We found 15 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Aetna Choice POS near Palo Alto, CA.

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Allen Frederick Namath Gromme MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
average rating 4.7 stars (53 ratings)
795 El Camino Real; Lee Building, Level 2
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Allen Namath practices adult critical care and adult pulmonology in Palo Alto, CA, San Carlos, CA, and Fremont, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Namath include intensive care and lung problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Namath is a graduate of Stanford University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Stanford University Medical Center. On average, patients gave Dr. Namath a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Namath is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Lung Problems, Intensive Care

Estela Del Carmen Ayala Meyer M.D.
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
average rating 4.9 stars (79 ratings)
701 E. El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Estela Ayala is a critical care specialist and pulmonologist in Mountain View, CA and Los Gatos, CA. Before completing her residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, Dr. Ayala attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Ayala's areas of expertise include the following: intensive care and lung problems. Patient ratings for Dr. Ayala average 5.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ayala speaks 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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All Interests: Lung Problems, Intensive Care

Richard Chalker M.D.
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
average rating 4.8 stars (77 ratings)
795 El Camino Real; Lee Building, Level 2
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Richard Chalker is a physician who specializes in adult pulmonology. Dr. Chalker's areas of clinical interest consist of intensive care and lung problems. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chalker accepts. Before completing his residency at Boston Medical Center, Dr. Chalker attended medical school at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Chalker's practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Lung Problems, Intensive Care

Dr. Mona Luke-Zeitoun M.D.
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
795 El Camino Real; Lee Building, Level 1
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Mona Luke-Zeitoun practices pediatric pulmonology in Palo Alto, CA, San Francisco, CA, and San Carlos, CA. Dr. Luke-Zeitoun is especially interested in lung problems. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Zurich Faculty of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital. Dr. Luke-Zeitoun (or staff) speaks the following languages: German, French, and Italian. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. She welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Lung Problems

Alan Chausow MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
average rating 4.7 stars (106 ratings)
701 E El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Alan Chausow's specialty is adult pulmonology. His clinical interests encompass lung problems. The average patient rating for Dr. Chausow is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and residency at Michael Reese Hospital. Dr. Chausow is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Lung Problems

Ganesh Krishna M.D
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
average rating 4.69 stars (63 ratings)
701 E El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Ganesh Krishna sees patients in Mountain View, CA. His medical specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include the following: cystic fibrosis (CF), intensive care, and asthma. Dr. Krishna is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Before completing his residency at George Washington University Medical Center, Dr. Krishna attended medical school at Tirunelveli Medical College. His 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: Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Problems, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Pulmonary Hypertension, Asthma, Chronic ... (Read more)

Robert Bocian M.D.
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
average rating 4.87 stars (99 ratings)
795 El Camino Real; Lee Building, Level 2
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Robert Bocian works as a pediatric allergist and immunologist. Dr. Bocian has a special interest in sinusitis (sinus infection), drug allergy, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Patient ratings for Dr. Bocian average 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Before completing his residency at Stanford University Medical Center, Dr. Bocian attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Bocian (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mary L. Johnson Specialty Services, and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Drug Allergy, Food Allergy, Sinusitis, Asthma, Hay Fever

Peter P. Yu MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
average rating 4.8 stars (87 ratings)
701 E. El Camino Real; North Wing, 1st Floor
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Peter Yu specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. His areas of expertise include myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), lung cancer, and anemia. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Hartford Hospital, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Yu graduated from Brown University, Alpert Medical School. Dr. Yu's training includes a residency program at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Unfortunately, Dr. Yu is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Research, Gynecologic Cancer, Hepatobiliary Cancer, Liver Cancer, Sarcoma, Colon Cancer, Lung ... (Read more)

David Leibowitz MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
average rating 4.8 stars (116 ratings)
795 El Camino Real; Lee Building, Level A
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. David Leibowitz's specialties are adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders). He practices in Palo Alto, CA. He attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school and subsequently trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Leibowitz include myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), lung cancer, and anemia. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Leibowitz is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Research, Gynecologic Cancer, Sarcoma, Colon Cancer, Lung Cancer, Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Lymphoma, ... (Read more)

Aria Dibiase MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
average rating 4.7 stars (83 ratings)
87 Encina Avenue; Encina Building, Level 1
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Aria Dibiase's specialty is adult cardiology. These areas are among Dr. Dibiase's clinical interests: heart transplant, heart failure, and heart valve disease. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Dibiase attended Stanford University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Stanford University Medical Center for residency. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Heart Transplant, Pulmonary Hypertension, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Kim-Son Nguyen
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
701 E. El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Kim-Son Nguyen, who practices in Mountain View, CA, San Jose, CA, and Sunnyvale, CA, is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nguyen include bladder cancer, lung cancer, and colon cancer. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Nguyen takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Nguyen's office for an appointment. Before completing his residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Dr. Nguyen attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. In addition to English, he speaks Vietnamese.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Research, Kidney Cancer, Colon Cancer, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Leukemia, Lung Cancer, Lymphoma, ... (Read more)

Aimee Blaustein MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
average rating 4.8 stars (87 ratings)
370 Distel Circle; 1st Floor
Los Altos, CA
 

Dr. Aimee Blaustein's medical specialty is general pediatrics. On average, patients gave her a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Blaustein include asthma. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis, Dr. Blaustein attended medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. Dr. Blaustein's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Asthma

David Fischer MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
average rating 4.4 stars (68 ratings)
795 El Camino Real; Lee Building, Level 2
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. David Fischer is a physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. He attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Fischer include asthma, food allergy, and rheumatic diseases. Patient reviews placed Dr. Fischer at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS), and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Fischer's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Food Allergy, Asthma, Rheumatic Diseases

Grace Cheng MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
average rating 4.5 stars (77 ratings)
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Grace Cheng is a pediatrician. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She has indicated that her clinical interests include asthma. Dr. Cheng honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Harvard Medical School, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Cheng is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Asthma

Kellen Glinder MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
average rating 4.89 stars (81 ratings)
795 El Camino Real; Lee Building, Level 1
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Kellen Glinder's specialty is general pediatrics. In addition to English, he speaks German. His clinical interests include asthma and allergies. Dr. Glinder is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Before completing his residency at the University of Vermont/Fletcher Allen Health Care, Dr. Glinder attended medical school at Dartmouth Medical School. Dr. Glinder is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Asthma, Allergies

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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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