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We found 29 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Blue Shield HMO near San Mateo, 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 an adult critical care and adult pulmonology specialist in Palo Alto, CA, San Carlos, CA, and Fremont, CA. His clinical interests encompass intensive care and lung problems. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Namath accepts Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. He graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Namath trained at Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. Namath's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He has an open panel.

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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 practices pediatric pulmonology in Palo Alto, CA, San Francisco, CA, and San Carlos, CA. Her areas of expertise include lung problems. Dr. Luke-Zeitoun honors several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. She attended medical school at the University of Zurich Faculty of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital. Dr. Luke-Zeitoun (or staff) speaks German, French, and Italian. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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. Lawrence Alan Coskey, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1720 El Camino Real; Suite 150
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Lawrence Coskey sees patients in Burlingame, CA, Greenbrae, CA, and San Francisco, CA. His medical specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. His areas of expertise include shortness of breath (dyspnea), intensive care, and lung problems. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. After attending the University of Michigan Medical School, Dr. Coskey completed his residency training at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Coskey has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Marin General Hospital, and Pulmonary Associates. He is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Sarcoidosis, Lung Problems, Lung Cancer, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Pulmonary Hypertension, Cough, Asthma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard Bruce Chalker, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
301 Industrial Road; Level 3
San Carlos, CA
 

Dr. Richard Chalker, who practices in Palo Alto, CA and San Carlos, CA, is a medical specialist in adult pulmonology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Chalker include intensive care and lung problems. Dr. Chalker is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He attended medical school at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. He trained at Boston Medical Center for residency. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Chalker takes several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Lung Problems, Intensive Care

Dr. Charles Knox Everett, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1720 El Camino Real; Suite 150
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Charles Everett works as a critical care specialist and pulmonologist in Burlingame, CA and San Francisco, CA. Dr. Everett's areas of expertise consist of intensive care, lung problems, and telemedicine. He honors Blue Shield, Chinese Community Health Plan, Health Net, and more. He attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). In addition to English, Dr. Everett speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Marin General Hospital, Eden Medical Center, and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus. His practice is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Mechanical Ventilation, Intensive Care, Lung Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Nellis Allan Smith, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
301 Industrial Road
San Carlos, CA
 

Dr. Nellis Smith's medical specialty is adult cardiology, nuclear cardiology, and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Smith has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: heart problems and nuclear scan. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is an in-network provider for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Smith's office for an appointment. After attending the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Stanford University Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Nuclear Stress Test, Hypertension, Non-Invasive Cardiology, ... (Read more)

Dr. Heidi Marie Stroessner-Johnson, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1501 Trousdale Drive; Building B, 3rd Floor
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Heidi Stroessner-Johnson specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Burlingame, CA. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests encompass general care. Dr. Stroessner-Johnson honors several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). In addition to English, Dr. Stroessner-Johnson speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). Unfortunately, she is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Diabetes, General Care, Asthma, Weight Management

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 works as a general surgeon, surgical oncologist, and colon and rectal surgeon in San Mateo, CA and Burlingame, CA. She graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Dalal's training includes residency programs at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. In her practice, Dr. Dalal focuses on video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), colorectal surgery procedures, and cancer surgery. Dr. Dalal is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She accepts Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, San Mateo Medical Center, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). Dr. Dalal has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer, lung problems

All Interests: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Lymphadenectomy, Thoracic Problems, Research, Rectal Problems, Rectal ... (Read more)

Dr. Amy C Portmore, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
301 Industrial Road
San Carlos, CA
 

Dr. Amy Portmore's specialty is general internal medicine. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She has indicated that her clinical interests include general care, women's health issues, and travel medicine. Dr. Portmore is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Portmore takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. She is not currently accepting new patients. After attending New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Strong Memorial Hospital.

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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. 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 is a physician who specializes in general pediatrics. The average patient rating for Dr. Tan is 4.5 stars out of 5. She honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Tan attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. For her residency, Dr. Tan trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). Dr. Tan's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Immunization, Asthma, Breastfeeding Issues, Allergies, Newborn Care, Parenting ... (Read more)

Dr. Wen Liang, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1501 Trousdale Drive; Building B, 4th Floor
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Wen Liang is a physician who specializes in family medicine. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Liang include general care. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Liang accepts. She is accepting new patients. Dr. Liang's education and training includes medical school at Capital Medical University and residency at Sutter Health and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. She speaks Mandarin.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Contraception, Exercise Physiology, Bone Problems, Migraine, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeanne V Vadhanasindhu, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
50 S. San Mateo Drive; Suite 260
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Jeanne Beymer's medical specialty is general pediatrics. Dr. Beymer studied medicine at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland. Her patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Beymer is an in-network provider for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. In addition to English, she speaks Sign Language. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Asthma, Allergies

Dr. Rajashri Shuba Iyengar, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
301 Industrial Road; Level 3
San Carlos, CA
 

Dr. Rajashri Iyengar's area of specialization is pediatric allergy & immunology. She honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. After completing medical school at Duke University School of Medicine, Dr. Iyengar performed her residency at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , exercise induced asthma

All Interests: Immunodeficiency, Atopic Dermatitis, Food Allergy, Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Skin Issues, Exercise ... (Read more)

Dr. Kristina Hoffman Philpott, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
290 Redwood Shores Parkway
Redwood City, CA
 

Dr. Kristina Philpott's area of specialization is pediatric allergy & immunology. She has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. In her practice, she is particularly interested in seasonal allergies, drug allergy, and angioedema. Dr. Philpott is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. She attended medical school at Duke University School of Medicine. Dr. Philpott completed her residency training at Wilford Hall Medical Center. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Drug Allergy, Eczema, Atopic Dermatitis, Food Allergy, Asthma, Allergies, Hives, Seasonal ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Lee Griffin, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
2051 Pioneer Court
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Michael Griffin practices pediatric cardiology. He is a graduate of Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and a graduate of St. Louis Children's Hospital's residency program. His areas of expertise include the following: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart valve disease, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Griffin honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net ELECT POS, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and St. Rose Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Ultrasound, Heart Valve Disease, Echocardiogram, Mitral Valve Prolapse, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Betty K Miller Kolotkin, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
1828 El Camino Real; Suite 703
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Betty Miller is a physician who specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology. In addition to English, Dr. Miller (or staff) speaks Filipino and Spanish. She is especially interested in seasonal allergies, angioedema, and food allergy. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Seton Medical Center. Before performing her residency at Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo, Dr. Miller attended SUNY Upstate Medical University for medical school. On average, patients gave Dr. Miller a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Health Net ELECT POS are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Miller honors. Dr. Miller's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Allergies, Food Allergy, Seasonal Allergies, Angioedema, 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.