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 practices adult critical care and adult pulmonology in Oakland, CA. The average patient rating for Dr. McClintock-Greenberg is 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. McClintock-Greenberg include intensive care, sleep apnea, and asthma. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center. Dr. McClintock-Greenberg's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). He welcomes 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 is a physician who specializes in general pediatrics. Dr. Swearingen (or staff) speaks Spanish. In addition, she offers language support for Mandarin-speaking patients. Dr. Swearingen is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. She graduated from the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. Dr. Swearingen trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for her residency. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Swearingen honors. She is open to new patients.

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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. Dr. Landman is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. She is open to new patients.

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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 an adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders) specialist in Berkeley, CA. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan, Dr. Krijanovski attended medical school at Second Moscow State Medical Institute. He has a special interest in blood and marrow transplant. Dr. Krijanovski's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Krijanovski honors. In addition to English, he speaks Russian. Dr. Krijanovski's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Krijanovski's office for an appointment.

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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 practices general pediatrics. Dr. Lackman is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland, Dr. Lackman attended the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine for medical school. In addition to English, Dr. Lackman (or staff) speaks Korean. She also offers language support for Spanish-speaking patients. Dr. Lackman's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. She is open to 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. He speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include general care. Dr. Wallach is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. Dr. Wallach attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Alachua General Hospital. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Wallach's 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. Susan Yu- Shan Kao, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
2001 Dwight Way
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Susan Kao, who practices in Berkeley, CA, is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. In addition to English, she speaks Mandarin. These areas are among Dr. Kao's clinical interests: lung cancer, colon cancer, and gynecologic cancer. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). She attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Kao accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

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

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

Dr. Serena Way sees patients in Oakland, CA and Berkeley, CA. Her medical specialty is general pediatrics. She speaks Mandarin. Dr. Way is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). After attending Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She accepts 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, Obesity, Asthma, Newborn Care

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

Dr. Mukulika Mehta practices family medicine in Castro Valley, CA and Berkeley, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Mehta include general care. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Mehta graduated from Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University Medical College. Dr. Mehta (or staff) speaks the following languages: Marathi, Gujarati, and Hindi. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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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.