We found 57 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Mercy Health Plan HMO 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 is a medical specialist in pediatric pulmonology. He has a special interest in cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. Dr. Ferkol takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Ohio State University College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC). His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Louis Children's Specialty Care Center, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Inflammation, 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 a Saint Louis, MO physician who specializes in adult critical care, adult transplant hepatology, and adult pulmonology. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Hachem's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. These areas are among his clinical interests: lung transplant and lung problems. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Hachem's professional 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. Daniel B Rosenbluth, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
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. Clinical interests for Dr. Rosenbluth include cystic fibrosis (CF) and thoracic cancer. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Center for Advanced Medicine. He attended medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Rosenbluth's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Thoracic Cancer, Cystic Fibrosis, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Dr. Roger D Yusen, MPH, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
4921 Parkview Place; 8th Floor
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Roger Yusen works as an intensive care specialist and adult pulmonologist. In his practice, he is particularly interested in lung transplant, lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS), and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Yusen graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He trained at Duke University Medical Center for his residency. His professional affiliations include Washington University Physicians, Center for Advanced Medicine, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary embolism, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Transplant Procedures, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Lung Transplant, Lung Volume ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Alexander Chen practices adult pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chen include lung cancer. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He 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, pleural effusion (water on the lungs), lung problems

All Interests: Thoracic Cancer, Lung Problems, Lung Cancer, Pleural Effusion, Mediastinal Disease

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

Dr. Mario Castro works as a critical care specialist and pulmonologist in Saint Louis, MO. Before completing his residency at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Castro attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. In his practice, he is particularly interested in lung cancer and asthma. Dr. Castro is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Castro speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Center for Advanced Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, lung cancer, asthma, pulmonary hypertension, bronchiectasis, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), chronic bronchitis

All Interests: Bronchiectasis, Sarcoidosis, Lung Cancer, Pulmonary Hypertension, Asthma, Vasculitis, Shortness of ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Elbert Trulock is an adult transplant hepatologist and adult pulmonologist. In his practice, Dr. Trulock focuses on lung transplant, pulmonary fibrosis, and pulmonary hypertension. He is professionally affiliated with Washington University Physicians, Center for Advanced Medicine, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Trulock is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Emory University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, cystic fibrosis (CF), pulmonary fibrosis, pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Heart Problems, Cystic Fibrosis, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Pulmonary Hypertension, Transplant Procedures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Tonya D Russell, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
4921 Parkview Place; 8th Floor
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Tonya Russell, who practices in Saint Louis, MO, is a medical specialist in adult pulmonology. Clinical interests for Dr. Russell include sleep disorders. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Russell attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Russell completed a residency program at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. Her professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Center for Advanced Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , interstitial lung disease

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Interstitial Lung Disease

Dr. Carlos C Daughaday III, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
915 North Grand Boulevard; 11e
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Carlos Daughaday is a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Daughaday obtained his medical school training at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. He is 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. Stuart Charles Sweet, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Transplant Medicine, Pediatric Pulmonology
1 Childrens Place
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Stuart Sweet is a pediatric transplant medicine and pediatric pulmonology specialist in Saint Louis, MO. Dr. Sweet attended the University of Michigan Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at St. Louis Children's Hospital. His areas of expertise consist of lung transplant, cystic fibrosis (CF), and asthma. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Washington University Physicians and St. Louis Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma, lung problems

All Interests: Lung Transplant, Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Problems, Asthma

Dr. Murali Mohan Chakinala, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Transplant Hepatology, Adult Pulmonology
4921 Parkview Place; 8th Floor
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Murali Chakinala works as a critical care specialist, adult transplant hepatologist, and pulmonologist in Saint Louis, MO. In Dr. Chakinala's practice, he is particularly interested in pulmonary hypertension. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. After attending Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. His professional affiliations include 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 is an adult critical care, adult transplant hepatology, and adult pulmonology specialist. He graduated from Seth G.S. Medical College and then he performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). In his practice, Dr. Kulkarni focuses on lung problems. He takes Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Kulkarni (or staff) speaks Marathi and Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Washington University Physicians, Center for Advanced Medicine, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Lung Problems

Dr. Jeffrey J Atkinson, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
660 S Euclid Avenue
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Jeffrey Atkinson's specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Washington University Physicians, Center for Advanced Medicine, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. Dr. Atkinson is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis

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

Dr. James Kemp is a pediatric pulmonologist. He attended Creighton University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. In his practice, Dr. Kemp focuses on asthma. Dr. Kemp honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with St. Louis Children's Specialty Care Center and Washington University Physicians.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Pulmonary Function Test, Asthma, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

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

Dr. Adrian Shifren is a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He works in Saint Louis, MO. His clinical interests include emphysema, interstitial lung disease, and pulmonary hypertension. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shifren honors. After completing medical school at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, Dr. Shifren performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Shifren's 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 (COPD)

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

Dr. Jessica Erin Pittman, MPH, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
1 Childrens Place; Suite C
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Jessica Pittman's medical specialty is pediatric pulmonology. Before completing her residency at St. Louis Children's Hospital and Seattle Children's Hospital, Dr. Pittman attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Pittman's 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, Pulmonary Function Test, Asthma

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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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