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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
301 Industrial Road; Level 3
San Carlos, CA
 

Dr. Allen Namath works as a critical care specialist and pulmonologist in Palo Alto, CA, San Carlos, CA, and Fremont, CA. Dr. Namath graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Stanford University Medical Center. In his practice, Dr. Namath focuses on intensive care and lung problems. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Namath is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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)

Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
301 Industrial Road; Level 1
San Carlos, CA
 

Dr. Mona Luke-Zeitoun works as a pediatric pulmonologist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Luke-Zeitoun include lung problems. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Zurich Faculty of Medicine and residency at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital. 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. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma, lung problems

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

Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
301 Industrial Road; Level 3
San Carlos, CA
 

Dr. Richard Chalker is a specialist in adult pulmonology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Chalker's areas of expertise include intensive care and lung problems. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine and performed his residency at Boston Medical Center. Dr. Chalker's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Lung Problems, Intensive Care

Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
730 Welch Road; 1st Floor
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Robert Bocian is a specialist in pediatric allergy & immunology. He works in Palo Alto, CA. Patients gave Dr. Bocian an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise consist of sinusitis (sinus infection), drug allergy, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His medical residency was performed at Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. Bocian (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew and Spanish. Dr. Bocian's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
730 Welch Road; 1st Floor
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Michael Mulligan's specialty is pediatric allergy & immunology. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He attended the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Mulligan has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Mulligan is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , exercise induced asthma

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

Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Colon & Rectal Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
222 West 39th Avenue; Second Floor
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Kimberly Dalal is a general surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and colon & rectal surgery specialist. These areas are among Dr. Dalal's clinical interests: video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), colorectal surgery procedures, and cancer surgery. She has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dalal accepts. Before performing her residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School, Dr. Dalal attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, San Mateo Medical Center, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer, lung problems

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

Specializes in General Pediatrics
725 Welch Road
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Stephanie Lai is a pediatrician in Palo Alto, CA. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Lai takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. Before performing her residency at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, Dr. Lai attended Yale School of Medicine. She is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Asthma, Newborn Care

Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
2900 Whipple Avenue; Suite 205
Redwood City, CA
 

Dr. Bruce Benedick sees patients in East Palo Alto, CA and Redwood City, CA. His medical specialties are adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include heart problems, nuclear scan, and transesophageal echocardiography (TEE). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Benedick accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Benedick's practice is open to new patients. He attended the University of Utah School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Holistic Approaches, Cardiomyopathy, Nuclear Stress Test, Stress Echo, Invasive Cardiology, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. David Leibowitz is an oncologist, medical oncologist, and hematologist in Palo Alto, CA and Fremont, CA. Patient reviews placed Dr. Leibowitz at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Leibowitz include blood disorders. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Leibowitz welcomes new patients. He attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. His training includes residency programs at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

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

Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
301 Industrial Road; Level 2
San Carlos, CA
 

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

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

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

Specializes in Neonatology
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Kathleen Babington's specialty is neonatology. She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Babington graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Dr. Babington's training includes a residency program at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital. She speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Babington's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Jonathan Chao is an internist. Dr. Chao is especially interested in general care. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Jefferson Medical College, Dr. Chao attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He is conversant in Mandarin. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Unfortunately, Dr. Chao is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

Specializes in General Pediatrics
123 So. San Mateo Drive; San Mateo Pediatrics (123 S. San Mateo Drive)
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Christina Tan is a general pediatrician. The average patient rating for Dr. Tan is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Tan's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Tan has an open panel. She graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
301 Industrial Road
San Carlos, CA
 

Dr. Amy Portmore's specialty is general internal medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Portmore average 4.5 stars out of 5. In her practice, Dr. Portmore focuses on general care. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Portmore accepts. Dr. Portmore is not currently accepting new patients. Her education and training includes medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and residency at Strong Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, asthma

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

Specializes in General Pediatrics
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Harry Dennis works as a pediatrician in Palo Alto, CA. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Dennis accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Unfortunately, he is not accepting new patients at this time. He 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.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

Specializes in General Pediatrics
50 S. San Mateo Drive; Suite 260
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Jeanne Beymer specializes in general pediatrics. In addition to English, Dr. Beymer speaks Sign Language. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). She graduated from the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland. She is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Beymer is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Allergies, Asthma

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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.
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