We found 31 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Blue Shield HMO near San Mateo, 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. Lawrence Alan Coskey, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1720 El Camino Real; Suite 150
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Lawrence Coskey is an adult critical care and adult pulmonology specialist in Burlingame, CA, Greenbrae, CA, and San Francisco, CA. He graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Coskey's residency was performed at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Coskey include shortness of breath (dyspnea), intensive care, and lung problems. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Coskey has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Marin General Hospital (MGH), and Pulmonary Associates. He is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Bronchiectasis, Sarcoidosis, Lung Problems, Lung Cancer, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Pulmonary ... (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. Charles Knox Everett, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1720 El Camino Real; Suite 150
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Charles Everett is an intensivist and pulmonologist in Burlingame, CA and San Francisco, CA. His areas of clinical interest consist of intensive care and lung problems. Dr. Everett is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Chinese Community Health Plan, and Health Net. His education and training includes medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). In addition to English, Dr. Everett speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Marin General Hospital (MGH), Sutter Delta Medical Center, and Eden Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Mechanical Ventilation, Intensive Care, Lung Problems, ... (Read more)

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. 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
1501 Trousdale Drive; Building B, 2nd Floor
Burlingame, 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. Heidi Marie Stroessner-Johnson, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1501 Trousdale Drive; Building B, 3rd Floor
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Heidi Stroessner-Johnson is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Stroessner-Johnson's areas of expertise include internal medicine. Her patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Stroessner-Johnson is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Stroessner-Johnson trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She is conversant in Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Division, and Mills-Peninsula Physician Network. Unfortunately, Dr. Stroessner-Johnson is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Diabetes, Internal Medicine, Asthma, Weight Management

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. Wen Liang, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1501 Trousdale Drive; Building B, 4th Floor
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Wen Liang sees patients in Burlingame, CA. Her medical specialty is family medicine. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Liang include primary care. Dr. Liang accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. She attended Capital Medical University and then went on to complete her residency at Sutter Health and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. She is conversant in Mandarin. Dr. Liang is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Division, and Mills-Peninsula Physician Network. Dr. Liang is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Primary Care, Contraception, Exercise Physiology, Bone Diseases, Migraine, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeanne V Vadhanasindhu, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
50 S. San Mateo Drive; Suite 260
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Jeanne Beymer is a general pediatrician. Before completing her residency at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland, Dr. Beymer attended medical school at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. On average, patients gave Dr. Beymer a rating of 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. In addition to English, she speaks Sign Language. Dr. Beymer is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Division, and Mills-Peninsula Physician Network. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Asthma, Allergies

Dr. Tomomi Oka, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery, Critical Care
1501 Trousdale Drive; Building B. 2nd Floor
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Tomomi Oka's specialties are thoracic surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). In his practice, Dr. Oka focuses on thoracic (chest) surgery procedures. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Oka is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Oka is a graduate of Keio University. For his professional training, Dr. Oka completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Brown University. In addition to English, Dr. Oka speaks Japanese.

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

All Interests: Sclerotherapy, Thoracic Cancer, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Mediastinal Tumor, Pleural Effusion, ... (Read more)

Dr. Betty K Miller Kolotkin, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
1828 El Camino Real; Suite 703
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Betty Miller is a physician who specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. She is affiliated with Seton Hospital, Sutter Medical Network, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Health Net ELECT POS are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Miller accepts. She has an open panel. After attending SUNY Upstate Medical University for medical school, Dr. Miller completed her residency training at Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo. In addition to English, Dr. Miller (or staff) speaks Filipino and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Allergies, Food Allergy, Insect Sting Allergy, Anaphylaxis, Angioedema, Asthma

Dr. Ellen L Chan, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
100 S San Mateo Drive
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Ellen Chan's area of specialization is pediatric cardiology. She attended the University of Nebraska College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Hasbro Children's Hospital and Rhode Island Hospital for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Chan include heart problems. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, she speaks Cantonese. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital. Dr. Chan has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Cardiac Risk Reduction, Pericarditis, Syncope, Fetal Echocardiography, Cardiomyopathy, Preventive ... (Read more)

Dr. Naveen Sultana Mahmood, MPH, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
301 Industrial Road; Level 1
San Carlos, CA
 

Dr. Naveen Mahmood's specialty is general pediatrics. Dr. Mahmood has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. She has an open panel. Dr. Mahmood attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Mahmood (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , bronchitis, asthma

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Eczema, Immunization, Bronchitis, Lead Poisoning, Gastrointestinal Problems, ... (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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