We found 68 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Anthem Blue Cross EPO near San Francisco, CA.

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Dr. Karen Ann Hardy, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
3700 California Street; Suite B555
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Karen Hardy is a medical specialist in pediatric pulmonology. In her practice, she is particularly interested in lung problems. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). Dr. Hardy takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hardy is accepting new patients. Before performing her residency at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Hardy attended the University of Toledo College of Medicine for medical school. She has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors.

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

All Interests: Vocal Cord Dysfunction, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Problems, Bronchoscopy, Cystic ... (Read more)

Dr. Harold R Collard, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
400 Parnassus Avenue; Fifth Floor
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Harold Collard is a San Francisco, CA physician who specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. His areas of expertise consist of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) and sarcoidosis. Dr. Collard is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Duke University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. He is affiliated with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF)

All Interests: Sarcoidosis, Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis, Connective Tissue Disorders

Dr. Eric D Zee, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
3700 California Street; Suite B555
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Eric Zee is a medical specialist in pediatric pulmonology. He attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Zee include cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Zee speaks Cantonese. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Zee's office for an appointment.

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

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Problems, Asthma

Dr. Talmadge Everett King Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
505 Parnassus Avenue; M-994
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Talmadge King is a medical specialist in adult pulmonology. In his practice, Dr. King focuses on idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) and sarcoidosis. He is professionally affiliated with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. Dr. King is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He is a graduate of Harvard Medical School. Dr. King's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. He has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF)

All Interests: Sarcoidosis, Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis, Connective Tissue Disorders

Dr. Ngoc Phuong Ly, MPH, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
1825 Fourth Street; Sixth Floor
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Ngoc Ly's area of specialization is pediatric pulmonology. Dr. Ly speaks Vietnamese. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals. She is a graduate of the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ly has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma, interstitial lung disease

All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Allergies, Education, Interstitial Lung Disease, Cystic Fibrosis, Respiratory ... (Read more)

Dr. Homer A Boushey, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
400 Parnassus Avenue; Fifth Floor
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Homer Boushey is a specialist in adult pulmonology. Dr. Boushey graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). His clinical interests include chronic bronchitis. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Boushey honors. He has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Boushey speaks French. Dr. Boushey is professionally affiliated with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), chronic bronchitis

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Bronchitis

Dr. Manisha Newaskar, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
3700 California Street; Suite B555
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Manisha Newaskar is a pediatric pulmonology specialist. She attended Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College & General Hospital and Driscoll Children's Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Newaskar include cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. Dr. Newaskar accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Newaskar (or staff) speaks Hindi. She is affiliated with Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. Dr. Newaskar has an open panel.

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

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Problems, Asthma

Dr. Laura L Melendres, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
400 Parnassus Avenue; Fifth Floor
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Laura Koth works as a critical care specialist and pulmonologist in San Francisco, CA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Koth include idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) and sarcoidosis. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. After completing medical school at Harvard Medical School, she performed her residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. She is professionally affiliated with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF)

All Interests: Sarcoidosis, Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis, Connective Tissue Disorders

Dr. Dennis W Nielson, PhD, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
1825 Fourth Street; Sixth Floor
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Dennis Nielson is a pediatric pulmonologist in San Francisco, CA, Greenbrae, CA, and Pleasanton, CA. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Nielson graduated from the University of Utah School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals. Dr. Nielson's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Translational Research, Cystic Fibrosis

Dr. Jeffrey A Golden, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
400 Parnassus Avenue; Fifth Floor
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Golden works as a pulmonologist in San Francisco, CA. His areas of expertise include lung transplant, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), and sarcoidosis. He is professionally affiliated with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. Dr. Golden takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

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Relevant Interests: , idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF)

All Interests: Sarcoidosis, Lung Transplant, Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis, Connective Tissue Disorders

Dr. Elizabeth Rachel Morrison, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
505 Parnassus, Box 0110; Ucsf Pediatrics M691
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Elizabeth Gibb sees patients in San Francisco, CA. Her medical specialty is pediatric pulmonology. Dr. Gibb studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for her residency. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gibb honors. Dr. Gibb is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma, interstitial lung disease

All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Neuromuscular Disorders, Interstitial Lung Disease, Translational Research, Cystic ... (Read more)

Dr. Gwynne D Church, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
1600 Divisadero Street; Fifth Floor
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Gwynne Church specializes in pediatric pulmonology. She has indicated that her clinical interests include sleep apnea and muscular dystrophy. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. Dr. Church honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Church welcomes new patients. Before completing her residency at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Church attended medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin. She has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Church (or staff) is conversant in French and Italian.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Sleep Apnea, Spine Problems, Circadian Rhythm Disorders, Asthma, Insomnia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Christopher Reid Brown, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
2351 Clay Street; 501
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Christopher Brown's medical specialty is adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. These areas are among his clinical interests: intensive care and lung problems. Dr. Brown is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, CPMC - St. Luke's Campus, and Marin General Hospital (MGH). He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He welcomes new patients. He attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Alameda County Medical Center, Highland Hospital for residency. Dr. Brown has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors.

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

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

Dr. George Shiuh Guang Horng, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
2351 Clay Street; Suite 501
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. George Horng works as an adult critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Horng include intensive care and lung problems. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Horng takes. He obtained his medical school training at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and performed his residency at West Los Angeles VA Medical Center. He is conversant in Mandarin. Dr. Horng's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, CPMC - St. Luke's Campus, and Marin General Hospital (MGH). He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, lung cancer, asthma, bronchiectasis, lung problems

All Interests: Cancer Screening, Bronchiectasis, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Mediastinal Disease, Shortness of ... (Read more)

Dr. Prescott G Woodruff, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
505 Parnassus Avenue
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Prescott Woodruff's medical specialty is adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Woodruff's areas of clinical interest consist of emphysema, bronchiectasis, and chronic bronchitis. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then went on to complete his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. He speaks French. He is affiliated with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, bronchiectasis, chronic bronchitis

All Interests: Bronchiectasis, Emphysema, Chronic Bronchitis

Dr. Ryan H Dougherty, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
2351 Clay Street; Suite 501
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Ryan Dougherty practices critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. He attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Massachusetts General Hospital for residency. In his practice, he is particularly interested in lung problems. Dr. Dougherty accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, CPMC - St. Luke's Campus, and Sutter Delta Medical Center. Dr. Dougherty's practice is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Sarcoidosis, Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Problems, Pulmonary Fibrosis, 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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