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We found 9 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Aetna Open Access Elect Choice near Berkeley, CA.

Dr. Andrew Scott McClintock-Greenberg, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
350 Hawthorne Avenue
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Andrew McClintock-Greenberg specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. McClintock-Greenberg has indicated that his clinical interests include intensive care, sleep apnea, and asthma. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. McClintock-Greenberg is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Mount Sinai Medical Center. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma, pulmonary fibrosis, lung problems, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Sleep Disorders, Sleep Apnea, Lung Problems, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Asthma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Lisa L Ehrensberger, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
2500 Milvia Street
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Lisa Swearingen specializes in general pediatrics and practices in Berkeley, CA. Dr. Swearingen accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Swearingen completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Swearingen (or staff) speaks Spanish. In addition, she offers interpreting services for patients who speak Mandarin. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Swearingen's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Adolescent Gynecology, Adolescent Issues, Eczema, Immunization, Obesity, Asthma, Breastfeeding ... (Read more)

Dr. Petra Froehlich Froehlich, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
2500 Milvia Street
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Petra Landman's medical specialty is general pediatrics. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. Dr. Landman is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has an open panel. She studied medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Skin Issues, Asthma, Breastfeeding Issues

Dr. Oleg Igor Krijanovski, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
2001 Dwight Way
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Oleg Krijanovski is a specialist in adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders). He works in Berkeley, CA. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Krijanovski include blood and marrow transplant. Dr. Krijanovski's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He is accepting new patients. After attending Second Moscow State Medical Institute for medical school, Dr. Krijanovski completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. In addition to English, he speaks Russian.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Hepatobiliary Cancer, Liver Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Sarcoma, Colon Cancer, Bone Marrow Transplant, ... (Read more)

Dr. Margery A Lackman, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
2500 Milvia Street
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Margery Lackman works as a general pediatrician. Dr. Lackman (or staff) is conversant in Korean. She also offers interpreting services for patients who speak Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. She is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and a graduate of Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland's residency program. Dr. Lackman honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Eczema, Immunization, Circumcision, Asthma, Breastfeeding Issues, Allergies, ... (Read more)

Dr. Andrew Bard Wallach, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
500 San Pablo Avenue; Suite 300
Albany, CA
 

Dr. Andrew Wallach specializes in family medicine and practices in Albany, CA. Before completing his residency at Alachua General Hospital, Dr. Wallach attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Wallach include general care. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Wallach is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. Dr. Wallach is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Sports Health, Men's Health Issues, Contraception, Fibromyalgia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Susan Yu- Shan Kao, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
2001 Dwight Way
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Susan Kao is an adult hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist in Berkeley, CA. Dr. Kao's areas of expertise include lung cancer, colon cancer, and gynecologic cancer. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. She is open to new patients. She graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). In addition to English, Dr. Kao speaks Mandarin.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Research, Gynecologic Cancer, Hepatobiliary Cancer, Liver Cancer, Sarcoma, Colon Cancer, Lung ... (Read more)

Dr. Mukulika Mehta, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
2636 Telegraph Avenue; Suite A
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Mukulika Mehta specializes in family medicine and practices in Castro Valley, CA and Berkeley, CA. In her practice, Dr. Mehta focuses on general care. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Mehta studied medicine at Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University Medical College. Dr. Mehta (or staff) is conversant in Marathi, Gujarati, and Hindi. Dr. Mehta is affiliated with Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Sports Health, Men's Health Issues, Contraception, Fibromyalgia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Serena D Way, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
2500 Milvia Street
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Serena Way practices general pediatrics in Oakland, CA and Berkeley, CA. Dr. Way is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. Her training includes residency programs at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). In addition to English, she speaks Mandarin. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). Dr. Way welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Eczema, Immunization, Obesity, Asthma, Newborn Care

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What are Lung Problems?

Every cell in the body requires oxygen to function and produces carbon dioxide as a waste product. In order to keep the body’s tissues constantly supplied with fresh oxygen and to keep waste from building up, the lungs pump air in and out, even while we are sleeping or unaware. Unfortunately, diseases and disorders affecting the lungs are some of the most common medical problems afflicting people around the world. Some of the most common lung problems include asthma, COPD, pneumonia, and lung cancer.

Asthma is a chronic disease where swollen, inflamed airways make it hard to breathe. It is often brought on by specific triggers. While asthma is a common condition, affecting millions of people, it can also be serious and even fatal in severe cases. Treatment involves avoiding triggers and using inhaled corticosteroid medications.

COPD, or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, is the name given to two illnesses that both cause difficulty breathing: emphysema and chronic bronchitis. In emphysema, the air sacs of the lungs become damaged, while with bronchitis they become clogged with mucus. COPD is the fourth leading cause of death in the United States. It is almost always caused by breathing irritants into the lungs, such as smoking or heavy pollution.

Pneumonia is a lung infection that can be caused by bacteria, a virus, or fungi. Most healthy people recover from pneumonia in a week or two, but for some people pneumonia can be fatal. There are treatments available for pneumonia, but the best treatment is to prevent getting sick in the first place. People who are at risk should make sure they get a flu shot every year. There is also a vaccine available for the type of bacteria that causes pneumonia.

Lung cancer occurs when abnormal cells inside the lung grow into a tumor, destroying healthy tissue. Because it is so difficult to detect lung cancer in early stages when it has few symptoms, it is the deadliest form of cancer, responsible for the most cancer deaths both in the U.S. and worldwide. Most lung cancer is caused by exposure to tobacco smoke, but between 10-15% of cases are not linked to smoking.

Some problems with the lungs are minor and are not cause for concern. However if symptoms have lasted for a month or more, even if they are minor, it is worth checking with a healthcare professional to make sure your lungs are healthy. A cough, shortness of breath, or excess mucus production that lingers for weeks are all worth getting looked at.