We found 13 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept PacifiCare Signature Value HMO near San Carlos, CA.

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Allen Frederick Namath Gromme MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
average rating 4.7 stars (53 ratings)
301 Industrial Road; Level 3
San Carlos, 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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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Lung Problems, Intensive Care

Richard Chalker M.D.
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
average rating 4.8 stars (77 ratings)
301 Industrial Road; Level 3
San Carlos, 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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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Lung Problems, Intensive Care

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

Robert Bocian M.D.
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
average rating 4.87 stars (99 ratings)
730 Welch Road; 1st Floor
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

David Leibowitz MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
average rating 4.8 stars (116 ratings)
795 El Camino Real
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)
795 El Camino Real
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)

David Fischer MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
average rating 4.4 stars (68 ratings)
795 El Camino Real
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
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

Dr. Peter Chi-Tung Wang M.D.
Specializes in General Pediatrics
average rating 4.2 stars (5 ratings)
50 So. San Mateo Drive; Suite 180
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Peter Wang's medical specialty is general pediatrics. Patient ratings for Dr. Wang average 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Wang include asthma, counseling services, and nutrition issues. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Valley Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics, Dr. Wang attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG). Dr. Wang has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Nutrition Issues, Asthma, Counseling Services

Kent Marc-Josef Adler M.D.
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
average rating 4.5 stars (2 ratings)
218 De Anza Boulevard
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Kent Adler works as an adult hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist. Dr. Adler is especially interested in lung cancer and breast cancer. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG), and Mills-Peninsula Physician Network. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Lung Cancer, Breast Cancer

Dr. Debra J. Yeh M.D.
Specializes in General Pediatrics
average rating 4.5 stars (1 rating)
1295 E Hillsdale Boulevard
Foster City, CA
 

Dr. Debra Yeh practices general pediatrics. Dr. Yeh attended the University of Michigan Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Yeh include acne and asthma. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG), and Mills-Peninsula Physician Network. Dr. Yeh has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Acne, Asthma

Dr. Valerie Krieger Jahan M.D.
Specializes in General Pediatrics
1295 E Hillsdale Boulevard
Foster City, CA
 

Dr. Valerie Jahan's specialty is general pediatrics. She speaks French. Her clinical interests encompass asthma. Dr. Jahan is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG), and Mills-Peninsula Physician Network. She attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and then went on to complete her residency at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Jahan's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Asthma

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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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