Provider Profile

Saint Luke’s Care Member

Provider Profile

Timothy Michael Saettele, MD

Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care Medicine


Medical School
University of Missouri - Columbia, Columbia, MO
Internal Medicine, University of Missouri - Columbia, Columbia, MO
Internal Medicine, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, Kansas City, MO
Med/Pulm (Crit Care), University of Missouri - School of Medicine, Kansas City, MO
Pulmonary Disease, Univ of TX MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Subspecialty in Critical Care Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Subspecialty in Pulmonary Diseases

Clinical Interests

  • lung cancer
  • pleural effusion
  • bronchoscopy


Dr. Saettele received his medical degree from the University of Missouri School of Medicine in Columbia, Mo. He completed his internal medicine residency at the University of Missouri– Kansas City School of Medicine and remained there for fellowships in pulmonary disease and critical care medicine. He then completed a fellowship in interventional pulmonology at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. After practicing for a year in Salt Lake City, he joined Saint Luke’s in 2015.

Dr. Saettele is board certified in internal medicine, pulmonary disease, and critical care medicine. His practice encompasses all aspects of interventional pulmonology, including lung nodule evaluation, lung cancer screening, diagnosing and staging lung cancer and other thoracic malignancies, treating airway obstruction, and diagnosing and treating pleural diseases. He is trained in advanced diagnostic bronchoscopy procedures, including endobronchial ultrasound and navigation bronchoscopy, advanced therapeutic bronchoscopy, and such advanced pleural procedures as PleurX catheter placement and medical thoracoscopy.

Accepted Insurances

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna Choice POS II Aexcel Local
  • Aetna Choice POS II Local
  • Aetna Elect Choice
  • Aetna Federal Employees Health Benefit Plan
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna HMO Local
  • Aetna Mail Handlers Benefit Plan
  • Aetna Managed Choice
  • Aetna MDOT & Missouri State Highway Patrol
  • Aetna Medicare
  • Aetna Missouri Preferred
  • Aetna MU myChoice Health Program
  • Aetna Open Choice PPO
  • Aetna Select
  • Aetna Select Local
  • Aetna Signature Administrators (ASA)
  • Aetna Workers Comp
  • BCBS of Kansas (call provider)
  • BCBS of Kansas City (PPO)
  • BCBS of Kansas City Freedom Network
  • BCBS of Kansas City Freedom Network Select
  • BCBS of Kansas City Preferred Care
  • BCBS of Kansas City Preferred Care Blue
  • BCBS of Kansas City Traditional
  • Blue Medicare Advantage Access (PPO)
  • Blue Medicare Advantage Complete (HMO)
  • Blue Medicare Advantage Essential (PPO)
  • Blue Medicare Advantage Plus (HMO)
  • Century Health Solutions (PPO)
  • Cigna (HMO)
  • Cigna (Open Access)
  • Cigna (PPO)
  • CompResults (WC)
  • Coventry Advantra Freedom (PPO)
  • Coventry Health and Life Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Coventry Medicare Advantra (PPO)
  • Golden Rule
  • Health Choice of Northwest Missouri (PPO)
  • Healthcare USA-MC+ (Aetna Better Health)
  • HealthLink (HMO)
  • HealthLink (PPO) through Freedom Network
  • Home State Health Plan (Missouri practices)
  • Humana (PPOx)
  • Humana Choice Care (PPO)
  • Humana Choice PPO (Medicare Advantage PPO)
  • Humana Community (HMO)
  • Humana Gold Choice Medicare Advantage PFFS
  • Humana Gold Plus (HMO)
  • Humana Gold Plus HMO SNP
  • Humana SmartExpress PPO
  • Humana SmartNet PPO
  • Humana SmartSuite PPO
  • HumanaOne
  • Integrated Health Plan
  • Kansas Medicaid
  • Medica Connect
  • Medica Select
  • Medicare
  • Missouri Care (Missouri practices only)
  • Missouri Medicaid
  • MultiPlan/PCHS (PPO)
  • Occupational Health Management (WC)
  • OHARA Managed Care (WC)
  • ProviDRs Care Network (formerly WPPA)
  • Pyramid Life (Medicare Advantage PPO)
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Sunflower State Health Plan (Kansas practices)
  • Triwest Veterans Affairs Patient Centered Community Care
  • United Healthcare Choice
  • United Healthcare Choice Plus
  • United Healthcare Community Plan
  • United Healthcare Definity Health Reimbursement Account
  • United Healthcare Definity Health Savings Account
  • United Healthcare Golden Rule HMO
  • United Healthcare Indemnity
  • United Healthcare Managed Indemnity
  • United Healthcare Options PPO
  • United Healthcare Select
  • United Healthcare Select Plus
  • UnitedHealthcare Evercare DH
  • UnitedHealthcare Evercare DH-POS
  • UnitedHealthcare Evercare DP
  • UnitedHealthcare Evercare RDP
  • UnitedHealthcare Medicare Choice
  • UnitedHealthcare Medicare Choice Essential
  • UnitedHealthcare Medicare Complete
  • UnitedHealthcare Medicare Complete Essential
  • UnitedHealthcare Medicare Complete Plus
  • UnitedHealthcare Medicare DH
  • UnitedHealthcare Medicare Plus Essential
  • US Department of Labor


Saettele TM, Jimenez CA. Pleural coccidioidomycosis. BMJ Case Rep. Published online: 11/24/2014.

Saettele TM, Jimenez CA. Digital quantification of air leak to identify the location of an alveolopleural fistula. Ann Am Thorac Soc 2014; 11:1152-1154.

Mohammed TL, Saettele MR, Saettele T, Patel V, Kanne JP. Eponyms in cardiothoracic radiology: part III – interstitium. Curr Probl Diagn Radiol 2014; 43: 285-93.

Saettele TM, Jimenez CA, Eapen GA. Peripheral T-cell lymphoma of the pleura. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2014; 190:587.

Saettele TM, Ost DE. Multimodality systematic approach to mediastinal lymph node staging in non-small cell lung cancer. Respirology 2014; 19:800-808.

Mohammed TL, Saettele MR, Saettele T, Patel V, Kanne JP. Eponyms in cardiothoracic radiology: part II – vascular. Curr Probl Diagn Radiol 2014;43:219-26.

Mohammed TL, Saettele MR, Saettele T, Patel V, Kanne JP. Eponyms in cardiothoracic radiology: part I – neoplasms. Curr Probl Diagn Radiol 2014; 43:91-98.

Saettele TM, Mohr J, Salzman GA. Evaluation and management of acute kidney injury in the intensive care unit. Missouri Medicine 2012; 109:285-289.

Dabbagh O, Oza A, Prakash S, Sunna R, Saettele TM. Coagulopathy does not protect against venous thromboembolism in hospitalized patients with chronic liver disease. Chest 2010; 137: 1145-1149.

Saettele TM, Bachman SL, Costello CR, Grant SA, Cleveland DS, Loy TS, Kolder DG, Ramshaw BJ. Use of porcine dermal collagen as a prosthetic mesh in a contaminated field for ventral hernia repair: a case report. Hernia 2007; 11:279-285.

Kolder DG, Saettele TM, Nelson CS, Dale PS. Desmoplastic melanoma: a disease of the ages? A case report and review of the literature. Clin Geriatr 2007; 15:32-35.

On Staff At

  • Saint Luke's Cushing Hospital
  • Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City
  • Saint Luke's North Hospital–Barry Road
  • Saint Luke's North Hospital–Smithville
  • Saint Luke's South Hospital