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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. In his practice, Dr. Yusen focuses on lung transplant, lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS), and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). His professional affiliations include Washington University Physicians and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Before performing his residency at Duke University Medical Center, Dr. Yusen attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school. Dr. Yusen accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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's specialties are adult transplant hepatology and adult pulmonology. He practices in Saint Louis, MO. Dr. Trulock's areas of clinical interest consist of lung transplant, pulmonary fibrosis, and pulmonary hypertension. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Emory University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. 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 specializes in pulmonology (lung & respiratory disease) and critical care (intensive care medicine) and practices in Saint Louis, MO. His areas of expertise include the following: lung cancer and asthma. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Castro attended the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Mayo Clinic for residency. Dr. Castro speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with 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's specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Rosenbluth include cystic fibrosis (CF) and thoracic cancer. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He attended medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Rosenbluth trained at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University for his residency. 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 is a physician who specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. After completing medical school at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, Dr. Shifren performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He has indicated that his clinical interests include emphysema, interstitial lung disease, and pulmonary hypertension. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shifren honors. Dr. Shifren is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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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 works as a diagnostic radiologist. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Gierada's hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital.

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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 is a specialist in general surgery, oncology (cancer care), and thoracic surgery. He works in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO. 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. Clinical interests for Dr. Meyers include esophageal cancer, emphysema, and lung cancer. Dr. Meyers is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional 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's specialty is thoracic surgery. Dr. Patterson's areas of expertise include the following: lung transplant, esophageal cancer, and emphysema. His professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital. He attended Queen's University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto for residency. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 is an oncology (cancer care), thoracic surgery, and transplant surgery specialist in Saint Louis, MO. Before completing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Kreisel attended medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Kreisel's clinical interests encompass lung transplant and lung cancer. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks German. He is professionally 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.