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We found 31 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 specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Namath graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine. He trained at Stanford University Medical Center for his residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Namath include intensive care and lung problems. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Namath is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is open to new patients.

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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 is a specialist in pediatric pulmonology. She works in Palo Alto, CA, San Francisco, CA, and San Carlos, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Luke-Zeitoun include lung problems. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Luke-Zeitoun studied medicine at the University of Zurich Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Luke-Zeitoun completed her residency training at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital. In addition to English, 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. She is open to new patients.

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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 works as an adult critical care specialist and pulmonologist. Dr. Coskey is especially interested in shortness of breath (dyspnea), intensive care, and lung problems. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Marin General Hospital, and Pulmonary Associates. He attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Coskey trained at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center for residency. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. 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's medical specialty is adult pulmonology. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: intensive care and lung problems. Dr. Chalker's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Chalker is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He is accepting new patients. He is a graduate of the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. He trained at Boston Medical Center for residency.

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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 specializes in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology and practices in Burlingame, CA and San Francisco, CA. Dr. Everett's areas of expertise include intensive care, lung problems, and telemedicine. His professional affiliations include Marin General Hospital, Eden Medical Center, and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Chinese Community Health Plan, and Health Net. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Everett is conversant in Spanish.

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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. 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, cancer surgeon, and colon and rectal surgeon. Dr. Dalal's clinical interests include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), colorectal surgery procedures, and cancer surgery. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, San Mateo Medical Center, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). Before completing her residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School, Dr. Dalal attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Her average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Dalal's practice is open to new patients.

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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. 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. Patients gave Dr. Stroessner-Johnson an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include general care. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Stroessner-Johnson honors. 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. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). She has a closed panel.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

Dr. Pei Hsuan Tsau, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
1501 Trousdale Drive; Building B, 2nd Floor
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Pei Tsau is a physician who specializes in cardiothoracic surgery. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. After completing medical school at the University of Arizona College of Medicine, Dr. Tsau performed her residency at Arizona Health Sciences Center. She is conversant in Mandarin and Taiwanese. Dr. Tsau's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Vascular Surgery Procedures, Minimally Invasive Valve ... (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 works as a general pediatrician. Her average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Tan attended the University of Michigan Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). Dr. Tan is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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

Dr. Amy Portmore's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Portmore's clinical interests include general care, women's health issues, and travel medicine. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Portmore completed a residency program at Strong Memorial Hospital. On average, patients gave Dr. Portmore a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is not accepting new patients at this time.

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

Dr. Wen Liang's specialty is family medicine. Dr. Liang has indicated that her clinical interests include general care. She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended Capital Medical University and then went on to complete her residency at Sutter Health and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. In addition to English, Dr. Liang speaks Mandarin. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). She welcomes new patients.

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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 specializes in general pediatrics. Dr. Beymer attended the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland for residency. Patient ratings for Dr. Beymer average 5.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Beymer takes. In addition to English, Dr. Beymer speaks Sign Language. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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 works as a pediatric allergist and immunologist. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Iyengar graduated from Duke University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Iyengar 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. Michael Lee Griffin, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
2051 Pioneer Court
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Michael Griffin works as a pediatric cardiologist in San Mateo, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Griffin include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart valve disease, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. He trained at St. Louis Children's Hospital for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and St. Rose Hospital. Dr. Griffin is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Cardiac Risk Reduction, Pericarditis, Syncope, Fetal Echocardiography, Cardiomyopathy, Preventive ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Kristina Philpott is a pediatric allergist and immunologist. Patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Philpott has a special interest in seasonal allergies, drug allergy, and angioedema. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Before completing her residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center, Dr. Philpott attended medical school at Duke University School of Medicine. She is 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)

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Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
290 Baldwin Avenue
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Andrew Engler practices adult allergy & immunology in San Mateo, CA. He is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Engler graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Engler is affiliated with Mills-Peninsula Health Services. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , exercise induced asthma, asthma

All Interests: Drug Allergy, Atopic Dermatitis, Allergies, Conjunctivitis, Contact Dermatitis, Hives, Food ... (Read more)

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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.