Dr. Richard D. Kern MD Pulmonologist

Dr. Richard Kern is a pulmonologist in Evergreen Park, Illinois. He is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Advocate Trinity Hospital and Little Company of Mary Hospital and Health Care Centers. He received his medical degree from University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and has been in practice for 35 years. Dr. Kern accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 4 doctors at Advocate Trinity Hospital and one of 14 at Little Company of Mary Hospital and Health Care Centers who specialize in Pulmonary Disease.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Pulmonologist: General Pulmonary Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, Sleep Medicine

Clinical Interests: Sleep medicine, General pulmonary and sleep disorders medicine

Education & Medical Training

Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center
Residency, Internal Medicine, 1982

University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
Class of 1979

Northwestern University
Fellowship, Pulm Disease & Critical Care (IM), 1985

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Internal Medicine
Certified 13 years in Internal Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine
Certified 12 years in Geriatric Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine
Certified 4 years in Hospice & Palliative Medicine

American Board of Preventive Medicine
Certified 9 years in Public Health & General Preventive Medicine

IL State Medical License
Active through 2014

MO State Medical License
Active through 2015

Awards, Honors & Recognition

Meaningful Use Stage 1 Certification, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
2011

Publications & Presentations

Mechanism of leukotriene D4-induced bronchoconstriction in normal subject.
Smith, L. J., Kern, R., Patterson, R., Krell, R. D., Bernstein, P. R.

Characterization of the airway response to inhaled leukotriene D4 in normal subjects.
Kern, R., Smith, L. J., Patterson, R., Krell, R. D., Bernstein, P. R.

Diagnosis of pulmonary disease in acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS)
Kern, R., Glassroth, J.

Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • Anthem PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Texas BlueChoice
  • CIGNA HMO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • CIGNA PPO
  • Cofinity PPO
  • Coventry Carelink Health Plans PPO
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Rocky Mountain Group/Indiv - HMO/Private Pay
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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