We found 58 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's medical specialty is pediatric pulmonology. His areas of clinical interest consist of cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. His professional affiliations include St. Louis Children's Specialty Care Center, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. After completing medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine, Dr. Ferkol performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC). He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Inflammation, Asthma

Dr. Ramsey R 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 a critical care specialist, transplant hepatologist, and pulmonologist in Saint Louis, MO. His areas of clinical interest consist of lung transplant and lung problems. He is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Center for Advanced Medicine. Dr. Hachem is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hachem obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and performed his residency 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. Daniel B Rosenbluth, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
4921 Parkview Place; 8th Floor
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Daniel Rosenbluth sees patients in Saint Louis, MO. His medical specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. In his practice, Dr. Rosenbluth focuses on cystic fibrosis (CF) and thoracic cancer. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Center for Advanced Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Mount Sinai School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Thoracic Cancer, Cystic Fibrosis, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Dr. Roger D Yusen, MPH, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
4921 Parkview Place; 8th Floor
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Roger Yusen's specialties are critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Yusen completed his residency training at Duke University Medical Center. He has indicated that his clinical interests include lung transplant, lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS), and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Yusen's hospital/clinic affiliations include Washington University Physicians, Center for Advanced Medicine, 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. Alexander Chi Chen, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
1 Children's Place
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Alexander Chen is an adult pulmonology specialist in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO. In his practice, Dr. Chen focuses on lung cancer. Dr. Chen is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer, pleural effusion (water on the lungs), lung problems

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

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

Dr. Mario Castro's areas of specialization are adult critical care and adult pulmonology; he sees patients in Saint Louis, MO. Dr. Castro graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Mayo Clinic. In his practice, he is particularly interested in lung cancer and asthma. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Castro is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Center for Advanced Medicine.

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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's medical specialty is adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Daughaday studied medicine at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. He is affiliated with Washington University Physicians, Center for Advanced Medicine, and VA St. Louis Health Care System.

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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 practices adult transplant hepatology and adult pulmonology. Before performing his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Dr. Trulock attended Emory University School of Medicine. His clinical interests include lung transplant, pulmonary fibrosis, and pulmonary hypertension. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Washington University Physicians, Center for Advanced Medicine, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, cystic fibrosis (CF), pulmonary fibrosis, pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Heart Problems, Cystic Fibrosis, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Pulmonary Hypertension, Transplant Procedures, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Tonya Russell is an adult pulmonologist. Her areas of expertise include sleep disorders. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. 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 affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Center for Advanced Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , interstitial lung disease

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Interstitial Lung Disease

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

Dr. Stuart Sweet works as a pediatrician and pediatric pulmonologist. His areas of clinical interest consist of lung transplant, cystic fibrosis (CF), and asthma. Dr. Sweet's hospital/clinic affiliations include Washington University Physicians and St. Louis Children's Hospital. Before performing his residency at St. Louis Children's Hospital, Dr. Sweet attended the University of Michigan Medical School. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma, lung problems

All Interests: Lung Transplant, Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Problems, Asthma

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. Clinical interests for Dr. Chakinala include pulmonary hypertension. He is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Center for Advanced Medicine. Dr. Chakinala takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Dr. Chakinala completed his residency training 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. Hrishikesh Satish Kulkarni, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Transplant Hepatology, Adult Pulmonology
660 S Euclid Avenue; Campus Box 8052
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Hrishikesh Kulkarni works as an adult critical care specialist, transplant hepatologist, and adult pulmonologist. After completing medical school at Seth G.S. Medical College, Dr. Kulkarni performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). His clinical interests encompass lung problems. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Kulkarni (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Marathi and Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Washington University Physicians, Center for Advanced Medicine, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Lung Problems

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

Dr. Jeffrey Atkinson's areas of specialization are adult critical care and adult pulmonology; he sees patients in Saint Louis, MO. He is professionally affiliated with Washington University Physicians, Center for Advanced Medicine, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Atkinson graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. He trained at the University Hospitals, Cleveland for residency. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more.

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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. 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. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Kemp include asthma. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kemp accepts. Dr. Kemp is professionally affiliated with St. Louis Children's Specialty Care Center and Washington University Physicians.

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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 is a critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist in Saint Louis, MO. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Shifren include emphysema, interstitial lung disease, and pulmonary hypertension. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Dr. Shifren attended the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg for medical school. His professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Center for Advanced Medicine.

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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)

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

Dr. Jessica Pittman's specialty is pediatric pulmonology. She graduated from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at St. Louis Children's Hospital and Seattle Children's Hospital. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pittman accepts. Dr. Pittman's 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, Pulmonary Function Test, Asthma

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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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