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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 is an adult pulmonology specialist. His clinical interests include intensive care and interstitial lung disease. He is affiliated with Mayo Clinic. Dr. Helmers takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueOptions, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Helmers trained at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics and a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. Dr. Helmers has received the distinction of 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 works as an adult critical care specialist and pulmonologist. After completing medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine, she performed her residency at Shands HealthCare. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueOptions, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more. Dr. Karnatovskaia 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 works as an adult pulmonologist in Rochester, MN. Dr. Lim accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueOptions, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery for medical school and subsequently trained at Cleveland Clinic for residency. He is affiliated with Mayo Clinic Health System.

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

Dr. Kamonpun Ussavarungsi is an adult pulmonologist in Rochester, MN. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueOptions, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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.