We found 31 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Blue Shield HMO near San Mateo, CA.

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Dr. Allen Frederick Namath Gromme, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
301 Industrial Road; Level 3
San Carlos, CA
 

Dr. Allen Namath sees patients in Palo Alto, CA, San Carlos, CA, and Fremont, CA. His medical specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. In his practice, Dr. Namath focuses on intensive care and lung problems. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. After attending Stanford University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Stanford University Medical Center. The average patient rating for Dr. Namath is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Namath accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He is accepting 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. Lawrence Alan Coskey, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1720 El Camino Real; Suite 150
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Lawrence Coskey, who practices in Burlingame, CA, Greenbrae, CA, and San Francisco, CA, is a medical specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Coskey completed a residency program at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Coskey include shortness of breath (dyspnea), intensive care, and lung problems. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Coskey has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Marin General Hospital, and Pulmonary Associates. He is accepting new patients.

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

All Interests: Bronchiectasis, Sarcoidosis, Lung Problems, Lung Cancer, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Pulmonary ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Richard Chalker's area of specialization is adult pulmonology. He graduated from the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. Dr. Chalker trained at Boston Medical Center for residency. In his practice, he is particularly interested in intensive care and lung problems. Patient ratings for Dr. Chalker average 5.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chalker takes. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Chalker 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 specialties are critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. These areas are among his clinical interests: intensive care and lung problems. He is professionally affiliated with Marin General Hospital, Sutter Delta Medical Center, and Eden Medical Center. Dr. Everett honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Chinese Community Health Plan, and Health Net. He welcomes new patients. He 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). 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. Mona Luke-Zeitoun, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
301 Industrial Road; Level 1
San Carlos, CA
 

Dr. Mona Luke-Zeitoun practices pediatric pulmonology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Luke-Zeitoun include lung problems. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. Dr. Luke-Zeitoun is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. She is open to new patients. Dr. Luke-Zeitoun attended medical school at the University of Zurich Faculty of Medicine. She trained at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital for her residency. Dr. Luke-Zeitoun (or staff) speaks the following languages: German, French, and Italian.

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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. 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. Patient ratings for Dr. Dalal average 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Dalal include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), colorectal surgery procedures, and cancer surgery. Dr. Dalal takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Dalal attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School for residency. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, San Mateo Medical Center, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer, pleural effusion (water on the lungs)

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

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

Dr. Pei Tsau's specialty is cardiothoracic surgery. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Mills-Peninsula Health Services. Dr. Tsau honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. She has an open panel. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Arizona College of Medicine and residency at Arizona Health Sciences Center. Dr. Tsau speaks the following languages: Mandarin and Taiwanese.

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Relevant Interests: , pleural effusion (water on the lungs)

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Vascular Surgery Procedures, Minimally Invasive Valve ... (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 works as an internist in Burlingame, CA. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Stroessner-Johnson has indicated that her clinical interests include general care. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF), and Mills-Peninsula Physician Network. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Stroessner-Johnson attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Stroessner-Johnson is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Stroessner-Johnson is closed to new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Tan's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF), and Mills-Peninsula Physician Network. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. She has an open panel. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School. For her professional training, Dr. Tan completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan.

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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 in San Carlos, CA. Dr. Portmore attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Strong Memorial Hospital for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Portmore include general care. Patient ratings for Dr. Portmore average 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. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Portmore is not currently accepting new patients.

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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 works as a family practice physician in Burlingame, CA. She is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Liang include general care. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. She graduated from Capital Medical University. Her training includes residency programs at Sutter Health and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. In addition to English, Dr. Liang speaks Mandarin. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF), and Mills-Peninsula Physician Network. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Contraception, Exercise Physiology, Bone Diseases, 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 is a physician who specializes in general pediatrics. On average, patients gave her a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Before performing her residency at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland, Dr. Beymer attended the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. She is conversant in Sign Language. Dr. Beymer is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF), and Mills-Peninsula Physician Network. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Asthma, Allergies

Dr. Tomomi Oka, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery, Critical Care
1501 Trousdale Drive; Building B. 2nd Floor
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Tomomi Oka is a thoracic surgeon and intensive care specialist. Dr. Oka attended medical school at Keio University. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Brown University. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Oka include thoracic (chest) surgery procedures. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Oka is conversant in Japanese. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Oka's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , pleural effusion (water on the lungs)

All Interests: Sclerotherapy, Thoracic Cancer, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Mediastinal Tumor, Pleural Effusion, ... (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 area of specialization is pediatric allergy & immunology. She has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Health Net ELECT POS, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Miller studied medicine at SUNY Upstate Medical University. Her medical residency was performed at Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo. Dr. Miller (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Filipino and Spanish. Dr. Miller's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Seton Medical Center (Daly City and Moss Beach, CA). Dr. Miller is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Allergies, Food Allergy, Insect Sting Allergy, Anaphylaxis, Angioedema, Asthma

Dr. Ellen L Chan, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
100 S San Mateo Drive
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Ellen Chan is a pediatric cardiology specialist in San Francisco, CA, Santa Rosa, CA, and San Mateo, CA. She has a special interest in heart problems. Dr. Chan's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. She has an open panel. After attending the University of Nebraska College of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at Hasbro Children's Hospital and Rhode Island Hospital. Dr. Chan is conversant in Cantonese.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

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

Dr. Naveen Sultana Mahmood, MPH, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
301 Industrial Road; Level 1
San Carlos, CA
 

Dr. Naveen Mahmood practices general pediatrics. Her patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Mahmood is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for her residency. Dr. Mahmood (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , bronchitis, asthma

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Eczema, Immunization, Bronchitis, Lead Poisoning, Gastrointestinal Problems, ... (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.
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