; she sees patients in Kansas City, MO and Lees Summit, MO. Clinical interests for Dr. Dark include asthma, interstitial lung disease, and pulmonary hypertension. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Anderson County Hospital, Hedrick Medical Center, and Saint Luke's East Hospital. Dr. Dark is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Dark's education and training includes medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

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

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

Dr. Samiran Patel practices adult critical care and adult pulmonology. These areas are among his clinical interests: lung cancer, pleural effusion (water on the lungs), and acute respiratory distress syndrome. He accepts Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more. Dr. Patel attended medical school at M.P. Shah Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Patel trained at Cooper University Hospital. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Gujarati and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Anderson County Hospital, Wright Memorial Hospital, and Hedrick Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

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

Cabot Sweeney MD
Specializes in General Practice, Family Medicine
Average rating 4.7 stars out of 5 (1162 ratings)
600 Nw Murray Road; Suite 210
Lees Summit, MO

Dr. Cabot Sweeney's specialties are general practice and family medicine. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include chronic sinusitis, alcohol abuse, and depression. Dr. Sweeney accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and residency at Wesley Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Sweeney speaks Swahili. He is professionally affiliated with Lee's Summit Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , Emphysema

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Allergies, Parkinson's Disease, Hypertension, Pneumonia, Skin Cancer, Fra ... (Read more)

Michelle BrittonMehlisch MD
Specializes in General Practice, Family Medicine
Average rating 4.7 stars out of 5 (1298 ratings)
1301 A Arborwalk Boulevard
Lees Summit, MO

Dr. Michelle Britton-Mehlisch is a general practitioner and family medicine practitioner. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes, alcohol abuse, and chronic sinusitis. Dr. Britton-Mehlisch honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Dr. Britton-Mehlisch is affiliated with Lee's Summit Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , Emphysema

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Parkinson's Disease, Hypertension, Pneumonia, Skin Cancer, Fractures, Sle ... (Read more)

Paula Davis MD
Specializes in General Practice, Family Medicine, Oncology
Average rating 4.7 stars out of 5 (1256 ratings)
1301 Sw Arborwalk Boulevard; Suite A
Lees Summit, MO

Dr. Paula Davis is a general practitioner, family practitioner, and oncologist. She graduated from the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. Dr. Davis's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. Her clinical interests include alcohol abuse, chronic sinusitis, and depression. Dr. Davis is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She is professionally affiliated with Lee's Summit Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , Emphysema

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Allergies, Parkinson's Disease, Hypertension, Pneumonia, Skin Cancer, Fra ... (Read more)

Kelly OBrien MD
Specializes in General Practice, Family Medicine
Average rating 4.6 stars out of 5 (944 ratings)
600 Nw Murray Road; Suite 210
Lee's Summit, MO

Dr. Kelly O'Brien's specialties are general practice and family medicine. Patients rated Dr. O'Brien highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. O'Brien include chronic sinusitis, alcohol abuse, and depression. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). Dr. O'Brien is affiliated with Lee's Summit Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , Emphysema

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Allergies, Parkinson's Disease, Hypertension, Pneumonia, Skin Cancer, Sle ... (Read more)

Melissa Smith MD
Specializes in General Practice, Family Medicine, General Internal Medicine
Average rating 4.7 stars out of 5 (1230 ratings)
600 Nw Murray Road; Suite 210
Lees Summit, MO

Dr. Melissa Smith works as a general practitioner, family medicine practitioner, and general internist in Lees Summit, MO. Her areas of expertise include chronic sinusitis, alcohol abuse, and depression. She has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Smith is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at Lutheran Medical Center. Dr. Smith is professionally affiliated with Lee's Summit Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , Emphysema

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Allergies, Parkinson's Disease, Hypertension, Pneumonia, Skin Cancer, Fra ... (Read more)

Michael Dahl MD
Specializes in General Practice, General Internal Medicine
Average rating 4.7 stars out of 5 (1606 ratings)
600 N W Murray Road; Suite 210
Lees Summit, MO

Dr. Michael Dahl sees patients in Kansas City, MO and Lees Summit, MO. His medical specialties are general practice and general internal medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Dahl's clinical interests: alcohol abuse, depression, and sleep apnea. He is affiliated with Research Hospital, Menorah Medical Center, and Lee's Summit Medical Center. Dr. Dahl accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , Emphysema, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Allergies, Irritable Bowel Syndrom ... (Read more)

Rachel Hailey MD
Specializes in General Practice, Family Medicine
Average rating 4.79 stars out of 5 (736 ratings)
2000 Se Blue Parkway; Suite 270b
Lee's Summit, MO

Dr. Rachel Hailey is a Lees Summit, MO physician who specializes in general practice and family medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Hailey is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hailey's areas of expertise include chronic sinusitis, alcohol abuse, and depression. She is professionally affiliated with Lee's Summit Medical Center. Dr. Hailey is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She is not currently accepting new patients. She graduated from 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: Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Allergies, Parkinson's Disease, Hypertension, Pneumonia, Skin Cancer, Fra ... (Read more)

Don Philgreen MD
Specializes in General Practice, Family Medicine, General Obstetrics & Gynecology
Average rating 4.5 stars out of 5 (88 ratings)
600 Nw Murray Road; Suite 210
Lees Summit, MO

Dr. Donald Philgreen's areas of specialization are general practice, family medicine, and general obstetrics & gynecology; he sees patients in Kansas City, MO and Lees Summit, MO. Dr. Philgreen has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Philgreen include chronic sinusitis, depression, and sleep apnea. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Philgreen is affiliated with Research Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Emphysema

All Interests: Depression, Allergies, Parkinson's Disease, Hypertension, Pneumonia, Skin Cancer, Sleep Apnea, Diabe ... (Read more)

Ms Shari L Ommen MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, General Obstetrics & Gynecology
Average rating 4.7 stars out of 5 (177 ratings)
600 Nw Murray Road; Suite 210
Lees Summit, MO

Dr. Shari Ommen is a physician who specializes in family medicine and general obstetrics & gynecology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ommen include labor and delivery (childbirth), chronic sinusitis, and heart problems. She is professionally affiliated with Goppert-Trinity Family Care. She attended the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at SSM St. Mary's Health Center, St. Louis. Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Ommen has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , Emphysema

All Interests: Depression, Primary Care, Ear Infection, Osteoporosis, Allergies, Labor and Delivery, Parkinson's Di ... (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.
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