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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's specialty is pediatric cardiology. He has a special interest in heart problems and cardiac catheterization. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. Dr. Patel is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Valley Health Plan, and more. He has an open panel. After completing medical school at St. Mary's Hospital Medical School and the University of London, Dr. Patel performed his residency at The Hospital for Sick Children and Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo. He has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. He is conversant in Gujarati.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

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

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

Dr. Sayema Saifullah sees patients in Santa Clara, CA and Danville, CA. Her medical specialty is family medicine. She graduated from Sindh Medical College and then she performed her residency at Natividad Medical Center. She is especially interested in general care. On average, patients gave Dr. Saifullah a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. Dr. Saifullah (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Arabic, and Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Saifullah's practice is open to new patients.

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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 is a physician who specializes in general pediatrics. She has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Weger accepts. Dr. Weger has an open panel. Before performing her residency at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland, Dr. Weger attended the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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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 works as a pediatric general surgeon in Oakland, CA, Brentwood, CA, and San Ramon, CA. In his practice, he is particularly interested in minimally invasive surgery and thoracic (chest) surgery procedures. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Kim is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. In addition to English, he speaks Korean. Dr. Kim's professional affiliations include SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, Sutter Medical Network, and Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG). He is open to new patients.

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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 sees patients in Dublin, CA and Danville, CA. Her medical specialty is general internal medicine. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Vermont College of Medicine and performed her residency at Montefiore Medical Center. In her practice, Dr. Benson focuses on general care. Her average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Benson is in-network for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is conversant in Spanish. 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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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 is an internist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Advani include general care. Dr. Advani has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She takes several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. Dr. Advani's education and training includes medical school at Odessa State Medical University and residency at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. Dr. Advani (or staff) speaks the following languages: Russian, Hindi, and Punjabi. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She welcomes new patients.

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

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

Dr. Tyler Kang's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Kang (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin and Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Kang include lung cancer, urologic (genitourinary) cancer, and brain cancer. His professional affiliations include SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, St. Rose Hospital, and Eden Medical Center. 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 accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Urologic Cancer, Brain Cancer, Lung Cancer

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

Dr. Michael Cheng practices general pediatrics. Before performing his residency at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Cheng attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He accepts Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Cheng (or staff) speaks Mandarin and Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group, and John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek. Dr. Cheng welcomes new patients.

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

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

Dr. Michael Forrest is a specialist in radiation oncology. He works in Dublin, CA and Castro Valley, CA. He graduated from Emory University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for his residency. In Dr. Forrest's practice, he is particularly interested in radiation therapy. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Forrest offers language support for Cantonese, Mandarin, and Japanese-speaking patients. Dr. Forrest's professional affiliations include Eden Medical Center, Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus, and John Muir Physician Network. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 works as a hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist in Pinole, CA, Emeryville, CA, and Dublin, CA. He obtained his medical school training at Georgetown University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. Santoli has a special interest in blood disorders. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Santoli is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and St. Rose Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Gynecologic Cancer, Liver Cancer, Colon Cancer, Lung Cancer, Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin's ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Jon Rasak's medical specialty is general internal medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Rasak include tonsilitis, contraception (birth control), and depression. He is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. Dr. Rasak takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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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.