We found 54 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept AARP near Saint Louis, MO.

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Dr. Thomas William Ferkol Jr., MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
1 Childrens Place
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Thomas Ferkol's area of specialization is pediatric pulmonology. He has a special interest in cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC), Dr. Ferkol attended medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Washington University Physicians, St. Louis Children's Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Inflammation, Asthma

Dr. Ramsey Raymond Hachem, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Transplant Hepatology, Adult Pulmonology
4921 Parkview Place; 8th Floor
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Ramsey Hachem is a Saint Louis, MO physician who specializes in adult critical care, adult transplant hepatology, and adult pulmonology. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hachem include lung transplant and lung problems. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. His professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Lung Transplant, Lung Problems

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

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

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

Dr. Murali Mohan Chakinala, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Transplant Hepatology, Adult Pulmonology
4921 Parkview Place; 8th Floor
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Murali Chakinala is a specialist in adult critical care, adult transplant hepatology, and adult pulmonology. His clinical interests include pulmonary hypertension. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Chakinala is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Chakinala attended Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension, lung problems

All Interests: Lung Problems, Pulmonary Hypertension

Dr. Jeffrey Radford Stokes, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Immunology, Pediatric Pulmonology, Other, Pediatric Allergy, Allergy & Immunology
1 Childrens Place; 2nd Floor Suite C
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Jeffrey Stokes is a medical specialist in pediatric immunology, pediatric pulmonology, and pediatric allergy. In Dr. Stokes's practice, he is particularly interested in asthma. His professional affiliations include Washington University Physicians, St. Louis Children's Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Stokes trained at the University of Kansas Medical Center. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Eczema, Food Allergy, Rashes, Recurrent Infections, Chronic Cough, Asthma

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 studied medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. These areas are among Dr. Rosenbluth's clinical interests: cystic fibrosis (CF) and thoracic cancer. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

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

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

Dr. Mario Castro is a specialist in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. He works in Saint Louis, MO. In his practice, Dr. Castro focuses on lung cancer and asthma. He is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Castro graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. He trained at Mayo Clinic for his residency. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, lung cancer, asthma, pulmonary hypertension, bronchiectasis, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), chronic bronchitis

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

Dr. Carlos C Daughaday III, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
915 North Grand Boulevard; 11e - Jc
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Carlos Daughaday's areas of specialization are adult critical care and adult pulmonology; he sees patients in Saint Louis, MO. His education and training includes medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Daughaday is affiliated with Washington University Physicians and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Lung Problems

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 medical specialty is adult transplant hepatology and adult pulmonology. His clinical interests encompass lung transplant, pulmonary fibrosis, and pulmonary hypertension. Dr. Trulock's hospital/clinic affiliations include Washington University Physicians and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Trulock takes. His education and training includes medical school at Emory University School of Medicine and residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, cystic fibrosis (CF), pulmonary fibrosis, pulmonary hypertension

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

Dr. Tonya D Russell, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
4921 Parkview Place; 8th Floor
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Tonya Russell specializes in adult pulmonology. After completing medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine, Dr. Russell performed her residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. Clinical interests for Dr. Russell include sleep disorders. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Russell accepts. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , interstitial lung disease

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Interstitial Lung Disease

Dr. Jessica Erin Pittman, MPH, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
1 Childrens Place; Suite C
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Jessica Pittman is a pediatric pulmonology specialist in Saint Louis, MO. She is affiliated with Washington University Physicians, St. Louis Children's Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Pittman is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She graduated from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at St. Louis Children's Hospital and Seattle Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Pulmonary Function Test, Asthma

Dr. Stuart Charles Sweet, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Transplant Medicine, Pediatric Pulmonology
1 Childrens Place
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Stuart Sweet is a pediatric transplant medicine and pediatric pulmonology specialist. In his practice, he is particularly interested in lung transplant, cystic fibrosis (CF), and asthma. Dr. Sweet honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He attended the University of Michigan Medical School and subsequently trained at St. Louis Children's Hospital for residency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Washington University Physicians and St. Louis Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma, lung problems

All Interests: Lung Transplant, Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Problems, Asthma

Dr. Jeffrey J Atkinson, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
660 S Euclid Avenue
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Jeffrey Atkinson, who practices in Saint Louis, MO, is a medical specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. His professional affiliations include Washington University Physicians and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Atkinson trained at the University Hospitals, Cleveland for residency. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis

Dr. James S Kemp, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
1 Childrens Place; Suite C
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. James Kemp is a pediatric pulmonologist. His clinical interests encompass asthma. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kemp is a graduate of Creighton University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Kemp trained at Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Washington University Physicians and St. Louis Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Pulmonary Function Test, Asthma, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

Dr. Alexander Chi Chen, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
1 Children's Place
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Alexander Chen practices adult pulmonology in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO. After attending the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, Dr. Chen completed his residency training at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chen include lung cancer. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer, lung problems

All Interests: Mediastinal Disease, Thoracic Cancer, Lung Problems, Lung Cancer

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

Dr. Adrian Shifren sees patients in Saint Louis, MO. His medical specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. His areas of expertise consist of emphysema, interstitial lung disease, and pulmonary hypertension. Dr. Shifren is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg for medical school and subsequently trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital for residency. Dr. Shifren's professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, interstitial lung disease, pulmonary hypertension, lung problems, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

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

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What are Lung Problems?

Every cell in the body requires oxygen to function and produces carbon dioxide as a waste product. In order to keep the body’s tissues constantly supplied with fresh oxygen and to keep waste from building up, the lungs pump air in and out, even while we are sleeping or unaware. Unfortunately, diseases and disorders affecting the lungs are some of the most common medical problems afflicting people around the world. Some of the most common lung problems include asthma, COPD, pneumonia, and lung cancer.

Asthma is a chronic disease where swollen, inflamed airways make it hard to breathe. It is often brought on by specific triggers. While asthma is a common condition, affecting millions of people, it can also be serious and even fatal in severe cases. Treatment involves avoiding triggers and using inhaled corticosteroid medications.

COPD, or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, is the name given to two illnesses that both cause difficulty breathing: emphysema and chronic bronchitis. In emphysema, the air sacs of the lungs become damaged, while with bronchitis they become clogged with mucus. COPD is the fourth leading cause of death in the United States. It is almost always caused by breathing irritants into the lungs, such as smoking or heavy pollution.

Pneumonia is a lung infection that can be caused by bacteria, a virus, or fungi. Most healthy people recover from pneumonia in a week or two, but for some people pneumonia can be fatal. There are treatments available for pneumonia, but the best treatment is to prevent getting sick in the first place. People who are at risk should make sure they get a flu shot every year. There is also a vaccine available for the type of bacteria that causes pneumonia.

Lung cancer occurs when abnormal cells inside the lung grow into a tumor, destroying healthy tissue. Because it is so difficult to detect lung cancer in early stages when it has few symptoms, it is the deadliest form of cancer, responsible for the most cancer deaths both in the U.S. and worldwide. Most lung cancer is caused by exposure to tobacco smoke, but between 10-15% of cases are not linked to smoking.

Some problems with the lungs are minor and are not cause for concern. However if symptoms have lasted for a month or more, even if they are minor, it is worth checking with a healthcare professional to make sure your lungs are healthy. A cough, shortness of breath, or excess mucus production that lingers for weeks are all worth getting looked at.
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