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Dr. Karen Ann Hardy, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
747 52nd Street
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Karen Hardy is a medical specialist in pediatric pulmonology. In her practice, she is particularly interested in lung problems. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). Dr. Hardy takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hardy is accepting new patients. Before performing her residency at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Hardy attended the University of Toledo College of Medicine for medical school. She has received the following distinction: 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. Eric D Zee, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
747 52nd Street
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Eric Zee is a medical specialist in pediatric pulmonology. He attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Zee include cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Zee speaks Cantonese. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Zee's office for an appointment.

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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
747 52nd Street
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Manisha Newaskar is a pediatric pulmonology specialist. She attended Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College & General Hospital and Driscoll Children's Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Newaskar include cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. Dr. Newaskar accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Newaskar (or staff) speaks Hindi. She is affiliated with Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. Dr. Newaskar has an open panel.

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

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Problems, Asthma

Dr. Sunghoon Kim, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
744 52nd Street; Suite 4100
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Sunghoon Kim is a medical specialist in pediatric general surgery. Dr. Kim's areas of clinical interest consist of robotic surgery and thoracic (chest) surgery procedures. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He attended the University of Michigan Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis for residency. He is conversant in Korean. Dr. Kim is affiliated with SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, Sutter Medical Network, and Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG). He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

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

Dr. Jennifer Anne Miller, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
2999 Regent Street; Suite 325
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Jennifer Miller is a physician who specializes in general pediatrics. She graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Miller accepts. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. Dr. Miller's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Newborn Care, Parenting Issues, Asthma, Preventive Care

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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.
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