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We found 42 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Health Net near Palo Alto, CA.

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 is an adult critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Namath include intensive care and lung problems. Dr. Namath's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Stanford University Medical Center. Patients rated Dr. Namath highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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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. Ganesh Krishna, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
701 E El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Ganesh Krishna's areas of specialization are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. The average patient rating for Dr. Krishna is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Krishna include intensive care and lung problems. He accepts Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. After completing medical school at Tirunelveli Medical College, Dr. Krishna performed his residency at George Washington University Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with 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: , 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. Rebecca E Schane, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
701 E El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Rebecca Schane practices adult critical care and adult pulmonology. She has indicated that her clinical interests include general care. Dr. Schane is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She attended the University of Michigan Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. Dr. Schane honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: General Care, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Smoking Cessation

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 works in Palo Alto, CA, San Francisco, CA, and San Carlos, CA. Dr. Luke-Zeitoun's clinical interests include lung problems. She accepts Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. She studied medicine at the University of Zurich Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Luke-Zeitoun's training includes a residency program at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital. Dr. Luke-Zeitoun (or staff) speaks German, French, and Italian. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Luke-Zeitoun's office for an appointment.

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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. Estela Del Carmen Ayala, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
701 E. El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Estela Ayala's areas of specialization are critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Ayala include intensive care and lung problems. Dr. Ayala's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Ayala trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center for residency. She speaks Spanish. She is professionally 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. Alan Chausow, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
701 E El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Alan Chausow is an adult pulmonologist in Mountain View, CA. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Chausow's clinical interests encompass lung problems. He takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and performed his residency at Michael Reese Hospital. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Chausow welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Richard Chalker works as a pulmonologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Chalker include intensive care and lung problems. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chalker takes. He is a graduate of the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine and a graduate of Boston Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Chalker is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Lung Problems, Intensive Care

Dr. Joann C Blessing-Moore, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology, Allergy & Immunology
723 Emerson Street
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Joann Blessing-Moore is a medical specialist in pediatric pulmonology and allergy & immunology. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital and Stanford Hospital & Clinics, Dr. Blessing-Moore attended Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical University for medical school. Dr. Blessing-Moore (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Blessing-Moore's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , exercise induced asthma

All Interests: Drug Allergy, Clinical Trials, Immunodeficiency, Atopic Dermatitis, Allergies, Conjunctivitis, ... (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. Clinical interests for Dr. Bocian include sinusitis (sinus infection), drug allergy, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). The average patient rating for Dr. Bocian is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. For his residency, Dr. Bocian trained at Stanford University Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Bocian (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Spanish. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Bocian's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Drug Allergy, Food Allergy, Sinusitis, Asthma, Allergies, Hay Fever

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

Dr. Jamila Martin is a specialist in pediatric allergy & immunology and adult allergy & immunology. She works in Mountain View, CA. She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She is an in-network provider for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. Dr. Martin attended medical school at Duke University School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Martin trained at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. Dr. Martin is conversant in Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Food Allergy, Sinusitis, Asthma, Allergies, Hives, Allergen Immunotherapy, Seasonal Allergies, ... (Read more)

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's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology; he sees patients in Sunnyvale, CA and Mountain View, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Yu include myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), anemia, and chronic leukemia. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Yu honors. He graduated from Brown University, Alpert Medical School and then he performed his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. Dr. Yu's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is closed to new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Gynecologic Cancer, Liver Cancer, Sarcoma, Colon Cancer, Lung Cancer, Hodgkin's Lymphoma, ... (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 allergy & immunology specialist in Mountain View, CA and Palo Alto, CA. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Mulligan's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. 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. Nellis Allan Smith, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
1950 University Avenue; Suite 160
E Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Nellis Smith's medical specialty is adult cardiology, nuclear cardiology, and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Patients rated Dr. Smith highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include heart problems and nuclear scan. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Smith takes. He has an open panel. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Stanford University Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Nuclear Stress Test, Hypertension, Non-Invasive Cardiology, ... (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 is a general pediatrician. Dr. Lai's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. She has an open panel. She graduated from Yale School of Medicine. She trained at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital for her residency. Dr. Lai speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Asthma, Newborn Care

Dr. Bruce Allan Benedick, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
1950 University Avenue; Suite 160
E Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Bruce Benedick's areas of specialization are adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Benedick include heart problems, nuclear scan, and cardiac catheterization. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Benedick graduated from the University of Utah School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. Dr. Benedick accepts Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Holistic Approaches, Cardiomyopathy, Nuclear Stress Test, Stress Echo, Invasive Cardiology, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. David Leibowitz's medical specialty is adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders). Clinical interests for Dr. Leibowitz include blood disorders. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. His medical residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Patients rated Dr. Leibowitz highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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.