We found 69 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Anthem Blue Cross EPO near San Francisco, CA.

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Dr. Karen Ann Hardy, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
3700 California Street; Suite B555
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Karen Hardy's specialty is pediatric pulmonology. She has indicated that her clinical interests include lung problems. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). Dr. Hardy attended the University of Toledo College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. She has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Hardy is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma, pulmonary fibrosis, pulmonary hypertension, lung problems, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Vocal Cord Dysfunction, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Problems, Bronchoscopy, Cystic ... (Read more)

Dr. Eric D Zee, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
3700 California Street; Suite B555
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Eric Zee is a medical specialist in pediatric pulmonology. He speaks Cantonese. In his practice, Dr. Zee focuses on cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. Dr. Zee's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). After attending Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, he completed his residency training at Texas Children's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Zee has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma, lung problems

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Problems, Asthma

Dr. Harold R Collard, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
400 Parnassus Avenue; Fifth Floor
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Harold Collard's areas of specialization are adult critical care and adult pulmonology; he sees patients in San Francisco, CA. Dr. Collard has indicated that his clinical interests include idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) and sarcoidosis. He is professionally affiliated with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Collard obtained his medical school training at Duke University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

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Relevant Interests: , idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF)

All Interests: Sarcoidosis, Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis, Connective Tissue Disorders

Dr. Manisha Newaskar, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
3700 California Street; Suite B555
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Manisha Newaskar practices pediatric pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Newaskar include cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. She is open to new patients. Before performing her residency at Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College & General Hospital and Driscoll Children's Hospital, Dr. Newaskar attended Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College for medical school. Dr. Newaskar (or staff) speaks Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma, lung problems

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Problems, Asthma

Dr. Homer A Boushey, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
400 Parnassus Avenue; Fifth Floor
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Homer Boushey is a specialist in adult pulmonology. Dr. Boushey obtained his medical school training at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Areas of expertise for Dr. Boushey include chronic bronchitis. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Boushey takes. Dr. Boushey has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. He is conversant in French. He is professionally affiliated with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), chronic bronchitis

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Bronchitis

Dr. Laura L Melendres, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
400 Parnassus Avenue; Fifth Floor
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Laura Koth's specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. She practices in San Francisco, CA. Her areas of clinical interest consist of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) and sarcoidosis. Dr. Koth is professionally affiliated with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. Her education and training includes medical school at Harvard Medical School and residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield.

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Relevant Interests: , idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF)

All Interests: Sarcoidosis, Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis, Connective Tissue Disorders

Dr. Dennis W Nielson, PhD, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
1825 Fourth Street; Sixth Floor
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Dennis Nielson specializes in pediatric pulmonology and practices in San Francisco, CA, Oakland, CA, and Walnut Creek, CA. Dr. Nielson graduated from the University of Utah School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. Dr. Nielson is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Translational Research, Cystic Fibrosis

Dr. Ngoc Phuong Ly, MPH, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
1825 Fourth Street; Sixth Floor
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Ngoc Ly's area of specialization is pediatric pulmonology. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. Dr. Ly takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients. She graduated from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Dr. Ly has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. In addition to English, she speaks Vietnamese.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma

All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Allergies, Education, Cystic Fibrosis, Respiratory Infection, Cytokine Therapy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeffrey A Golden, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
400 Parnassus Avenue; Fifth Floor
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Golden's medical specialty is adult pulmonology. These areas are among his clinical interests: lung transplant, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), and sarcoidosis. Dr. Golden takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Golden is professionally affiliated with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF)

All Interests: Sarcoidosis, Lung Transplant, Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis, Connective Tissue Disorders

Dr. Elizabeth Rachel Morrison, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
505 Parnassus, Box 0110; Ucsf Pediatrics M691
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Elizabeth Gibb is a pediatric pulmonology specialist in San Francisco, CA, Oakland, CA, and Walnut Creek, CA. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. She attended Harvard Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. Dr. Gibb's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma

All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Neuromuscular Disorders, Translational Research, Cystic Fibrosis, Epidemiology, ... (Read more)

Dr. Talmadge Everett King Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
505 Parnassus Avenue; M-994
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Talmadge King, who practices in San Francisco, CA, is a medical specialist in adult pulmonology. He graduated from Harvard Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. His clinical interests encompass idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) and sarcoidosis. Dr. King accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. King is professionally affiliated with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF)

All Interests: Sarcoidosis, Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis, Connective Tissue Disorders

Dr. Gwynne D Church, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
1600 Divisadero Street; Fifth Floor
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Gwynne Church's specialty is pediatric pulmonology. Before performing her residency at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Church attended Medical College of Wisconsin for medical school. Clinical interests for Dr. Church include sleep apnea and muscular dystrophy. Dr. Church takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Church has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Church (or staff) speaks French and Italian. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Sleep Apnea, Spine Problems, Circadian Rhythm Disorders, Asthma, Insomnia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Prescott G Woodruff, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
505 Parnassus Avenue
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Prescott Woodruff is an adult critical care and adult pulmonology specialist. In addition to English, Dr. Woodruff speaks French. His clinical interests include emphysema, bronchiectasis, and chronic bronchitis. He is affiliated with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. He attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then went on to complete his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Woodruff accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, bronchiectasis, chronic bronchitis

All Interests: Bronchiectasis, Emphysema, Chronic Bronchitis

Dr. Anthony Shum, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
400 Parnassus Avenue; Fifth Floor
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Anthony Shum's specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. His areas of expertise include interstitial lung disease. He is professionally affiliated with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center and San Francisco VA Medical Center (SFVAMC). Dr. Shum honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. After attending the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Boston Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , interstitial lung disease

All Interests: Interstitial Lung Disease

Dr. Christopher Reid Brown, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
2351 Clay Street; 501
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Christopher Brown's specialties are adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Dr. Brown's areas of expertise consist of intensive care and lung problems. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Alameda County Medical Center, Highland Hospital. Dr. Brown has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, CPMC - St. Luke's Campus, and Marin General Hospital. Dr. Brown's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma, pulmonary fibrosis, lung problems

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Mechanical Ventilation, Sarcoidosis, Cystic Fibrosis, Intensive Care, Sleep Apnea, ... (Read more)

Dr. Paul J Wolters, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
400 Parnassus Avenue; Fifth Floor
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Paul Wolters practices adult critical care and adult pulmonology in San Francisco, CA. He studied medicine at the University of Minnesota Medical School. These areas are among his clinical interests: idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) and sarcoidosis. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wolters takes. He is professionally affiliated with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF)

All Interests: Sarcoidosis, Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis, Connective Tissue Disorders

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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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