We found 3 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Medicare Advantage near Oakland, CA.

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Dr. Karen Ann Hardy M.D.
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
average rating 4 stars (1 rating)
747 52nd Street
Oakland, CA

Dr. Karen Hardy works as a pediatric pulmonologist in Walnut Creek, CA, San Francisco, CA, and Emeryville, CA. She is especially interested in lung problems. Dr. Hardy is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). After completing medical school at the University of Toledo College of Medicine, she performed her residency at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hardy has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. She has an open panel.

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All Interests: Lung Problems

Eric Zee M.D.
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
747 52nd Street
Oakland, CA

Dr. Eric Zee is a pediatric pulmonology specialist in Walnut Creek, CA, Oakland, CA, and San Francisco, CA. Dr. Zee is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. His residency was performed at Texas Children's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. His areas of expertise include cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. Dr. Zee takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Cantonese. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). Dr. Zee's practice is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Problems, Asthma

Andrew McClintock Greenberg PHD., M.D.
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
average rating 3.7 stars (5 ratings)
350 30th Street; Suite 520
Oakland, CA

Dr. Andrew McClintock-Greenberg's specialties are adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. These areas are among Dr. McClintock-Greenberg's clinical interests: intensive care, sleep apnea, and asthma. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. McClintock-Greenberg studied medicine at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus. His practice is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Sleep Apnea, Lung Problems, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive ... (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.
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