We found 10 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Health Net PPO near San Ramon, CA.

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

Dr. Hitendra Patel is a physician who specializes in pediatric cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Patel include heart problems and cardiac catheterization. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Valley Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. His education and training includes medical school at St. Mary's Hospital Medical School and the University of London and residency at The Hospital for Sick Children and Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo. Dr. Patel has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. He is conversant in Gujarati.

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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 sees patients in Oakland, CA, Brentwood, CA, and San Ramon, CA. His medical specialty is pediatric general surgery. In his practice, Dr. Kim focuses on robotic surgery and thoracic (chest) surgery procedures. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Michigan Medical School, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Dr. Kim is conversant in Korean. His hospital/clinic 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. Sayema Afsar Saifullah, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
915 San Ramon Valley Boulevard; Suite 100
Danville, CA
 

Dr. Sayema Saifullah's medical specialty is family medicine. Her education and training includes medical school at Sindh Medical College and residency at Natividad Medical Center. In her practice, Dr. Saifullah focuses on general care. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Saifullah (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Arabic, and Spanish. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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 works as a general pediatrician. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Weger's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She studied medicine at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland. Dr. Weger's 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 Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Asthma, Newborn Care

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

Dr. Kim Benson's medical specialty is general internal medicine. She has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Benson's areas of expertise include general care. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Benson accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has a closed panel. She graduated from the University of Vermont College of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Montefiore Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Benson speaks Spanish.

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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 works as an internist. In addition to English, Dr. Advani (or staff) speaks Russian, Hindi, and Punjabi. In her practice, Dr. Advani focuses on general care. Dr. Advani's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Before completing her residency at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, Dr. Advani attended medical school at Odessa State Medical University. Patient reviews placed Dr. Advani at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Advani accepts. Dr. Advani's practice 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. Tyler Yu-Tai Kang, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
6380 Clark Avenue
Dublin, CA
 

Dr. Tyler Kang works as an adult hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. In his practice, he is particularly interested in lung cancer, urologic (genitourinary) cancer, and brain cancer. Dr. Kang takes Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kang (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin and Spanish. Dr. Kang's professional affiliations include SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, St. Rose Hospital, and Eden Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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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 in Danville, CA. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and performed his residency at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Cheng is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Cheng (or staff) speaks Mandarin and Spanish. Dr. Cheng's hospital/clinic 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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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's medical specialty is radiation oncology. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Forrest's areas of expertise include radiation therapy. Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Forrest honors. He is a graduate of Emory University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Forrest trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Forrest offers language support for Cantonese, Mandarin, and Japanese-speaking patients. His professional affiliations include Eden Medical Center, Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus, and John Muir Physician Network. Dr. Forrest welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy, Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy, Gynecologic Cancer, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Jon Rasak's area of specialization is general internal medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Rasak speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: depression, snoring, and sports physicals. He is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. Dr. Rasak obtained his medical school training at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , bronchitis, asthma

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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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