We found 55 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. In his practice, he is particularly interested in cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Ferkol's education and training includes medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC). His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Louis Children's Specialty Care Center, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Inflammation, Asthma

Dr. Ramsey R 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 specialist in adult critical care, adult transplant hepatology, and adult pulmonology. He attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for residency. His areas of expertise include lung transplant and lung problems. Dr. Hachem accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Center for Advanced Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Lung Transplant, Lung Problems

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

Dr. Daniel Rosenbluth's medical specialty is adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Rosenbluth's areas of expertise include cystic fibrosis (CF) and thoracic cancer. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University, Dr. Rosenbluth attended medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Center for Advanced Medicine.

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

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

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

Dr. Roger Yusen is a critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology specialist in Saint Louis, MO. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, Dr. Yusen completed his residency training at Duke University Medical Center. His clinical interests include lung transplant, lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS), and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is affiliated with Washington University Physicians, Center for Advanced Medicine, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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

Dr. Alexander Chen is an adult pulmonologist in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chen include lung cancer. Dr. Chen is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and a graduate of Barnes-Jewish Hospital's residency program. Dr. Chen is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer, pleural effusion (water on the lungs), lung problems

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

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

Dr. Mario Castro's specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He practices in Saint Louis, MO. Dr. Castro is conversant in Spanish. His clinical interests encompass lung cancer and asthma. His professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Center for Advanced Medicine. Dr. Castro's education and training includes medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and residency at Mayo Clinic. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more.

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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 is a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Daughaday is affiliated with Washington University Physicians, Center for Advanced Medicine, and VA St. Louis Health Care System. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota, Dr. Daughaday attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 is a physician who specializes in adult transplant hepatology and adult pulmonology. He is a graduate of Emory University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Trulock's areas of clinical interest consist of lung transplant, pulmonary fibrosis, and pulmonary hypertension. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Washington University Physicians, Center for Advanced Medicine, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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

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

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

Dr. Tonya Russell sees patients in Saint Louis, MO. Her medical specialty is adult pulmonology. Dr. Russell's areas of expertise include sleep disorders. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. Dr. Russell is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Center for Advanced Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , interstitial lung disease

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Interstitial Lung Disease

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. His clinical interests encompass lung transplant, cystic fibrosis (CF), and asthma. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Sweet is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Sweet trained at St. Louis Children's Hospital. His professional 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. 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's specialties are adult critical care, adult transplant hepatology, and adult pulmonology. He practices in Saint Louis, MO. In his practice, Dr. Chakinala focuses on pulmonary hypertension. Dr. Chakinala is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Center for Advanced Medicine. He graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension, lung problems

All Interests: Lung Problems, Pulmonary Hypertension

Dr. Hrishikesh Satish Kulkarni, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Transplant Hepatology, Adult Pulmonology
660 S Euclid Avenue; Campus Box 8052
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Hrishikesh Kulkarni is an adult critical care specialist, adult transplant hepatologist, and pulmonologist in Saint Louis, MO. Dr. Kulkarni (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Marathi and Hindi. Clinical interests for Dr. Kulkarni include lung problems. Dr. Kulkarni is affiliated with Washington University Physicians, Center for Advanced Medicine, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He attended Seth G.S. Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Kulkarni takes Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Lung Problems

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

Dr. Jeffrey Atkinson specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Atkinson accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. He is affiliated with Washington University Physicians, Center for Advanced Medicine, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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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 specializes in pediatric pulmonology. Clinical interests for Dr. Kemp include asthma. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Creighton University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His professional affiliations include St. Louis Children's Specialty Care Center and Washington University Physicians.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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

Dr. Adrian Shifren's specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. In Dr. Shifren's practice, he is particularly interested in emphysema, interstitial lung disease, and pulmonary hypertension. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. He trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital for residency. Dr. Shifren's hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Center for Advanced Medicine.

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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)

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

Dr. Jessica Pittman works as a pediatric pulmonologist. She is professionally affiliated with Washington University Physicians, St. Louis Children's Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Pittman is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Dr. Pittman's medical residency was performed 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

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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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