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We found 41 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept PacifiCare Signature Value HMO 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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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 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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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 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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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 is a medical specialist in pediatric pulmonology and allergy & immunology. She has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Blessing-Moore is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital and Stanford Hospital & Clinics, Dr. Blessing-Moore attended medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical University. Dr. Blessing-Moore (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. She is accepting 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 practices pediatric allergy & immunology in Palo Alto, CA. Dr. Bocian (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew and Spanish. His areas of clinical interest consist of sinusitis (sinus infection), drug allergy, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Dr. Bocian is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His training includes a residency program at Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. Bocian is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He has an open panel.

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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 pediatric allergy & immunology specialist. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Mulligan's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Mulligan attended medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

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Relevant Interests: , exercise induced asthma

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

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

Dr. Stephanie Lai specializes in general pediatrics. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Lai's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. After completing medical school at Yale School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Lai is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Asthma, Newborn Care

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 is a general surgeon, cancer surgeon, and colon and rectal surgeon in San Mateo, CA and Burlingame, CA. She is rated highly by her patients. Dr. Dalal has indicated that her clinical interests include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), colorectal surgery procedures, and cancer surgery. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, San Mateo Medical Center, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients. Dr. Dalal studied medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School.

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

Dr. Bruce Benedick's specialties are adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. He practices in East Palo Alto, CA and Redwood City, CA. These areas are among his clinical interests: heart problems, nuclear scan, and transesophageal echocardiography (TEE). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Benedick attended medical school at the University of Utah School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Benedick honors. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

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

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

Dr. Kathleen Babington is a neonatology specialist. She is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Babington attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital. She has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Babington is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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

Dr. David Leibowitz, who practices in Palo Alto, CA and Fremont, CA, is a medical specialist in adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders). The average patient rating for Dr. Leibowitz is 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include blood disorders. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Leibowitz honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center, Dr. Leibowitz attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school.

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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 medical specialty is cardiothoracic surgery. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tsau accepts. Dr. Tsau's education and training includes medical school at the University of Arizona College of Medicine and residency at Arizona Health Sciences Center. She speaks Mandarin and Taiwanese. Dr. Tsau is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Vascular Surgery Procedures, Minimally Invasive Valve ... (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. Clinical interests for Dr. Chao include general care. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. After completing medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Jefferson Medical College. In addition to English, he speaks Mandarin. Dr. Chao's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is not currently accepting new patients.

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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's specialty is general pediatrics. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). Dr. Tan attended the University of Michigan Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients.

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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 practices general internal medicine. She is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Portmore completed a residency program at Strong Memorial Hospital. Her clinical interests include general care. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Portmore is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Her professional affiliations include 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' medical specialty is general pediatrics. Dr. Dennis's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. Dr. Dennis is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He has a closed panel.

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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.