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We found 32 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 a physician who specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. In his practice, he is particularly interested in intensive care and lung problems. Dr. Namath is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Namath takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. He is a graduate of Stanford University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Stanford University Medical Center.

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

Dr. Lawrence Coskey is a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He works in Burlingame, CA, Greenbrae, CA, and San Francisco, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Coskey include shortness of breath (dyspnea), intensive care, and lung problems. Dr. Coskey's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Marin General Hospital, and Pulmonary Associates. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School and a graduate of Harbor-UCLA Medical Center's residency program. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Coskey has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. He is accepting 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. Mona Luke-Zeitoun, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
301 Industrial Road; Level 1
San Carlos, CA
 

Dr. Mona Luke-Zeitoun specializes in pediatric pulmonology. Dr. Luke-Zeitoun has a special interest in lung problems. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Luke-Zeitoun honors. She graduated from the University of Zurich Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Luke-Zeitoun trained at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital for her residency. Dr. Luke-Zeitoun (or staff) speaks the following languages: German, French, and Italian. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. Dr. Luke-Zeitoun 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. Richard Bruce Chalker, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
301 Industrial Road; Level 3
San Carlos, CA
 

Dr. Richard Chalker specializes in adult pulmonology and practices in Palo Alto, CA and San Carlos, CA. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. In Dr. Chalker's practice, he is particularly interested in intensive care and lung problems. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. After completing medical school at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, Dr. Chalker performed his residency at Boston Medical Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He welcomes 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's areas of specialization are critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology; he sees patients in Burlingame, CA and San Francisco, CA. These areas are among his clinical interests: intensive care and lung problems. He accepts Blue Shield, Chinese Community Health Plan, and Health Net, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Everett is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Everett's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Marin General Hospital, Eden Medical Center, and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus. Dr. Everett is accepting 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. 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 is a general surgeon, cancer surgeon, and colon and rectal surgeon in San Mateo, CA and Burlingame, CA. She is rated highly by her patients. Dr. Dalal has indicated that her clinical interests include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), colorectal surgery procedures, and cancer surgery. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, San Mateo Medical Center, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients. Dr. Dalal studied medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer, lung problems

All Interests: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Whipple Procedure, Lymphadenectomy, Thoracic Problems, Research, 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 practices general internal medicine. She is rated highly by her patients. In her practice, Dr. Stroessner-Johnson focuses on general care. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Stroessner-Johnson is not currently accepting new patients. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She speaks Spanish.

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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's medical specialty is cardiothoracic surgery. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tsau accepts. Dr. Tsau's education and training includes medical school at the University of Arizona College of Medicine and residency at Arizona Health Sciences Center. She speaks Mandarin and Taiwanese. Dr. Tsau is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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's specialty is general pediatrics. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). 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. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She welcomes 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 practices general internal medicine. 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. Her clinical interests include general care. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Portmore is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Unfortunately, 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 practices family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Liang include general care. The average patient rating for Dr. Liang is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Liang takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. After attending Capital Medical University for medical school, Dr. Liang completed her residency training at Sutter Health and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. She speaks Mandarin. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). She has an open panel.

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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 practices general pediatrics. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Beymer is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland. In addition to English, Dr. Beymer speaks Sign Language. Her professional affiliations include 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: Allergies, Asthma

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

Dr. Rajashri Iyengar is a physician who specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology. Dr. Iyengar attended medical school at Duke University School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Iyengar completed a residency program at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Iyengar's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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 is a specialist in pediatric cardiology. His clinical interests include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart valve disease, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and St. Rose Hospital. Dr. Griffin is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and more. He welcomes new patients. He is a graduate of Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and a graduate of St. Louis Children's Hospital's residency program.

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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's area of specialization is pediatric allergy & immunology. She attended medical school at Duke University School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Philpott completed a residency program at Wilford Hall Medical Center. Dr. Philpott's average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Philpott's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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

Dr. Betty Miller's specialty is pediatric allergy & immunology. Her average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Miller has a special interest in allergies. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Seton Medical Center. Dr. Miller is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net ELECT POS, and more. She is open to new patients. She obtained her medical school training at SUNY Upstate Medical University and performed her residency at Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo. Dr. Miller (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Filipino and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Allergies, Food Allergy, 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.