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Dr. Allen Frederick Namath Gromme, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
795 El Camino Real; Lee Building, Level 2
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Allen Namath's specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Clinical interests for Dr. Namath include intensive care and lung problems. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Namath is a graduate of Stanford University School of Medicine and a graduate of Stanford University Medical Center's residency program. The average patient rating for Dr. Namath is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Namath welcomes new patients.

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

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Mechanical Ventilation, Sarcoidosis, Cystic Fibrosis, Sleep Apnea, Lung Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard Bruce Chalker, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
795 El Camino Real; Lee Building, Level 2
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Richard Chalker is a physician who specializes in adult pulmonology. After completing medical school at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, Dr. Chalker performed his residency at Boston Medical Center. His areas of expertise include the following: intensive care and lung problems. He is rated highly by his patients. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Chalker is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Lung Problems, Intensive Care

Dr. Mona Luke-Zeitoun, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Mona Luke-Zeitoun is a pediatric pulmonologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Luke-Zeitoun include lung problems. Dr. Luke-Zeitoun honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. She is a graduate of the University of Zurich Faculty of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital. Dr. Luke-Zeitoun (or staff) speaks the following languages: German, French, and Italian. Dr. Luke-Zeitoun's hospital/clinic 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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Relevant Interests: , asthma, lung problems

All Interests: Lung Problems, Chronic Respiratory Failure, Asthma, Vocal Cord Dysfunction, Sleep Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Estela Del Carmen Ayala, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
701 E. El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Estela Ayala is a critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology specialist. Patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise consist of intensive care and lung problems. Dr. Ayala is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Ayala honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients. She obtained her medical school training at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and performed her residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. She is conversant in Spanish.

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

All Interests: Mechanical Ventilation, Sarcoidosis, Cystic Fibrosis, Sleep Apnea, Lung Problems, Pulmonary ... (Read more)

Dr. Alan Chausow, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
701 E El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Alan Chausow sees patients in Mountain View, CA. His medical specialty is adult pulmonology. He attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Michael Reese Hospital for residency. In his practice, he is particularly interested in lung problems. Patient ratings for Dr. Chausow average 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Chausow's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Sarcoidosis, Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Problems, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Pulmonary Hypertension, Asthma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ganesh Krishna, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
701 E El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Ganesh Krishna is a medical specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. His areas of expertise consist of intensive care and lung problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Krishna attended Tirunelveli Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at George Washington University Medical Center for residency. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Krishna is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He is accepting 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: Sarcoidosis, Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Problems, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Pulmonary Hypertension, Asthma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joann C Blessing-Moore, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology, Allergy & Immunology
723 Emerson Street
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Joann Blessing-Moore is a specialist in pediatric pulmonology and allergy & immunology. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG). Dr. Blessing-Moore is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. Before completing her residency at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital and Stanford Hospital & Clinics, Dr. Blessing-Moore attended medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical University. Dr. Blessing-Moore (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French.

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Relevant Interests: , exercise induced asthma, asthma

All Interests: Drug Allergy, Immunodeficiency, Atopic Dermatitis, Conjunctivitis, Food Allergy, Eosinophilic ... (Read more)

Dr. Peter P Yu, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
701 E. El Camino Real; North Wing, 1st Floor
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Peter Yu is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist. Patient reviews placed Dr. Yu at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), lung cancer, and anemia. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Hartford Hospital, and MidState Medical Center. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Yu honors. He is closed to new patients at this time. He attended medical school at Brown University, Alpert Medical School. Dr. Yu's training includes a residency program at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

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

Dr. Robert C Bocian, PhD, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
795 El Camino Real; Lee Building, Level 2
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Robert Bocian is a pediatric allergy & immunology specialist in Palo Alto, CA. Dr. Bocian (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew and Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), drug allergy, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mary L. Johnson Specialty Services, and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, he completed his residency training at Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. Bocian's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

Dr. Michael Joseph Mulligan, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
730 Welch Road; 1st Floor
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Michael Mulligan practices pediatric allergy & immunology in Mountain View, CA and Palo Alto, CA. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mulligan takes. He attended the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mary L. Johnson Specialty Services, and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. Dr. Mulligan has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , exercise induced asthma

All Interests: Drug Allergy, Immunodeficiency, Atopic Dermatitis, Conjunctivitis, Food Allergy, Eosinophilic ... (Read more)

Dr. Pei Hsuan Tsau, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
87 Encina Avenue; Encina Building, 1st Floor
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Pei Tsau is a specialist in cardiothoracic surgery. She works in Redwood City, CA, Mountain View, CA, and Palo Alto, CA. After attending the University of Arizona College of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at Arizona Health Sciences Center. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Tsau speaks Mandarin and Taiwanese. Dr. Tsau is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Mills-Peninsula Health Services. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , pleural effusion (water on the lungs)

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Vascular Surgery Procedures, Minimally Invasive Valve ... (Read more)

Dr. Jamila C Martin, MPH, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology, Adult Allergy & Immunology
701 E El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Jamila Martin is a physician who specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology and adult allergy & immunology. Dr. Martin graduated from Duke University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Martin speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Food Allergy, Sinusitis, Asthma, Allergies, Hives, Insect Sting Allergy, Anaphylaxis, Angioedema, ... (Read more)

Dr. Raymond H Hong, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
701 E. El Camino Real; South Wing, 2nd Floor
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Raymond Hong's area of specialization is pediatric allergy & immunology. Dr. Hong is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. His education and training includes medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. The average patient rating for Dr. Hong is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Hong welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , exercise induced asthma

All Interests: Drug Allergy, Eczema, Immunodeficiency, Atopic Dermatitis, Conjunctivitis, Food Allergy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Roger Allan Winkle, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
1950 University Avenue; Suite 160
E Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Roger Winkle's specialties are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Winkle is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His clinical interests encompass heart problems and electrophysiological (EP) study. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Winkle is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and a graduate of Barnes-Jewish Hospital's residency program. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Holistic Approaches, Cardiomyopathy, Nuclear Stress Test, Invasive Cardiology, ... (Read more)

Dr. Hanhsing Irene Wu, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
701 E El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Hanhsing Wu is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Wu honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients. Dr. Wu's education and training includes medical school at Yale School of Medicine and residency at Stanford University Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Colon Cancer, Lung Cancer, Lymphoma, Breast Cancer

Dr. David S Leibowitz, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
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 and Fremont, CA. Before performing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center, Dr. Leibowitz attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school. Dr. Leibowitz has indicated that his clinical interests include blood disorders. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Leibowitz is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

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