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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 specializes in pediatric pulmonology. Her areas of expertise include the following: cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hardy graduated from the University of Toledo College of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Hardy's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). Her practice 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. Dennis W Nielson, PhD, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
1825 Fourth Street; Sixth Floor
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Dennis Nielson's specialty is pediatric pulmonology. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. Dr. Nielson accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. His practice is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Nielson attended the University of Utah School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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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 medical specialty is pediatric pulmonology. Dr. Zee attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Texas Children's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. His clinical interests encompass cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Cantonese. Dr. Zee is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). He welcomes 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 is an adult pulmonologist in San Francisco, CA. In his practice, Dr. Boushey focuses on chronic bronchitis. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Boushey studied medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Boushey speaks French. Dr. Boushey 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. Harold R Collard, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
400 Parnassus Avenue; Fifth Floor
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Harold Collard's specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He is a graduate of Duke University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Collard include idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) and sarcoidosis. Dr. Collard honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. 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, 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 works as a pediatric pulmonologist. Dr. Newaskar's areas of expertise include cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. Her professional affiliations include Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Newaskar's practice is open to new patients. She studied medicine at Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College. Her medical residency was performed at Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College & General Hospital and Driscoll Children's Hospital. 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. Elizabeth Rachel Morrison, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
505 Parnassus, Box 0110; Ucsf Pediatrics M691
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Elizabeth Gibb is a physician who specializes in pediatric pulmonology. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Harvard Medical School, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Gibb is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. Her practice 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. Ngoc Phuong Ly, MPH, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
1825 Fourth Street; Sixth Floor
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Ngoc Ly's specialty is pediatric pulmonology. Dr. Ly is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients. Dr. Ly attended medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) for her residency. She has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. She is conversant in 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 sees patients in San Francisco, CA. His medical specialty is adult pulmonology. After completing medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, Dr. Golden performed his residency 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. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Golden 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 is a San Francisco, CA physician who specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. In Dr. Koth's practice, she is particularly interested in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) and sarcoidosis. She is professionally affiliated with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Koth accepts. Dr. Koth 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. Talmadge Everett King Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
505 Parnassus Avenue; M-994
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Talmadge King is a physician who specializes in adult pulmonology. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University, Dr. King attended Harvard Medical School. These areas are among Dr. King's clinical interests: idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) and sarcoidosis. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of 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 is a specialist in pediatric pulmonology. She works in San Francisco, CA, Oakland, CA, and Walnut Creek, CA. In her practice, Dr. Church focuses on sleep apnea and muscular dystrophy. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. After completing medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin, Dr. Church performed her residency at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Church has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Church (or staff) speaks French and Italian. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. She welcomes new patients.

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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's specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He practices in San Francisco, CA. He attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Boston Medical Center for residency. He is especially interested in interstitial lung disease. Dr. Shum is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic 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 is an adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology specialist in San Francisco, CA and Greenbrae, CA. After completing medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Dr. Brown performed his residency at Alameda County Medical Center, Highland Hospital. His areas of expertise include intensive care, lung problems, and telemedicine. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of 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. He has an open panel.

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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 329
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Charles McDonald is an adult pulmonologist in San Francisco, CA. His clinical interests include asthma. His professional affiliations include California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC) and Brown & Toland Physicians. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. McDonald accepts. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. McDonald's office for an appointment. He is a graduate of the University of Utah School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Asthma

Dr. Ryan H Dougherty, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
2351 Clay Street; Suite 501
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Ryan Dougherty is a specialist in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. Clinical interests for Dr. Dougherty include intensive care and cystic fibrosis (CF). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dougherty takes. He is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Dougherty completed his residency training at Massachusetts General Hospital. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center, St. Luke's Campus, and Brown & Toland Physicians. He welcomes new patients.

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

All Interests: Sarcoidosis, Cystic Fibrosis, Intensive Care, Lung Problems, Pulmonary Fibrosis, 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.