We found 75 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 is a specialist in pediatric pulmonology. She works in Emeryville, CA, San Francisco, CA, and Oakland, CA. In Dr. Hardy's practice, she is particularly interested in cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. She graduated from the University of Toledo College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). Dr. Hardy welcomes 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. Dennis W Nielson, PhD, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
1825 Fourth Street; Sixth Floor
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Dennis Nielson is a pediatric pulmonology specialist. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Utah School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Nielson is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Nielson is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Translational Research, Cystic Fibrosis

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

Dr. Eric Zee's area of specialization is pediatric pulmonology. His clinical interests include cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). Dr. Zee takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Zee's office for an appointment. He graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Zee trained at Texas Children's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Zee has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Cantonese.

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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 specializes in adult pulmonology. In his practice, Dr. Boushey focuses on chronic bronchitis. He is affiliated with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. Dr. Boushey honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Boushey graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for his residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. He is conversant in French.

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

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Bronchitis

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 studied medicine at Duke University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Collard completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Collard has indicated that his clinical interests include idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) and sarcoidosis. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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

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

Dr. Manisha Newaskar is a pediatric pulmonologist in Oakland, CA, San Francisco, CA, and Emeryville, CA. Dr. Newaskar (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. Clinical interests for Dr. Newaskar include cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. Dr. Newaskar's hospital/clinic affiliations include Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. Her education and training includes medical school at Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College and residency at Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College & General Hospital and Driscoll Children's Hospital. Dr. Newaskar takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Problems, Asthma

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

Dr. Ngoc Ly works as a pediatric pulmonologist in San Francisco, CA, Oakland, CA, and Walnut Creek, CA. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Ly is accepting new patients. After attending the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). She has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Ly 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 specialty is adult pulmonology. He studied medicine at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Golden completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). His areas of clinical interest consist of lung transplant, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), and sarcoidosis. Dr. Golden accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is 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. Laura L Melendres, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
400 Parnassus Avenue; Fifth Floor
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Laura Koth works as a critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist. She has indicated that her clinical interests include idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) and sarcoidosis. Dr. Koth is affiliated with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended Harvard Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at Massachusetts General Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF)

All Interests: Sarcoidosis, 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's specialty is pediatric pulmonology. Dr. Gibb is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at Harvard Medical School and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma

All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Translational Research, Cystic Fibrosis, Epidemiology, Flexible Laryngoscopy, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Talmadge King works as a pulmonologist. Dr. King's areas of clinical interest consist of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) and sarcoidosis. He is affiliated with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Harvard Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. King has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors.

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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 is a pediatric pulmonologist. Her areas of expertise include the following: sleep apnea and muscular dystrophy. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. Dr. Church is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients. She attended Medical College of Wisconsin for medical school and subsequently trained at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. Dr. Church has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Church (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: French and Italian.

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

Dr. Anthony Shum is a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shum include interstitial lung disease. Dr. Shum's hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center and San Francisco VA Medical Center (SFVAMC). Before performing his residency at Boston Medical Center, Dr. Shum attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Shum takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield.

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Relevant Interests: , interstitial lung disease

All Interests: Interstitial Lung Disease

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 San Francisco, CA. After completing medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Dr. Woodruff performed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. In his practice, Dr. Woodruff focuses on emphysema, bronchiectasis, and chronic bronchitis. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Woodruff speaks French. He is professionally affiliated with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, bronchiectasis, chronic bronchitis

All Interests: Bronchiectasis, Emphysema, Chronic Bronchitis

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

Dr. Christopher Brown is a medical specialist in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. He graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Brown's residency was performed at Alameda County Medical Center, Highland Hospital. He has a special interest in intensive care and lung problems. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Brown's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center, 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. Charles Courtenay McDonald, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
2100 Webster Street; Suite 202
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Charles McDonald's area of specialization is adult pulmonology. His average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. McDonald include asthma. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. McDonald honors. He studied medicine at the University of Utah School of Medicine. Dr. McDonald's professional affiliations include California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC) and Brown & Toland Physicians. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: 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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