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

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 practices adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Namath's areas of expertise include intensive care and lung problems. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Namath takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He is open to new patients. He attended medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Namath's medical residency was performed at Stanford University Medical Center.

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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's specialty is pediatric pulmonology. Before completing her residency at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, Dr. Luke-Zeitoun attended medical school at the University of Zurich Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Luke-Zeitoun's clinical interests include lung problems. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Luke-Zeitoun (or staff) speaks German, French, and Italian. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Estela Ayala is a medical specialist in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ayala include intensive care and lung problems. Dr. Ayala has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Ayala graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. She trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center for her residency. In addition to English, she 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 her 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. Richard Bruce Chalker, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
795 El Camino Real; Lee Building, Level 2
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Richard Chalker practices adult pulmonology in Palo Alto, CA and San Carlos, CA. His areas of expertise consist of intensive care and lung problems. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chalker takes. After attending the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Boston Medical Center. Dr. Chalker is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Lung Problems, Intensive Care

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

Dr. Alan Chausow is an adult pulmonology specialist. Dr. Chausow's clinical interests encompass lung problems. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He graduated from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Michael Reese Hospital. He is rated highly by his patients. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Chausow's practice is open to new patients.

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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 is a physician who specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. The average patient rating for Dr. Krishna is 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Krishna include intensive care and lung problems. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Tirunelveli Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Krishna completed a residency program at George Washington University Medical Center. Dr. Krishna's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He has an open panel.

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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 works as a pediatric pulmonologist and allergist/immunologist in San Mateo, CA and Palo Alto, CA. Dr. Blessing-Moore has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Blessing-Moore honors. After attending Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical University for medical school, she completed her residency training at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital and Stanford Hospital & Clinics. Dr. Blessing-Moore (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. Her practice 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's specialty is pediatric allergy & immunology. Dr. Bocian (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew and Spanish. Dr. Bocian's areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), drug allergy, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school and subsequently trained at Stanford University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Bocian has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bocian takes. Dr. Bocian's practice is open to 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 works as a pediatric allergist and immunologist and allergist and immunologist in Mountain View, CA. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Martin's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Before completing her residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland, Dr. Martin attended medical school at Duke University School of Medicine. Dr. Martin's patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Food Allergy, Sinusitis, Asthma, Allergies, Hives, Allergen Immunotherapy, Angioedema, Hay Fever

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 is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Yu include myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), lung cancer, and anemia. Dr. Yu's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He obtained his medical school training at Brown University, Alpert Medical School and performed his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. The average patient rating for Dr. Yu is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Yu has a closed panel.

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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's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is a graduate of 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 residency. Patients rated Dr. Mulligan highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He welcomes 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. 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 practices general pediatrics. Before completing her residency at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, Dr. Lai attended medical school at Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Lai is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Lai's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Asthma, Newborn Care

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

Dr. Katharine Padrez is a general pediatrician in Mountain View, CA. Dr. Padrez's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She obtained her medical school training at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She is rated highly by her patients. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She has a closed panel.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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 medical specialty is adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. His areas of clinical interest consist of heart problems, nuclear scan, and transesophageal echocardiography (TEE). Dr. Benedick is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Utah School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Benedick trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. Dr. Benedick is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

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

Dr. Kathleen Babington, MD
Specializes in Neonatology
370 Distel Circle
Los Altos, CA
 

Dr. Kathleen Babington is a medical specialist in neonatology. She is conversant in Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Babington obtained her medical school training at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and performed her residency at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Babington has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Eczema, Immunization, Early Childhood Development, Strains, Grief, Sprains, Asthma, Breastfeeding ... (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 is a medical specialist in adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders). Dr. Leibowitz's areas of expertise include blood disorders. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school, he completed his residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Leibowitz's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is accepting 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)

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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.