Dr. Vincent Lem, MD

Pulmonary DiseaseMaleAge 68

Dr. Lem
Accepting new patients

Saint Lukes Pulmonary Specialists

4321 Washington St Ste 6000 Kansas City, MO 64111

Make an Appointment

Show Phone Number

Dr. Vincent Lem, MD is a Pulmonologist in Kansas City, MO and has over 43 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Lem has more experience with Obstructive Lung Disease, Pulmonary Vascular Conditions, and Sleep Apnea than other specialists in his area. He graduated from University of Kansas School of Medicine medical school in 1978. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Saint Luke's East Hospital and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Lem to book an appointment.

Compare with other Pulmonologists

Compare Dr. Lem with our nearby Pulmonologists at Research Medical Center.

Make an appointment at Research Medical Center today at (816) 944-1627.

These providers are on the medical staff of Research Medical Center.

Dr. Lem's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Lem

4.8

Based on 16 ratings

5 Stars
93.75%
(15)
4 Stars
0%
(0)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
6.25%
(1)
1 Star
0%
(0)
healthgrades logo

Leave a review

How likely are you to recommend
Dr. Lem
(Select your rating)
What went well
No reviews yet
What could be improved
No reviews yet
RecentHighestLowestMost Helpful
Reply
Our experience with Dr. Lem was fantastic. He spent nearly 90 minutes discussing my wife's medical issues with us, explained results and significance of tests and x-rays taken at another hospital, explained various options and set up the proper procedures for a thorough analysis. I was impressed with both his compassion and his knowledge. He represents everything a doctor should be. -- Bob Slater, St. Joseph, MO
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
Helpful
Bob Slater – Jul 22, 2020
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Vincent Lem, MD?
Reply
Dr Lem is the most brilliant, understanding , dedicated brilliant Doctor I have ever had the honor to deal with. He treated my niece from New Mexico as a favor to me. He worked with her the entire Day ( between patents ) to help her. He truly cares more than any Doctor I know. Kansas City is so fortunate to have this jewel. Mayo and other hospitals have tried to steal him away, to no avail because he is so dedicated to his patents and to the Kansas City area. He is truly one of a kind. My husband had lung cancer and he would call all hours to make sure we were both ok. He truly is the best of the best!!! I am blessed to know him. Karen
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
Helpful
Karen Mische – Apr 14, 2020
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Vincent Lem, MD?
Reply
Dr. Lem is an absolutely stellar physician!
1 person found this helpful
Helpful
Mar 10, 2020
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Vincent Lem, MD?
Reply
There were a number of issues to be addressed - pulmonary and cardiac. Dr. Lem looks at the whole person. He was the only specialist who demonstrated integrated thinking. He checked with the cardiologist when there was a question about meds or treatment. I was hospitalized for cardiac issues. The cardiac care ignored my pulmonary issues. Without Dr. Lem's whole person approach and caring, I would not have gotten well
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
Helpful
kathy – Jan 24, 2020
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Vincent Lem, MD?
Reply
Dr. Lem has changed my life. I went in thinking I was going to see my regular pulmonologist (who ended up retiring so now dr Lem full time!) for a pleurisy issue. I had never met this man ever before and within 10 minutes he changed my life forever. He somehow was able to find out I had Lupus and he began the process of finally having an answer to all my pains. Who would have EVER thought Every single issue I had been dealing with for 7+ years was autoimmune related. No one had ever been able to figure it out but he did in 10 minutes. He Will forever be the best doctor ever. I will forever be grateful.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
Helpful
Carolina Nunez – Jan 03, 2020
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Vincent Lem, MD?
Reply
Dr. Lemme is the BEST doctor I've ever come in contact with. If you need a cardio doctor that really cares about you, then I hope you are fortunate enough to have Dr. Lem.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
5 people found this helpful
Helpful
Brandyheart in Leawood, KS – Dec 08, 2016
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Vincent Lem, MD?
Reply
Dr. Lem spent a fair amount of time with my father and I felt like he understood his needs. I'm not sure where the ball gets dropped, if it's with him or the staff. My parents were traveling to see Dr. Lem from 2 hours away and the follow through on what he said he would do concerning communicating with other doctors, seeing if medications would be covered under insurance, calling in the medication, it just never happened. We went to see him twice and this scenario happened both times.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
Helpful
Lori in Lees Summit, MO – Aug 16, 2016
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Vincent Lem, MD?

