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

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

Dr. Thomas Ferkol is a specialist in pediatric pulmonology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. He is professionally affiliated with Washington University Physicians, St. Louis Children's Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Ferkol takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. After attending Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Ferkol completed his residency training 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. 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 sees patients in Saint Louis, MO. His medical specialties are adult critical care, adult transplant hepatology, and adult pulmonology. He attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Hachem is especially interested in lung transplant and lung problems. 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: , 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's specialties are critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. He practices in Saint Louis, MO. His clinical interests include lung transplant, lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS), and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Dr. Yusen accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then he performed his residency at Duke University Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Washington University Physicians 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. 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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chakinala include pulmonary hypertension. He is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Chakinala attended medical school at 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' specialties are pediatric immunology, pediatric pulmonology, and pediatric allergy. Dr. Stokes's education and training includes medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. His clinical interests encompass asthma. Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Stokes takes. He is 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. Daniel B Rosenbluth, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
4921 Parkview Place; 8th Floor
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Daniel Rosenbluth works as an adult critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist. Dr. Rosenbluth's areas of clinical interest consist of cystic fibrosis (CF) and thoracic cancer. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University, Dr. Rosenbluth attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He is affiliated with 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 works as a pulmonologist and intensive care specialist. His areas of expertise include lung cancer and asthma. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Castro accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. Dr. Castro trained at Mayo Clinic for residency. In addition to English, he speaks 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 sees patients in Saint Louis, MO. His medical specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Washington University Physicians and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Daughaday takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota.

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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 has indicated that his clinical interests include lung transplant, pulmonary fibrosis, and pulmonary hypertension. Dr. Trulock is professionally affiliated with Washington University Physicians and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Trulock graduated from Emory University School of Medicine and then he performed his 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 is a Saint Louis, MO physician who specializes in adult pulmonology. Clinical interests for Dr. Russell include sleep disorders. Dr. Russell is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. She studied medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Russell accepts.

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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 specialist in pediatric pulmonology. Her professional affiliations include Washington University Physicians, St. Louis Children's Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. After completing medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, Dr. Pittman 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's specialties are pediatric transplant medicine and pediatric pulmonology. His clinical interests include lung transplant, cystic fibrosis (CF), and asthma. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Washington University Physicians and St. Louis Children's Hospital. Dr. Sweet graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School and then he performed his residency at St. Louis Children's Hospital. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more.

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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 is an adult critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist in Saint Louis, MO. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Washington University Physicians and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Atkinson attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland.

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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 practices pediatric pulmonology in Saint Louis, MO and Town and Country, MO. Dr. Kemp's clinical interests encompass asthma. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kemp honors. After completing medical school at Creighton University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Kemp's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 works as a pulmonologist in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chen include lung cancer. Dr. Chen is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital. After attending the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.

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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 is a Saint Louis, MO physician who specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. His areas of expertise include emphysema, interstitial lung disease, and pulmonary hypertension. Dr. Shifren's hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He studied medicine at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. Dr. Shifren completed his residency training at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.

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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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