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We found 18 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Alliance near Santa Clara, CA.

Dr. Sayema Afsar Saifullah, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
2734 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, 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. Peter P Yu, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
301 Old San Francisco Road; Street Level
Sunnyvale, CA
 

Dr. Peter Yu works as an adult hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist in Sunnyvale, CA and Mountain View, CA. He graduated from Brown University, Alpert Medical School. Dr. Yu's residency was performed at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. His areas of expertise include myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), anemia, and chronic leukemia. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Yu accepts Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

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

Dr. Parul Parikh Kumar, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2734 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA
 

Dr. Parul Kumar works as an internist in Santa Clara, CA and Sunnyvale, CA. Dr. Kumar (or staff) is conversant in Gujarati and Hindi. In her practice, Dr. Kumar focuses on general care. Dr. Kumar is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. On average, patients gave Dr. Kumar a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Heart Problems, Diabetes, General Care, Asthma, Cholesterol Problems

Dr. Nora Frieda Woiwode, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
401 Old San Francisco Road
Sunnyvale, CA
 

Dr. Nora Woiwode practices general internal medicine in Sunnyvale, CA. She graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. She trained at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center for her residency. Dr. Woiwode is especially interested in general care. Dr. Woiwode is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Unfortunately, Dr. Woiwode is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Women's Health Issues, General Care, Allergy Testing, ... (Read more)

Dr. Juliana Gomez-Arostegui, MPH, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
301 Old San Francisco Road; Level 2
Sunnyvale, CA
 

Dr. Juliana Gomez-Arostegui specializes in pediatric cardiology. She is especially interested in heart problems. Dr. Gomez-Arostegui accepts Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine and residency at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital and Stanford Hospital & Clinics. She is conversant in Spanish. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Gomez-Arostegui's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Kawasaki Disease, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Lung Problems, Surgical Procedures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Irene Irene Wu, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
301 Old San Francisco Road; Street Level
Sunnyvale, CA
 

Dr. H. Wu is an adult hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist in Mountain View, CA, Sunnyvale, CA, and Los Gatos, CA. Dr. Wu 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. She accepts Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients. She obtained her medical school training at Yale School of Medicine and performed her residency at Stanford University Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Colon Cancer, Lung Cancer, Lymphoma, Breast Cancer

Dr. Richard F Thompson, MD
Specializes in Occupational Medicine
582 South Sunnyvale Avenue
Sunnyvale, CA
 

Dr. Richard Thompson, who practices in Sunnyvale, CA, is a medical specialist in occupational medicine. His areas of expertise include travel medicine. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Thompson graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School. Dr. Thompson's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Thompson's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Poisoning, Occupational Health Issues, Lung Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Spine Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Daniel Carl Schiffner, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
301 Old San Francisco Road; Street Level
Sunnyvale, CA
 

Dr. Daniel Schiffner's specialty is radiation oncology. In his practice, Dr. Schiffner focuses on radiation therapy. He is in-network for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine for his residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Schiffner is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Lung Cancer, Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Head and Neck ... (Read more)

Dr. Kim-Son Nguyen, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
301 Old San Francisco Road
Sunnyvale, CA
 

Dr. Kim-Son Nguyen's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Nguyen's clinical interests include blood disorders. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He obtained his medical school training at Harvard Medical School and performed his residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He is conversant in Vietnamese. Dr. Nguyen is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Kidney Cancer, Colon Cancer, Leukemia, Bone Marrow Transplant, Lung Cancer, Lymphoma, Multiple ... (Read more)

Dr. Denise Lynn Babin, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
7225 Rainbow Drive
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. Denise Babin is a San Jose, CA physician who specializes in family medicine. Her areas of expertise include general care. Dr. Babin accepts Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. She attended medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Babin is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She has a closed panel.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Men's Health Issues, Migraine, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Obesity, ... (Read more)

Dr. Marisa Elizabeth Cappiello, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
301 Old San Francisco Road; Level 2
Sunnyvale, CA
 

Dr. Marisa Cappiello's medical specialty is general pediatrics. Dr. Cappiello's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. She honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. After attending Georgetown University School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital. Dr. Cappiello is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Eczema, Immunization, Asthma, Premature Babies, Newborn Care

Dr. Pauling Chang, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
301 Old San Francisco Road; Street Level
Sunnyvale, CA
 

Dr. Pauling Chang is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. In addition to English, he speaks Mandarin. His clinical interests encompass radiation therapy. Dr. Chang is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Chang's education and training includes medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Lung Cancer, Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Head and Neck ... (Read more)

Dr. Sandhya Anna Prabhakar, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
401 Old San Francisco Road
Sunnyvale, CA
 

Dr. Sandhya Prabhakar specializes in family medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Prabhakar (or staff) speaks Tamil and Hindi. Dr. Prabhakar's areas of expertise include general care. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Prabhakar is a graduate of The Tamilnadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University and Christian Medical College. She is rated highly by her patients. Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Prabhakar honors. She has a closed panel.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Obesity, Women's Health ... (Read more)

Dr. Vidhi Shah, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2734 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA
 

Dr. Vidhi Shah's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Her clinical interests include general care. She is an in-network provider for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Shah attended Lady Hardinge Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency. Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks the following languages: Gujarati, Hindi, and Punjabi. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Shah has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Arthritis, Women's Health Issues, General Care, Heart Failure, Asthma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Liang Feng Huan, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
301 Old San Francisco Road
Sunnyvale, CA
 

Dr. Liang Huan sees patients in Sunnyvale, CA. His medical specialty is general pediatrics. In addition to English, Dr. Huan (or staff) speaks Mandarin and Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Huan include preventive care and asthma. Dr. Huan's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. His residency was performed at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. Dr. Huan is an in-network provider for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Asthma, Preventive Care

Dr. Kathryn McElroy Wheeler, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
301 Old San Francisco Road; Level 2
Sunnyvale, CA
 

Dr. Kathryn Wheeler is a physician who specializes in general pediatrics. Patient ratings for Dr. Wheeler average 4.5 stars out of 5. Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wheeler takes. She attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Seattle Children's Hospital for residency. Dr. Wheeler is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Unfortunately, she is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Immunization, Asthma, Breastfeeding Issues, Parenting Issues

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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.