Dr. James Kaplan, MD

Dr. James Kaplan, MD

Pulmonology  |  
Male  |  
60 y/o

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Dr. James Kaplan, MD is a pulmonology doctor who practices in Overland Park, KS. He is 60 years old and has been practicing for 33 years. Dr. Kaplan is affiliated with Overland Park Regional Medical Center.

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Care Philosophy

I am a member of Midwest Physicians, an integrated, multi-specialty group that strives to provide high quality, compassionate healthcare in a caring, affordable, timely and accessible manner. Our doctors collaborate with patients, their physician colleagues and other healthcare professionals to help ensure each patient's individual healthcare needs are met.
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Dr. Kaplan's Experience

Dr. Kaplan's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Pulmonology
  • Board certified in Critical Care Medicine, Internal Medicine and Pulmonary Disease
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Pulmonology
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Sleep Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Critical Care Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Pulmonary Disease
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

Conditions Treated

  • Abscess
  • Acidosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Alkalosis
  • Asthma
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchospasm
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Cough
  • Emphysema
  • Empyema
  • Fungal Infections
  • Goodpasture's Disease
  • Histoplasmosis
  • Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lung Abscess
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lung Nodule
  • Metastatic Respiratory System Cancer
  • Mycobacterial Lung Infection
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumoconiosis and Pneumonopathy
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumonitis (Due to Solids or Liquids)
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Fibrosis
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Insufficiency
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thrombosis
  • Tuberculosis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis
  • Wheezing


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  • Airway Stenting
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Breath Testing
  • Bronchial Thermoplasty
  • Bronchoprovocation Test
  • Fiberoptic Bronchoscopy
  • Lung Biopsy
  • Minimally Invasive and Navigational Procedure
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Respiratory Management
  • Smoking Cessation Counseling
  • Thoracentesis

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Kansas.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Williams College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1979
  • University Of Missouri Kansas City School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1984
  • Barnes-Jewish Hospital/Washington University
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1985
  • Barnes-Jewish Hospital/Washington University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1987
  • Barnes-Jewish Hospital/Washington University
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1990

