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

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Specializes in Adult Pulmonology, Adult Critical Care
2150 Appian Way; Suite 102
Pinole, CA
(510) 691-8460; (510) 724-5922

Dr. Abid Majid is a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He works in San Pablo, CA and Pinole, CA. He has indicated that his clinical interests include intensive care. He honors Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. Dr. Majid graduated from Nishtar Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Majid completed a residency program at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Majid (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Delta Medical Center and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary fibrosis, pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Critical Care Medicine, Pulmonary fibrosis, Pulmonary hypertension treatment, Sleep apnea

Immanuel Atienza Asuncion MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
2970 Hilltop Mall Road; Suite 304
Richmond, CA
(510) 204-8090

Dr. Immanuel Asuncion is a family practice physician. Dr. Asuncion graduated from the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. Dr. Asuncion trained at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, California and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Asuncion include general care. Dr. Asuncion accepts Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Asuncion (or staff) speaks Filipino and Medical Spanish. Dr. Asuncion's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). Dr. Asuncion is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Family Medicine, Adolescent health, Asthma action plans, Cardiovascular disease, Cholesterol ... (Read more)

Dr. Margery A Lackman MD, FAAP
Specializes in Pediatrics (Child & Adolescent Medicine)
2970 Hilltop Mall Road; Room 305
Richmond, CA
(510) 222-5437; (510) 204-8130

Dr. Margery Lackman works as a pediatrician in Richmond, CA, Albany, CA, and Berkeley, CA. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. She honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Lackman welcomes 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 patients who speak Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Acne treatment, Adolescent health, Allergy treatment, Asthma, Breastfeeding, Child development, ... (Read more)

Dr. Frank Anthony Santoli MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Adult Hematology, Medical Oncology
1330 Tara Hills Drive; Suite E
Pinole, CA
(510) 629-6682; (510) 275-7670

Dr. Frank Santoli is a hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist in Pinole, CA, Emeryville, CA, and Dublin, CA. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Santoli's areas of expertise include blood disorders. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and St. Rose Hospital. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He has an open panel. Dr. Santoli obtained his medical school training at Georgetown University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Georgetown University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Brain tumors, Breast cancer, Clinical trials and research, Colon cancer, Gynecologic cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Luke A Jakubowski MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat)
701 25th Avenue S, Park Plaza Building; Floor 2
Minneapolis, MN
(612) 874-1292; (612) 365-8300

Dr. Luke Jakubowski's area of specialization is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). He is especially interested in hearing loss and cystic fibrosis (CF). He is affiliated with the University of Minnesota Health (M Health). Dr. Jakubowski is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Jakubowski attended the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Pediatric Audiology and Aural Rehabilitation, Pediatric Ear, Nose and Throat (Otolaryngology), ... (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.