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We found 37 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Medicare Advantage near Oakland, CA.

Dr. Karen Ann Hardy, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
747 52nd Street
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Karen Hardy's specialty is pediatric pulmonology. Clinical interests for Dr. Hardy include cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Toledo College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Hardy completed her residency training at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). Dr. Hardy is accepting 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: Vocal Cord Dysfunction, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Problems, Bronchoscopy, Cystic ... (Read more)

Dr. Dennis W Nielson, PhD, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
747 52nd Street
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Dennis Nielson is a pediatric pulmonologist in San Francisco, CA, Oakland, CA, and Walnut Creek, CA. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Nielson attended the University of Utah School of Medicine. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Nielson's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Translational Research, Cystic Fibrosis

Dr. Eric D Zee, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
747 52nd Street
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Eric Zee's area of specialization is pediatric pulmonology. He is conversant in Cantonese. His clinical interests include cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. Dr. Zee is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). After completing medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, Dr. Zee performed his residency at Texas Children's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. He welcomes new patients.

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

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Problems, Asthma

Dr. Andrew Scott McClintock-Greenberg, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
350 - 30th Street; Suite 100
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Andrew McClintock-Greenberg practices adult critical care and adult pulmonology in Oakland, CA. The average patient rating for Dr. McClintock-Greenberg is 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. McClintock-Greenberg include intensive care, sleep apnea, and asthma. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center. Dr. McClintock-Greenberg's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). He welcomes new patients.

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

All Interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Sleep Disorders, Sleep Apnea, Lung Problems, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Asthma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Elizabeth Rachel Morrison, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
747 52nd Street
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Elizabeth Gibb, who practices in San Francisco, CA, Oakland, CA, and Walnut Creek, CA, is a medical specialist in pediatric pulmonology. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Gibb is open to new patients. She is a graduate of Harvard Medical School. For her professional training, Dr. Gibb completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma

All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Translational Research, Cystic Fibrosis, Epidemiology, Flexible Laryngoscopy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ngoc Phuong Ly, MPH, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
747 52nd Street
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Ngoc Ly works as a pediatric pulmonologist. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), Dr. Ly attended the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry for medical school. Dr. Ly has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. In addition to English, she speaks Vietnamese. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. Dr. Ly is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma

All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Allergies, Education, Cystic Fibrosis, Respiratory Infection, Cytokine Therapy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Gwynne D Church, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
747 52nd Street
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Gwynne Church practices pediatric pulmonology. Dr. Church's education and training includes medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin and residency at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). These areas are among her clinical interests: sleep apnea and muscular dystrophy. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Church honors. Dr. Church has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Church (or staff) is conversant in French and Italian. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Church's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Sleep Apnea, Spine Problems, Circadian Rhythm Disorders, Asthma, Insomnia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Dean John Nickles, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care
350 30th Street; Suite 320
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Dean Nickles practices adult critical care. Dr. Nickles is rated highly by his patients. He is especially interested in general care. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Before performing his residency at Tripler Army Medical Center, Dr. Nickles attended West Virginia University School of Medicine. Dr. Nickles has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, asthma

All Interests: Cancer Screening, Metabolic Syndrome, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Cholesterol Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Lisa L Ehrensberger, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
2320 Woolsey Street; #301
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Lisa Swearingen is a physician who specializes in general pediatrics. Dr. Swearingen (or staff) speaks Spanish. In addition, she offers language support for Mandarin-speaking patients. Dr. Swearingen is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. She graduated from the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. Dr. Swearingen trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for her residency. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Swearingen honors. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Adolescent Gynecology, Adolescent Issues, Eczema, Immunization, Obesity, Asthma, Breastfeeding ... (Read more)

Dr. Hitendra Thakorbhai Patel, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
747 52nd Street
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Hitendra Patel is a medical specialist in pediatric cardiology. After attending St. Mary's Hospital Medical School and the University of London for medical school, he completed his residency training at The Hospital for Sick Children and Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo. His clinical interests include heart problems and cardiac catheterization. Dr. Patel is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Valley Health Plan. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Gujarati. Dr. Patel is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Vascular Disease, Heart Problems, Interventional Cardiac Catheterization, Lung Problems, Congenital ... (Read more)

Dr. Petra Froehlich Froehlich, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
2320 Woolsey Street; Suite 301
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Petra Landman's medical specialty is general pediatrics. Dr. Landman is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Skin Issues, Asthma, Breastfeeding Issues

Dr. Oleg Igor Krijanovski, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
2001 Dwight Way
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Oleg Krijanovski is an adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders) specialist in Berkeley, CA. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan, Dr. Krijanovski attended medical school at Second Moscow State Medical Institute. He has a special interest in blood and marrow transplant. Dr. Krijanovski's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Krijanovski honors. In addition to English, he speaks Russian. Dr. Krijanovski's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Krijanovski's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Hepatobiliary Cancer, Liver Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Sarcoma, Colon Cancer, Bone Marrow Transplant, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sunghoon Kim, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
747 52nd Street
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Sunghoon Kim is a physician who specializes in pediatric general surgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Kim include robotic surgery and thoracic (chest) surgery procedures. Dr. Kim is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. He is conversant in Korean. His professional affiliations include SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, Sutter Medical Network, and Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG). New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Kim's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Pectus Excavatum, Inguinal Hernia, Gastrostomy, Umbilical Hernia, Phimosis, Appendicitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Margaret M Miller, MPH, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
3100 Telegraph Avenue
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Margaret Miller is a general pediatrician in San Francisco, CA, Alameda, CA, and Berkeley, CA. She has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Miller is a graduate of the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Miller speaks French. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. Dr. Miller's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Behavior Problems, Newborn Care, Parenting Issues, Infections, Asthma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Margery A Lackman, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
2500 Milvia Street
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Margery Lackman practices general pediatrics. Dr. Lackman is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland, Dr. Lackman attended the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine for medical school. In addition to English, Dr. Lackman (or staff) speaks Korean. She also offers language support for Spanish-speaking patients. Dr. Lackman's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Eczema, Immunization, Circumcision, Asthma, Breastfeeding Issues, Allergies, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Andre Lenoir, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology, Internal Medicine
2940 Summit Street; 1st Floor
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Michael Lenoir is an Oakland, CA physician who specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at William Beaumont Army Medical Center. The average patient rating for Dr. Lenoir is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Lenoir speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Drug Allergy, Atopic Dermatitis, Allergies, Conjunctivitis, Hives, Food Allergy, Allergen ... (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.