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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 is a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. His areas of expertise include intensive care, sleep apnea, and asthma. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). After attending the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Dr. McClintock-Greenberg completed his residency training at Mount Sinai Medical Center. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. McClintock-Greenberg takes. Dr. McClintock-Greenberg has an open panel.

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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 general pediatrician. She honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. After attending the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine, Dr. Swearingen completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She is conversant in Spanish. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. Dr. Swearingen welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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. He speaks Russian. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Krijanovski include blood and marrow transplant. Dr. Krijanovski is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). After completing medical school at Second Moscow State Medical Institute, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Patient ratings for Dr. Krijanovski average 4.5 stars out of 5. Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Krijanovski accepts. He is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Petra Landman is a physician who specializes in general pediatrics. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Landman attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. She is in-network for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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

Dr. Margery Lackman specializes in general pediatrics and practices in Richmond, CA, Albany, CA, and Berkeley, CA. Dr. Lackman accepts Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, she performed her residency at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland. Dr. Lackman (or staff) is conversant in Korean. She also offers interpreting services for Spanish-speaking patients. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. She is accepting 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 works as a family practitioner in Albany, CA. Dr. Wallach has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Wallach include general care. He is an in-network provider for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Alachua General Hospital for residency. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Wallach's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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

Dr. Mukulika Mehta practices family medicine. She graduated from Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University Medical College. In Dr. Mehta's practice, she is particularly interested in general care. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Mehta (or staff) speaks Marathi, Gujarati, and Hindi. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). She 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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kao include lung cancer, colon cancer, and gynecologic cancer. She is an in-network provider for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kao attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency. In addition to English, she speaks Mandarin. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). Dr. Kao 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's specialty is general pediatrics. She is in-network for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Way obtained her medical school training at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and performed her residency at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She speaks Mandarin. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Eczema, Immunization, Asthma, Newborn Care, Endocrine Diseases

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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.