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We found 9 providers with an interest in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and who accept Coventry near Saint Louis, MO.

Dr. Roger David Yusen, MPH, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
4921 Parkview Place; 8th Floor
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Roger Yusen's areas of specialization are critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology; he sees patients in Saint Louis, MO. Clinical interests for Dr. Yusen include lung transplant, lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS), and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Dr. Yusen is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and performed his residency at Duke University Medical Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Washington University Physicians and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Transplant Procedures, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Lung Transplant, Lung Volume ... (Read more)

Dr. Elbert P Trulock III, MD
Specializes in Adult Transplant Hepatology, Adult Pulmonology
4921 Parkview Place; 8th Floor
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Elbert Trulock, who practices in Saint Louis, MO, is a medical specialist in adult transplant hepatology and adult pulmonology. Dr. Trulock graduated from Emory University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Trulock include lung transplant, pulmonary fibrosis, and pulmonary hypertension. Dr. Trulock is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Washington University Physicians and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

All Interests: Transplant Procedures, Lung Transplant, Heart Problems, Cystic Fibrosis, Alpha-1 Antitrypsin ... (Read more)

Dr. Mario Castro, MPH, MD
Specializes in Pulmonology, Critical Care
4921 Parkview Place; 8th Floor
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Mario Castro is a physician who specializes in pulmonology (lung & respiratory disease) and critical care (intensive care medicine). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Castro include lung cancer and asthma. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Castro attended the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Castro speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, chronic bronchitis

All Interests: Sarcoidosis, Lung Cancer, Pulmonary Hypertension, Asthma, Vasculitis, Shortness of Breath, ... (Read more)

Dr. Daniel B Rosenbluth, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
4921 Parkview Place; 8th Floor
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Daniel Rosenbluth practices adult critical care and adult pulmonology in Saint Louis, MO. His areas of expertise include the following: cystic fibrosis (CF) and thoracic cancer. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University, Dr. Rosenbluth attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Thoracic Cancer, Cystic Fibrosis

Dr. Adrian Shifren, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
4921 Parkview Place; 8th Floor
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Adrian Shifren, who practices in Saint Louis, MO, is a medical specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Shifren has indicated that his clinical interests include emphysema, interstitial lung disease, and pulmonary hypertension. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He attended the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg for medical school and subsequently trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Interstitial Lung Disease, Lung Problems, Pulmonary ... (Read more)

Dr. David S Gierada, MD
Specializes in Diagnostic Radiology
660 South Euclid Avenue; Campus Box 8131
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. David Gierada's specialty is diagnostic radiology. Dr. Gierada's hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gierada takes. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin, Dr. Gierada attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Lung Cancer, Asthma, Cancer Screening, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, CT Scan

Dr. Bryan Fitch Meyers, MPH, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Oncology, Thoracic Surgery
4921 Parkview Place; Suite 8b
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Bryan Meyers practices general surgery, oncology (cancer care), and thoracic surgery. Before performing his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis and Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Meyers attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. His clinical interests encompass esophageal cancer, emphysema, and lung cancer. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Meyers's hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

All Interests: Thoracic Cancer, Lung Problems, Trachea Problems, Esophageal Cancer, Lung Cancer, Esophageal ... (Read more)

Dr. George Alexander Patterson, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
4921 Parkview Place; Suite 8b
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. G. Patterson is a thoracic surgery specialist. He is especially interested in lung transplant, esophageal cancer, and emphysema. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Patterson attended Queen's University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto for residency. Dr. Patterson is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

All Interests: Heart Problems, Myasthenia Gravis, Trachea Problems, Esophageal Cancer, Lung Cancer, Pulmonary ... (Read more)

Dr. Daniel Kreisel, PhD, MD
Specializes in Oncology, Thoracic Surgery, Transplant Surgery
915 North Grand Boulevard; St. Louis Va Medical Center - John Cochran Division
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Daniel Kreisel practices oncology (cancer care), thoracic surgery, and transplant surgery. Dr. Kreisel's areas of expertise include lung transplant and lung cancer. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Mount Sinai School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Kreisel trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He is conversant in German. Dr. Kreisel is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

All Interests: Lung Transplant, Thoracic Cancer, Esophagus Problems, Lung Problems, Lung Cancer, Emphysema

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What is Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)?

COPD, or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, is a progressive lung disease that makes it difficult to breathe. It is really two diseases in one: chronic bronchitis (which causes inflammation and thick mucus production in the airways of the lungs) and emphysema (which damages the air sacs and alveoli, delicate structures of the lung tissue that allow a person to breathe).

In the United States, almost all cases of COPD are caused by smoking or exposure to tobacco smoke. Other causes include occupational exposure to dust, chemicals and pollution, and a rare genetic condition.

COPD causes a wet cough that doesn’t go away. It can come with shortness of breath and wheezing, or a tight feeling in the chest. Some people have flare ups where their symptoms get worse, and during this time they can also experience flu-like symptoms such as fever and fatigue.

There is no cure for COPD, but there are treatments to improve breathing and slow the progression of the disease. The first step is to reduce exposure to what caused COPD in the first place, such as smoking. Medicines such as bronchodilators, usually given in an inhaler, can relax the muscles around the airways and make it easier to breathe. Sometimes they are given along with glucocorticosteroids, drugs that reduce inflammation. Vaccines help prevent respiratory illnesses that can worsen COPD. Oxygen therapy can be used if people aren’t able to get enough oxygen into their lungs on their own. In extreme cases, surgery can be used to remove damaged tissue from the lungs or even perform a lung transplant.