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We found 76 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Anthem Blue Cross EPO near San Francisco, CA.

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

Dr. Karen Hardy is a pediatric pulmonology specialist in Emeryville, CA, San Francisco, CA, and Oakland, CA. In her practice, Dr. Hardy focuses on cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. 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. Dr. Hardy is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nielson honors. He attended the University of Utah School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. 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's 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 is a medical specialist in pediatric pulmonology. He speaks Cantonese. Dr. Zee's areas of expertise consist of cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). Before performing his residency at Texas Children's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Zee attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Zee is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. He is accepting new patients.

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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's specialty is adult pulmonology. Dr. Boushey is conversant in French. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Boushey include chronic bronchitis. He is professionally affiliated with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. He graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Boushey has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors.

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

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Bronchitis

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

Dr. Harold Collard sees patients in San Francisco, CA. His medical specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Collard attended Duke University School of Medicine. He is especially interested in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) and sarcoidosis. Dr. Collard takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Collard 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, 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 specializes in pediatric pulmonology. Dr. Newaskar (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. She has a special interest in cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. Dr. Newaskar is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). Dr. Newaskar studied medicine at Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College. She trained at Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College & General Hospital and Driscoll Children's Hospital for residency. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. 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's area of specialization is pediatric pulmonology. 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). Dr. Ly honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. She has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. She is conversant in Vietnamese. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. Dr. Ly is accepting new patients.

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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 is a medical specialist in adult pulmonology. After completing medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). His areas of expertise consist of lung transplant, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), and sarcoidosis. Dr. Golden is in-network for 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, 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 is a San Francisco, CA physician who specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. These areas are among her clinical interests: idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) and sarcoidosis. She is affiliated with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. Dr. Koth attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. For her professional training, Dr. Koth completed a residency program at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Koth is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more.

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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 specializes in pediatric pulmonology. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. After attending Harvard Medical School, Dr. Gibb completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gibb welcomes 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 Ave M-994; Box 0120
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Talmadge King sees patients in San Francisco, CA. His medical specialty is adult pulmonology. After completing medical school at Harvard Medical School, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Areas of expertise for Dr. King include idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) and sarcoidosis. Dr. King takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. King 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, 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 works as a pediatric pulmonologist. She has a special interest in sleep apnea and muscular dystrophy. Dr. Church's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Church has an open panel. Before completing 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 school at Medical College of Wisconsin. She has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Church (or staff) speaks 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 specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Before performing his residency at Boston Medical Center, Dr. Shum attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. In his practice, Dr. Shum focuses on interstitial lung disease. Dr. Shum takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. His professional affiliations include the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center and San Francisco VA Medical Center (SFVAMC).

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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, who practices in San Francisco, CA and Greenbrae, CA, is a medical specialist in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Dr. Brown has a special interest in intensive care, lung problems, and telemedicine. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He trained at Alameda County Medical Center, Highland Hospital for his residency. Dr. Brown has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center, St. Luke's Campus, and Marin General Hospital. His 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. Prescott G Woodruff, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
505 Parnassus Avenue
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Prescott Woodruff's areas of specialization are adult critical care and adult pulmonology; he sees patients in San Francisco, CA. He has indicated that his clinical interests include emphysema and chronic bronchitis. Dr. Woodruff is professionally affiliated with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He studied medicine at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. For his residency, Dr. Woodruff trained at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Woodruff is conversant in French.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, chronic bronchitis

All Interests: Emphysema, Chronic Bronchitis

Dr. Charles Courtenay McDonald, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
2100 Webster Street; Suite 329
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Charles McDonald is an adult pulmonologist. His areas of expertise include asthma. Dr. McDonald honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He attended medical school at the University of Utah School of Medicine. His professional affiliations include California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC) and Brown & Toland Physicians. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. McDonald's office for an appointment.

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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.