We found 40 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept PacifiCare Signature Value HMO 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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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 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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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 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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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Lung Problems, Intensive Care

Dr. Joann C Blessing-Moore, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology, Allergy & Immunology
101 S. San Mateo Drive; Suite 311
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Joann Blessing-Moore works as a pediatric pulmonologist and allergist/immunologist in San Mateo, CA and Palo Alto, CA. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Blessing-Moore is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. She obtained her medical school training at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical University and performed her residency at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital and Stanford Hospital & Clinics. In addition to English, Dr. Blessing-Moore (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. Dr. Blessing-Moore is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , exercise induced asthma

All Interests: Drug Allergy, Clinical Trials, Immunodeficiency, Atopic Dermatitis, Allergies, Conjunctivitis, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Robert Bocian works as a pediatric allergist and immunologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bocian include sinusitis (sinus infection), drug allergy, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school and subsequently trained at Stanford University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Bocian (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew and Spanish. Dr. Bocian is professionally affiliated with 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

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

Dr. Michael Mulligan is a physician who specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Mulligan honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Mulligan is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He has an open panel.

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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 sees patients in San Mateo, CA and Burlingame, CA. Her medical specialties are general surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and colon & rectal surgery. 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. She has a special interest in video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), colorectal surgery procedures, and cancer surgery. Dr. Dalal's average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Dalal is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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)

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

Dr. Stephanie Lai's area of specialization is general pediatrics. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Lai attended Yale School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Lai's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Asthma, Newborn Care

Dr. Bruce Allan Benedick, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
2900 Whipple Avenue; Suite 205
Redwood City, CA
 

Dr. Bruce Benedick is a specialist in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. Dr. Benedick's clinical interests include heart problems, nuclear scan, and transesophageal echocardiography (TEE). He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He is open to new patients. Dr. Benedick 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)

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

Dr. David Leibowitz is an adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders) specialist. In his practice, Dr. Leibowitz focuses on blood disorders. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Leibowitz attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then went on to complete his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He has an open panel.

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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)

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

Dr. Pei Tsau's area of specialization is cardiothoracic surgery. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Tsau's practice is open to new patients. After attending the University of Arizona College of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at Arizona Health Sciences Center. She speaks the following languages: Mandarin and Taiwanese.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

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

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

Dr. Kathleen Babington is a neonatologist in Palo Alto, CA and Los Altos, CA. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Babington accepts. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and residency at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Babington is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact her 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)

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

Dr. Jonathan Chao's specialty is general internal medicine. He attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Jefferson Medical College. His clinical interests include general care. Dr. Chao is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He speaks Mandarin. Dr. Chao is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Unfortunately, he 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)

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 practices general pediatrics in San Mateo, CA. Dr. Tan has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tan accepts. She graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan for her residency. Dr. Tan's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Portmore include general care. Dr. Portmore is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Portmore completed her residency training at Strong Memorial Hospital. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Unfortunately, she is not accepting new patients at this time.

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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. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. 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. The average patient rating for Dr. Dennis is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Dennis takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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