Dr. Richard Summa, MD

Pulmonary Disease •  Male • Age 64
  
Dr. Summa

SSM Health Medical Group

12255 De Paul Dr Ste 500 Bridgeton, MO 63044

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Dr. Richard Summa, MD is a pulmonologist in Bridgeton, MO and has been practicing for 30 years. He graduated from Saint Louis University School of Medicine in 1982 and specializes in pulmonary disease.


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Dr. Summa accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Preferred Plus POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
HAP Insurance
Health Alliance PPO
HealthLink
HealthLink PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO

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Practice Areas

Obstructive Lung Disease

Obstructive lung disease specialists diagnose and treat conditions including COPD, emphysema, asthma and cystic fibrosis that cause blockages or narrowing in the airways of the lungs, making breathing difficult.

Typically treats 99% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Pulmonary Function Test
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Summa performs Pulmonary Function Test more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Summa performs this procedure more than 100% of their peers

COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Summa treats COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Summa treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Asthma
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Summa treats Asthma more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Summa treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Sleep-disordered Breathing

Sleep-disordered breathing specialists diagnose and treat conditions, such as snoring or obstructive sleep apnea, in which breathing is interrupted during sleep, resulting in symptoms of fatigue, irritability and high blood pressure.

Typically treats 96% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 1 condition or procedure

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Sleep Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Summa treats Sleep Disorders more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Summa treats this condition more than 97% of their peers

Sleep Apnea
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Summa treats Sleep Apnea more than 96% of their peers

Dr. Summa treats this condition more than 96% of their peers

Interstitial Lung Disease

Interstitial lung disease specialists diagnose and treat a range of conditions that cause scarring of lung tissue due to autoimmune disease or environment exposure to harmful materials.

Typically treats 87% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Pulmonary Function Test
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Summa performs Pulmonary Function Test more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Summa performs this procedure more than 100% of their peers

COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Summa treats COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Summa treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Emphysema
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Summa treats Emphysema more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Summa treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Upper Respiratory Conditions

Upper respiratory specialists diagnose and treat conditions such as infections, sinusitis, allergic rhinitis, and whooping cough (pertussis) that affect the upper part of the respiratory system, including the nasal passages, larynx, and lungs.

Typically treats 59% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Allergic Rhinitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Summa treats Allergic Rhinitis more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Summa treats this condition more than 97% of their peers

Sinusitis
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Summa treats Sinusitis more than 63% of their peers

Dr. Summa treats this condition more than 63% of their peers

Chronic Sinusitis
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Summa treats Chronic Sinusitis more than 49% of their peers

Dr. Summa treats this condition more than 49% of their peers

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Dr. Summa's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Pulmonary Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Summa treats Pulmonary Disease more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Summa treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Pulmonary Function Test
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Summa performs Pulmonary Function Test more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Summa performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Summa treats COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Summa treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Summa's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Lower Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anemia
  • Animal Allergies
  • Anxiety
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Bladder Diseases
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bursitis
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Care Coordination for Complex Conditions and Procedures
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cellulitis
  • Chest Pain
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Confusion
  • Constipation
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Cough
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dermatitis
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Secondary
  • Diabetes Screening
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Dysphagia
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Ear Disorders
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Emphysema
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Enteritis
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophagitis
  • Essential Tremor
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fungal Infections
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Headache
  • Heart Disease
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Histoplasmosis
  • Hives
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Immunization Administration
  • Insomnia
  • Intertrigo
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Liver Function Test
  • Low Back Pain
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Malnutrition
  • Migraine
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Mycobacterial Lung Infection
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Nosebleed
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pharyngitis
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pneumonia
  • Pollen Allergy
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Rib Fracture
  • Ringworm
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Infections
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Tremor
  • Ulcer
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Wheezing
  • Yeast Infections

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Great! Dr. Summa is a wonderful doctor! He is so knowledgeable and kind and answers all my questions!
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Dr.Summa is very kind, easy to talk to, answers questions, works with you and makes you feel comfortable. A 3 year patiant.
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I love Dr Summa, I been going to see him since 2002. Always has great bedside manner, and always make me feel at ease.
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Biography

Dr. Richard Summa, MD is a pulmonologist in Bridgeton, MO and has been practicing for 30 years. He graduated from Saint Louis University School of Medicine in 1982 and specializes in pulmonary disease.

Specialties

  • Pulmonary Disease

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease

Education

1990
Naval Med Center
Fellowship Hospital
1988
Naval Med Center
Residency Hospital
1983
St Marys Health Center
Residency Hospital
1982
Saint Louis University School of Medicine
Medical School

Awards

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Locations

SSM Health Medical Group

SSM Medical Group12255 De Paul Dr Ste 500 Bridgeton, MO 63044
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SSM Health DePaul Hospital - St. Louis

Bridgeton, MO

65% Patient experience rating, 4% lower than the national average

SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital - St. Louis

Saint Louis, MO

72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020)
  • Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)