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We found 59 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Mercy Health Plan HMO near Saint Louis, MO.

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 works as an adult critical care specialist, adult transplant hepatologist, and adult pulmonologist. In Dr. Chakinala's practice, he is particularly interested in pulmonary hypertension. He is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. After completing medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension, lung problems

All Interests: Lung Problems, Pulmonary Hypertension

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

Dr. Thomas Ferkol's area of specialization is pediatric pulmonology. These areas are among his clinical interests: cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. Dr. Ferkol's professional affiliations include Washington University Physicians, St. Louis Children's Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC), Dr. Ferkol attended medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Inflammation, Asthma

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 specializes in pediatric pulmonology, pediatric allergy, and allergy & immunology and practices in Saint Louis, MO and Chesterfield, MO. In his practice, he is particularly interested in asthma. Dr. Stokes honors Aetna EPO, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Stokes's medical residency was performed at the University of Kansas Medical Center. 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. Roger David Yusen, MPH, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
4921 Parkview Place; 8th Floor
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Roger Yusen's areas of specialization are critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in lung transplant, lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS), and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Dr. Yusen is affiliated with Washington University Physicians and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Yusen accepts. He attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Yusen's medical residency was performed at Duke University Medical Center.

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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. 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, who practices in Saint Louis, MO, is a medical specialist in adult critical care, adult transplant hepatology, and adult pulmonology. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Clinical interests for Dr. Hachem include lung transplant and lung problems. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Washington University Physicians and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Lung Transplant, Lung Problems

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 is an adult critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist. Dr. Daughaday's hospital/clinic affiliations include Washington University Physicians and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. After completing medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Lung Problems

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

Dr. Stuart Sweet is a pediatrician and pediatric pulmonologist in Saint Louis, MO. He 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. Sweet honors. Dr. Sweet attended the University of Michigan Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at St. Louis Children's Hospital. His professional 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. Elbert P Trulock III, MD
Specializes in Adult Transplant Hepatology, Adult Pulmonology
4921 Parkview Place; 8th Floor
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Elbert Trulock practices adult transplant hepatology and adult pulmonology. He graduated from Emory University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Trulock trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Trulock's clinical interests include lung transplant, pulmonary fibrosis, and pulmonary hypertension. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Trulock's hospital/clinic affiliations include Washington University Physicians and 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. Daniel B Rosenbluth, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
4921 Parkview Place; 8th Floor
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Daniel Rosenbluth's areas of specialization are adult critical care and adult pulmonology; he sees patients in Saint Louis, MO. Dr. Rosenbluth's clinical interests include cystic fibrosis (CF) and thoracic cancer. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rosenbluth takes. He attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. Dr. Rosenbluth 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 Pulmonology, Critical Care
4921 Parkview Place; 8th Floor
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Mario Castro is a specialist in pulmonology (lung & respiratory disease) and critical care (intensive care medicine). He works in Saint Louis, MO. Dr. Castro's areas of expertise consist of lung cancer and asthma. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He attended the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Mayo Clinic for residency. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, lung cancer, asthma, pulmonary hypertension, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), chronic bronchitis

All Interests: Sarcoidosis, Lung Cancer, Pulmonary Hypertension, Asthma, Vasculitis, Shortness of Breath, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Jessica Pittman is a medical specialist in pediatric pulmonology. Dr. Pittman's hospital/clinic affiliations include Washington University Physicians, St. Louis Children's Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at 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. Alexander Chi Chen, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
1 Children's Place
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Alexander Chen is a medical specialist in adult pulmonology. Dr. Chen has a special interest in lung cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer, lung problems

All Interests: Thoracic Cancer, Lung Problems, Lung Cancer, Mediastinal Disease

Dr. Tonya D Russell, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
4921 Parkview Place; 8th Floor
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Tonya Russell's specialty is adult pulmonology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Russell include sleep disorders. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She is a graduate of the University of Florida College of Medicine and a graduate of Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis' residency program. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , interstitial lung disease

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Interstitial Lung Disease

Dr. Jeffrey J Atkinson, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
660 S Euclid Avenue
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Jeffrey Atkinson practices adult critical care and adult pulmonology in Saint Louis, MO. He is affiliated with Washington University Physicians and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Atkinson trained at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Atkinson accepts.

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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 specializes in pediatric pulmonology. Dr. Kemp's clinical interests include asthma. He is professionally affiliated with Washington University Physicians and St. Louis Children's Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at Creighton University School of Medicine and residency at Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Kemp is in-network 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. Adrian Shifren, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
4921 Parkview Place; 8th Floor
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Adrian Shifren specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology and practices in Saint Louis, MO. He attended medical school at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. He completed his residency training at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. In Dr. Shifren's practice, he is particularly interested in emphysema, interstitial lung disease, and pulmonary hypertension. Dr. Shifren takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. His professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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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.