We found 35 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Health Net ELECT POS for Large and Small Groups near Sunnyvale, CA.

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 medical specialist in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ayala include intensive care and lung problems. Dr. Ayala has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Ayala graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. She trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center for her residency. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact her 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 is an adult pulmonology specialist. Dr. Chausow's clinical interests encompass lung problems. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He graduated from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Michael Reese Hospital. He is rated highly by his patients. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Chausow's practice is open to 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 a physician who specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. The average patient rating for Dr. Krishna is 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Krishna include intensive care and lung problems. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Tirunelveli Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Krishna completed a residency program at George Washington University Medical Center. Dr. Krishna's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He has an open panel.

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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 works as a pediatric allergist and immunologist and allergist and immunologist in Mountain View, CA. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Martin's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Before completing her residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland, Dr. Martin attended medical school at Duke University School of Medicine. Dr. Martin's 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. She 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 practices family medicine. Patients gave Dr. Saifullah an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Saifullah include general care. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Saifullah is a graduate of Sindh Medical College. She trained at Natividad Medical Center for her residency. Dr. Saifullah (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Arabic, and Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She 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 is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Yu include myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), lung cancer, and anemia. Dr. Yu's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He obtained his medical school training at Brown University, Alpert Medical School and performed his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. The average patient rating for Dr. Yu is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Yu has a closed panel.

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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 specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology and practices in Mountain View, CA and Palo Alto, CA. Dr. Mulligan's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency. Patients rated Dr. Mulligan highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He welcomes 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 is a general pediatrician in Mountain View, CA. Dr. Padrez's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She obtained her medical school training at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She is rated highly by her patients. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She has a closed panel.

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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 medical specialist in neonatology. She is conversant in Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Babington obtained her medical school training at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and performed her residency at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Babington has an open panel.

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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 is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Kumar include general care. Dr. Kumar is rated highly by her patients. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine 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) speaks Gujarati and Hindi. Dr. Kumar 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: 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 is a cardiothoracic surgeon. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Tsau welcomes new patients. After completing medical school at the University of Arizona College of Medicine, she performed her residency at Arizona Health Sciences Center. She speaks Mandarin and Taiwanese.

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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, who practices in Sunnyvale, CA and San Jose, CA, is a medical specialist in pediatric cardiology. 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. In her practice, Dr. Gomez-Arostegui focuses on heart problems. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Gomez-Arostegui has an open panel.

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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 is an adult hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Jeske include bladder cancer, lung cancer, and anemia. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center, St. Luke's Campus. She graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. She 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 works as a general internist. She is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Woiwode's areas of expertise include general care. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Woiwode is not currently accepting new patients. She is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Woiwode trained at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center.

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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 practices occupational medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include travel medicine. Dr. Thompson takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Thompson attended medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School. Dr. Thompson's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is accepting 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. Marianne Magdy Ghobrial, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
701 E. El Camino Real; North Wing, 2nd Floor
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Marianne Ghobrial practices general internal medicine. In her practice, Dr. Ghobrial focuses on general care. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. She attended medical school at Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Ghobrial completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Ghobrial (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and French. She is professionally 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: Diabetes, General Care, Asthma, Thyroid Problems

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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.