We found 32 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Blue Shield of California - Blue Shield Life and Health Insurance Company near San Carlos, CA.

Showing 1-16 of 32
Selecting one of the sort options will cause this page to reload and list providers by the selected sort order.
Dr. Allen Frederick Namath Gromme, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
301 Industrial Road; Level 3
San Carlos, CA
 

Dr. Allen Namath's specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He practices in Palo Alto, CA, San Carlos, CA, and Fremont, CA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Namath include intensive care and lung problems. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine and residency at Stanford University Medical Center. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Namath welcomes new patients.

Read more

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

Dr. Mona Luke-Zeitoun is a pediatric pulmonologist. Her clinical interests include lung problems. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. Dr. Luke-Zeitoun honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. After completing medical school at the University of Zurich Faculty of Medicine, she performed her residency at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital. Dr. Luke-Zeitoun (or staff) is conversant in German, French, and Italian.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , asthma, lung problems

All 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 area of specialization is adult pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chalker include intensive care and lung problems. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE 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 affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is accepting new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Lung Problems, Intensive Care

Dr. Robert C Bocian, PhD, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
730 Welch Road; 1st Floor
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Robert Bocian specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology and practices in Palo Alto, CA. In addition to English, Dr. Bocian (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bocian include sinusitis (sinus infection), drug allergy, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Before completing his residency at Stanford University Medical Center, Dr. Bocian attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

Dr. Michael Joseph Mulligan, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
730 Welch Road; 1st Floor
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Michael Mulligan specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology and practices in Mountain View, CA and Palo Alto, CA. Dr. Mulligan is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He studied medicine at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for his residency. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Mulligan is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. His practice is open to new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , exercise induced asthma

All Interests: Drug Allergy, Immunodeficiency, Atopic Dermatitis, Conjunctivitis, Food Allergy, Eosinophilic ... (Read more)

Dr. Kimberly Moore Dalal, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Colon & Rectal Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
222 West 39th Avenue; Second Floor
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Kimberly Dalal's areas of specialization are general surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and colon & rectal surgery. She has a special interest in video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), colorectal surgery procedures, and cancer surgery. Dr. Dalal's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, San Mateo Medical Center, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). She attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Dalal is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Her practice is open to new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , lung cancer, lung problems

All Interests: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Whipple Procedure, Lymphadenectomy, Research, Rectal Problems, Rectal ... (Read more)

Dr. Pei Hsuan Tsau, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
301 Industrial Road; Level 2
San Carlos, CA
 

Dr. Pei Tsau's medical specialty is cardiothoracic surgery. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Arizona College of Medicine, Dr. Tsau performed her residency at Arizona Health Sciences Center. She is conversant in Mandarin and Taiwanese. Dr. Tsau is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She welcomes new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Vascular Surgery Procedures, Minimally Invasive Valve ... (Read more)

Dr. Stephanie Ngoc-Tu Nguyen, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
725 Welch Road
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Stephanie Lai sees patients in Palo Alto, CA. Her medical specialty is general pediatrics. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lai has an open panel. Dr. Lai's education and training includes medical school at Yale School of Medicine and residency at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Asthma, Newborn Care

Dr. Kathleen Babington, MD
Specializes in Neonatology
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Kathleen Babington's area of specialization is neonatology. Patient ratings for Dr. Babington average 4.5 stars out of 5. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Babington honors. She is open to new patients. After attending the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital. Dr. Babington is conversant in Spanish.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Eczema, Immunization, Early Childhood Development, Strains, Grief, Sprains, Asthma, Breastfeeding ... (Read more)

Dr. Jonathan Chao, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Jonathan Chao is an internist in Palo Alto, CA. In his practice, Dr. Chao focuses on general care. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Chao trained at a hospital affiliated with Jefferson Medical College for residency. He speaks Mandarin. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Unfortunately, he is not accepting new patients at this time.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Men's Health Issues, General Care, Asthma, Cancer Screening, Nutrition ... (Read more)

Dr. David S Leibowitz, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. David Leibowitz specializes in adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders). He has a special interest in blood disorders. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Leibowitz graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. For his residency, Dr. Leibowitz trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Patients gave Dr. Leibowitz an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Leibowitz welcomes new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Gynecologic Cancer, Sarcoma, Colon Cancer, Lung Cancer, Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Christina E Wang, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
123 So. San Mateo Drive; San Mateo Pediatrics (123 S. San Mateo Drive)
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Christina Tan's specialty is general pediatrics. After completing medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Tan is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). Dr. Tan's practice is open to new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Immunization, Asthma, Breastfeeding Issues, Allergies, Newborn Care, Parenting ... (Read more)

Dr. Amy C Portmore, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
301 Industrial Road
San Carlos, CA
 

Dr. Amy Portmore is an internist. She attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Portmore's medical residency was performed at Strong Memorial Hospital. She is especially interested in general care. The average patient rating for Dr. Portmore is 4.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Unfortunately, she is not accepting new patients at this time.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , emphysema, asthma

All Interests: Hypertension, Back Problems, Heart Problems, Neck Problems, Diabetes, Arthritis, Women's Health ... (Read more)

Dr. Harry L.E. Dennis, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Harry Dennis' specialty is general pediatrics. Patient ratings for Dr. Dennis average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Dennis is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He has a closed panel. Dr. Dennis attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Eczema, Immunization, Down Syndrome, Circumcision, Obesity, Attention Deficit ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeanne V Vadhanasindhu, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
50 S. San Mateo Drive; Suite 260
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Jeanne Beymer specializes in general pediatrics and practices in San Mateo, CA. Her average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Beymer graduated from the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland. Dr. Beymer is conversant in Sign Language. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). She welcomes new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Allergies, Asthma

Specializes in Adult Cardiology
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Aria Dibiase specializes in adult cardiology and practices in Palo Alto, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Dibiase include heart transplant, heart failure, and heart valve disease. Dr. Dibiase is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. She is a graduate of Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Dibiase's training includes a residency program at Stanford University Medical Center. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Dibiase has an open panel.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Heart Transplant, Pulmonary Hypertension, Heart ... (Read more)

Conditions / Treatments

Gender

Insurance

New Patients

Medicare Patient Age

Medicare Patient Conditions

Medicare Patient Ethnicity

Medicare Patient Gender

Medicare Patient Insurance Eligibility

Additional Information

Distinctions

Ethnicity/Race

Foreign Language

Research

Online Communication

Patient Demographic

Practice Affiliation

Time Commitments

Certifications

Credentials

Fellowship

Medical School

Residency

Specialty

Years Since Graduation

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.
Selecting a checkbox option will refresh the page.