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We found 5 providers with an interest in lung problems near Pinole, CA.

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
2150 Appian Way; Suite 102
Pinole, CA

Dr. Abid Majid is a medical specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Majid has a special interest in intensive care. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Delta Medical Center and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus. He honors Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. He is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center, Dr. Majid attended Nishtar Medical College for medical school. In addition to English, Dr. Majid (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary fibrosis, pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Intensive Care, Sleep Apnea, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Pulmonary Hypertension

Dr. Immanuel Atienza Asuncion, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
2970 Hilltop Mall Road; Suite 304
Richmond, CA

Dr. Immanuel Asuncion works as a family medicine practitioner. Before performing Dr. Asuncion's residency at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, California and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine, Dr. Asuncion attended the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Asuncion include general care. Dr. Asuncion is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Asuncion (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Filipino and Medical Spanish. Dr. Asuncion's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). Dr. Asuncion is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Men's Health Issues, Exercise Physiology, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Women's ... (Read more)

Dr. Margery A Lackman, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
2970 Hilltop Mall Road; Room 305
Richmond, CA

Dr. Margery Lackman practices general pediatrics in Richmond, CA, Albany, CA, and Berkeley, CA. Dr. Lackman is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients. Before completing her residency at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland, Dr. Lackman attended medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Lackman (or staff) speaks Korean. She also offers interpreting services for Spanish-speaking patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

Dr. Frank Anthony Santoli, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1330 Tara Hills Drive; Suite E
Pinole, CA

Dr. Frank Santoli's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He obtained his medical school training at Georgetown University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Georgetown University Hospital. His clinical interests encompass blood disorders. Dr. Santoli has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, St. Rose Hospital, and Brown & Toland Physicians. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Santoli's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Clinical Trials, Myelodysplastic Syndromes, Gynecologic Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer, Liver Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Luke A Jakubowski, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology, Facial Plastic Surgery
701 25th Avenue S, Park Plaza Building; Floor 2
Minneapolis, MN

Dr. Luke Jakubowski is a pediatric ear, nose and throat specialist and facial plastic surgeon. He attended medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. For his professional training, Dr. Jakubowski completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. In his practice, he is particularly interested in hearing loss, cystic fibrosis (CF), and vascular birthmark. He accepts Medicare insurance. Dr. Jakubowski is professionally affiliated with the University of Minnesota Health (M Health).

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Vascular Birthmark, Nose Problems, Hearing Loss, Throat Problems, Ear Problems

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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.