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. Clinical interests for Dr. Hardy include cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Toledo College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Hardy completed her residency training at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). Dr. Hardy is accepting new patients.

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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 is a pediatric pulmonologist in San Francisco, CA, Oakland, CA, and Walnut Creek, CA. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Nielson attended the University of Utah School of Medicine. He speaks Spanish. He 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. Nielson's office for an appointment.

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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's area of specialization is pediatric pulmonology. He is conversant in Cantonese. His clinical interests include cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. Dr. Zee is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). After completing medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, Dr. Zee performed his residency at Texas Children's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Manisha Newaskar practices pediatric pulmonology. Dr. Newaskar has a special interest in cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College, she performed her residency at Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College & General Hospital and Driscoll Children's Hospital. Dr. Newaskar (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Newaskar's office for an appointment.

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

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Problems, Asthma

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

Dr. Elizabeth Gibb, who practices in San Francisco, CA, Oakland, CA, and Walnut Creek, CA, is a medical specialist in pediatric pulmonology. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Gibb is open to new patients. She is a graduate of 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).

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma

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

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

Dr. Ngoc Ly works as a pediatric pulmonologist. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), Dr. Ly attended the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry for medical school. Dr. Ly has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. In addition to English, she speaks Vietnamese. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. Dr. Ly is accepting 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. Gwynne D Church, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
747 52nd Street
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Gwynne Church practices pediatric pulmonology. Dr. Church's education and training includes medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin and residency at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). These areas are among her clinical interests: sleep apnea and muscular dystrophy. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Church honors. Dr. Church has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Church (or staff) is conversant in French and Italian. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Church's office for an appointment.

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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)

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

Dr. Edward Fong is a pediatric pulmonologist. He graduated from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, John A. Burns School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Arizona Health Sciences Center. Dr. Fong is especially interested in cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland, and John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek. Dr. Fong's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Asthma

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

Dr. Dean Nickles practices adult critical care. Dr. Nickles is rated highly by his patients. He is especially interested in general care. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Before performing his residency at Tripler Army Medical Center, Dr. Nickles attended West Virginia University School of Medicine. Dr. Nickles has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. He is affiliated with 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. Kensho Iwanaga, MS, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
747 52nd Street
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Kensho Iwanaga is a pediatric pulmonologist in San Francisco, CA, Oakland, CA, and Walnut Creek, CA. Before completing his residency at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland, Dr. Iwanaga attended medical school at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is 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. Fredric Herskowitz is an adult critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist. He graduated from the University of Louisville School of Medicine. He trained at Temple University Hospital for his residency. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Herskowitz include lung problems. Dr. Herskowitz is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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: , 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. Robert Jesse Blount, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology, Internal Medicine
747 52nd Street
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Robert Blount is a specialist in pediatric pulmonology. He is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and a graduate of Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center's residency program. Health Net, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Blount honors. Dr. Blount (or staff) speaks Spanish and Swahili. He is affiliated with UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland.

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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's specialty is pulmonology (lung & respiratory disease). Dr. Green attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, a hospital affiliated with Tulane University, and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. In her practice, she is particularly interested in lung problems. She accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Green is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Adventist Health System. She is accepting 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)

Dr. Diana Ying-Chieh Chen, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology, Pediatric Hospital Medicine
6121 Hollis Street; Suite 2
Emeryville, CA
 

Dr. Diana Chen is a medical specialist in pediatric pulmonology and pediatric hospital medicine. These areas are among her clinical interests: aspiration pneumonia, exercise induced asthma, and shortness of breath (dyspnea). Dr. Chen takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. She graduated from Boston University School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Chen trained at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Chen has received the following distinctions: Kerry Spooner-Dean Memorial Award for community service, Children's Hospital Oakland and Best Case Presentation, American College of Chest Physicians. Dr. Chen (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin and Spanish. Dr. Chen is affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , aspiration pneumonia, exercise induced asthma, bronchitis, asthma, lung problems

All Interests: Aspiration Pneumonia, Shortness of Breath, Lung Problems, Bronchitis, Chest Pain, Exercise Induced ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Glen Petersen sees patients in Oakland, CA and Berkeley, CA. His medical specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. These areas are among his clinical interests: intensive care and lung problems. He honors Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Petersen is a graduate of the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and a graduate of Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center's residency program. He has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Petersen's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Eden Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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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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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.