We found 37 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept United Healthcare HMO near Los Altos, CA.

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Dr. Allen Frederick Namath Gromme, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
795 El Camino Real; Lee Building, Level 2
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Allen Namath's specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He practices in Palo Alto, CA, San Carlos, CA, and Fremont, CA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Namath include intensive care and lung problems. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine and residency at Stanford University Medical Center. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Namath welcomes new patients.

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

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

Dr. Mona Luke-Zeitoun, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Mona Luke-Zeitoun is a pediatric pulmonologist. Her clinical interests include lung problems. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. Dr. Luke-Zeitoun honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. After completing medical school at the University of Zurich Faculty of Medicine, she performed her residency at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital. Dr. Luke-Zeitoun (or staff) is conversant in German, French, and Italian.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma, lung problems

All Interests: Lung Problems, Chronic Respiratory Failure, Asthma, Vocal Cord Dysfunction, Sleep Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard Bruce Chalker, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
795 El Camino Real; Lee Building, Level 2
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Richard Chalker's area of specialization is adult pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chalker include intensive care and lung problems. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chalker takes. He is a graduate of the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine and a graduate of Boston Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Chalker is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Lung Problems, Intensive Care

Dr. Estela Del Carmen Ayala, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
701 E. El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Estela Ayala's specialties are critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. She practices in Mountain View, CA, Santa Cruz, CA, and Los Gatos, CA. Her areas of expertise include intensive care and lung problems. She is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Ayala is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and performed her residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Ayala speaks Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Ayala's office for an appointment.

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

All Interests: Mechanical Ventilation, Sarcoidosis, Cystic Fibrosis, Sleep Apnea, Lung Problems, Pulmonary ... (Read more)

Dr. Alan Chausow, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
701 E El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Alan Chausow specializes in adult pulmonology. He attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Michael Reese Hospital for residency. He is especially interested in lung problems. Patients rated Dr. Chausow highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chausow accepts. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He has an open panel.

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

All Interests: Sarcoidosis, Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Problems, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Pulmonary Hypertension, Asthma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ganesh Krishna, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
701 E El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Ganesh Krishna's medical specialty is adult critical care and adult pulmonology. His areas of clinical interest consist of intensive care and lung problems. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Before completing his residency at George Washington University Medical Center, Dr. Krishna attended medical school at Tirunelveli Medical College. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Krishna's practice 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: Sarcoidosis, Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Problems, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Pulmonary Hypertension, Asthma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joann C Blessing-Moore, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology, Allergy & Immunology
723 Emerson Street
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Joann Blessing-Moore specializes in pediatric pulmonology and allergy & immunology and practices in San Mateo, CA and Palo Alto, CA. After completing medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical University, Dr. Blessing-Moore performed her residency at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital and Stanford Hospital & Clinics. Patient ratings for Dr. Blessing-Moore average 4.0 stars out of 5. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Blessing-Moore (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. Dr. Blessing-Moore is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , exercise induced asthma

All Interests: Drug Allergy, Clinical Trials, Immunodeficiency, Atopic Dermatitis, Allergies, Conjunctivitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert C Bocian, PhD, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
795 El Camino Real; Lee Building, Level 2
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Robert Bocian specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology and practices in Palo Alto, CA. In addition to English, Dr. Bocian (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bocian include sinusitis (sinus infection), drug allergy, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Before completing his residency at Stanford University Medical Center, Dr. Bocian attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Drug Allergy, Food Allergy, Sinusitis, Asthma, Allergies, Hay Fever

Dr. Jamila Clarice Martin, MPH, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology, Adult Allergy & Immunology
701 E El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Jamila Martin is a specialist in pediatric allergy & immunology and adult allergy & immunology. Dr. Martin's average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland, Dr. Martin attended medical school at Duke University School of Medicine. She is conversant in Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Martin welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Food Allergy, Sinusitis, Asthma, Allergies, Hives, Angioedema, Hay Fever, Subcutaneous Allergen ... (Read more)

Dr. Peter P Yu, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
701 E. El Camino Real; North Wing, 1st Floor
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Peter Yu specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology and practices in Sunnyvale, CA and Mountain View, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Yu include myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), lung cancer, and anemia. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Yu is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Brown University, Alpert Medical School and a graduate of St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center's residency program. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Yu is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

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

Dr. Michael Joseph Mulligan, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
701 E El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Michael Mulligan specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology and practices in Mountain View, CA and Palo Alto, CA. Dr. Mulligan is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He studied medicine at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for his residency. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Mulligan is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , exercise induced asthma

All Interests: Drug Allergy, Immunodeficiency, Atopic Dermatitis, Conjunctivitis, Food Allergy, Eosinophilic ... (Read more)

Dr. Pei Hsuan Tsau, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
2490 Hospital Drive; Suite 109
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Pei Tsau's medical specialty is cardiothoracic surgery. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Arizona College of Medicine, Dr. Tsau performed her residency at Arizona Health Sciences Center. She is conversant in Mandarin and Taiwanese. Dr. Tsau is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Vascular Surgery Procedures, Minimally Invasive Valve ... (Read more)

Dr. Stephanie Ngoc-Tu Nguyen, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
795 El Camino Real; Department of Pediatrics Level 1, Lee Building
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Stephanie Lai sees patients in Palo Alto, CA. Her medical specialty is general pediatrics. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lai has an open panel. Dr. Lai's education and training includes medical school at Yale School of Medicine and residency at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Asthma, Newborn Care

Dr. Bruce Allan Benedick, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
1950 University Avenue; Suite 160
E Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Bruce Benedick's areas of specialization are adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology; he sees patients in East Palo Alto, CA and Redwood City, CA. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Utah School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. He has indicated that his clinical interests include heart problems, nuclear scan, and transesophageal echocardiography (TEE). Dr. Benedick honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Holistic Approaches, Cardiomyopathy, Nuclear Stress Test, Stress Echo, Invasive Cardiology, ... (Read more)

Dr. David Steven Leibowitz, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
795 El Camino Real; Lee Building, Level A
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. David Leibowitz specializes in adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders). He has a special interest in blood disorders. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Leibowitz graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. For his residency, Dr. Leibowitz trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Patients gave Dr. Leibowitz an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Leibowitz welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Gynecologic Cancer, Sarcoma, Colon Cancer, Lung Cancer, Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Katharine K Padrez, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
701 E El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Katharine Padrez specializes in general pediatrics. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Padrez takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. 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, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Padrez's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is closed to new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Eczema, Immunization, Asthma, Breastfeeding Issues, Premature Babies, Newborn Care, Parenting Issues

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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.
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