We found 37 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept AARP 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 works as a pediatric pulmonologist in Saint Louis, MO and Town and Country, MO. In his practice, Dr. Ferkol focuses on cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ferkol honors. 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. Dr. Ferkol is professionally affiliated with St. Louis Children's Specialty Care Center, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Cystic Fibrosis, Asthma

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, 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 is an adult critical care specialist, transplant hepatologist, and adult pulmonologist in Saint Louis, MO. His areas of expertise include the following: lung transplant and lung problems. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hachem accepts. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Center for Advanced Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , Lung Problems

All Interests: Lung Transplant, Lung Problems

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

Dr. Mario Castro, who practices in Saint Louis, MO, is a medical specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He is especially interested in lung cancer and asthma. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Center for Advanced Medicine. Dr. Castro accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. Dr. Castro's medical residency was performed at Mayo Clinic. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , Lung Cancer, Asthma

All Interests: Lung Cancer, Asthma

Dr Daniel B Rosenbluth MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
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, he is particularly interested in cystic fibrosis (CF) and thoracic cancer. Dr. Rosenbluth is affiliated with 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. His education and training includes medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University.

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Relevant Interests: , Cystic Fibrosis

All Interests: Thoracic Cancer, Cystic Fibrosis

Dr Roger D Yusen 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 practices in Saint Louis, MO. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, he completed his residency training at Duke University Medical Center. His areas of expertise include lung transplant, lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS), and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Dr. Yusen is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Yusen is professionally affiliated with Washington University Physicians, Center for Advanced Medicine, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Lung Transplant, Lung Volume Reduction Surgery

Dr Alexander Chi Chen MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
1 Children's Place
St. Louis, MO

Dr. Alexander Chen's area of specialization is adult pulmonology. In his practice, Dr. Chen focuses on lung cancer. Dr. Chen's hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chen accepts. Dr. Chen attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. He trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , Lung Cancer, Lung Problems

All Interests: Thoracic Cancer, Lung Problems, Lung Cancer

Dr Elbert P Trulock III MD
Specializes in Adult Transplant Hepatology, Adult Pulmonology
4921 Parkview Place; 8th Floor
Saint Louis, MO

Dr. Elbert Trulock, who practices in Saint Louis, MO, is a medical specialist in adult transplant hepatology and adult pulmonology. His areas of expertise include lung transplant, pulmonary fibrosis, and pulmonary hypertension. Dr. Trulock's professional affiliations include Washington University Physicians, Center for Advanced Medicine, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He is a graduate of Emory University School of Medicine and a graduate of Barnes-Jewish Hospital's residency program. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Trulock honors.

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Relevant Interests: , Pulmonary Fibrosis, Pulmonary Hypertension

All Interests: Lung Transplant, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Pulmonary Hypertension

Dr Stuart Charles Sweet MD
Specializes in Pediatric Transplant Medicine, Pediatric Pulmonology
Average rating 4.5 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
1 Childrens Place
Saint Louis, MO

Dr. Stuart Sweet is a pediatrician and pediatric pulmonologist in Saint Louis, MO. Dr. Sweet attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. His medical residency was performed at St. Louis Children's Hospital. His areas of expertise consist of lung transplant, cystic fibrosis (CF), and asthma. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sweet accepts. Dr. Sweet is professionally affiliated with Washington University Physicians and St. Louis Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Cystic Fibrosis, Asthma

All Interests: Lung Transplant, Cystic Fibrosis, Asthma

Dr Murali M Chakinala MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Transplant Hepatology, Adult Pulmonology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
4921 Parkview Place; 8th Floor
Saint Louis, MO

Dr. Murali Chakinala is an adult critical care, adult transplant hepatology, and adult pulmonology specialist. He attended medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Dr. Chakinala trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for his residency. His areas of expertise include pulmonary hypertension. He takes 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 Center for Advanced Medicine.

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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 practices adult critical care, adult transplant hepatology, and adult pulmonology. In addition to English, Dr. Kulkarni (or staff) speaks Marathi and Hindi. His clinical interests include lung problems. He is affiliated with Washington University Physicians, Center for Advanced Medicine, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. After attending Seth G.S. Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He takes Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , Lung Problems

All Interests: Lung Problems

Dr Adrian Shifren MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
4921 Parkview Place; 8th Floor
Saint Louis, MO

Dr. Adrian Shifren works as an adult critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist. His clinical interests encompass emphysema, interstitial lung disease, and pulmonary hypertension. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shifren honors. Dr. Shifren attended the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg for medical school and subsequently trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital for residency. His hospital/clinic 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

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Interstitial Lung Disease, Lung Problems, Pulmonary Hypertens ... (Read more)

Dr James S Kemp MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
1 Childrens Place; Suite C
Saint Louis, MO

Dr. James Kemp sees patients in Saint Louis, MO and Town and Country, MO. His medical specialty is pediatric pulmonology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Kemp include asthma. Dr. Kemp's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Louis Children's Specialty Care Center and Washington University Physicians. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Creighton University School of Medicine, Dr. Kemp performed his residency at Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , Asthma

All Interests: Asthma

Dr Adam L Anderson MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
915 North Grand Boulevard; St. Louis Va Medical Center - John Cochran Division
Saint Louis, MO

Dr. Adam Anderson, who practices in Saint Louis, MO, is a medical specialist in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. He is especially interested in lung problems. He accepts Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria, Dr. Anderson performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Anderson is professionally 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 Jeffrey R Stokes MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology, Pediatric Pulmonology
1 Childrens Place
Saint Louis, MO

Dr. Jeffrey Stokes specializes in pediatric immunology, pediatric pulmonology, and pediatric allergy. Dr. Stokes's clinical interests include asthma. He is professionally affiliated with St. Louis Children's Specialty Care Center, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He honors Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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: Asthma

Dr Joshua Andrew Blatter MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
1 Childrens Place; Suite C
Saint Louis, MO

Dr. Joshua Blatter's specialty is pediatric pulmonology. Dr. Blatter attended medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Blatter trained at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. In his practice, he is particularly interested in lung transplant, cystic fibrosis (CF), and asthma. Dr. Blatter takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Washington University Physicians, St. Louis Children's Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Cystic Fibrosis, Asthma

All Interests: Lung Transplant, Cystic Fibrosis, Asthma

Dr Bryan Fitch Meyers MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Oncology, Thoracic Surgery
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
660 S. Euclid Avenue; Campus Box 8237
St. Louis, MO

Dr. Bryan Meyers' medical specialty is general surgery, oncology (cancer care), and thoracic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Meyers include esophageal cancer, lung biopsy, and emphysema. He is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital - Mt. Vernon, and Washington University Physicians. Dr. Meyers's education and training includes medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Meyers honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , Emphysema, Lung Cancer, Lung Problems

All Interests: Lung Biopsy, Bronchoscopy, Thoracic Cancer, Lung Problems, Esophageal Cancer, Lung Cancer, Video-Ass ... (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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