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We found 4 pulmonologists who accept Aetna Traditional Choice near San Carlos, CA.

Dr. Allen Frederick Namath Gromme, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
301 Industrial Road; Level 3
San Carlos, CA
 

Dr. Allen Namath is a 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 his practice, he is particularly interested in intensive care and lung problems. Dr. Namath is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Namath takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. He is a graduate of Stanford University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Stanford University Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Sleep Disorders, Mechanical Ventilation, Sarcoidosis, Cystic Fibrosis, Sleep Apnea, Lung Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mona Luke-Zeitoun, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
301 Industrial Road; Level 1
San Carlos, CA
 

Dr. Mona Luke-Zeitoun specializes in pediatric pulmonology. Dr. Luke-Zeitoun has a special interest in lung problems. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Luke-Zeitoun honors. She graduated from the University of Zurich Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Luke-Zeitoun trained at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital for her residency. Dr. Luke-Zeitoun (or staff) speaks the following languages: German, French, and Italian. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. Dr. Luke-Zeitoun is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Lung Problems, Chronic Respiratory Failure, Asthma, Vocal Cord Dysfunction, Sleep Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard Bruce Chalker, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
301 Industrial Road; Level 3
San Carlos, CA
 

Dr. Richard Chalker specializes in adult pulmonology and practices in Palo Alto, CA and San Carlos, CA. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. In Dr. Chalker's practice, he is particularly interested in intensive care and lung problems. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. After completing medical school at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, Dr. Chalker performed his residency at Boston Medical Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Lung Problems, Intensive Care

Dr. Judy H Huang, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
301 Industrial Road; Level 3
San Carlos, CA
 

Dr. Judy Huang's specialties are critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. She practices in Palo Alto, CA and San Carlos, CA. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Stanford University Medical Center for residency. Patient ratings for Dr. Huang average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Huang accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. She is accepting new patients.

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What is Pulmonology?

Pulmonology is a subspecialty that focuses on complex diseases of the lungs. In order to diagnose and treat lung disorders, a pulmonologist may also examine the chest, nose, throat, or heart. However, the main function of pulmonology is to make sure the lungs are functioning well.

Some of the diseases and disorders that might be treated by a pulmonologist include:
  • Pneumonia
  • Asthma
  • Tuberculosis
  • Emphysema
  • Mesothelioma and other lung cancers
  • Cystic Fibrosis

A pulmonologist often uses pulmonary function tests, such as spirometry, to measure how well the lungs are able to move air in and out. Pulmonologists are trained to take surgical samples and biopsies when needed, but they do not typically perform surgery. Pulmonologists may provide consultations to other doctors, acute care for sudden illnesses, or regular care for patients with long-term lung disorders.