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

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

Dr. Mario Castro works as an intensive care specialist and adult pulmonologist in Saint Louis, MO. Dr. Castro obtained his medical school training at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and performed his residency at Mayo Clinic. He is especially interested in lung cancer and asthma. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Castro's professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Center for Advanced Medicine.

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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 an adult critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist in Saint Louis, MO. After attending Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Dr. Rosenbluth completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. Clinical interests for Dr. Rosenbluth include cystic fibrosis (CF) and thoracic cancer. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rosenbluth's hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Center for Advanced Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

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

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

Dr. Roger Yusen sees patients in Saint Louis, MO. His medical specialties are critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Yusen include lung transplant, lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS), and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Yusen honors. Dr. Yusen attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school and subsequently trained at Duke University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Yusen's hospital/clinic affiliations include Washington University Physicians, Center for Advanced Medicine, 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 practices adult transplant hepatology and adult pulmonology in Saint Louis, MO. He attended Emory University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Trulock's areas of expertise include the following: lung transplant, pulmonary fibrosis, and pulmonary hypertension. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Trulock's professional affiliations include Washington University Physicians, Center for Advanced Medicine, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

All Interests: Heart Problems, Cystic Fibrosis, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Pulmonary Hypertension, Transplant Procedures, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Adrian Shifren's areas of specialization are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. His areas of expertise include the following: emphysema, interstitial lung disease, and pulmonary hypertension. Dr. Shifren is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Center for Advanced Medicine. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shifren takes. He is a graduate of the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and a graduate of Barnes-Jewish Hospital's residency program.

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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. 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 general surgery, oncology (cancer care), and thoracic surgery specialist in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO. His clinical interests include esophageal cancer, emphysema, and lung cancer. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Meyers honors. Dr. Meyers attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis and Massachusetts General Hospital for residency. Dr. Meyers is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Siteman Cancer Center.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

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

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

Dr. David Gierada is a Saint Louis, MO physician who specializes in diagnostic radiology. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gierada graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. He is affiliated with 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. George Alexander Patterson, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
4921 Parkview Place; Suite 8b
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. G. Patterson works as a thoracic surgeon. Areas of expertise for Dr. Patterson include lung transplant, esophageal cancer, and emphysema. Dr. Patterson is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He attended medical school at Queen's University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto. Dr. Patterson's professional affiliations include Washington University Physicians, St. Louis Children's Hospital, and Center for Advanced Medicine.

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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
915 North Grand Boulevard; St. Louis Va Medical Center - John Cochran Division
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Daniel Kreisel's specialties are oncology (cancer care) and thoracic surgery. His areas of expertise consist of lung transplant and lung cancer. Dr. Kreisel is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Kreisel trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for his residency. He speaks German. He is affiliated with Washington University Physicians, Center for Advanced Medicine, and VA St. Louis Health Care System.

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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.
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