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We found 11 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Health Net PPO near San Ramon, CA.

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

Dr. Hitendra Patel works as a pediatric cardiologist in Oakland, CA, San Ramon, CA, and Brentwood, CA. In Dr. Patel's practice, he is particularly interested in heart problems and cardiac catheterization. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Valley Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at St. Mary's Hospital Medical School and the University of London, he performed his residency at The Hospital for Sick Children and Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Gujarati. Dr. Patel's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. Dr. Patel welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

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

Dr. Sayema Afsar Saifullah, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
915 San Ramon Valley Boulevard; Suite 100
Danville, CA
 

Dr. Sayema Saifullah specializes in family medicine. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. In her practice, Dr. Saifullah focuses on general care. Dr. Saifullah is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. After completing medical school at Sindh Medical College, she performed her residency at Natividad Medical Center. Dr. Saifullah (or staff) speaks Urdu, Arabic, and Spanish. Dr. Saifullah's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Saifullah has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Heart Problems, Diabetes, Obesity, Women's Health Issues, General Care, Asthma, Thyroid Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Lauren Michelle Comeau, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
915 San Ramon Valley Boulevard; Suite 100
Danville, CA
 

Dr. Lauren Weger specializes in general pediatrics. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Before completing her residency at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland, Dr. Weger attended medical school at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Weger takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Asthma, Newborn Care

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 areas of expertise include the following: minimally invasive surgery and thoracic (chest) surgery procedures. He is professionally affiliated with SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, Sutter Medical Network, and Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG). Dr. Kim accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. Before completing 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 attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Kim speaks Korean.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

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

Dr. Kim B Benson, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
915 San Ramon Valley Boulevard; Suite 100
Danville, CA
 

Dr. Kim Benson works as a general internist in Dublin, CA and Danville, CA. She attended medical school at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Benson completed a residency program at Montefiore Medical Center. She is especially interested in general care. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Benson speaks Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Benson is closed to new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Hypertension, Liver Disease, Diabetes, Women's Health Issues, General Care, Asthma, Preventive ... (Read more)

Dr. Sonal Jain Advani, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
915 San Ramon Valley Boulevard; Suite 100
Danville, CA
 

Dr. Sonal Advani's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Advani include general care. Patients gave Dr. Advani an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Advani honors. Before completing her residency at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, Dr. Advani attended medical school at Odessa State Medical University. In addition to English, Dr. Advani (or staff) speaks Russian, Hindi, and Punjabi. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Liver Disease, Diabetes, Women's Health Issues, General Care, Asthma, Tuberculosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael A Cheng, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
915 San Ramon Valley Boulevard; #100
Danville, CA
 

Dr. Michael Cheng sees patients in Danville, CA. His medical specialty is general pediatrics. Dr. Cheng's education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and residency at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Cheng (or staff) speaks Mandarin and Spanish. Dr. Cheng's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group, and John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Circumcision, Attention Deficit Disorder, Asthma, Preventive Care, Acne, Newborn ... (Read more)

Dr. Tyler Yu-Tai Kang, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
6380 Clark Avenue
Dublin, CA
 

Dr. Tyler Kang works as a hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist. In his practice, Dr. Kang focuses on lung cancer, urologic (genitourinary) cancer, and brain cancer. Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kang takes. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and a graduate of Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Kang (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin and Spanish. Dr. Kang is professionally affiliated with SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, St. Rose Hospital, and Eden Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Urologic Cancer, Brain Cancer, Lung Cancer

Dr. Michael Richard Forrest, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
6380 Clark Avenue
Dublin, CA
 

Dr. Michael Forrest is a physician who specializes in radiation oncology. After completing medical school at Emory University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). In his practice, he is particularly interested in radiation therapy. Dr. Forrest is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Forrest is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He offers interpreting services for patients who speak Cantonese, Mandarin, and Japanese. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Eden Medical Center, Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus, and John Muir Physician Network. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Breast-Conserving Surgery, Sarcoma, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Radiation Therapy, Lung Cancer, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Frank Santoli's medical specialty is adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Santoli's clinical interests encompass blood disorders. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Santoli obtained his medical school training at Georgetown University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Georgetown University Hospital. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, St. Rose Hospital, and Brown & Toland Physicians. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

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

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
200 Porter Drive; Suite 300
San Ramon, CA
 

Dr. Jon Rasak's area of specialization is general internal medicine. He attended the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). His clinical interests include depression, snoring, and sports physicals. Patients gave Dr. Rasak an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Rasak is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai.

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Relevant Interests: , bronchitis, asthma

All Interests: Depression, Pain, Type 1 Diabetes, Hip Problems, Upper Respiratory Infection, Heartburn, ... (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.