We found 17 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 sees patients in Saint Louis, MO and Chesterfield, MO. His medical specialties are pediatric immunology, pediatric pulmonology, and pediatric allergy. Dr. Stokes's clinical interests include asthma. He is professionally affiliated with Washington University Physicians, St. Louis Children's Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, he performed his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center.

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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 specialist in pediatric pulmonology. Dr. Pittman is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and subsequently trained at St. Louis Children's Hospital and Seattle Children's Hospital for residency. She is professionally 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: 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 specialist in pediatric transplant medicine and pediatric pulmonology. He works in Saint Louis, MO. Clinical interests for Dr. Sweet include lung transplant, cystic fibrosis (CF), and asthma. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sweet accepts. After completing medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School, he performed his residency at St. Louis Children's Hospital. Dr. Sweet 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 practices pediatric pulmonology in Saint Louis, MO and Town and Country, MO. Dr. Kemp has indicated that his clinical interests include asthma. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending 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. His professional 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. Joshua Andrew Blatter, MPH, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
1 Childrens Place; Suite C
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Joshua Blatter specializes in pediatric pulmonology and practices in Saint Louis, MO. After attending the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. Dr. Blatter's areas of expertise include lung transplant, cystic fibrosis (CF), and asthma. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional 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 practices critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology in Saint Louis, MO. Areas of expertise for Dr. Anderson include lung problems. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria, Dr. Anderson performed his residency 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's area of specialization is pediatric allergy & immunology. Dr. Bacharier's clinical interests include asthma. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at St. Louis Children's Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Washington University Physicians and St. Louis Children's Hospital.

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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 is a pediatric emergency medicine specialist in Saint Louis, MO. Dr. Hodge accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. After completing medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine, he performed his residency at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. He is professionally affiliated with Washington University Physicians and St. Louis Children's Hospital.

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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 is a medical specialist in general surgery and cardiothoracic surgery. He studied medicine at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. He trained at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis and a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut for residency. Dr. Kozower's areas of expertise include esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Washington University Physicians, Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital, and Salem VA Medical Center.

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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's areas of specialization are pediatric hospice and palliative medicine, family medicine, and pediatric emergency medicine. Dr. Rosenbaum is affiliated with Washington University Physicians, St. Louis Children's Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. She completed her residency training at St. Louis Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Metabolism, Premature Babies, Pulmonary Hypertension

Dr. Jennifer Marie Monroy, MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
4921 Parkview Place; Suite 8b
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Jennifer Monroy is an adult allergy & immunology specialist in Saint Louis, MO. She graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. She trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital for residency. Dr. Monroy's areas of expertise include the following: conjunctivitis (pink eye), immunodeficiency, and drug allergy. Dr. Monroy is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. 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, 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 is an adult allergy & immunology specialist. He graduated from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Dr. Kau completed his residency training at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. His clinical interests include immunodeficiency, asthma, and hives (uritcaria). Dr. Kau is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. 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. Mackenzie D Daly, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
4921 Parkview Place
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Mackenzie Daly's area of specialization is radiation oncology. Her clinical interests include breast cancer and head and neck cancer. Dr. Daly honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Daly's professional affiliations include 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. 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 medical specialty is pediatric immunology, pediatric allergy, and adult allergy & immunology. She is especially interested in asthma and sinus problems. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dy honors. Before completing her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Dy attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Dy's professional 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. Pavan K Kavali, MD
Specializes in Vascular & Interventional Radiology
510 S Kingshighway Boulevard
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Pavan Kavali is an interventional radiologist. He is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital. Dr. Kavali is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. After completing medical school at Morehouse School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. 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. Jeffrey Peter Ward, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
4921 Parkview Place; 7th Fl Siteman Cancer Center
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Jeffrey Ward is an adult oncologist and medical oncologist. These areas are among his clinical interests: immunotherapy, lung cancer, and tumor. Dr. Ward accepts Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of SUNY Upstate Medical University. He trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital for residency. Dr. Ward is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Tumor, Immunotherapy, Thoracic Cancer, Lung Cancer, Cancer

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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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