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We found 12 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Aetna Managed Choice POS near Los Gatos, CA.

Dr. Estela Del Carmen Ayala, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
15720 Winchester Boulevard; 2nd Floor
Los Gatos, CA
 

Dr. Estela Ayala's medical specialty is critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. Dr. Ayala speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Ayala include intensive care and lung problems. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. She trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center for her residency. Patient ratings for Dr. Ayala average 5.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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. Becky L McCalla, MPH, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
15400 Los Gatos Boulevard; 2nd Floor
Los Gatos, CA
 

Dr. Becky Wallin specializes in family medicine and practices in San Jose, CA and Los Gatos, CA. She attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Wallin's residency was performed at Community Hospital of Santa Rosa. In her practice, Dr. Wallin focuses on general care. Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Wallin honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. She is conversant in Spanish. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Wallin is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, General Care, Allergy Testing, Asthma, Breastfeeding Issues, Preventive Care, ... (Read more)

Dr. Juliana Gomez-Arostegui, MPH, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
2577 Samaritan Drive; Suite 725
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. Juliana Gomez-Arostegui practices pediatric cardiology in Sunnyvale, CA and San Jose, CA. Dr. Gomez-Arostegui speaks Spanish. Her clinical interests include heart problems. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine and performed her residency at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital and Stanford Hospital & Clinics. Dr. Gomez-Arostegui takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Kawasaki Disease, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Lung Problems, Surgical Procedures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Bradford Thomas Perkins, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
15400 Los Gatos Boulevard; 2nd Floor
Los Gatos, CA
 

Dr. Bradford Perkins works as a family medicine practitioner in Los Gatos, CA and San Jose, CA. Dr. Perkins's clinical interests include general care. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He attended Wake Forest University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Glendale Adventist Medical Center. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Unfortunately, Dr. Perkins is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Sports Health, Men's Health Issues, Women's Health Issues, General Care, Allergy ... (Read more)

Dr. Kim-Son Nguyen, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
15720 Winchester Boulevard; 1st Floor
Los Gatos, CA
 

Dr. Kim-Son Nguyen's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. In addition to English, he speaks Vietnamese. In Dr. Nguyen's practice, he is particularly interested in blood disorders. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He obtained his medical school training at Harvard Medical School and performed his residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Dr. Nguyen is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Kidney Cancer, Colon Cancer, Leukemia, Bone Marrow Transplant, Lung Cancer, Lymphoma, Multiple ... (Read more)

Dr. Anjali V Sagdeo, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
15400 Los Gatos Boulevard
Los Gatos, CA
 

Dr. Anjali Sagdeo's specialty is general internal medicine. She has a special interest in general care. Dr. Sagdeo is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Massachusetts, Dr. Sagdeo attended medical school at Government Medical College and Nagpur University. Dr. Sagdeo (or staff) is conversant in Gujarati and Hindi. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Sagdeo's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Women's Health Issues, General Care, Asthma, Education

Dr. Julia A Cronin, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
15400 Los Gatos Boulevard; 1st Floor
Los Gatos, CA
 

Dr. Julia Cronin works as a pediatric allergist and immunologist in Los Gatos, CA and Mountain View, CA. Dr. Cronin attended the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Atopic Dermatitis, Conjunctivitis, Food Allergy, Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Skin Issues, Asthma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Denise Lynn Babin, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
7225 Rainbow Drive
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. Denise Babin's medical specialty is family medicine. She attended medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin. Areas of expertise for Dr. Babin include general care. Dr. Babin accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Babin's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Men's Health Issues, Migraine, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Obesity, ... (Read more)

Dr. Dinah Sukharev, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
15400 Los Gatos Boulevard; 2nd Floor
Los Gatos, CA
 

Dr. Dina Sukharev's specialty is family medicine. She is conversant in Russian. Dr. Sukharev has a special interest in general care. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis, Dr. Sukharev attended I.M. Sechenov Moscow Medical Academy for medical school. Her average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Sukharev is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Diabetes, Skin Issues, Women's Health Issues, General Care, Allergy Testing, ... (Read more)

Dr. Allison L Chan, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
15400 Los Gatos Boulevard; 1st Floor
Los Gatos, CA
 

Dr. Allison Chan's area of specialization is general pediatrics. Dr. Chan is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients. Dr. Chan is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Children's Hospital Los Angeles.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Attention Deficit Disorder, Asthma, Allergies, Acid Reflux, Newborn Care, ... (Read more)

Dr. Vidhi Shah, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2585 Samaritan Drive
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. Vidhi Shah's specialty is general internal medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Shah include general care. Dr. Shah is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. She attended Lady Hardinge Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency. Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks the following languages: Gujarati, Hindi, and Punjabi. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is accepting new patients.

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

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Arthritis, Women's Health Issues, General Care, Heart Failure, Asthma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Charles Hsiao-Kung Feng, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology, Internal Medicine
15400 Los Gatos Boulevard; 1st Floor
Los Gatos, CA
 

Dr. Charles Feng is a specialist in pediatric allergy & immunology. In addition to English, Dr. Feng (or staff) speaks Mandarin and Spanish. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Before completing his residency at Scripps Clinic, Dr. Feng attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Feng honors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , exercise induced asthma

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