We found 24 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Beech Street PPO near Town and Country, MO.

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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. In his practice, Dr. Ferkol focuses on cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. Dr. Ferkol is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC). Dr. Ferkol is 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, Inflammation, Asthma

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

Dr. Alexander Chen is an adult pulmonology specialist. Dr. Chen's clinical interests encompass lung cancer. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and a graduate of Barnes-Jewish Hospital's residency program. 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: , lung cancer, pleural effusion (water on the lungs), lung problems

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

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

Dr. James Kemp practices pediatric pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kemp include asthma. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Louis Children's Specialty Care Center and Washington University Physicians. He obtained his medical school training at Creighton University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is an in-network provider 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 is a pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and pediatric sports medicine specialist. Dr. Halstead is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health for medical school and subsequently trained at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin and the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics for residency. He is affiliated with Washington University and Barnes-Jewish Orthopedic Center, Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, and St. Louis Children's Specialty Care Center.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Asthma, Knee Ligament Injury, Stress Fractures

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 works as a general surgeon, oncologist, and thoracic surgeon in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO. Dr. Meyers is a graduate of the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis and Massachusetts General Hospital. In his practice, he is particularly interested in esophageal cancer, emphysema, and lung cancer. Dr. Meyers takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Siteman Cancer Center - South County.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, lung cancer, lung problems

All Interests: Thoracic Cancer, Lung Problems, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Trachea Problems, Esophageal Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. H James James Wedner, MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
10 Barnes West Drive; Medical Office Building 2 Suite 200
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. H. Wedner's specialty is adult allergy & immunology. The average patient rating for Dr. Wedner is 3.5 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in asthma and sinus problems. Dr. Wedner accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Before performing his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Dr. Wedner attended Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school. Dr. Wedner 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: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Sinus Problems, Asthma, Hives, Allergic Conjunctivitis, Infections

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 specializes in radiation oncology and practices in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO. He studied medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Dr. Bradley is especially interested in esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT). He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He 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: Thoracic Cancer, Proton Therapy, Esophageal Cancer, Lung Cancer, Stereotactic Body Radiation ... (Read more)

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 is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and a graduate of Barnes-Jewish Hospital's residency program. His areas of expertise include the following: heart transplant, heart failure, and endocarditis. Dr. Ewald accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Heart and Vascular Center, and Washington University Physicians.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Hypertension, Heart Transplant, Pulmonary Hypertension, Heart Failure, Transplant ... (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 is a specialist in adult oncology and medical oncology. She works in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO. Before completing her residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Dr. Waqar attended medical school at Aga Khan University Medical College. Dr. Waqar's areas of expertise consist of esophageal cancer and lung cancer. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Waqar (or staff) speaks Urdu. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Center for Advanced Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Thoracic Cancer, Esophageal Cancer, Lung Cancer

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's medical specialty is adult allergy & immunology. His areas of clinical interest consist of asthma and sinus problems. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kulczycki takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo, Dr. Kulczycki attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Kulczycki speaks French. He is professionally 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, 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 specializes in adult allergy & immunology and practices in Saint Louis, MO and Saint Peters, MO. Dr. Onder's patients gave Dr. Onder an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Onder's clinical interests encompass asthma and allergy testing. Dr. Onder takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Onder studied medicine at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Dr. Onder's training includes a residency program at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Onder's professional affiliations include SSM Health DePaul Hospital, SSM Health St. Joseph Hospital (St. Charles, MO), and SSM Health St. Joseph Hospital (Lake Saint Louis, MO). Dr. Onder is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Allergy Testing, Asthma

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

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

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Allergies, Asthma

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

Dr. Andrew Kau's specialty is adult allergy & immunology. Clinical interests for Dr. Kau include immunodeficiency, asthma, and hives (uritcaria). His professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Kau honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Dr. Kau attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Immunodeficiency, Hives, Asthma

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

Dr. Benjamin Kozower specializes in general surgery and cardiothoracic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating). Dr. Kozower takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Before completing his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis and a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut, Dr. Kozower attended medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. Dr. Kozower is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Christian Hospital, and Washington University Physicians.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer, lung problems

All Interests: Achalasia, Myasthenia Gravis, Lung Problems, Hyperhidrosis, Esophageal Cancer, Lung Cancer, Cancer ... (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 works as an allergist and immunologist in Saint Louis, MO. Her areas of expertise include conjunctivitis (pink eye), immunodeficiency, and drug allergy. Her professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Monroy accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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

Dr. Alan Weiss' area of specialization is adult cardiology. Dr. Weiss's areas of expertise include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart failure, and heart valve disease. He is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Heart Care Institute, and Washington University Physicians. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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).

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary embolism

All Interests: Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Arrhythmias, Heart Failure, Pulmonary ... (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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