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' medical specialty is pediatric immunology, pediatric pulmonology, and pediatric allergy. He graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Dr. Stokes's clinical interests include asthma. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. His professional affiliations include 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 works as a pediatric pulmonologist. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Washington University Physicians, St. Louis Children's Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. She 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. She 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

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 in Saint Louis, MO. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School and residency at St. Louis Children's Hospital. He is especially interested in lung transplant, cystic fibrosis (CF), and asthma. Dr. Sweet takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. 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. His clinical interests encompass asthma. Dr. Kemp honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. His 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. Joshua Andrew Blatter, MPH, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
1 Childrens Place; Suite C
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Joshua Blatter's area of specialization is pediatric pulmonology. He attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. Dr. Blatter has indicated that his clinical interests include lung transplant, cystic fibrosis (CF), and asthma. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Blatter takes. Dr. Blatter's 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's specialties are critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. In his practice, Dr. Anderson focuses on lung problems. He accepts Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria and performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. His hospital/clinic 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 specialist in pediatric allergy & immunology. He works in Saint Louis, MO and Town and Country, MO. He attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at St. Louis Children's Hospital. Dr. Bacharier's areas of expertise include asthma. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is 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 works as a pediatric emergency medicine specialist. His professional affiliations include Washington University Physicians and St. Louis Children's Hospital. He is a graduate of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Dr. Hodge's medical residency was performed at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.

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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 specialties are general surgery and cardiothoracic surgery. 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. He is a graduate of the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. Dr. Kozower completed his residency training 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, 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, Neonatology
1 Childrens Place
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Joan Rosenbaum practices pediatric hospice and palliative medicine and neonatology. She is affiliated with Washington University Physicians, St. Louis Children's Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and performed her residency at St. Louis Children's Hospital. Dr. Rosenbaum accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Metabolism, Premature Babies, Pulmonary Hypertension

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

Dr. Andrew Kau specializes in adult allergy & immunology. His areas of expertise include the following: immunodeficiency, asthma, and hives (uritcaria). Dr. Kau's professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. After attending Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. Dr. Kau accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 is an allergist and immunologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Monroy include conjunctivitis (pink eye), immunodeficiency, and drug allergy. Dr. Monroy is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. She 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. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Monroy accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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

Dr. Mackenzie Daly is a radiation oncology specialist in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO. She attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. Her areas of expertise include breast cancer and head and neck cancer. Dr. Daly takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Her 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 areas of specialization are pediatric immunology, pediatric allergy, and adult allergy & immunology; she sees patients in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO. She has a special interest in asthma and sinus problems. Dr. Dy accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school and subsequently trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College for residency. 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, 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 a physician who specializes in vascular & interventional radiology. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. After completing medical school at Morehouse School of Medicine, Dr. Kavali performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Kavali (or staff) speaks the following languages: Telugu and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital.

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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's specialties are adult oncology and medical oncology. He practices in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO. He graduated from SUNY Upstate Medical University. His training includes a residency program at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Ward's areas of clinical interest consist of immunotherapy, lung cancer, and tumor. Dr. Ward takes Aetna EPO, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He is 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.