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We found 15 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Blue Shield of California - Blue Shield Net Value HMO CalPERS Limited Network near Walnut Creek, CA.

Dr. Karen Ann Hardy, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
106 La Casa Viaduct; Suite 100
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Karen Hardy's specialty is pediatric pulmonology. She is especially interested in cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. Dr. Hardy is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. She welcomes new patients. Dr. Hardy attended the University of Toledo College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors.

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

All Interests: Vocal Cord Dysfunction, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Problems, Bronchoscopy, Cystic ... (Read more)

Dr. Dennis W Nielson, PhD, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
2401 Shadelands Drive
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Dennis Nielson's specialty is pediatric pulmonology. Dr. Nielson is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He is accepting new patients. He attended medical school at the University of Utah School of Medicine. Dr. Nielson's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Translational Research, Cystic Fibrosis

Dr. Eric D Zee, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
106 La Casa Viaduct; Suite 100
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Eric Zee practices pediatric pulmonology. Dr. Zee's areas of expertise include cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Zee's practice is open to new patients. He attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. His medical residency was performed at Texas Children's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. He speaks Cantonese.

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

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Problems, Asthma

Dr. Manisha Newaskar, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
106 La Casa Viaduct; Suite 100
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Manisha Newaskar works as a pediatric pulmonologist in Oakland, CA, San Francisco, CA, and Fremont, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Newaskar include cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. Dr. Newaskar is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients. Dr. Newaskar graduated from Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College. She completed her residency training at Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College & General Hospital and Driscoll Children's Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Newaskar (or staff) speaks Hindi.

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

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Problems, Asthma

Dr. Edward W Fong, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
106 La Casa Viaduct; Suite 100
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Edward Fong sees patients in Oakland, CA, Emeryville, CA, and Walnut Creek, CA. His medical specialty is pediatric pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Fong include cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. Dr. Fong is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He graduated from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, John A. Burns School of Medicine. Dr. Fong's residency was performed at Arizona Health Sciences Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Asthma

Dr. Ngoc Phuong Ly, MPH, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
2401 Shadelands Drive
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Ngoc Ly is a physician who specializes in pediatric pulmonology. Dr. Ly speaks Vietnamese. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. She graduated from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. For her residency, Dr. Ly trained at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Dr. Ly takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Ly welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma

All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Allergies, Education, Cystic Fibrosis, Respiratory Infection, Cytokine Therapy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Elizabeth Rachel Morrison, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
2401 Shadelands Drive
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Elizabeth Gibb is a specialist in pediatric pulmonology. She works in San Francisco, CA, Oakland, CA, and Walnut Creek, CA. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gibb studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. For her professional training, Dr. Gibb completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Gibb's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma

All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Translational Research, Cystic Fibrosis, Epidemiology, Flexible Laryngoscopy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Gwynne D Church, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
2401 Shadelands Drive
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Gwynne Church works as a pediatric pulmonologist in San Francisco, CA, Oakland, CA, and Walnut Creek, CA. She has a special interest in sleep apnea and muscular dystrophy. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Church obtained her medical school training at Medical College of Wisconsin and performed her residency at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Church (or staff) speaks the following languages: French and Italian. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. Dr. Church's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Sleep Apnea, Spine Problems, Circadian Rhythm Disorders, Asthma, Insomnia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Hitendra Thakorbhai Patel, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
106 La Casa Viaduct; #220
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Hitendra Patel's specialty is pediatric cardiology. He has a special interest in heart problems and cardiac catheterization. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. Dr. Patel is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Valley Health Plan, and more. He has an open panel. After completing medical school at St. Mary's Hospital Medical School and the University of London, Dr. Patel performed his residency at The Hospital for Sick Children and Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo. He has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. He is conversant in Gujarati.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Coronary Angiogram, Vascular Disease, Heart Problems, Interventional Cardiac Catheterization, Lung ... (Read more)

Dr. Sunghoon Kim, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
2401 Shadelands Drive
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Sunghoon Kim works as a pediatric general surgeon in Oakland, CA, Brentwood, CA, and San Ramon, CA. In his practice, he is particularly interested in minimally invasive surgery and thoracic (chest) surgery procedures. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Kim is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. In addition to English, he speaks Korean. Dr. Kim's professional affiliations include SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, Sutter Medical Network, and Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG). He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Pectus Excavatum, Inguinal Hernia, Gastrostomy, Umbilical Hernia, Phimosis, Appendicitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Wendy Tienhui Su, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
1479 Ygnacio Valley Road; #208
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Wendy Su specializes in pediatric general surgery and practices in Brentwood, CA, Orange, CA, and San Ramon, CA. Her professional affiliations include SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, Sutter Medical Network, and Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG). Dr. Su takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. She is accepting new patients. After completing medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine, she performed her residency at The Montreal Children's Hospital and Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center. Dr. Su speaks Mandarin.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Lung Problems, Parathyroid Disease, Urologic Disorders

Dr. Sravana Kumar Chennupati, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
400 Taylor Boulevard; Suite 101
Pleasant Hill, CA
 

Dr. Sravana Chennupati is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include radiation therapy. Dr. Chennupati's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Chennupati's practice is open to new patients. He obtained his medical school training at Stanford University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Clinical Trials, Gynecologic Cancer, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Radiation Therapy, Lung Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Christine Sumi Chung, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
400 Taylor Boulevard; Suite 101
Pleasant Hill, CA
 

Dr. Christine Chung practices radiation oncology in Berkeley, CA and Pleasant Hill, CA. In her practice, Dr. Chung focuses on radiation therapy. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Chung attended Harvard Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at Harvard Radiation Oncology Program. Dr. Chung (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Korean, Spanish, and French. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. Dr. Chung welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Brachytherapy, Breast-Conserving Surgery, Radiation Therapy, Lung Cancer, Stereotactic ... (Read more)

Dr. James Lawrence Rembert, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
400 Taylor Boulevard; Suite 101
Pleasant Hill, CA
 

Dr. James Rembert's area of specialization is radiation oncology. In Dr. Rembert's practice, he is particularly interested in stereotactic radiosurgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Rembert attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Radiation Therapy, Lung Cancer, Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Prostate Brachytherapy, Prostate Cancer

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
400 Taylor Boulevard; Suite 201
Pleasant Hill, CA
 

Dr. Gopal Sachdeva works as a radiation oncologist in Emeryville, CA, Antioch, CA, and Castro Valley, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Sachdeva include radiation therapy. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Sachdeva completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Sachdeva (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Croatian, and Navajo. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Eden Medical Center. Dr. Sachdeva is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Breast-Conserving Surgery, Sarcoma, Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Lung Cancer, ... (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.