Asthma & Pulmonology
OverviewAsthma 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
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.
Financial CounselingThe 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.
Our ProvidersGary A. Salzman, MD
Dr. Salzman received his Medical Degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City, and then completed his Internal Medicine residency at Bowman Gray School of Medicine, in North Carolina and went on to complete his Pulmonary Medicine fellowship at Truman Medical Center, University of Missouri-Kansas City. Dr. Salzman is board certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, and Critical Care Medicine.
Muhammad Ali Javed, MD, FCCP
Dr. Javed completed his Bachelors of Medicine and Surgery at the University of Karachi and began his rotating Internship in Internal Medicine and Surgery at the Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan. He completed his Internal Medicine residency at UPMC Shadyside Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA and his fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO. His interests are COPD, lung cancer diagnostics, interventional pulmonary medicine, interstitial lung disease and Pulmonary Hypertension. He serves as a full time staff physician in the Pulmonary Clinic.
Asem Abdeljalil, MD, MPH
Dr. Abdeljalil completed his Medical Degree at the University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan. He did his Internal Medicine residency at Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, MI. He continued his fellowship in Pulmonary /Critical Care and Sleep medicine at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA in Pulmonary, Critical Care and received his Master certificate in Public Health in 2006.He is currently the associate program director of UMKC Pulmonary and Critical care medicine fellowship program.
Ashraf Gohar, M. D
Dr. Gohar received his Medical Doctorate (M.Ch) And Master Degree in Internal Medicine, from Cairo University, in Cairo, Egypt in 1993-1999. He went on to complete his Internal Medicine residency training at the University of Missouri-Kansas City and his fellowship in Pulmonary & Critical Care at University of Minnesota. Dr. Gohar is board certified in Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine.
Sarah Dubin, MD, MPH
Dr. Dubin has a bilingual (English/Spanish) Medical Degree from Ponce, Puerto Rico in 2010. Dr. Dubin went to The Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, for the first year of Pulmonary/Critical Care fellowship in 2013. She then completed her residency and fellowship in Pulmonary/Critical Care at University of Missouri-Kansas City. Dr. Dubin also received her Master of Public Health at Yale University, New Haven, CT, in 2006.