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Dr. Thomas William Ferkol Jr. MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
13001 North Outer Forty
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Thomas Ferkol is a specialist in pediatric pulmonology. He works in Saint Louis, MO and Town and Country, MO. His clinical interests encompass cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. Dr. Ferkol is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. 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 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 (CF), asthma

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Asthma

Dr. Alexander Chi Chen MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
1040 N. Mason Road
Creve Coeur, MO
 

Dr. Alexander Chen, who practices in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO, is a medical specialist in adult pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chen include lung cancer. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Chen is professionally affiliated with 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: Thoracic Cancer, Lung Problems, Lung Cancer

Dr. James S. Kemp MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
13001 North Outer Forty
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. James Kemp is a physician who specializes in pediatric pulmonology. He graduated from Creighton University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His clinical interests include asthma. Dr. Kemp accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is professionally affiliated with St. Louis Children's Specialty Care Center and Washington University Physicians.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Asthma

Dr. Jeffrey R. Stokes M.D.
Specializes in Pediatric Immunology, Pediatric Pulmonology, Other, Pediatric Allergy, Allergy & Immunology
13001 North Outer Forty
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Jeffrey Stokes is a medical specialist in pediatric immunology, pediatric pulmonology, and pediatric allergy. Dr. Stokes obtained his medical school training at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. His clinical interests encompass asthma. Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Stokes takes. His professional affiliations include St. Louis Children's Specialty Care Center, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Asthma

Dr. Bryan Fitch Meyers MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Oncology, Thoracic Surgery
average rating 5 stars (2 ratings)
10 Barnes West Drive; Medical Office Building 2 Suite 100
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Bryan Meyers works as a general surgeon, oncologist, and chest surgeon. Dr. Meyers attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis and Massachusetts General Hospital. These areas are among his clinical interests: esophageal cancer, lung biopsy, and emphysema. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital - Mt. Vernon, and Washington University Physicians.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, lung cancer, lung problems

All Interests: Lung Biopsy, Bronchoscopy, Thoracic Cancer, Lung Problems, Esophageal Cancer, Lung Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeffrey D. Bradley MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
10 Barnes West Drive
Creve Coeur, MO
 

Dr. Jeffrey Bradley specializes in radiation oncology and practices in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO. He attended medical school at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine. Dr. Bradley trained at the University of Chicago Medical Center for residency. His areas of expertise consist of esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT). He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. 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, Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy

Dr. Gregory A. Ewald MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Adult Transplant Hepatology
average rating 4.5 stars (1 rating)
1020 N. Mason Road
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Gregory Ewald specializes in adult cardiology and adult transplant hepatology and practices in Saint Louis, MO and Joplin, MO. These areas are among Dr. Ewald's clinical interests: heart transplant, heart failure, and endocarditis. His professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Heart and Vascular Center, and Washington University Physicians. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Before performing his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Dr. Ewald attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Hypertension, Heart Transplant, Pulmonary Hypertension, Heart Failure, Transplant ... (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. His areas of expertise include asthma. His professional affiliations include St. Louis Children's Specialty Care Center and Washington University Physicians. Dr. Bacharier is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He studied medicine at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. His residency was performed at St. Louis Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Asthma

Dr. Robert F. Onder M.D.
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
average rating 4.9 stars (5 ratings)
711 Old Ballas Road; #100
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Robert Onder's area of specialization is adult allergy & immunology. Dr. Onder is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by Dr. Onder's patients. In Dr. Onder's practice, Dr. Onder is particularly interested in asthma and allergy testing. Dr. Onder is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Onder graduated from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Dr. Onder's residency was performed at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Onder's hospital/clinic affiliations include SSM Health DePaul Hospital, SSM Health St. Clare Hospital - Fenton, and SSM Health St. Joseph Hospital - St. Charles.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Allergy Testing, Asthma

Dr. Saiama Naheed Waqar MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
10 Barnes West Drive
Creve Coeur, MO
 

Dr. Saiama Waqar works as an oncologist and medical oncologist. In her practice, Dr. Waqar focuses on esophageal cancer and lung cancer. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Center for Advanced Medicine. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Dr. Waqar attended Aga Khan University Medical College for medical school. Dr. Waqar (or staff) speaks Urdu.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Thoracic Cancer, Esophageal Cancer, Lung Cancer

Dr. Daniel Kreisel MD
Specializes in Oncology, Thoracic Surgery
1040 North Mason Road; Suite 201
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Daniel Kreisel's specialties are oncology (cancer care) and thoracic surgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Kreisel include lung transplant and lung cancer. Dr. Kreisel is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. After attending Mount Sinai School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He is conversant in German. 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 cancer, lung problems

All Interests: Lung Transplant, Thoracic Cancer, Lung Problems, Lung Cancer

Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
10 Barnes West Drive; Medical Office Building 2 Suite 200
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Andrew Kau is an adult allergy & immunology specialist in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO. Dr. Kau's education and training includes medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and residency at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. He has a special interest in immunodeficiency, asthma, and hives (uritcaria). He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Kau is affiliated with 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. H. James Wedner MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
average rating 3.68 stars (6 ratings)
10 Barnes West Drive; Medical Office Building 2 Suite 200
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. H. Wedner specializes in adult allergy & immunology. Dr. Wedner's areas of expertise include asthma and sinus problems. Patient ratings for Dr. Wedner average 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. His education and training includes medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College and residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Center for Advanced Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Sinus Problems, Asthma

Dr. Anthony Kulczycki Jr. MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
average rating 4.25 stars (6 ratings)
10 Barnes West Drive; Medical Office Building 2 Suite 200
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Anthony Kulczycki's specialty is adult allergy & immunology. His areas of clinical interest consist of asthma and sinus problems. Dr. Kulczycki's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Kulczycki trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. In addition to English, he speaks French. His professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Center for Advanced Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Sinus Problems, Asthma

Dr. Benjamin David Kozower MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery
10 Barnes West Drive
Creve Coeur, MO
 

Dr. Benjamin Kozower specializes in general surgery and cardiothoracic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kozower include esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He studied medicine at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. He trained at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis and a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut for residency. Dr. Kozower is professionally 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 ... (Read more)

Dr. Jennifer Marie Monroy MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
10 Barnes West Drive; Po Box 2 Suite 200
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Jennifer Monroy is an adult allergy & immunology specialist in Saint Louis, MO. 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. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Monroy 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, ... (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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