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We found 57 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 practices adult critical care, adult transplant hepatology, and adult pulmonology in Saint Louis, MO. Dr. Chakinala's clinical interests encompass pulmonary hypertension. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He attended Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas.

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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 is a pediatric pulmonology specialist. He has indicated that his clinical interests include cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. Dr. Ferkol takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed 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, who practices in Saint Louis, MO, is a medical specialist in adult critical care, adult transplant hepatology, and adult pulmonology. These areas are among his clinical interests: lung transplant and lung problems. Dr. Hachem's hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Hachem completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas.

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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; he sees patients in Saint Louis, MO. Clinical interests for Dr. Yusen include lung transplant, lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS), and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Dr. Yusen is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and performed his residency at Duke University Medical Center. His hospital/clinic 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. 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. Clinical interests for Dr. Stokes include asthma. His professional affiliations include Washington University Physicians, St. Louis Children's Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Stokes is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Kansas Medical Center's residency program. He takes Aetna EPO, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Eczema, Food Allergy, Rashes, Recurrent Infections, Chronic Cough, Asthma

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's specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Daughaday's education and training includes medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. His professional affiliations include Washington University Physicians and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Lung Problems

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

Dr. Jessica Pittman is a Saint Louis, MO physician who specializes in pediatric pulmonology. She is professionally affiliated with Washington University Physicians, St. Louis Children's Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Pittman is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, she performed her residency 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 pediatrician and pediatric pulmonologist. He has indicated that his clinical interests include lung transplant, cystic fibrosis (CF), and asthma. Dr. Sweet is affiliated with Washington University Physicians and St. Louis Children's Hospital. He graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School. He trained at St. Louis Children's Hospital for residency. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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, who practices in Saint Louis, MO, is a medical specialist in adult transplant hepatology and adult pulmonology. Dr. Trulock graduated from Emory University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Trulock include lung transplant, pulmonary fibrosis, and pulmonary hypertension. Dr. Trulock 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 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 practices adult critical care and adult pulmonology in Saint Louis, MO. His areas of expertise include the following: cystic fibrosis (CF) and thoracic cancer. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University, Dr. Rosenbluth attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine. His professional affiliations include 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 physician who specializes in pulmonology (lung & respiratory disease) and critical care (intensive care medicine). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Castro include lung cancer and asthma. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Castro attended the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Castro 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. Tonya D Russell, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
4921 Parkview Place; 8th Floor
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Tonya Russell is a medical specialist in adult pulmonology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Russell include sleep disorders. Dr. Russell is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Before completing her residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis, Dr. Russell attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.

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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 is a Saint Louis, MO physician who specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Washington University Physicians and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He studied medicine at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Atkinson's training includes a residency program 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's medical specialty is pediatric pulmonology. In his practice, Dr. Kemp focuses on asthma. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kemp accepts. He is a graduate of Creighton University School of Medicine. Dr. Kemp's residency was performed at Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with 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 is a pulmonologist. Before completing his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Dr. Chen attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. Dr. Chen has a special interest in lung cancer. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Chen's professional affiliations include 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, who practices in Saint Louis, MO, is a medical specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Shifren has indicated that his clinical interests include emphysema, interstitial lung disease, and pulmonary hypertension. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He attended the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg for medical school and subsequently trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital for residency.

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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.