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We found 4 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Care1st near San Ramon, CA.

Dr. Hitendra Thakorbhai Patel, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
2303 Camino Ramon; Suite 175
San Ramon, CA
 

Dr. Hitendra Patel practices pediatric cardiology in Oakland, CA, San Ramon, CA, and Brentwood, CA. He has a special interest in heart problems and cardiac catheterization. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Valley Health Plan are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Patel takes. Dr. Patel attended St. Mary's Hospital Medical School and the University of London and then went on to complete his residency at The Hospital for Sick Children and Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo. He has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Patel is conversant in Gujarati. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. Dr. Patel has an open panel.

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All Interests: Vascular Disease, Heart Problems, Interventional Cardiac Catheterization, Lung Problems, Congenital ... (Read more)

Dr. Sunghoon Kim, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
2303 Camino Ramon; Suite 175
San Ramon, CA
 

Dr. Sunghoon Kim is a medical specialist in pediatric general surgery. His clinical interests encompass minimally invasive surgery and thoracic (chest) surgery procedures. His hospital/clinic affiliations include SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, Sutter Medical Network, and Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG). Dr. Kim takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He welcomes new patients. He attended the University of Michigan Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Dr. Kim speaks Korean.

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All Interests: Pectus Excavatum, Inguinal Hernia, Gastrostomy, Umbilical Hernia, Phimosis, Appendicitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Wendy Tienhui Su, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
2303 Camino Ramon; Suite 175
San Ramon, CA
 

Dr. Wendy Su practices pediatric general surgery in Brentwood, CA, Orange, CA, and San Ramon, CA. In addition to English, Dr. Su speaks Mandarin. She is professionally affiliated with SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, Sutter Medical Network, and Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG). She attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Su completed residency programs at The Montreal Children's Hospital and Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center. Dr. Su takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Lung Problems, Parathyroid Disease, Urologic Disorders

Dr. Frank Anthony Santoli, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
6380 Clark Avenue
Dublin, CA
 

Dr. Frank Santoli's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He obtained his medical school training at Georgetown University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Georgetown University Hospital. His clinical interests encompass blood disorders. Dr. Santoli has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, St. Rose Hospital, and Brown & Toland Physicians. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Santoli's office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Clinical Trials, Myelodysplastic Syndromes, Gynecologic Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer, Liver Cancer, ... (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.