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We found 41 pulmonologists who accept Blue Shield of California near National City, CA.

Dr. Cesar Manuel Javier Pena Romero, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
227 Church Avenue
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Cesar Pena-Romero is a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Pena-Romero's clinical interests include intensive care, general care, and lung problems. He is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Pena-Romero has an open panel. He attended Cayetano Heredia University for medical school and subsequently trained at Good Samaritan Hospital of Maryland for residency. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Intensive Care, Lung Problems, General Care

Dr. Luis F Sanchez, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
227 Church Avenue
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Luis Sanchez's areas of specialization are adult critical care and adult pulmonology; he sees patients in Chula Vista, CA. Dr. Sanchez is conversant in Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: sleep disorders, lung cancer, and intensive care. He is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. His education and training includes medical school at Cayetano Heredia University and residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sanchez has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Disorders, Tuberculosis, Intensive Care, Lung ... (Read more)

Dr. Stephen H Carson, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology, Other
550 Washington Street; Suite 300
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Stephen Carson is a specialist in pediatric pulmonology. He attended McGill University Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Children's Hospital Boston. Clinical interests for Dr. Carson include warts, sleep apnea, and headache. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Carson (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. He is affiliated with Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Sharp HealthCare. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Warts, Headache, Eczema, Nutrition Issues, Sleep Disorders, Heartburn, Multiple Pregnancy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Gregory T Czer, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
754 Medical Center Court; Suite 100
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Gregory Czer is a Chula Vista, CA physician who specializes in adult pulmonology. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Czer's areas of expertise include the following: shortness of breath (dyspnea), sleep apnea, and nutrition issues. He is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Czer accepts. Dr. Czer is accepting new patients. He studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) for residency. Dr. Czer has received the distinction of San Diego Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Back Problems, Sleep Apnea, Diabetes, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joseph Robert Resnikoff, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
501 Washington Street; Suite 508
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Joseph Resnikoff is a San Diego, CA physician who specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He is especially interested in intensive care and lung problems. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Resnikoff's education and training includes medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Intensive Care, Lung Problems

Dr. Bradley Lawrence Spitz, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
501 Washington Street; Suite 508
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Bradley Spitz specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology and practices in San Diego, CA. Dr. Spitz is conversant in French. His clinical interests include sleep disorders, intensive care, and lung problems. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. After attending St. George's University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Maricopa Medical Center and Franklin Square Hospital Center. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Spitz honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Sleep Disorders, Intensive Care, Lung Problems

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Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1072 Johnson Avenue
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Matthew Horn's areas of specialization are critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology; he sees patients in Encinitas, CA and San Diego, CA. He graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Horn trained at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers for residency. These areas are among his clinical interests: intensive care and lung problems. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks French. Dr. Horn is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Horn's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Intensive Care, Lung Problems

Dr. Houman Dahi, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
501 Washington Street; Suite 508
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Houman Dahi's medical specialty is adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. His clinical interests encompass sleep disorders, intensive care, and lung problems. Dr. Dahi is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. He takes Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Dahi is accepting new patients. He obtained his medical school training at Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at St. Barnabas Hospital, Bronx and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. In addition to English, Dr. Dahi (or staff) speaks Persian and Turkish.

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Clinical interests: Sleep Disorders, Intensive Care, Lung Problems

Dr. Steven C Wong, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
501 Washington Street; Suite 508
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Steven Wong works as an adult critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Wong include intensive care, general care, and lung problems. Dr. Wong accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Eastern Virginia Medical School and residency at Scripps Mercy Hospital, San Diego. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. Dr. Wong's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Intensive Care, Lung Problems, General Care

Dr. Julian Phillip Lichter, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
501 Washington Street; Suite 508
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Julian Lichter is a physician who specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Clinical interests for Dr. Lichter include intensive care, general care, and lung problems. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lichter honors. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Lichter's office for an appointment. After completing medical school at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, he performed his residency at The Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee.

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Clinical interests: Intensive Care, Lung Problems, General Care

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Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
610 Euclid Avenue; 202
National City, CA
 

Dr. Rosemarie Lim specializes in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology and practices in National City, CA. Dr. Lim graduated from the University of the Philippines College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. She has a special interest in sleep disorders, intensive care, and tuberculosis (TB). She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Lim speaks Mandarin. She is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. She welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Disorders, Tuberculosis, Intensive Care, Lung ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
4060 Fourth Avenue; Suite 335
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Alex Mercandetti practices adult pulmonology. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Mercandetti include sleep disorders, general care, and lung problems. Dr. Mercandetti is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. Dr. Mercandetti honors Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. He obtained his medical school training at Wayne State University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Iowa. In addition to English, Dr. Mercandetti speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Sleep Disorders, Allergies, Lung Problems, General Care

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
302 Washington Street; #116
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. David Riker is a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Riker include hospital care. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. Dr. Riker accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Unfortunately, he is not currently accepting new patients. Dr. Riker studied medicine at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Riker completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University.

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Clinical interests: Hospital Care, Intensive Care, Lung Problems

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
200 W Arbor Drive; Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Samir Makani works as a critical care specialist and pulmonologist. He has a special interest in intensive care, general care, and lung problems. Dr. Makani's professional affiliations include VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS) and Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Makani has an open panel. He is a graduate of Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University Medical College. His medical residency was performed at Henry Ford Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Intensive Care, Lung Problems, General Care

Dr. Hassan Karimi Bencheqroun, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
302 Washington Street; #116
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Hassan Bencheqroun is a medical specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bencheqroun accepts. Dr. Bencheqroun (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and French. Dr. Bencheqroun is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. He is closed to new patients at this time.

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
200 W Arbor Drive; Department of Medicine
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Marisa Magana is an adult critical care and adult pulmonology specialist in San Diego, CA and Encinitas, CA. Dr. Magana is a graduate of Harvard Medical School. For her residency, Dr. Magana trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Her areas of expertise include intensive care, general care, and lung problems. Dr. Magana is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. Dr. Magana is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Intensive Care, Lung Problems, General Care

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What is Pulmonology?

Pulmonology is a subspecialty that focuses on complex diseases of the lungs. In order to diagnose and treat lung disorders, a pulmonologist may also examine the chest, nose, throat, or heart. However, the main function of pulmonology is to make sure the lungs are functioning well.

Some of the diseases and disorders that might be treated by a pulmonologist include:
  • Pneumonia
  • Asthma
  • Tuberculosis
  • Emphysema
  • Mesothelioma and other lung cancers
  • Cystic Fibrosis

A pulmonologist often uses pulmonary function tests, such as spirometry, to measure how well the lungs are able to move air in and out. Pulmonologists are trained to take surgical samples and biopsies when needed, but they do not typically perform surgery. Pulmonologists may provide consultations to other doctors, acute care for sudden illnesses, or regular care for patients with long-term lung disorders.