We found 57 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Mercy Health Plan HMO near Saint Louis, MO.

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

Dr. Thomas Ferkol is a specialist in pediatric pulmonology. In his practice, Dr. Ferkol focuses on 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 Ohio State University College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC). 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: Cystic Fibrosis, Inflammation, Asthma

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 works as an adult critical care specialist, transplant hepatologist, and adult pulmonologist in Saint Louis, MO. Dr. Hachem graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. His areas of expertise include lung transplant and lung problems. Dr. Hachem is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Lung Transplant, Lung Problems

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. His clinical interests include lung transplant, lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS), and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Dr. Yusen takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and a graduate of Duke University Medical Center's residency program. His professional affiliations include Washington University Physicians and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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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. 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 is an adult critical care specialist, adult transplant hepatologist, and pulmonologist. Dr. Chakinala obtained his medical school training at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. His areas of expertise include pulmonary hypertension. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chakinala accepts. Dr. Chakinala is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension, lung problems

All Interests: Lung Problems, Pulmonary Hypertension

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. Daniel B Rosenbluth, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
4921 Parkview Place; 8th Floor
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Daniel Rosenbluth is a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He works in Saint Louis, MO. In his practice, Dr. Rosenbluth focuses on cystic fibrosis (CF) and thoracic cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Rosenbluth graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Rosenbluth's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more.

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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 Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
4921 Parkview Place; 8th Floor
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Mario Castro is a physician who specializes in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Castro include lung cancer and asthma. He is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Castro completed a residency program at Mayo Clinic. He speaks Spanish.

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

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

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 and adult pulmonology specialist in Saint Louis, MO. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Daughaday takes. He studied medicine at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Daughaday completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. His professional affiliations include Washington University Physicians and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Lung Problems

Dr. Elbert P Trulock III, MD
Specializes in Adult Transplant Hepatology, Adult Pulmonology
4921 Parkview Place; 8th Floor
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Elbert Trulock, who practices in Saint Louis, MO, is a medical specialist in adult transplant hepatology and adult pulmonology. His areas of expertise include lung transplant, pulmonary fibrosis, and pulmonary hypertension. He is affiliated with Washington University Physicians and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Trulock honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is a graduate of Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Trulock's residency was performed at 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. Tonya D Russell, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
4921 Parkview Place; 8th Floor
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Tonya Russell works as a pulmonologist in Saint Louis, MO. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Russell include sleep disorders. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. After attending the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Russell completed her residency training at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. She is affiliated with 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. 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. Jeffrey J Atkinson, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
660 S Euclid Avenue
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Jeffrey Atkinson is a medical specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Atkinson is professionally affiliated with Washington University Physicians and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Atkinson honors.

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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 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. Alexander Chi Chen, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
1 Children's Place
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Alexander Chen's area of specialization is adult pulmonology. After completing medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, Dr. Chen performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Chen include lung cancer. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Chen 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 cancer, lung problems

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

Dr. Adrian Shifren, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
4921 Parkview Place; 8th Floor
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Adrian Shifren is a physician who specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in emphysema, interstitial lung disease, and pulmonary hypertension. Dr. Shifren is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and then he performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with 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.
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