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We found 4 pulmonologists who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near Rochester, MN.

Dr. Richard Alan Helmers, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
200 1st Street Sw
Rochester, MN
 

Dr. Richard Helmers' area of specialization is adult pulmonology. He is especially interested in intensive care and interstitial lung disease. Dr. Helmers is affiliated with Mayo Clinic. Before performing his residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics and a hospital affiliated with Indiana University, Dr. Helmers attended the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine for medical school. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueOptions, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Helmers honors. Dr. Helmers has received the following distinction: Phoenix Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Interstitial Lung Disease, Intensive Care

Dr. Lioudmila Vladimirovna Karnatovskaia, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
200 1st Street Sw
Rochester, MN
 

Dr. Lioudmila Karnatovskaia is a medical specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueOptions, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more. Dr. Karnatovskaia attended the University of Florida College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Shands HealthCare. She is professionally affiliated with Mayo Clinic.

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Dr. Kaiser Go Lim, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
200 1st Street Sw
Rochester, MN
 

Dr. Kaiser Lim sees patients in Rochester, MN. His medical specialty is adult pulmonology. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueOptions, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more. Dr. Lim is a graduate of the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. He trained at Cleveland Clinic for his residency. He is professionally affiliated with Mayo Clinic Health System.

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Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
200 1st Street Sw
Rochester, MN
 

Dr. Kamonpun Ussavarungsi practices adult pulmonology in Rochester, MN. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueOptions, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ussavarungsi accepts.

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What is Pulmonology?

Pulmonology is a subspecialty that focuses on complex diseases of the lungs. In order to diagnose and treat lung disorders, a pulmonologist may also examine the chest, nose, throat, or heart. However, the main function of pulmonology is to make sure the lungs are functioning well.

Some of the diseases and disorders that might be treated by a pulmonologist include:
  • Pneumonia
  • Asthma
  • Tuberculosis
  • Emphysema
  • Mesothelioma and other lung cancers
  • Cystic Fibrosis

A pulmonologist often uses pulmonary function tests, such as spirometry, to measure how well the lungs are able to move air in and out. Pulmonologists are trained to take surgical samples and biopsies when needed, but they do not typically perform surgery. Pulmonologists may provide consultations to other doctors, acute care for sudden illnesses, or regular care for patients with long-term lung disorders.