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

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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 specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He works in Palo Alto, CA, San Carlos, CA, and Fremont, CA. He studied medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Namath trained at Stanford University Medical Center for his residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Namath include intensive care and lung problems. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Namath's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He welcomes new patients.

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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 is a specialist in pediatric pulmonology. Dr. Luke-Zeitoun attended the University of Zurich Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Luke-Zeitoun include lung problems. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Luke-Zeitoun (or staff) speaks German, French, and Italian. Dr. Luke-Zeitoun's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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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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's specialty is adult pulmonology. Dr. Chalker's clinical interests include intensive care and lung problems. Patient ratings for Dr. Chalker average 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Chalker attended medical school at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Boston Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Chalker has an open panel.

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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 is an intensive care specialist and adult pulmonologist in Palo Alto, CA and San Carlos, CA. She is rated highly by her patients. Dr. Huang's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Her practice is open to new patients. Dr. Huang attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Stanford University Medical Center.

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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.
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