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 works as a critical care specialist and pulmonologist in Palo Alto, CA, San Carlos, CA, and Fremont, CA. Dr. Namath graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Stanford University Medical Center. In his practice, Dr. Namath focuses on intensive care and lung problems. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Namath is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 physician who specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in shortness of breath (dyspnea), intensive care, and lung problems. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Coskey's education and training includes medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School and residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Coskey's 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. Mona Luke-Zeitoun, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
301 Industrial Road; Level 1
San Carlos, CA
 

Dr. Mona Luke-Zeitoun works as a pediatric pulmonologist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Luke-Zeitoun include lung problems. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Zurich Faculty of Medicine and residency at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Luke-Zeitoun (or staff) speaks German, French, and Italian. Dr. Luke-Zeitoun's 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. Richard Bruce Chalker, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
301 Industrial Road; Level 3
San Carlos, CA
 

Dr. Richard Chalker is a specialist in adult pulmonology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Chalker's areas of expertise include intensive care and lung problems. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine and performed his residency at Boston Medical Center. Dr. Chalker's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He has an open panel.

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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. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Everett attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. His areas of expertise include the following: intensive care and lung problems. He is in-network for Blue Shield, Chinese Community Health Plan, Health Net, and more. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Everett is affiliated with Marin General Hospital, Eden Medical Center, and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus. He 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 surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and colon & rectal surgery specialist. These areas are among Dr. Dalal's clinical interests: video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), colorectal surgery procedures, and cancer surgery. She has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dalal accepts. Before performing her residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School, Dr. Dalal attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, San Mateo Medical Center, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). She welcomes new patients.

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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's specialty is general internal medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Stroessner-Johnson speaks Spanish. Her clinical interests encompass general care. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Stroessner-Johnson attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Her patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. 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: , 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 area of specialization is cardiothoracic surgery. She is conversant in Mandarin and Taiwanese. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Tsau obtained her medical school training at the University of Arizona College of Medicine and performed her residency at Arizona Health Sciences Center. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Tsau's practice is open to 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 is a general pediatrician. The average patient rating for Dr. Tan is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Tan's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Tan has an open panel. She graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School and then she performed her residency 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's specialty is general internal medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Portmore average 4.5 stars out of 5. In her practice, Dr. Portmore focuses on general care. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Portmore accepts. Dr. Portmore is not currently accepting new patients. Her education and training includes medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and residency 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. Wen Liang, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1501 Trousdale Drive; Building B, 4th Floor
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Wen Liang specializes in family medicine and practices in Burlingame, CA. Dr. Liang is a graduate of Capital Medical University. For her residency, Dr. Liang trained at Sutter Health and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Her areas of expertise include general care. Patients rated Dr. Liang highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She speaks Mandarin. Dr. Liang is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network 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: 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. In addition to English, Dr. Beymer speaks Sign Language. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). She graduated from the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland. She is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Beymer is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. She welcomes 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. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She studied medicine at Duke University School of Medicine. Dr. Iyengar's residency was performed at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Iyengar is accepting 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 is a specialist in pediatric cardiology. These areas are among Dr. Griffin's clinical interests: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart valve disease, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and performed his residency at St. Louis Children's Hospital. Dr. Griffin's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and St. Rose Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

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

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

Dr. Betty Miller specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology and practices in Daly City, CA and Burlingame, CA. Patient ratings for Dr. Miller average 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Miller include allergies. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Health Net ELECT POS, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo, Dr. Miller attended medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University. Dr. Miller (or staff) speaks Filipino and Spanish. Dr. Miller's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Seton Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Allergies, Food Allergy, Angioedema, Asthma

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

Dr. Ellen Chan is a pediatric cardiology specialist. In her practice, Dr. Chan focuses on heart problems. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Before completing her residency at Hasbro Children's Hospital and Rhode Island Hospital, Dr. Chan attended medical school at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. She is conversant in Cantonese. Dr. Chan is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center, St. Luke's Campus, and Brown & Toland Physicians. She 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)

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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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