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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 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. 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' 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. James S Kemp, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
13001 North Outer Forty
St. 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
1040 N. Mason Road; Medical Building One
Creve Coeur, 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. Mark Edward Halstead, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Pediatric Sports Medicine
13001 North Outer Forty
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Mark Halstead is a specialist in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and pediatric sports medicine. He works in Chesterfield, MO, Saint Louis, MO, and Town and Country, MO. Dr. Halstead is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital. After completing medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, he performed his residency at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin and the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as 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. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine and residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. His areas of expertise include esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT). Dr. Bradley accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Christian Hospital, and Washington University Physicians.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

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

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

Dr. Leonard Bacharier's specialty is pediatric allergy & immunology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in asthma. Dr. Bacharier honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at St. Louis Children's Hospital, Dr. Bacharier attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Dr. Bacharier's hospital/clinic affiliations include Washington University Physicians and St. Louis Children's Hospital.

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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 specializes in adult cardiology and adult transplant hepatology and practices in Saint Louis, MO and Joplin, MO. He studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Ewald's medical residency was performed at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. His clinical interests include heart transplant, heart failure, and endocarditis. Dr. Ewald takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is professionally affiliated with 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 practices general surgery, oncology (cancer care), and thoracic surgery. 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. His clinical interests encompass esophageal cancer, emphysema, and lung cancer. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Meyers's hospital/clinic 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 specializes in adult allergy & immunology and practices in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO. Dr. Kulczycki obtained his medical school training at Harvard Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. His areas of clinical interest consist of asthma and sinus problems. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is conversant in French. Dr. Kulczycki 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: Sinus Problems, Diabetes, Asthma, Allergies, Baby Colic

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. These areas are among his clinical interests: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart failure, and heart valve disease. Dr. Weiss is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). His professional 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. 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 and practices in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO. The average patient rating for Dr. Wedner is 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Wedner include asthma and sinus problems. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wedner honors. He attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Wedner completed a residency program 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: , asthma

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

Dr. Jeffrey G Dawson, MD
Specializes in Neonatology
3015 N. Ballas Road; First Floor
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Jeffrey Dawson is a neonatologist in Saint Louis, MO. He attended the University of Louisville School of Medicine and subsequently trained at St. Louis Children's Hospital for residency. Dr. Dawson accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Missouri Baptist Medical Center, Washington University Physicians, and Progress West Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Weight Management, Lung Problems, Dysplasia, Newborn Care, Infections

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

Dr. Robert Onder's area of specialization is adult allergy & immunology. Patients rated Dr. Onder highly, giving Dr. Onder an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. In Dr. Onder's practice, Dr. Onder is particularly interested in asthma and allergy testing. Dr. Onder accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Onder is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Dr. Onder completed Dr. Onder's residency training at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Onder is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital, SSM Health Care - St. Louis, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Onder is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Allergy Testing, Asthma

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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 works in Creve Coeur, MO and Saint Louis, MO. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kau include immunodeficiency, asthma, and hives (uritcaria). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Dr. Kau trained at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Immunodeficiency, Hives, Asthma

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 is a medical specialist in adult oncology and medical oncology. Her clinical interests encompass esophageal cancer and lung cancer. Her professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Siteman Cancer Center. Dr. Waqar accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She obtained her medical school training at Aga Khan University Medical College and performed her residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Waqar (or staff) speaks Urdu.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Thoracic Cancer, Esophageal Cancer, Lung Cancer

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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.