Dr. Vincent Lem, MD

Pulmonary Disease •  Male • Age 66
  
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Saint Lukes Pulmonary Specialists

4321 Washington St Kansas City, MO 64111

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Dr. Vincent Lem, MD is a pulmonologist in Kansas City, MO and has been practicing for 36 years. He graduated from University of Kansas School of Medicine in 1978 and specializes in pulmonary disease.


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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
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Karen Mische – Apr 14, 2020
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Dr. Lem is an absolutely stellar physician!
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Mar 10, 2020
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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
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kathy – Jan 24, 2020
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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.
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Carolina Nunez – Jan 03, 2020
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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.
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Brandyheart in Leawood, KS – Dec 08, 2016
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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.
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Lori in Lees Summit, MO – Aug 16, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Vincent Lem, MD is a pulmonologist in Kansas City, MO and has been practicing for 36 years. He graduated from University of Kansas School of Medicine in 1978 and specializes in pulmonary disease.

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

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(816) 756-2255

Dr. Lem accepts the following insurance:

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Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
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
PHCS Network PPO

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Practice Areas

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 69% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 1 condition or procedure

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Pulmonary Embolism
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lem treats Pulmonary Embolism more than 69% of their peers

Dr. Lem treats this condition more than 69% of their peers

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 66% 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. Lem treats COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) more than 99% of their peers

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

Asthma
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lem treats Asthma more than 96% of their peers

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

Emphysema
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lem treats Emphysema more than 41% of their peers

Dr. Lem treats this condition more than 41% 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 76% more than their peers

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TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Sleep Disorders
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lem treats Sleep Disorders more than 77% of their peers

Dr. Lem treats this condition more than 77% of their peers

Sleep Apnea
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lem treats Sleep Apnea more than 76% of their peers

Dr. Lem treats this condition more than 76% 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 60% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 5 conditions and procedures

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

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lem treats COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) more than 99% of their peers

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

Bronchitis
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lem treats Bronchitis more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Lem treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

Bronchiolitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lem treats Bronchiolitis more than 95% of their peers

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

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Dr. Lem's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Cough
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very high

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Dr. Lem treats Cough more than 100% of his peers

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

Pulmonary Disease
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lem treats Pulmonary Disease more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Lem treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lem treats COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Lem treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Lem's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Lower Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Asthma
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Bronchospasm
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • 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
  • Mycobacterial Lung Infection
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumonitis (Due to Solids or Liquids)
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Eosinophilia
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Smoking Cessation Counseling
  • Swine Flu
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis
  • Wheezing

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Saint Lukes Pulmonary Specialists

Saint Luke's Midwest Pulmonary Consultants4321 Washington St Kansas City, MO 64111
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Saint Luke's Midwest Pulmonary Consultants4321 Washington St Ste 6000 Kansas City, MO 64111
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