We found 37 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Aetna Choice POS near Palo Alto, CA.

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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's areas of specialization are adult critical care and adult pulmonology; he sees patients in Palo Alto, CA, San Carlos, CA, and Fremont, CA. The average patient rating for Dr. Namath is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Namath's areas of clinical interest consist of intensive care and lung problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Namath welcomes new patients. After completing medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine, he performed his residency 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 is a specialist in pediatric pulmonology. She has indicated that her clinical interests include lung problems. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Luke-Zeitoun obtained her medical school training at the University of Zurich Faculty of Medicine and performed her residency at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital. Dr. Luke-Zeitoun (or staff) speaks the following languages: German, French, and Italian. Dr. Luke-Zeitoun is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. She has an open panel.

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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. Richard Bruce Chalker, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
795 El Camino Real; Lee Building, Level 2
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Richard Chalker works as an adult pulmonologist. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise consist of intensive care and lung problems. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chalker honors. Before performing his residency at Boston Medical Center, Dr. Chalker attended the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Chalker is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Lung Problems, Intensive Care

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 critical care specialist and pulmonologist. Her clinical interests include intensive care and lung problems. Dr. Ayala's patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. She attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Ayala's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She has an open panel.

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

Dr. Alan Chausow, who practices in Mountain View, CA, is a medical specialist in adult pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chausow include lung problems. Dr. Chausow's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chausow accepts. His education and training includes medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and residency at Michael Reese Hospital. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Chausow's office for an appointment.

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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 Mountain View, CA physician who specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. In Dr. Krishna's practice, he is particularly interested in intensive care and lung problems. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Krishna is open to new patients. He graduated from Tirunelveli Medical College and then he performed his residency at George Washington University Medical Center.

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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. Robert C Bocian, PhD, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
795 El Camino Real; Lee Building, Level 2
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Robert Bocian is a Palo Alto, CA physician who specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then he performed his residency at Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. Bocian's areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), drug allergy, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bocian (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew and Spanish. Dr. Bocian'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 his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Drug Allergy, Food Allergy, Sinusitis, Asthma, Allergies, 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 a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He is rated highly by his patients. His clinical interests include myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), lung cancer, and anemia. Dr. Yu's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, MidState Medical Center, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Yu is not accepting new patients at this time. He attended Brown University, Alpert Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center.

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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
730 Welch Road; 1st Floor
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Michael Mulligan is a pediatric allergist and immunologist in Mountain View, CA and Palo Alto, CA. Patients gave Dr. Mulligan an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. After attending the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

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Relevant Interests: , exercise induced asthma

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

Dr. Pei Hsuan Tsau, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
87 Encina Avenue; Encina Building, 1st Floor
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Pei Tsau is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist. Dr. Tsau's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tsau honors. She is accepting new patients. She attended medical school at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Tsau trained at Arizona Health Sciences Center. Dr. Tsau is conversant in Mandarin and Taiwanese.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Vascular Surgery Procedures, Minimally Invasive Valve ... (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's area of specialization is general pediatrics. Dr. Lai attended Yale School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital for residency. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lai accepts. She is conversant in Spanish. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Lai is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Asthma, Newborn Care

Dr. Jamila C Martin, MPH, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology, Adult Allergy & Immunology
701 E El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Jamila Martin is a pediatric allergy & immunology and adult allergy & immunology specialist in Mountain View, CA. After completing medical school at Duke University School of Medicine, Dr. Martin performed her residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. Patient ratings for Dr. Martin average 4.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. She is conversant in Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Martin has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Food Allergy, Sinusitis, Asthma, Allergies, Hives, Angioedema, Hay Fever, Subcutaneous Allergen ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Katharine Padrez is a Mountain View, CA physician who specializes in general pediatrics. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. After attending the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Padrez is rated highly by her patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Padrez honors. Unfortunately, Dr. Padrez is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

Dr. Kathleen Babington, MD
Specializes in Neonatology
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Kathleen Babington sees patients in Palo Alto, CA and Los Altos, CA. Her medical specialty is neonatology. Dr. Babington has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, Dr. Babington attended medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Babington is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Eczema, Immunization, Early Childhood Development, Strains, Grief, Sprains, Asthma, Breastfeeding ... (Read more)

Dr. Jonathan Chao, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
795 El Camino Real; Lee Building, Level 2
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Jonathan Chao specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Palo Alto, CA. He has a special interest in general care. Dr. Chao is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He is not accepting new patients at this time. Dr. Chao attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Jefferson Medical College. He is conversant in Mandarin.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Men's Health Issues, General Care, Asthma, Cancer Screening, Nutrition ... (Read more)

Dr. David S Leibowitz, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
795 El Camino Real; Lee Building, Level A
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. David Leibowitz is an adult oncologist, medical oncologist, and hematologist in Palo Alto, CA and Fremont, CA. In his practice, Dr. Leibowitz focuses on blood disorders. Dr. Leibowitz is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Leibowitz studied medicine at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. His residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Leibowitz 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.
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