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We found 37 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Aetna near Sunnyvale, CA.

Dr. Eric D Zee, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
1195 West Fremont Avenue
Sunnyvale, CA
 

Dr. Eric Zee's area of specialization is pediatric pulmonology. He is conversant in Cantonese. His clinical interests include cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. Dr. Zee is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). After completing medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, Dr. Zee performed his residency at Texas Children's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma, lung problems

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Problems, Asthma

Dr. Estela Del Carmen Ayala, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
701 E. El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Estela Ayala's medical specialty is critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. Dr. Ayala speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Ayala include intensive care and lung problems. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. She trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center for her residency. Patient ratings for Dr. Ayala average 5.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Ayala's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma, pulmonary fibrosis, pulmonary hypertension, lung problems

All Interests: Mechanical Ventilation, Sarcoidosis, Cystic Fibrosis, Sleep Apnea, Lung Problems, Pulmonary ... (Read more)

Dr. Alan Chausow, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
701 E. El Camino Real; North Wing, 2nd Floor
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Alan Chausow works as an adult pulmonologist in Mountain View, CA. Dr. Chausow's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Chausow include lung problems. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chausow accepts. He graduated from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Michael Reese Hospital. Dr. Chausow's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma, pulmonary fibrosis, pulmonary hypertension, lung problems

All Interests: Sarcoidosis, Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Problems, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Pulmonary Hypertension, Asthma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ganesh Krishna, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
701 E. El Camino Real; North Wing, 2nd Floor
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Ganesh Krishna is an adult critical care specialist and pulmonologist. Patient reviews placed Dr. Krishna at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in intensive care and lung problems. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Tirunelveli Medical College. His medical residency was performed at George Washington University Medical Center. Dr. Krishna's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Krishna's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma, pulmonary fibrosis, pulmonary hypertension, lung problems, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Sarcoidosis, Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Problems, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Pulmonary Hypertension, Asthma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jamila Clarice Martin, MPH, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology, Adult Allergy & Immunology
701 E. El Camino Real; South Wing, 2nd Floor
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Jamila Martin specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology and adult allergy & immunology and practices in Mountain View, CA. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland, Dr. Martin attended Duke University School of Medicine. She speaks Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Martin has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Food Allergy, Sinusitis, Asthma, Allergies, Hives, Allergen Immunotherapy, Angioedema, Hay Fever

Dr. Sayema Afsar Saifullah, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
2734 Elcamino Real
Santa Clara, 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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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 specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Before performing his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, Dr. Yu attended Brown University, Alpert Medical School. His clinical interests include myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), lung cancer, and anemia. Patient ratings for Dr. Yu average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Yu takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to 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: Research, Gynecologic Cancer, Hepatobiliary Cancer, Liver Cancer, Sarcoma, Colon Cancer, Lung ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Joseph Mulligan, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
701 E. El Camino Real; South Wing, 2nd Floor
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Michael Mulligan is a pediatric allergy & immunology specialist. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Mulligan's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Mulligan attended medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

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Relevant Interests: , exercise induced asthma

All Interests: Drug Allergy, Immunodeficiency, Atopic Dermatitis, Conjunctivitis, Food Allergy, Eosinophilic ... (Read more)

Dr. Katharine K Padrez, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
701 E. El Camino Real; South Wing, 2nd Floor
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Katharine Padrez sees patients in Mountain View, CA. Her medical specialty is general pediatrics. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Padrez attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Padrez is 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Padrez accepts. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Padrez is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Eczema, Immunization, Asthma, Breastfeeding Issues, Premature Babies, Newborn Care, Parenting Issues

Dr. Kathleen Babington, MD
Specializes in Neonatology
370 Distel Circle
Los Altos, CA
 

Dr. Kathleen Babington is a neonatology specialist. She is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Babington attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital. She has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Babington is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Eczema, Immunization, Early Childhood Development, Strains, Grief, Sprains, Asthma, Breastfeeding ... (Read more)

Dr. Parul Parikh Kumar, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
301 Old San Francisco Road; Level 2
Sunnyvale, CA
 

Dr. Parul Kumar's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Kumar is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. She trained at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kumar include general care. She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Kumar (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Gujarati and Hindi. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

Dr. Pei Hsuan Tsau, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
2490 Hospital Drive; Suite 109
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Pei Tsau's medical specialty is cardiothoracic surgery. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tsau accepts. Dr. Tsau's education and training includes medical school at the University of Arizona College of Medicine and residency at Arizona Health Sciences Center. She speaks Mandarin and Taiwanese. Dr. Tsau 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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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Vascular Surgery Procedures, Minimally Invasive Valve ... (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 practices pediatric cardiology in Sunnyvale, CA and San Jose, CA. Dr. Gomez-Arostegui speaks Spanish. Her clinical interests include heart problems. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine and performed her residency at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital and Stanford Hospital & Clinics. Dr. Gomez-Arostegui takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

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

Dr. Stephanie Jo Jeske, MS, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
710 Lawrence Expressway
Santa Clara, CA
 

Dr. Stephanie Jeske's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Her clinical interests include bladder cancer, lung cancer, and anemia. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Jeske attended medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center, St. Luke's Campus. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Research, Gynecologic Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Colon Cancer, Lung Cancer, Lymphoma, Bladder Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Nora Frieda Woiwode, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
301 Old San Francisco Road; Level 2
Sunnyvale, CA
 

Dr. Nora Woiwode specializes in general internal medicine. In her practice, she is particularly interested in general care. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Woiwode is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Woiwode has a closed panel.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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

Dr. Richard Thompson is a medical specialist in occupational medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Thompson include travel medicine. Dr. Thompson's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Thompson's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

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