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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's area of specialization is pediatric pulmonology. These areas are among his clinical interests: cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. Dr. Ferkol's professional affiliations include Washington University Physicians, St. Louis Children's Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC), Dr. Ferkol attended medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.

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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 specializes in pediatric pulmonology, pediatric allergy, and allergy & immunology and practices in Saint Louis, MO and Chesterfield, MO. In his practice, he is particularly interested in asthma. Dr. Stokes honors Aetna EPO, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Stokes's medical residency was performed at the University of Kansas Medical Center. His professional affiliations include 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 is a medical specialist in adult pulmonology. Dr. Chen has a special interest in lung cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish 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 specializes in pediatric pulmonology. Dr. Kemp's clinical interests include asthma. He is professionally affiliated with Washington University Physicians and St. Louis Children's Hospital. His 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. Dr. Kemp 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: 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 practices pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and pediatric sports medicine in Chesterfield, MO, Saint Louis, MO, and Town and Country, MO. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Halstead takes. Before performing his residency at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin and the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Dr. Halstead attended the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health for medical school. 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 practices radiation oncology. He is a graduate of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine. He trained at the University of Chicago Medical Center for his residency. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Bradley include esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and proton therapy. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Bradley's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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, Breast Cancer

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

Dr. Leonard Bacharier is a pediatric allergy & immunology specialist. His clinical interests encompass asthma. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bacharier takes. Dr. Bacharier attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. He trained at St. Louis Children's Hospital for his residency. His professional 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 is a cardiologist and transplant hepatologist in Saint Louis, MO and Joplin, MO. He attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Ewald trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ewald include heart transplant, heart failure, and endocarditis. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Ewald 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' specialties are general surgery, oncology (cancer care), and thoracic surgery. His areas of clinical interest consist of esophageal cancer, emphysema, and lung cancer. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Meyers studied medicine at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis and Massachusetts General Hospital. His 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 is an adult allergy & immunology specialist. Dr. Kulczycki's areas of expertise consist of asthma and sinus problems. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Kulczycki is a graduate of Harvard Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Kulczycki completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. He is conversant in French. His professional affiliations include 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. Robert F Onder Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
711 Old Ballas Road; #100
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Robert Onder, who practices in Saint Louis, MO and Saint Peters, MO, is a medical specialist in adult allergy & immunology. Patient reviews placed Dr. Onder at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Onder is especially interested in asthma and allergy testing. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Onder honors. After completing medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, Dr. Onder performed Dr. Onder's residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Onder's hospital/clinic affiliations include Mercy Hospital - St. Louis, MO, Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital, and SSM Health Care - St. Louis. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Onder's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Allergy Testing, Asthma

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 works as a general surgeon, oncologist, and thoracic surgeon in Saint Louis, MO. In his practice, he is particularly interested in lung transplant, immunotherapy, and lung cancer. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Krupnick is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School. He trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for residency. Dr. Krupnick is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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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 works as an allergist and immunologist in Creve Coeur, MO and Saint Louis, MO. Clinical interests for Dr. Kau include immunodeficiency, asthma, and hives (uritcaria). He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He studied medicine at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Kau trained at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. His 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: Immunodeficiency, Hives, Asthma

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

Dr. Alan Weiss practices adult cardiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Weiss include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart failure, and heart valve disease. He is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Heart Care Institute, and Washington University Physicians. He graduated from Ohio State University College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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, who practices in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO, is a medical specialist in adult oncology and medical oncology. Dr. Waqar is a graduate of Aga Khan University Medical College. For her professional training, Dr. Waqar completed a residency program at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. She has a special interest in esophageal cancer and lung cancer. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Waqar accepts. Dr. Waqar (or staff) speaks Urdu. She is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Siteman Cancer Center.

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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's medical specialty is adult endocrinology. In her practice, she is particularly interested in diabetes. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Litvin honors. Before performing her residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Dr. Litvin attended the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. In addition to English, she speaks Russian. Her professional affiliations include 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

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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.