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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 medical specialty is pediatric pulmonology. Dr. Zee attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Texas Children's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. His clinical interests encompass cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Cantonese. Dr. Zee is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). 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 is a specialist in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. Dr. Ayala is especially interested in intensive care and lung problems. The average patient rating for Dr. Ayala is 5.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Ayala is conversant in Spanish. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Ayala is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Rebecca Schane is a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. She works in Mountain View, CA. In her practice, Dr. Schane focuses on general care. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Schane obtained her medical school training at the University of Michigan Medical School and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She is not accepting new patients at this time.

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

All Interests: General Care, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Smoking Cessation

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

Dr. Alan Chausow sees patients in Mountain View, CA. His medical specialty is adult pulmonology. After completing medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Michael Reese Hospital. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Chausow include lung problems. Dr. Chausow is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Chausow's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He has an open panel.

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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 practices adult critical care and adult pulmonology. On average, patients gave Dr. Krishna a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in intensive care and lung problems. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Krishna's office for an appointment. He attended Tirunelveli Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at George Washington University Medical Center.

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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 is a specialist in pediatric allergy & immunology and adult allergy & immunology. She works in Mountain View, CA. She attended Duke University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University Hospitals, Cleveland for residency. The average patient rating for Dr. Martin is 4.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Martin is conversant in 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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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Food Allergy, Sinusitis, Asthma, Allergies, Hives, Allergen Immunotherapy, Seasonal Allergies, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sayema Afsar Saifullah, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
2734 Elcamino Real
Santa Clara, CA
 

Dr. Sayema Saifullah's specialty is family medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Saifullah average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Saifullah is especially interested in general care. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. She is a graduate of Sindh Medical College. Her training includes a residency program at Natividad Medical Center. Dr. Saifullah (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Arabic, and Spanish. Dr. Saifullah's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She welcomes 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's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. His education and training includes medical school at Brown University, Alpert Medical School and residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. His areas of expertise include myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), anemia, and chronic leukemia. On average, patients gave Dr. Yu a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Yu has a closed panel.

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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. 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 medical specialist in pediatric allergy & immunology. After attending the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Mulligan honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Mulligan is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is open to new patients.

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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 specializes in general pediatrics and practices in Mountain View, CA. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Padrez honors. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Padrez attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Dr. Padrez's hospital/clinic 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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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 practices neonatology in Palo Alto, CA and Los Altos, CA. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Babington's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital for residency. Dr. Babington's patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Eczema, Immunization, Common Cold, Early Childhood Development, Influenza, Strains, Grief, Sprains, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Pei Tsau is a physician who specializes in cardiothoracic surgery. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. After completing medical school at the University of Arizona College of Medicine, Dr. Tsau performed her residency at Arizona Health Sciences Center. She is conversant in Mandarin and Taiwanese. Dr. Tsau's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She welcomes new patients.

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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 is a medical specialist in pediatric cardiology. Dr. Gomez-Arostegui's clinical interests include heart problems. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. She attended the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital and Stanford Hospital & Clinics. Dr. Gomez-Arostegui speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Kawasaki Disease, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Lung Problems, Surgical Procedures, ... (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 medical specialty is general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kumar include general care. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kumar accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. She attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Kumar completed a residency program at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. Dr. Kumar (or staff) is conversant in Gujarati and Hindi. Her professional affiliations include 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: Heart Problems, Diabetes, General Care, Asthma, Cholesterol Problems

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

Dr. Stephanie Jeske, who practices in San Francisco, CA and Santa Clara, CA, is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Jeske's areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, lung cancer, and anemia. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. She attended Indiana University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center, St. Luke's Campus. Dr. Jeske welcomes new patients.

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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 practices general internal medicine. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include general care. Dr. Woiwode takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Woiwode graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. She 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: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Women's Health Issues, General Care, Allergy Testing, ... (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.