Dr. Tommy Ko, MD

Pulmonary Disease •  Male • Age 58

  
Accepting new patients

Dr. Tommy Ko, MD is a Pulmonologist in Kansas City, MO. Dr. Ko has more experience with Obstructive Lung Disease, Sleep-disordered Breathing, and Pulmonary Vascular Conditions than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with St. Joseph Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has not yet indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Ko to book an appointment.


Locations

Pulmonary Physicians of St. Joseph

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(816) 944-3286
Pulmonary Physicians of St. Joseph930 Carondelet Dr Ste 201 Kansas City, MO 64114
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Dr. Ko accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Medicaid
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Care HMO
Blue Preferred PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City
Preferred Care Blue PPO
CareSource
Medicaid
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
Open Access Plus
Community Health Choice
Medicaid
Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) EPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care) HMO
First Health (Coventry Health Care) POS
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Health Net
Medicaid
Tricare
HealthPlus
Medicaid
HealthPlus Amerigroup
Medicaid
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Medicaid
Humana
Choice Care
Choice Care PPO
Preferred PPO
Tricare
Husky Health
Medicaid
inHealth
Medicaid
INTotal Health
Medicaid
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
Medicaid
Midwest Health Plan
Medicaid
Molina Healthcare
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Peach State Health Plan
Medicaid
Simply Healthcare Plans
Medicaid
Staywell (Wellcare)
Medicaid
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
Wellcare of Georgia
Medicaid

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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 86% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ko treats COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) more than 94% of their peers

Dr. Ko treats this condition more than 94% of their peers

Emphysema
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ko treats Emphysema more than 92% of their peers

Dr. Ko treats this condition more than 92% of their peers

Pulmonary Function Test
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ko performs Pulmonary Function Test more than 83% of their peers

Dr. Ko performs this procedure more than 83% 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 95% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 1 condition or procedure

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Sleep Apnea
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ko treats Sleep Apnea more than 95% of their peers

Dr. Ko treats this condition more than 95% of their peers

Sleep Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ko treats Sleep Disorders more than 95% of their peers

Dr. Ko treats this condition more than 95% of their peers

Pulmonary Vascular Conditions

Pulmonary vascular specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the flow of blood between the heart and lungs, including pulmonary hypertension and pulmonary embolism.

Typically treats 62% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 1 condition or procedure

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Pulmonary Embolism
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ko treats Pulmonary Embolism more than 62% of their peers

Dr. Ko treats this condition more than 62% of their peers

Respiratory-tract Conditions

Immunologists diagnose and treat conditions such as pneumonia, bronchitis, and COPD that affect the respiratory system, including the nasal passages, bronchi and lungs.

Typically treats 65% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 9 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Partial Lung Collapse
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ko treats Partial Lung Collapse more than 96% of their peers

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

Shortness of Breath
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ko treats Shortness of Breath more than 93% of their peers

Dr. Ko treats this condition more than 93% of their peers

Asthma
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ko treats Asthma more than 76% of their peers

Dr. Ko treats this condition more than 76% of their peers

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Dr. Ko's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess
  • Acidosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Alkalosis
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Asbestosis
  • Asthma
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Bronchospasm
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Emphysema
  • Empyema
  • Eosinophilic Asthma
  • Fungal Infections
  • Histoplasmosis
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lung Abscess
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lung Nodule
  • Metastatic Respiratory System Cancer
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumoconiosis and Pneumonopathy
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumonitis (Due to Solids or Liquids)
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Eosinophilia
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Insufficiency
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Respiratory Management
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Smoking Cessation Counseling
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombosis
  • Tuberculosis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Viral Infection
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis

About Me

Biography

Dr. Tommy Ko, MD is a Pulmonologist in Kansas City, MO. Dr. Ko has more experience with Obstructive Lung Disease, Sleep-disordered Breathing, and Pulmonary Vascular Conditions than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with St. Joseph Med...

Specialties

  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Sleep Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

Truman Medical Center East
Fellowship Hospital
Truman Medical Center
Residency Hospital
University Of Missouri Kansas City School Of Medicine
Medical School

Awards

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St. Joseph Medical Center

Kansas City, MO

69% Patient experience rating, Equal to the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)