We found 17 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Aetna Medicare near Saint Louis, MO.

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

Dr. Stuart Sweet specializes in pediatric transplant medicine and pediatric pulmonology and practices in Saint Louis, MO. 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. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School and residency at St. Louis Children's Hospital. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

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

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

Dr. James Kemp practices pediatric pulmonology. His clinical interests encompass asthma. His professional affiliations include Washington University Physicians and St. Louis Children's Hospital. Dr. Kemp studied medicine at Creighton University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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

Dr. Jessica Pittman practices pediatric pulmonology. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at St. Louis Children's Hospital and Seattle Children's Hospital, Dr. Pittman attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Dr. Pittman's 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, Pulmonary Function Test, Asthma

Dr. Adam L Anderson, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
915 North Grand Boulevard; St. Louis Va Medical Center - John Cochran Division
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Adam Anderson's areas of specialization are critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology; he sees patients in Saint Louis, MO. He is especially interested in lung problems. Dr. Anderson is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria. Dr. Anderson's training includes a residency program at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. His professional affiliations include Washington University Physicians, Center for Advanced Medicine, and VA St. Louis Health Care System.

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Relevant Interests: , interstitial lung disease, lung problems

All Interests: Sarcoidosis, Interstitial Lung Disease, Intensive Care, Lung Problems

Dr. Joshua Andrew Blatter, MPH, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
1 Childrens Place; Suite C
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Joshua Blatter is a specialist in pediatric pulmonology. He works in Saint Louis, MO. His areas of expertise consist of lung transplant, cystic fibrosis (CF), and asthma. Dr. Blatter takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and a graduate of Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh's residency program. Dr. Blatter is affiliated with Washington University Physicians, St. Louis Children's Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma

All Interests: Lung Transplant, Cystic Fibrosis, Asthma

Dr. Leonard B Bacharier, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
1 Childrens Place
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Leonard Bacharier is a pediatric allergist and immunologist. His clinical interests include asthma. Dr. Bacharier is professionally affiliated with Washington University Physicians and St. Louis Children's Hospital. He studied medicine at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. His residency was performed at St. Louis Children's Hospital. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Allergies, Asthma

Dr. Pavan K Kavali, MD
Specializes in Vascular & Interventional Radiology
510 S Kingshighway Boulevard
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Pavan Kavali, who practices in Saint Louis, MO, is a medical specialist in vascular & interventional radiology. He is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Progress West Hospital, and Washington University Physicians. Dr. Kavali takes Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University, Dr. Kavali attended Morehouse School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Alpha Omega Alpha. Dr. Kavali (or staff) speaks Telugu and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Tumor, Uterine Fibroid Embolization, Hypertension, Ablation, Lung Problems, Peripheral Artery ... (Read more)

Dr. Benjamin David Kozower, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery
4921 Parkview Place; Suite 8b
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Benjamin Kozower practices general surgery and cardiothoracic surgery. His areas of expertise include esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating). He is affiliated with Washington University Physicians, Center for Advanced Medicine, and Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital. Dr. Kozower obtained his medical school training at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and performed his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis and a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. He takes Aetna EPO, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer, lung problems

All Interests: Achalasia, Myasthenia Gravis, Lung Problems, Hyperhidrosis, Esophageal Cancer, Lung Cancer, Cancer ... (Read more)

Dr. Joan Lee Rosenbaum, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Family Medicine, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Neonatology
1 Childrens Place
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Joan Rosenbaum is a physician who specializes in pediatric hospice and palliative medicine, family medicine, and pediatric emergency medicine. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Rosenbaum graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and then she performed her residency at St. Louis Children's Hospital. She is affiliated with Washington University Physicians, St. Louis Children's Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Metabolism, Premature Babies, Pulmonary Hypertension

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

Dr. Jeffrey Stokes practices pediatric immunology, pediatric allergy, and allergy & immunology in Saint Louis, MO and Chesterfield, MO. After completing medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, he performed his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Stokes include 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. Jennifer Marie Monroy, MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
4921 Parkview Place; Suite 8b
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Jennifer Monroy works as an allergist and immunologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Monroy include conjunctivitis (pink eye), immunodeficiency, and drug allergy. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Monroy obtained her medical school training at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and performed her residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. She is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Drug Allergy, Immunodeficiency, Conjunctivitis, Sinus Problems, Food Allergy, Asthma, Hives, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
4921 Parkview Place; Suite 8c
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Andrew Kau's medical specialty is adult allergy & immunology. He attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. He trained at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center for his residency. These areas are among Dr. Kau's clinical interests: immunodeficiency, asthma, and hives (uritcaria). He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Immunodeficiency, Hives, Asthma

Dr. Dee Hodge III, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Emergency Medicine
1 Childrens Place
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Dee Hodge works as a pediatric emergency medicine specialist. He is affiliated with Washington University Physicians and St. Louis Children's Hospital. Dr. Hodge is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Asthma, Emergency Care

Dr. Tiffany Biason Dy, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Immunology, Pediatric Allergy, Adult Allergy & Immunology
4921 Parkview Place; Suite 8b
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Tiffany Dy's areas of specialization are pediatric immunology, pediatric allergy, and adult allergy & immunology; she sees patients in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO. Dr. Dy graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and then she performed her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Her clinical interests include asthma and sinus problems. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Drug Allergy, Immunodeficiency, Hives, Sinus Problems, Food Allergy, Hay Fever, Asthma

Dr. Mackenzie D Daly, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
4921 Parkview Place
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Mackenzie Daly's specialty is radiation oncology. Dr. Daly obtained her medical school training at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. Her clinical interests encompass breast cancer and head and neck cancer. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Daly is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Christian Hospital, and Washington University Physicians.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Lung Problems, Neck Problems, Cancer, Breast Cancer, Head and Neck Cancer

Dr. Nicholas Robert Renz, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Emergency Medicine
1 Barnes Jewish Hospital Plaza
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Nicholas Renz, who practices in Saint Louis, MO, is a medical specialist in pediatric emergency medicine. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. His clinical interests include pulmonary embolism, heart attack, and emergency care. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Renz takes. His professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary embolism

All Interests: Heart Attack, Pulmonary Embolism, Emergency Care

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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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