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Kaplan has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Kaplan's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kaplan to family and friends
based on 20 total reviews (12 with comments)
Dr. Kaplan's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (12)
Shawnee Ks |
Dr. Kaplan is a friendly doctor that doesn't mind taking the to make sure that all of your questions are answered!
Reisterstown, MD |
Dr Kaplan is a great listener. He spends enough time with his patients, and comes out with a solution According to individual needs.
in Olathe, KS |
Dr. Kaplan is an experienced practitioner, who embodies the best attributes of the medical profession. He is thorough, calm, attentive, caring and informative.. He is also extremely competent, as testified to by his associates. I did not pick him. He picked me,and i am very glad he did.. I had double pneumonia, and a blood oxygen sat level of only 73%. While I was hospitalized he visited me at least once per day, including once after 10:00 p.m., which the nurses told me was not unusual .
in Overland Park, KS |
Dr. Kaplan has been my care giver for over 15 years. He was my mother's, is my father's as well. We consider him practically family, and don't make any health decisions without his consult. He is profoundly kind, and a patient listener. His staff is always friendly and helpful, and some of the greatest caregivers I have had the privilege of working with. I completely trust this physician, and that is a rare, and blessed situation. I highly recommend these Angels, they are formidable!
Overland Park, KS |
Dr. Kaplan is very thorough and detailed with his care. He listens to my concerns, answers all questions, and explains tests, x-rays, etc. in words I understand. He is kind, and considerate, and very compassionate. I am very appreciative of his care, and glad to have found him for my medical treatment.
Paola, KS |
Dr. Kaplan is very thorough. He is quite knowledgeable and explains your issue clearly and provides confident medical advice. I highly recommend Dr. Kaplan and would recommend him to my family and friends.
Overland Park, KS |
Excellent Dr. who really listened and showed concern.
Both visits was very pleasant. I was very nervous in anticipation of my first visit, but Dr. Kaplan put me at ease. He explained everything very well and took time to answer all of my questions. He was very thorough in reviewing my situation. He did not jump to do any extra tests that other doctors suggested, but rather wanted to see me and hear my side of the story. I totally appreciate that! Second visit was to complete breathing tests. Everthing went well.
Lees Summit, MO |
If you are reading this, you should know there really are no words in exixtance that describe what a wonderful person and amazing doctor James Kaplan is. I have been a patient of Dr Kaplan since, I think, about 1994. He is the most compassionate and kindest doctor I have ever met. It doesn't matter the circumstance, or the health issue he always has your best interest and NO I am not a relative.
in Kansas City, KS |
Dr. Kaplan took over for my regular doctor when he left, and I couldn't of be happier that I got another great doctor that will listen to me, and encouraging me at all times, and to be straight with me on my health issues. Thank you dr. Kaplan
in KCK |
Absolutely brilliant doctor! Was careful to correctly diagnose and treat my severe infection (after I had been misdiagnosed multiple times by other docs, causing much lung scarring). Compassionate, very wise and helpful. I'm so grateful that he took on my very challenging case! I had given up and didn't think there was hope for me.
in Lenexa, KS |
Dr. Kaplan is the best physician in the Kansas City area. He has saved my life multiple times and always knows how to adjust my medications to make my asthma better. I have severe resistant asthma and last year Dr. Kaplan performed a cutting edge procedure called Bronchial Thermoplasty which has reduced my hospitalizations by 70% this year and has vastly improved my quality of life. I would recommend Dr. Kaplan to everyone as there is no one better! I know as I am a RN, MSN myself.
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Dr. Kaplan accepts 42 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Aetna POS
    Aetna PPO
    Behavioral Health
    National Advantage
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
    Beech Street (Multiplan) PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Access PPO
    Blue Advantage HMO
    Blue Advantage Plus HMO
    Blue Care HMO
    Preferred Care Blue PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina
  • Cenpatico Behavioral Health
  • Cigna
    Behavioral Health
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna POS
    Cigna PPO
  • Comp Choice
    Comp Results
  • Compassionate Care Network (CCN)
    Compassionate Care Network (CCN) PPO
  • CorVel
  • Coventry Health Care
    Advantra HMO
    Advantra PPO
    Coventry Health Care HMO
    Coventry Health Care POS
    Coventry Health Care PPO
  • Family Health Partners
    Family Health Partners HMO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Freedom Health
    Freedom Network PPO
    Select PPO
  • HCA Midwest Comp Care
  • Health Exchange
    Health Exchange PPO
  • Healthcare USA
    Healthcare USA HMO
  • Homestate Health Plan
  • Humana
    Gold Plus Choice PPO
    Gold Plus HMO
    Humana HMO
    Humana POS
    Humana PPO
  • Medicaid
  • Missouri Care
    Missouri Care HMO
  • Molina Healthcare
    Molina HMO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
  • MVP Health Care
    MVP Health Care PPO
  • New Directions Behavioral Health
  • PHCS
  • Preferred Health Professionals
    Preferred Health Professionals PPO
  • Preferred Healthcare
    Preferred Healthcare PPO
  • Preferred Mental Health Management, LLC
  • Premier Group Insurance
  • Private HealthCare Systems
    Private HealthCare Systems PPO
  • RockPort Health Care
  • Savility
    Savility POS
  • Tricare
  • UniCare
    UniCare HMO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Medicare Supplement PPO
    United Behavioral Health
    United Healthcare HMO
    United Healthcare POS
    United Healthcare PPO
  • Value Options
    Behavioral Health
  • Viant
    Viant PPO
  • WellCare
    WellCare PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Kaplan has admitting privileges

Overland Park Regional Medical Center
10500 Quivira Rd
Overland Park, KS 66215
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