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. His clinical interests include lung transplant, lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS), and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Dr. Yusen takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and a graduate of Duke University Medical Center's residency program. His professional affiliations include Washington University Physicians and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

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

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

Dr. Mario Castro is a physician who specializes in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Castro include lung cancer and asthma. He is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Castro completed a residency program at Mayo Clinic. He speaks Spanish.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , emphysema, chronic bronchitis

All Interests: Bronchiectasis, Sarcoidosis, Lung Cancer, Pulmonary Hypertension, Asthma, Vasculitis, Shortness of ... (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 is a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He works in Saint Louis, MO. In his practice, Dr. Rosenbluth focuses on cystic fibrosis (CF) and thoracic cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Rosenbluth graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Rosenbluth's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

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

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. His areas of expertise include lung transplant, pulmonary fibrosis, and pulmonary hypertension. He is affiliated with Washington University Physicians and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Trulock honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is a graduate of Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Trulock's residency was performed at Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , emphysema

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

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

Dr. Adrian Shifren is a physician who specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in emphysema, interstitial lung disease, and pulmonary hypertension. Dr. Shifren is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and then he performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

Read more

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 works as a diagnostic radiologist in Saint Louis, MO. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital. 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. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

Read more

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. After completing medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis and Massachusetts General Hospital. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Meyers include esophageal cancer, emphysema, and lung cancer. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Meyers takes. His professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital.

Read more

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's specialty is thoracic surgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Patterson include lung transplant, esophageal cancer, and emphysema. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto, Dr. Patterson attended medical school at Queen's University School of Medicine. Dr. Patterson's professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital.

Read more

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 clinical interests encompass lung transplant and lung cancer. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. In addition to English, he speaks German. His professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , emphysema

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

Conditions / Treatments

Insurance

Medicare Patient Age

Medicare Patient Conditions

Medicare Patient Ethnicity

Additional Information

Distinctions

Foreign Language

Accessibility

Online Communication

Patient Demographic

Practice Affiliation

Certifications

Credentials

Medical School

Residency

Specialty

Years Since Graduation

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.
Selecting a checkbox option will refresh the page.