We found 13 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Aetna Medicare near Saint Louis, MO.

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 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 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 Leonard B Bacharier MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
1 Childrens Place
Saint Louis, MO

Dr. Leonard Bacharier sees patients in Saint Louis, MO and Town and Country, MO. His medical specialty is pediatric allergy & immunology. Dr. Bacharier's areas of expertise include asthma. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Before performing his residency at St. Louis Children's Hospital, Dr. Bacharier attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Louis Children's Specialty Care Center and Washington University Physicians.

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Relevant Interests: , Asthma

All Interests: Asthma

Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
4921 Parkview Place; Suite 8c
Saint Louis, MO

Dr. Andrew Kau's specialty is adult allergy & immunology. Dr. Kau attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. He is especially interested in immunodeficiency, asthma, and hives (uritcaria). He is an in-network provider 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 Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Asthma

All Interests: Immunodeficiency, Hives, Asthma

Dr Benjamin David Kozower MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery
4921 Parkview Place; Suite 8b
Saint Louis, MO

Dr. Benjamin Kozower's specialties are general surgery and cardiothoracic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating). Dr. Kozower takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He attended medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. For his professional training, Dr. Kozower completed residency programs at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis and a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. 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: Hyperhidrosis, Esophageal Cancer, Lung Cancer, Pectus Excavatum, Hiatal Hernia, Lung Volume Reductio ... (Read more)

Dr Jennifer Marie Monroy MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
4921 Parkview Place; Suite 8b
Saint Louis, MO

Dr. Jennifer Monroy is a specialist in adult allergy & immunology. Dr. Monroy attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital for residency. Her clinical interests include conjunctivitis (pink eye), immunodeficiency, and drug allergy. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Monroy takes. She is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Center for Advanced Medicine (St. Louis, MO) - South County.

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Relevant Interests: , Asthma

All Interests: Drug Allergy, Immunodeficiency, Conjunctivitis, Sinus Problems, Food Allergy, Asthma, Hives, Allerge ... (Read more)

Dr Tiffany Biason Dy MD
Specializes in Pediatric Immunology, Pediatric Allergy, Adult Allergy & Immunology
4921 Parkview Place; Suite 8b
Saint Louis, MO

Dr. Tiffany Dy is a physician who specializes in pediatric immunology, pediatric allergy, and adult allergy & immunology. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Her areas of expertise include the following: asthma and sinus problems. Dr. Dy is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. 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: Sinus Problems, Asthma

Dr Jeffrey Peter Ward MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
4921 Parkview Place; 7th Fl Siteman Cancer Center
Saint Louis, MO

Dr. Jeffrey Ward is a medical specialist in adult oncology and medical oncology. In Dr. Ward's practice, he is particularly interested in immunotherapy, lung cancer, and tumor. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He attended SUNY Upstate Medical University and then went on to complete his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. His professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Lung Cancer

All Interests: Tumor, Immunotherapy, Thoracic Cancer, Lung Cancer, Cancer

Dr Nicholas Robert Renz MD
Specializes in Pediatric Emergency Medicine
1 Barnes - Jewish Hospital Plaza
St. Louis, MO

Dr. Nicholas Renz is a physician who specializes in pediatric emergency medicine. Dr. Renz's areas of expertise include pulmonary embolism, heart attack, and emergency care. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Renz's hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Pulmonary Embolism

All Interests: Heart Attack, Pulmonary Embolism, Emergency Care

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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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