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We found 25 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 practices pediatric pulmonology. He has a special interest in cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. Dr. Ferkol's professional affiliations include Washington University Physicians, St. Louis Children's Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. After completing medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC).

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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' specialties are pediatric immunology, pediatric pulmonology, and pediatric allergy. In his practice, Dr. Stokes focuses on asthma. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with 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. Alexander Chi Chen, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
1040 N. Mason Road; Medical Building One
Creve Coeur, MO
 

Dr. Alexander Chen specializes in adult pulmonology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include lung cancer. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Chen obtained his medical school training at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Chen is 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: Thoracic Cancer, Lung Problems, Lung Cancer, Mediastinal Disease

Dr. James S Kemp, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
13001 North Outer Forty
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. James Kemp is a pediatric pulmonology specialist in Saint Louis, MO and Town and Country, MO. Dr. Kemp's 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. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Kemp include asthma. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kemp honors. He is 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. Mark Edward Halstead, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Pediatric Sports Medicine
13001 North Outer Forty
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Mark Halstead works as a pediatric orthopedic surgeon and pediatric sports medicine specialist. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Halstead takes. Before completing his residency at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin and the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Dr. Halstead attended medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. He is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital.

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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 in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO. His areas of clinical interest consist of esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT). His professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Christian Hospital, and Washington University Physicians. Dr. Bradley is a graduate of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Bradley completed a residency program at the University of Chicago Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Thoracic Cancer, Proton Therapy, Esophageal Cancer, Lung Cancer, Breast Cancer

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

Dr. Leonard Bacharier works as a pediatric allergist and immunologist in Saint Louis, MO and Town and Country, MO. He has indicated that his clinical interests include asthma. Dr. Bacharier's professional affiliations include Washington University Physicians and St. Louis Children's Hospital. He is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and a graduate of St. Louis Children's Hospital's residency program. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Allergies, Asthma

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, who practices in Saint Louis, MO and Joplin, MO, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and adult transplant hepatology. These areas are among his clinical interests: heart transplant, heart failure, and endocarditis. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Ewald is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital for residency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

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

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 is a specialist in general surgery, oncology (cancer care), and thoracic surgery. He works in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO. Before performing his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis and Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Meyers attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Meyers include esophageal cancer, emphysema, and lung cancer. Dr. Meyers is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. 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. 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 specialty is adult allergy & immunology. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: asthma and sinus problems. Dr. Kulczycki'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. Dr. Kulczycki's education and training includes medical school at Harvard Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. He speaks French.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

Dr. Alexander Sasha Krupnick, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Oncology, Thoracic Surgery, Transplant Surgery
1040 North Mason Road; Suite 201
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Alexander Krupnick's areas of specialization are general surgery, oncology (cancer care), and thoracic surgery. His areas of expertise include lung transplant, immunotherapy, and lung cancer. Dr. Krupnick honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School, he performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and the University of Virginia (UVA) Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer, lung problems

All Interests: Immunotherapy, Lung Transplant, Thoracic Cancer, Lung Problems, Minimally Invasive Thoracic ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
10 Barnes West Drive; Medical Office Building 2 Suite 200
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Andrew Kau is a specialist in adult allergy & immunology. He is especially interested in immunodeficiency, asthma, and hives (uritcaria). Dr. Kau is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and performed his residency at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Immunodeficiency, Hives, Asthma

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

Dr. Alan Weiss is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. He has a special interest in arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart failure, and heart valve disease. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Weiss attended Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Heart Care Institute, and Washington University Physicians.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary embolism

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

Dr. Saiama Naheed Waqar, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
10 Barnes West Drive; Medical Office Building 2 Suite 100
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Saiama Waqar's specialties are adult oncology and medical oncology. Dr. Waqar (or staff) is conversant in Urdu. Her clinical interests encompass esophageal cancer and lung cancer. Dr. Waqar is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Siteman Cancer Center. After completing medical school at Aga Khan University Medical College, she performed her residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Waqar is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Thoracic Cancer, Esophageal Cancer, Lung Cancer

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 specialist in adult endocrinology. In Dr. Litvin's practice, she is particularly interested in diabetes. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Litvin is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and a graduate of Barnes-Jewish Hospital's residency program. She speaks Russian.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Diabetes

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's specialty is adult allergy & immunology. He studied medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. He trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital for residency. Dr. Wedner's clinical interests encompass asthma and sinus problems. Dr. Wedner's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with 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

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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.