Provider Profile

Saint Luke’s Care Member

Provider Profile

Vincent M Lem, MD

Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care Medicine


Medical School
University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City, KS
Pediatrics, University of Teaxs Medical Branch, Galveston, TX
Med/Internal, University of Missouri - School of Medicine, Kansas City, MO
Med/Pulmonology, Univ. of Texas Health Science Ctr

Board Certifications

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

Academic Titles

  • Clinical Associate Professor, University of Missouri–Kansas City School of Medicine

Clinical Interests

  • interstitial lung disease
  • evaluation of dyspnea
  • pulmonary hypertension
  • evaluation of chronic cough
  • evaluation and treatment of lung cancer


Board certified in pulmonary and critical care. I've practiced at Saint Luke's for 30 years. Awarded best teacher on three occasions by the residents at Saint Luke's/UMKC. Selected by peers as among the top pulmonologists in Kansas City each year for the past two decades. Special interest in critical care and interstitial lung diseases. Pulmonary practice, however, covers all aspects of lung medicine. I treat patients with the same compassion and dedication as you would want your loved ones treated.

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
  • 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 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
  • 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



Inferior Vena Cava Filters  Hospital Practice  2011  Aug: 39(3)
Remote ICU Care Correlates with Reduced Health System Mortality  Chest  2007, 132 (abstract meeting)  4436
Intensive Care Units with High versus Low Annual Volumes ( SCCM  Annual Congress  Poster Session  Jan. 18, 2012  )
Antigen Presentation by Alveolar Macrophages   Ann of the NY Acad of Sciences   Vol  465  pp 74-81  June 1986
Human Alveolar Macrophages:HLA-DR positive macrophages    J of Immunol  Jan 1, 1986  Vol  136  no. 2  497-505
Bronchoalveolar cells from sarcoid patients  J of Immunol  Sept 1, 1985  vol 135  no. 3  1766-71

On Staff At

  • Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City