We found 9 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Humana near San Mateo, CA.

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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. 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. 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. 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. Marie Elizabeth Ribeiro, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
1501 Trousdale Drive; Building B, 4th Floor
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Marie Ribeiro specializes in general pediatrics and practices in Daly City, CA and Burlingame, CA. Dr. Ribeiro is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. She is conversant in Spanish. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Mills-Peninsula Division. Dr. Ribeiro welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Eczema, Asthma, Breastfeeding Issues, Allergies, Nutrition Counseling, Acne

Dr. Maria V Abunto, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
1001 Sneath Lane; Suite 104
San Bruno, CA
 

Dr. Maria Abunto is a San Bruno, CA physician who specializes in general pediatrics. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Abunto takes. She attended the University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Abunto (or staff) is conversant in Filipino and Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. Dr. Abunto's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Eczema, Immunization, Early Childhood Development, Acid Reflux, Newborn Care, ... (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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