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We found 52 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Health Net PPO near Emeryville, CA.

Dr. Karen Ann Hardy, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
6121 Hollis Street; Suite 2
Emeryville, CA
 

Dr. Karen Hardy's specialty is pediatric pulmonology. She is especially interested in cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. Dr. Hardy is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. She welcomes new patients. Dr. Hardy attended the University of Toledo College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors.

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

All Interests: Vocal Cord Dysfunction, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Problems, Bronchoscopy, Cystic ... (Read more)

Dr. Dennis W Nielson, PhD, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
747 52nd Street
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Dennis Nielson's specialty is pediatric pulmonology. Dr. Nielson is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He is accepting new patients. He attended medical school at the University of Utah School of Medicine. Dr. Nielson's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Translational Research, Cystic Fibrosis

Dr. Eric D Zee, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
6121 Hollis Street; Suite 2
Emeryville, CA
 

Dr. Eric Zee practices pediatric pulmonology. Dr. Zee's areas of expertise include cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Zee's practice is open to new patients. He attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. His medical residency was performed at Texas Children's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. He speaks Cantonese.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma, lung problems

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Problems, Asthma

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. Manisha Newaskar, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
6121 Hollis Street; Suite 2
Emeryville, CA
 

Dr. Manisha Newaskar works as a pediatric pulmonologist in Oakland, CA, San Francisco, CA, and Fremont, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Newaskar include cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. Dr. Newaskar is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients. Dr. Newaskar graduated from Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College. She completed her residency training at Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College & General Hospital and Driscoll Children's Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Newaskar (or staff) speaks Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma, lung problems

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Problems, Asthma

Dr. Edward W Fong, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
6121 Hollis Street; Suite 2
Emeryville, CA
 

Dr. Edward Fong sees patients in Oakland, CA, Emeryville, CA, and Walnut Creek, CA. His medical specialty is pediatric pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Fong include cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. Dr. Fong is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He graduated from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, John A. Burns School of Medicine. Dr. Fong's residency was performed at Arizona Health Sciences Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Asthma

Dr. Ngoc Phuong Ly, MPH, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
747 52nd Street
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Ngoc Ly is a physician who specializes in pediatric pulmonology. Dr. Ly speaks Vietnamese. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. She graduated from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. For her residency, Dr. Ly trained at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Dr. Ly takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Ly welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma

All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Allergies, Education, Cystic Fibrosis, Respiratory Infection, Cytokine Therapy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Elizabeth Rachel Morrison, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
747 52nd Street
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Elizabeth Gibb is a specialist in pediatric pulmonology. She works in San Francisco, CA, Oakland, CA, and Walnut Creek, CA. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gibb studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. For her professional training, Dr. Gibb completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Gibb's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma

All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Translational Research, Cystic Fibrosis, Epidemiology, Flexible Laryngoscopy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Dean John Nickles, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care
350 30th Street; Suite 320
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Dean Nickles specializes in adult critical care and practices in Oakland, CA. His clinical interests encompass general care. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Nickles accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. His education and training includes medical school at West Virginia University School of Medicine and residency at Tripler Army Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Nickles's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, asthma

All Interests: Cancer Screening, Metabolic Syndrome, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Cholesterol Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Gwynne D Church, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
747 52nd Street
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Gwynne Church works as a pediatric pulmonologist in San Francisco, CA, Oakland, CA, and Walnut Creek, CA. She has a special interest in sleep apnea and muscular dystrophy. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Church obtained her medical school training at Medical College of Wisconsin and performed her residency at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Church (or staff) speaks the following languages: French and Italian. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. Dr. Church's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Sleep Apnea, Spine Problems, Circadian Rhythm Disorders, Asthma, Insomnia, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
411 30th Street; Suite 314
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Fredric Herskowitz specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology and practices in Oakland, CA. Dr. Herskowitz's clinical interests include lung problems. Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Herskowitz accepts. After completing medical school at the University of Louisville School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Temple University Hospital. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus. Dr. Herskowitz welcomes new patients.

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

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Shortness of Breath, Lung Problems, Pulmonary Fibrosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kensho Iwanaga, MS, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
747 52nd Street
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Kensho Iwanaga specializes in pediatric pulmonology and practices in San Francisco, CA, Oakland, CA, and Walnut Creek, CA. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Iwanaga attended the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland for residency. He is professionally affiliated with UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Epidemiology, Flexible Laryngoscopy, Bronchoscopy, Pulmonary Function Test, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
411 30th Street; Suite 314
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Glen Petersen is a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He works in Oakland, CA and Berkeley, CA. In his practice, Dr. Petersen focuses on intensive care and lung problems. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Eden Medical Center. He is a graduate of the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. He takes Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Petersen has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Petersen's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, asthma, pulmonary fibrosis, pulmonary hypertension, lung problems

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Mechanical Ventilation, Sarcoidosis, Intensive Care, Sleep Apnea, Lung Problems, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
411 30th Street; Suite 314
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Robert Schoene's areas of specialization are adult critical care and adult pulmonology; he sees patients in Oakland, CA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Schoene include lung problems. Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schoene takes. After attending Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. Dr. Schoene is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, lung cancer, asthma, interstitial lung disease, pulmonary hypertension, lung problems

All Interests: Sarcoidosis, Mediastinal Disease, Interstitial Lung Disease, Intensive Care, Lung Problems, Lung ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Jesse Blount, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology, Internal Medicine
747 52nd Street
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Robert Blount specializes in pediatric pulmonology and practices in Oakland, CA, Walnut Creek, CA, and San Francisco, CA. He is affiliated with UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. He is an in-network provider for Health Net, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Blount graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Blount trained at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Blount (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Swahili.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Dysplasia, Pulmonary Function Test, Asthma

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Specializes in Pulmonology, Other
411 - 30th Street; 3rd Floor
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Andrea Green is a pulmonologist in Oakland, CA and Northridge, CA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Green include lung problems. Dr. Green is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Green trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, a hospital affiliated with Tulane University, and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Green is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Adventist Health System. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, lung cancer, asthma, interstitial lung disease, lung problems

All Interests: Sarcoidosis, Interstitial Lung Disease, Shortness of Breath, Intensive Care, Lung Problems, Lung ... (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.