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We found 10 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 is a medical specialist in pediatric cardiology. After attending St. Mary's Hospital Medical School and the University of London for medical school, he completed his residency training at The Hospital for Sick Children and Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo. His clinical interests include heart problems and cardiac catheterization. Dr. Patel is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Valley Health Plan. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Gujarati. Dr. Patel is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. He is accepting 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. Lauren Michelle Comeau, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
915 San Ramon Valley Boulevard; Suite 100
Danville, CA
 

Dr. Lauren Weger's specialty is general pediatrics. On average, patients gave Dr. Weger a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland, Dr. Weger attended the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. She is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Weger has an open panel.

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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 physician who specializes in pediatric general surgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Kim include robotic surgery and thoracic (chest) surgery procedures. Dr. Kim is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. He is conversant in Korean. His professional affiliations include SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, Sutter Medical Network, and Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG). New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Kim's office for an appointment.

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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 specialty is family medicine. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She has a special interest in general care. Dr. Saifullah honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended Sindh Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Natividad Medical Center for residency. Dr. Saifullah (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Arabic, and Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Saifullah is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Heart Problems, Diabetes, Obesity, Women's Health Issues, General Care, Asthma, Thyroid Problems, ... (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. Her patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Benson include general care. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Vermont College of Medicine, Dr. Benson performed her residency at Montefiore Medical Center. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Benson 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 works as a general internist in Fremont, CA and Danville, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Advani include general care. She is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Advani honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Odessa State Medical University. For her residency, Dr. Advani trained at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. Dr. Advani (or staff) is conversant in Russian, Hindi, and Punjabi. Dr. Advani is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is accepting 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 works as a pediatrician. Dr. Cheng is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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 (or staff) is conversant in 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 is open to new patients.

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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 practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology in San Leandro, CA, Dublin, CA, and Castro Valley, CA. He has indicated that his clinical interests include lung cancer, urologic (genitourinary) cancer, and brain cancer. Dr. Kang's professional affiliations include SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, St. Rose Hospital, and Eden Medical Center. He takes Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kang is open to new patients. He studied medicine at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Kang completed a residency program at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Kang (or staff) speaks Mandarin and Spanish.

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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 radiation oncology specialist. Dr. Forrest has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He has indicated that his clinical interests include radiation therapy. He is in-network for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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). Dr. Forrest offers language support for Cantonese, Mandarin, and Japanese-speaking patients. He is affiliated with Eden Medical Center, Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus, and John Muir Physician Network. He is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Jon Rasak practices general internal medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Rasak speaks Spanish. His clinical interests include depression, snoring, and sports physicals. He is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. He is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Patients gave Dr. Rasak an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Rasak accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more.

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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.