Leave a review

How was your experience with Dr. Lem?

About Me

Biography

Dr. Vincent Lem, MD is a Pulmonologist in Kansas City, MO and has over 43 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Lem has more experience with Obstructive...Read more

Specialties

  • Pulmonary Disease

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease

Education

1984
U Tex Hlth Sci Ctr
Fellowship Hospital
1982
St Lukes Hosp
Residency Hospital
1979
Univ of Texas Medical Branch Hospital
Internship Hospital
1978
University of Kansas School of Medicine
Medical School
,

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

What other Pulmonologists practice nearby?

Click here to compare with other Pulmonologists.

What are Dr. Vincent Lem, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Lem frequently treats Obstructive Lung Disease, Pulmonary Vascular Conditions, and Sleep Apnea. See all practice areas where Dr. Lem specializes.

Where is Dr. Vincent Lem, MD's office located?

Dr. Lem's office is located at 4321 Washington St Ste 6000, Kansas City, MO 64111. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Does Dr. Vincent Lem, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Lem has not yet indicated whether they offer telehealth services. Please contact the office to check for availability/eligibility.

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Vincent Lem, MD?

Find contact information here to make an appointment.

Experience and Background Checks

Experience
Background

Background Check

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice claims information for Missouri
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
Learn more about background checks

Frequently Treated by Dr. Lem

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Lem treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Lem treats other conditions, please contact the office at (816) 756-2255.

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.Compare with other Obstructive Lung Disease specialists.

Dr. Lem is experienced in the area of Obstructive Lung Disease. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 5 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Dr. Lem
Similar Providers
COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
Asthma
Emphysema
Bronchiectasis
Normal
Frequency
High
Frequency
Very High
Frequency

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.Compare with other Pulmonary Vascular Conditions specialists.

Dr. Lem is experienced in the area of Pulmonary Vascular Conditions. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Dr. Lem
Similar Providers
Pulmonary Embolism
Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
Normal
Frequency
High
Frequency
Very High
Frequency

Sleep Apnea

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.Compare with other Sleep Apnea specialists.

Dr. Lem is experienced in the area of Sleep Apnea. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Dr. Lem
Similar Providers
Sleep Apnea
Sleep Study
Normal
Frequency
High
Frequency
Very High
Frequency

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.Compare with other Respiratory Tract Conditions specialists.

Dr. Lem is experienced in the area of Respiratory Tract Conditions. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 35 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Dr. Lem
Similar Providers
Asthma
Wheezing
Shortness of Breath
Bronchospasm
Normal
Frequency
High
Frequency
Very High
Frequency
Hide other treatment areas

Check Dr. Lem's experience treating your condition or procedure

Dr. Lem's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Asbestosis
  • Asthma
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis
  • Bronchospasm
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Common Cold
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Emphysema
  • Empyema
  • Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lung Nodule
  • Metastatic Respiratory System Cancer
  • Mycobacterial Lung Infection
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumoconiosis and Pneumonopathy
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumonitis (Due to Solids or Liquids)
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Arteriovenous Malformation
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Eosinophilia
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation Services
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Rheumatoid Lung Disease
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Study
  • Smoking Cessation Counseling
  • Thoracentesis
  • Tuberculosis
  • Wheezing
  • Whooping Cough

Insurance Check

Search for your insurance provider

Dr. Lem accepts

Accepted insurance can change. Please double-check when making an appointment.

(816) 756-2255

Dr. Lem accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Preferred Plus POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Preferred PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO

Locations

Saint Lukes Pulmonary Specialists

Saint Luke's Midwest Pulmonary Consultants - Medical Plaza III4321 Washington St Ste 6000 Kansas City, MO 64111
1

Practice

Monisha Das, MD4321 Washington St Kansas City, MO 64111
2