We found 33 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Blue Shield of California - Blue Shield Life and Health Insurance Company near San Carlos, CA.

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Dr. Allen Frederick Namath Gromme, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
301 Industrial Road; Level 3
San Carlos, CA
 

Dr. Allen Namath is an adult critical care and adult pulmonology specialist in Palo Alto, CA, San Carlos, CA, and Fremont, CA. Dr. Namath attended Stanford University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Stanford University Medical Center. His clinical interests include intensive care and lung problems. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Namath is accepting 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
301 Industrial Road; Level 3
San Carlos, CA
 

Dr. Richard Chalker's area of specialization is adult pulmonology. Clinical interests for Dr. Chalker include intensive care and lung problems. Dr. Chalker is rated highly by his patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chalker honors. Before performing his residency at Boston Medical Center, Dr. Chalker attended the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Lung Problems, Intensive Care

Dr. Mona Luke-Zeitoun, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
301 Industrial Road; Level 1
San Carlos, CA
 

Dr. Mona Luke-Zeitoun's area of specialization is pediatric pulmonology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Luke-Zeitoun include lung problems. Dr. Luke-Zeitoun is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. After attending the University of Zurich Faculty of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital. Dr. Luke-Zeitoun (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: German, French, and Italian. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. She is accepting 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. Robert C Bocian, PhD, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
730 Welch Road; 1st Floor
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Robert Bocian works as a pediatric allergist and immunologist in Palo Alto, CA. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. In Dr. Bocian's practice, he is particularly interested in 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. Dr. Bocian accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. He studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His medical residency was performed at Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. Bocian (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Spanish.

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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 works as a pediatric allergist and immunologist. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Mulligan attended medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. Kimberly Moore Dalal, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Colon & Rectal Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
222 West 39th Avenue; Second Floor
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Kimberly Dalal works as a general surgeon, cancer surgeon, and colon and rectal surgeon in San Mateo, CA and Burlingame, CA. Dr. Dalal attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. She has indicated that her clinical interests include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), colorectal surgery procedures, and cancer surgery. She has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Dalal accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, San Mateo Medical Center, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). She welcomes new patients.

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

All Interests: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Whipple Procedure, Lymphadenectomy, Research, Rectal Problems, Rectal ... (Read more)

Dr. Pei Hsuan Tsau, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
301 Industrial Road; Level 2
San Carlos, CA
 

Dr. Pei Tsau specializes in cardiothoracic surgery. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Arizona College of Medicine and residency at Arizona Health Sciences Center. Dr. Tsau is conversant in Mandarin and Taiwanese. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Mills-Peninsula Health Services. Dr. Tsau is open to new patients.

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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. Roger Allan Winkle, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
2900 Whipple Avenue; Suite 205
Redwood City, CA
 

Dr. Roger Winkle, who practices in East Palo Alto, CA and Redwood City, CA, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Winkle is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He has indicated that his clinical interests include heart problems and electrophysiological (EP) study. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Winkle accepts. He is open to new patients. Dr. Winkle is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and a graduate of Barnes-Jewish Hospital's residency program.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

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

Dr. David S Leibowitz, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. David Leibowitz works as an oncologist, medical oncologist, and hematologist. His areas of expertise include blood disorders. The average patient rating for Dr. Leibowitz is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Leibowitz takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. His training includes residency programs at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Leibowitz's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is accepting 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)

Dr. Stephanie Ngoc-Tu Nguyen, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
795 El Camino Real; Lee Building, Level 1
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Stephanie Lai's area of specialization is general pediatrics. In addition to English, Dr. Lai speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is a graduate of Yale School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Lai completed a residency program at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Asthma, Newborn Care

Dr. Daniel Carl Schiffner, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Daniel Schiffner works as a radiation oncologist. He has a special interest in radiation therapy. Dr. Schiffner is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine, Dr. Schiffner attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Dr. Schiffner speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Lung Cancer, Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Head and Neck ... (Read more)

Dr. Kathleen Babington, MD
Specializes in Neonatology
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Kathleen Babington, who practices in Palo Alto, CA and Los Altos, CA, is a medical specialist in neonatology. She is rated highly by her patients. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, Dr. Babington attended medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Dr. Babington is conversant in Spanish. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Eczema, Immunization, Early Childhood Development, Strains, Grief, Sprains, Asthma, Breastfeeding ... (Read more)

Dr. Christina E Wang, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
123 So. San Mateo Drive; San Mateo Pediatrics (123 S. San Mateo Drive)
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Christina Tan works as a pediatrician in San Mateo, CA. Dr. Tan is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan for residency. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Tan is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Division, and Mills-Peninsula Physician Network. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Immunization, Asthma, Breastfeeding Issues, Allergies, Newborn Care, Parenting ... (Read more)

Dr. Amy C Portmore, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
301 Industrial Road
San Carlos, CA
 

Dr. Amy Portmore is a general internist. The average patient rating for Dr. Portmore is 4.5 stars out of 5. She has a special interest in internal medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Portmore is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Unfortunately, she is not currently accepting new patients. She graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Strong Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, asthma

All Interests: Hypertension, Back Problems, Heart Problems, Neck Problems, Diabetes, Diabetes Education, ... (Read more)

Dr. Bruce Allan Benedick, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
2900 Whipple Avenue; Suite 205
Redwood City, CA
 

Dr. Bruce Benedick is a medical specialist in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. Dr. Benedick is especially interested in heart problems, nuclear scan, and transesophageal echocardiography (TEE). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He is a graduate of the University of Utah School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. Dr. Benedick's professional affiliations include 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: Holistic Approaches, Cardiomyopathy, Nuclear Stress Test, PET Scan, Stress Echo, Invasive ... (Read more)

Dr. Harry L.E. Dennis, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Harry Dennis practices general pediatrics in Palo Alto, CA. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Dennis is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Unfortunately, he is not currently accepting new patients. He attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Eczema, Immunization, Down Syndrome, Circumcision, Obesity, Attention Deficit ... (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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