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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 sees patients in Emeryville, CA, San Francisco, CA, and Oakland, CA. Her medical specialty is pediatric pulmonology. In her practice, she is particularly interested in cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Hardy's education and training includes medical school at the University of Toledo College of Medicine and residency at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Hardy has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). She is open to 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's medical specialty is pediatric pulmonology. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nielson honors. Dr. Nielson attended the University of Utah School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. He has an open panel.

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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 specializes in pediatric pulmonology. His clinical interests encompass cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. Dr. Zee is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. After completing medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, he performed his residency at Texas Children's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Zee speaks Cantonese. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). 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 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. Manisha Newaskar, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
6121 Hollis Street; Suite 2
Emeryville, CA
 

Dr. Manisha Newaskar is a pediatric pulmonology specialist in Oakland, CA, San Francisco, CA, and Fremont, CA. Her areas of expertise consist of cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. Dr. Newaskar accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College & General Hospital and Driscoll Children's Hospital, Dr. Newaskar attended Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College for medical school. Dr. Newaskar (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. She is affiliated with Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. Dr. Newaskar's practice is open to new patients.

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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's specialty is pediatric pulmonology. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. She graduated from Harvard Medical School and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Gibb's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. New patients are welcome to contact her 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. Ngoc Phuong Ly, MPH, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
747 52nd Street
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Ngoc Ly is a pediatric pulmonologist. Dr. Ly is conversant in Vietnamese. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), Dr. Ly attended medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. She has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Ly is open to 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. Dean John Nickles, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care
350 30th Street; Suite 320
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Dean Nickles works as a critical care specialist in Oakland, CA. Dr. Nickles graduated from West Virginia University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Tripler Army Medical Center. He is especially interested in general care. Patient ratings for Dr. Nickles average 5.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nickles honors. Dr. Nickles has received professional recognition including the following: 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. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 is a pediatric pulmonologist. In her practice, Dr. Church focuses on sleep apnea and muscular dystrophy. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. After attending Medical College of Wisconsin for medical school, Dr. Church 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. Dr. Church (or staff) speaks French and Italian.

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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's specialty is pediatric pulmonology. Dr. Fong 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. He is especially interested in cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. Dr. Fong is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Asthma

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

Dr. Fredric Herskowitz, who practices in Oakland, CA, is a medical specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. His clinical interests encompass lung problems. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus. Dr. Herskowitz attended medical school at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Temple University Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Herskowitz 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. Kensho Iwanaga, MS, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
747 52nd Street
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Kensho Iwanaga, who practices in San Francisco, CA, Oakland, CA, and Walnut Creek, CA, is a medical specialist in pediatric pulmonology. He is a graduate of the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and a graduate of Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland's residency program. Dr. Iwanaga honors 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. Glen Petersen is a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He works in Oakland, CA and Berkeley, CA. His clinical interests include intensive care and lung problems. He honors Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Petersen obtained his medical school training at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and performed his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. He has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Petersen is affiliated with 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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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
411 30th Street; Suite 314
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Robert Schoene's specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Schoene has a special interest in lung problems. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus. He is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington for his residency. Dr. Schoene is in-network for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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's specialty is pediatric pulmonology. He is affiliated with UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Health Net, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Blount's education and training includes medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and residency 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 specialist in pulmonology (lung & respiratory disease). In addition to English, Dr. Green speaks Spanish. She has a special interest in lung problems. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Adventist Health System. After attending Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, Dr. Green completed her residency training at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, a hospital affiliated with Tulane University, and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. 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)

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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.