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We found 18 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Aetna Medicare near Saint Louis, MO.

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 specialist in pediatric immunology, pediatric pulmonology, and pediatric allergy. Dr. Stokes has indicated that his clinical interests include asthma. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Stokes's training includes a residency program at the University of Kansas Medical Center. 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. Jessica Erin Pittman, MPH, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
1 Childrens Place; Suite C
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Jessica Pittman is a pediatric pulmonologist in Saint Louis, MO. Dr. Pittman is affiliated with Washington University Physicians, St. Louis Children's Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pittman honors. She graduated from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Pittman trained 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 medical specialist in pediatric transplant medicine and pediatric pulmonology. In his practice, Dr. Sweet focuses on lung transplant, cystic fibrosis (CF), and asthma. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sweet honors. Before performing his residency at St. Louis Children's Hospital, Dr. Sweet attended the University of Michigan Medical School. He is affiliated with 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. James S Kemp, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
1 Childrens Place; Suite C
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. James Kemp's area of specialization is pediatric pulmonology. Dr. Kemp's clinical interests encompass asthma. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Washington University Physicians and St. Louis Children's Hospital. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He attended medical school at Creighton University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Kemp completed residency programs at Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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

Dr. Joshua Blatter works as a pediatric pulmonologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Blatter include lung transplant, cystic fibrosis (CF), and asthma. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and residency at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. 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: Lung Transplant, Cystic Fibrosis, 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 medical specialty is critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. Dr. Anderson is especially interested in lung problems. He takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria. For his residency, Dr. Anderson trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. His professional affiliations include Washington University Physicians and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , interstitial lung disease, lung problems

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

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

Dr. Leonard Bacharier is a medical specialist in pediatric allergy & immunology. His clinical interests include asthma. Dr. Bacharier is professionally affiliated with Washington University Physicians and St. Louis Children's Hospital. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Before performing his residency at St. Louis Children's Hospital, Dr. Bacharier attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Allergies, Asthma

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

Dr. Dee Hodge's specialty is pediatric emergency medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Washington University Physicians and St. Louis Children's Hospital. Dr. Hodge is a graduate of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and a graduate of The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's residency program. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Asthma, Emergency Care

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

Dr. Benjamin Kozower's areas of specialization are general surgery and cardiothoracic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kozower include esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating). He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kozower studied medicine at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. For his residency, Dr. Kozower trained at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis and a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. He is professionally affiliated with Washington University Physicians, Salem VA Medical Center, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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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)

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

Dr. Andrew Kau's area of specialization is adult allergy & immunology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kau include immunodeficiency, asthma, and hives (uritcaria). Dr. Kau honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He studied medicine at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Kau completed a residency program at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. His professional affiliations include 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. Jennifer Marie Monroy, MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
4921 Parkview Place; Suite 8b
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Jennifer Monroy practices adult allergy & immunology. Her areas of expertise include the following: conjunctivitis (pink eye), immunodeficiency, and drug allergy. She is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine, Dr. Monroy performed her residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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

Dr. Joan Rosenbaum is a medical specialist in pediatric hospice and palliative medicine and neonatology. Dr. Rosenbaum is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and a graduate of St. Louis Children's Hospital's residency program. 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. Ashiq Masood, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
4921 Parkview Place; 7th Fl Siteman Cancer Center
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Ashiq Masood's specialties are adult oncology and medical oncology. He practices in Saint Louis, MO. In addition to English, Dr. Masood (or staff) speaks Urdu and Hindi. His clinical interests include lung cancer and gastrointestinal cancer. His professional affiliations include Washington University Physicians and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. His residency was performed at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Masood accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Thoracic Cancer, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Lung Cancer

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

Dr. Mackenzie Daly practices radiation oncology. She is especially interested in breast cancer and head and neck cancer. Dr. Daly is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Christian Hospital, and Washington University Physicians. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

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

Dr. Stephanie S Markovina, PhD, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
4921 Parkview Place; Lower Level
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Stephanie Markovina's area of specialization is radiation oncology. Dr. Markovina's areas of expertise consist of esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and pancreatic cancer. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Christian Hospital, and Washington University Physicians. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Before completing her residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis, Dr. Markovina attended medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer, lung problems

All Interests: Pancreatic Cancer, Esophagus Problems, Gallbladder Problems, Liver Disease, Lung Problems, Pancreas ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Pavan Kavali is a medical specialist in vascular & interventional radiology. In addition to English, Dr. Kavali (or staff) speaks Telugu and Hindi. Dr. Kavali's hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital. He attended Morehouse School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University for residency. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

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