We found 24 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Beech Street PPO near Town and Country, MO.

Dr. Thomas William Ferkol Jr., MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
13001 North Outer Forty
St. 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. Jeffrey Radford Stokes, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Immunology, Pediatric Pulmonology, Other, Pediatric Allergy, Allergy & Immunology
13001 North Outer Forty
St. 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. James S Kemp, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
13001 North Outer Forty
St. 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
1040 N. Mason Road; Medical Building One
Creve Coeur, 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. Mark Edward Halstead, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Pediatric Sports Medicine
13001 North Outer Forty
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Mark Halstead's areas of specialization are pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and pediatric sports medicine. His professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital. Dr. Halstead's education and training includes medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and residency at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin and the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Knee Ligament Injuries, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Stress Fractures, Asthma

Dr. Jeffrey D Bradley, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
10 Barnes West Drive; Medical Office Building 2 Suite 101
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Jeffrey Bradley is a radiation oncologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Bradley include esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT). He is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Christian Hospital, and Washington University Physicians. Dr. Bradley accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Thoracic Cancer, Proton Therapy, Esophageal Cancer, Lung Cancer, Stereotactic Body Radiation ... (Read more)

Dr. Gregory A Ewald, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Adult Transplant Hepatology
1020 N. Mason Road; Medical Building Three
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Gregory Ewald's specialties are adult cardiology and adult transplant hepatology. He practices in Saint Louis, MO and Joplin, MO. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ewald include heart transplant, heart failure, and endocarditis. His professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Hypertension, Heart Transplant, Pulmonary Hypertension, Heart Failure, Transplant ... (Read more)

Dr. Anthony Kulczycki Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
10 Barnes West Drive; Medical Office Building 2 Suite 200
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Anthony Kulczycki's area of specialization is adult allergy & immunology. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Kulczycki's areas of clinical interest consist of asthma and sinus problems. His professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Harvard Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. In addition to English, Dr. Kulczycki speaks French.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Sinus Problems, Diabetes, Asthma, Allergies, Baby Colic

Dr. Leonard B Bacharier, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
13001 North Outer Forty
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Leonard Bacharier's area of specialization is pediatric allergy & immunology. Dr. Bacharier's clinical interests include asthma. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at St. Louis Children's Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Washington University Physicians and St. Louis Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Allergies, Asthma

Dr. Bryan Fitch Meyers, MPH, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Oncology, Thoracic Surgery
10 Barnes West Drive; Medical Office Building 2 Suite 100
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Bryan Meyers practices general surgery, oncology (cancer care), and thoracic surgery. After completing medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis and Massachusetts General Hospital. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Meyers include esophageal cancer, emphysema, and lung cancer. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Meyers takes. His professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, lung cancer, lung problems

All Interests: Thoracic Cancer, Lung Problems, Trachea Problems, Esophageal Cancer, Lung Cancer, Esophageal ... (Read more)

Dr. H James James Wedner, MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
10 Barnes West Drive; Medical Office Building 2 Suite 200
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. H. Wedner specializes in adult allergy & immunology. Dr. Wedner's areas of expertise consist of asthma and sinus problems. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. After completing medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College, he performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Wedner's hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Sinus Problems, Asthma, Allergies, Hives

Dr. Alan Neal Weiss, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1020 N Mason Road
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Alan Weiss practices adult cardiology. His areas of clinical interest consist of arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart failure, and heart valve disease. His professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Heart Care Institute, and Washington University Physicians. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Weiss accepts. After completing medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine, Dr. Weiss performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary embolism

All Interests: Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Arrhythmias, Heart Failure, Pulmonary ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert F Onder Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
711 Old Ballas Road; #100
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Robert Onder is a specialist in adult allergy & immunology. Dr. Robert Onder works in Saint Louis, MO and Saint Peters, MO. On average, patients gave Dr. Onder a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Onder's areas of clinical interest consist of asthma and allergy testing. Dr. Onder is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital, SSM Health Care - St. Louis, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Onder honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Onder has an open panel. Dr. Onder is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Dr. Onder's residency was performed at Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Allergy Testing, Asthma

Dr. Marina Litvin, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
10 Barnes West Drive; Po Box 2 Suite 200
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Marina Litvin is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. Her clinical interests include diabetes. Dr. Litvin takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. Dr. Litvin's training includes a residency program at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. She speaks Russian. She is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Diabetes

Dr. Daniel Kreisel, PhD, MD
Specializes in Oncology, Thoracic Surgery, Transplant Surgery
1040 North Mason Road; Suite 201
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Daniel Kreisel practices oncology (cancer care), thoracic surgery, and transplant surgery. Dr. Kreisel's clinical interests encompass lung transplant and lung cancer. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. In addition to English, he speaks German. His professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, lung cancer, lung problems

All Interests: Lung Transplant, Thoracic Cancer, Esophagus Problems, Lung Problems, Lung Cancer, Emphysema

Dr. Jennifer Marie Monroy, MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
10 Barnes West Drive; Po Box 2 Suite 200
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Jennifer Monroy is an adult allergy & immunology specialist in Saint Louis, MO. She graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. She trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital for residency. Dr. Monroy's areas of expertise include the following: conjunctivitis (pink eye), immunodeficiency, and drug allergy. Dr. Monroy is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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