Asthma & Pulmonology
Asthma is a disease that makes breathing difficult for more than 23 million Americans. Management of this chronic condition is critical in helping people breath easier.
In 2001, TMC instituted a comprehensive asthma program that provides asthma education to outpatients and inpatients. In an effort to provide a consistent continuum of care, patients are treated in the emergency department using a standardized protocol based on national guidelines for the management of asthma and are referred for follow-up care to help break the cycle of emergent care. This program has resulted in a substantial reduction in admissions for asthma sufferers.
Other services we provide are:
- Lung Cancer Screening
- Advanced Navigational Bronchoscopy
- Interstitial Lung Disease
- Pulmonary Fibrosis
For information, call 816-404-5495.
The following items are required for all persons wanting to schedule an appointment:
• Referral from your primary care physician (if required by your insurance plan)
• Picture ID
• Insurance cards
• Co-payment (if required by your insurance plan)
We are open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.
For an appointment or more information, please call 816-404-5495.
The financial worry of a medical bill is a real worry for many of us and, not surprisingly, often causes a great deal of anxiety.
There are many questions a patient may ask:
• How much will it cost?
• How much will I personally have to pay for services?
• Are there flexible payment options and/or financial assistance?
Concern about a medical bill should never get in the way of getting treatment. TMC provides the best quality care to everyone regardless of one's financial situation. TMC accepts most commercial insurance plans and if you are uninsured our dedicated Oncology financial counseler is prepared to become your guide and partner. Our financial counselor can see if you are eligible and assist you in applying for Medicare, Medicaid, the TMC discount, payment plans, and other options. Our financial counselor is available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday by appointment and may be reached at 816-404-4375.
Meet Our Providers
Gary A. Salzman, MD, FACP
Dr. Salzman is board-certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine. He received his medical degree from the UMKC School of Medicine and completed an Internal Medicine residency at the North Carolina Baptist Hospital -Bowman Gray School of Medicine at Wake Forest University, followed by a fellowship in Pulmonary Medicine at Truman Medical Centers. Dr. Salzman is a Professor of Medicine and Section Chief over Respiratory, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine at the UMKC School of Medicine. He is also Director of its Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Training Program and Vice Chair for Research in TMC’s and UMKC’s Department of Medicine.
Abid Bhat, MD, MBA
Asem Abdeljalil, MD, FCCP
Sarah Narotzky Dubin, MD, MPH
Ashraf Anwar Samy Gohar, MD