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We found 13 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 sees patients in Emeryville, CA, San Francisco, CA, and Oakland, CA. Her medical specialty is pediatric pulmonology. In her practice, she is particularly interested in cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Hardy's education and training includes medical school at the University of Toledo College of Medicine and residency at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Hardy has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). She is open to new patients.

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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 medical specialty is pediatric pulmonology. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nielson honors. Dr. Nielson attended the University of Utah School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. He has an open panel.

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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 specializes in pediatric pulmonology. His clinical interests encompass cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. Dr. Zee is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. After completing medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, he performed his residency at Texas Children's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Zee speaks Cantonese. He is professionally 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. Elizabeth Rachel Morrison, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
2401 Shadelands Drive
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Elizabeth Gibb's specialty is pediatric pulmonology. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. She graduated from Harvard Medical School and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Gibb's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. New patients are welcome to contact her 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. Ngoc Phuong Ly, MPH, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
2401 Shadelands Drive
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Ngoc Ly is a pediatric pulmonologist. Dr. Ly is conversant in Vietnamese. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), Dr. Ly attended medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. She has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Ly is open to 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. Gwynne D Church, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
2401 Shadelands Drive
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Gwynne Church is a pediatric pulmonologist. In her practice, Dr. Church focuses on sleep apnea and muscular dystrophy. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. After attending Medical College of Wisconsin for medical school, Dr. Church completed her residency training at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Church (or staff) speaks French and Italian.

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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 works as a pediatric cardiologist in Oakland, CA, San Ramon, CA, and Brentwood, CA. In Dr. Patel's practice, he is particularly interested in heart problems and cardiac catheterization. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Valley Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at St. Mary's Hospital Medical School and the University of London, he performed his residency at The Hospital for Sick Children and Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Gujarati. Dr. Patel's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. Dr. Patel welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

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

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

Dr. Sunghoon Kim is a medical specialist in pediatric general surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: minimally invasive surgery and thoracic (chest) surgery procedures. He is professionally affiliated with SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, Sutter Medical Network, and Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG). Dr. Kim accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis, Dr. Kim attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Kim speaks Korean.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

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

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

Dr. Sravana Chennupati is a radiation oncologist. He is conversant in Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Chennupati include radiation therapy. Dr. Chennupati's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. Dr. Chennupati studied medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University for residency. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

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

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

Dr. Wendy Su's specialty is pediatric general surgery. She is conversant in Mandarin. She is affiliated with SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, Sutter Medical Network, and Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG). Before completing her residency at The Montreal Children's Hospital and Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center, Dr. Su attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Su's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

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

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

Dr. Christine Chung's specialty is radiation oncology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Chung include radiation therapy. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at Harvard Radiation Oncology Program, Dr. Chung attended Harvard Medical School. Dr. Chung (or staff) speaks the following languages: Korean, Spanish, and French. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. Dr. Chung is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Brachytherapy, Breast-Conserving Surgery, Radiation Therapy, Lung Cancer, Hodgkin's Lymphoma, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. James Rembert is a physician who specializes in radiation oncology. He is especially interested in stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS). He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Rembert obtained his medical school training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Rembert is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Radiation Therapy, Lung Cancer, Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Prostate Brachytherapy, Prostate Cancer, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Gopal Sachdeva's specialty is radiation oncology. In Dr. Sachdeva's practice, he is particularly interested in radiation therapy. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sachdeva takes. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Sachdeva attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Dr. Sachdeva (or staff) speaks Urdu, Croatian, and Navajo. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Eden Medical Center. Dr. Sachdeva has an open panel.

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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.