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We found 56 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept AARP near Saint Louis, MO.

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 an adult critical care, adult transplant hepatology, and adult pulmonology specialist in Saint Louis, MO. Dr. Chakinala has indicated that his clinical interests include pulmonary hypertension. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He attended medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Chakinala trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Chakinala's hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension, lung problems

All Interests: Lung Problems, Pulmonary Hypertension

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

Dr. Thomas Ferkol practices pediatric pulmonology. He has a special interest in cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. Dr. Ferkol's professional affiliations include Washington University Physicians, St. Louis Children's Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. After completing medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC).

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Inflammation, Asthma

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' specialties are pediatric immunology, pediatric pulmonology, and pediatric allergy. In his practice, Dr. Stokes focuses on asthma. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Washington University Physicians, St. Louis Children's Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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

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

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 an adult critical care, adult transplant hepatology, and adult pulmonology specialist in Saint Louis, MO. In his practice, Dr. Hachem focuses on lung transplant and lung problems. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for his residency. Dr. Hachem's professional affiliations include Washington University Physicians and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Lung Transplant, Lung Problems

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 sees patients in Saint Louis, MO. His medical specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Daughaday attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. He is affiliated with Washington University Physicians and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Lung Problems

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 in Saint Louis, MO. She is affiliated with Washington University Physicians, St. Louis Children's Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Pittman is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Pittman completed residency programs at St. Louis Children's Hospital and Seattle Children's Hospital. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pittman honors.

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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 practices pediatric transplant medicine and pediatric pulmonology. Dr. Sweet's clinical interests include lung transplant, cystic fibrosis (CF), and asthma. He is professionally affiliated with Washington University Physicians and St. Louis Children's Hospital. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Sweet's residency was performed at 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. 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, cystic fibrosis (CF), pulmonary fibrosis, pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Transplant Procedures, Lung Transplant, Heart Problems, Cystic Fibrosis, Alpha-1 Antitrypsin ... (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: , 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 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, lung cancer, asthma, pulmonary hypertension, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), chronic bronchitis

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

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

Dr. Alexander Chen specializes in adult pulmonology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include lung cancer. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Chen obtained his medical school training at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Chen is affiliated with 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: Thoracic Cancer, Lung Problems, Lung Cancer, Mediastinal Disease

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

Dr. Tonya Russell is a physician who specializes in adult pulmonology. Dr. Russell's areas of expertise include sleep disorders. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Russell trained at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. Dr. Russell is professionally affiliated with 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. Jeffrey J Atkinson, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
660 S Euclid Avenue
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Jeffrey Atkinson works as an adult critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Atkinson accepts. Before completing his residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland, Dr. Atkinson attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Washington University Physicians 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 is a pediatric pulmonology specialist in Saint Louis, MO and Town and Country, MO. Dr. Kemp's education and training includes medical school at Creighton University School of Medicine and residency at Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Kemp include asthma. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kemp honors. He is 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. 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, 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.