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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 is a specialist in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. Dr. Ayala is especially interested in intensive care and lung problems. The average patient rating for Dr. Ayala is 5.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Ayala is conversant in Spanish. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Ayala is open to new patients.

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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's medical specialty is family medicine. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Wallin has a special interest in general care. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Before performing her residency at Community Hospital of Santa Rosa, Dr. Wallin attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Wallin is rated highly by her patients. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Wallin is not accepting new patients at this time.

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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 is a medical specialist in pediatric cardiology. Dr. Gomez-Arostegui's clinical interests include heart problems. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. She attended the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital and Stanford Hospital & Clinics. Dr. Gomez-Arostegui speaks Spanish.

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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 is a physician who specializes in family medicine. He has indicated that his clinical interests include general care. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. After attending Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Dr. Perkins completed his residency training at Glendale Adventist Medical Center. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Perkins is not currently accepting new patients.

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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. He practices in Sunnyvale, CA and Los Gatos, CA. His areas of expertise include blood disorders. Dr. Nguyen is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. His medical residency was performed at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Dr. Nguyen speaks Vietnamese. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Nguyen is open to new patients.

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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 specializes in general internal medicine and practices in San Jose, CA and Los Gatos, CA. Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. In her practice, she is particularly interested in general care. Dr. Sagdeo is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended Government Medical College and Nagpur University and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Massachusetts. Dr. Sagdeo (or staff) speaks the following languages: Gujarati and Hindi. Dr. Sagdeo's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She has an open panel.

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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's specialty is pediatric allergy & immunology. Dr. Cronin is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Before completing her residency at Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters, Dr. Cronin attended medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Cronin is accepting new patients.

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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 is a San Jose, CA physician who specializes in family medicine. Her areas of expertise include general care. Dr. Babin is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Unfortunately, Dr. Babin is not currently accepting new patients. She attended medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin.

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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 specializes in family medicine and practices in Los Gatos, CA and San Jose, CA. In her practice, Dr. Sukharev focuses on general care. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from I.M. Sechenov Moscow Medical Academy and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. She speaks Russian. Dr. Sukharev is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Sukharev has an open panel.

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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 is a pediatrician in Los Gatos, CA and San Jose, CA. Dr. Chan's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. She welcomes new patients. After completing medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine, she performed her residency 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 is an internist in Santa Clara, CA and San Jose, CA. Dr. Shah has indicated that her clinical interests include general care. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients. She attended Lady Hardinge Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Gujarati, Hindi, and Punjabi.

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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 physician who specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. After completing medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Scripps Clinic. Dr. Feng (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin and Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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: , 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.