We found 8 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Health Net PPO near San Ramon, CA.

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Dr. Tyler Yu-Tai Kang, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
6380 Clark Avenue
Dublin, CA
 

Dr. Tyler Kang sees patients in San Leandro, CA, Dublin, CA, and Castro Valley, CA. His medical specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Kang's clinical interests encompass lung cancer, genitourinary cancer, and brain cancer. He takes Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Kang (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin and Spanish. His professional affiliations include SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, St. Rose Hospital (Hayward, CA), and Eden Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Genitourinary Cancer, Brain Cancer, Lung Cancer

Dr. Sayema Afsar Saifullah, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
915 San Ramon Valley Boulevard; Suite 100
Danville, CA
 

Dr. Sayema Saifullah is a family medicine practitioner. After completing medical school at Sindh Medical College, she performed her residency at Natividad Medical Center. Dr. Saifullah is especially interested in primary care. She has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Saifullah (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Arabic, and Spanish. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Saifullah welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Intrauterine Device Insertion, Primary Care, Contraception, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Obesity, ... (Read more)

Dr. Lauren Michelle Comeau, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
915 San Ramon Valley Boulevard; Suite 100
Danville, CA
 

Dr. Lauren Weger practices general pediatrics. Dr. Weger graduated from the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland. Patients gave her an average 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. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Weger's office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Asthma, Newborn Care

Dr. Kim B Benson, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
915 San Ramon Valley Boulevard; Suite 100
Danville, CA
 

Dr. Kim Benson's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Benson has a special interest in internal medicine. Her average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. She attended the University of Vermont College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Montefiore Medical Center. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Benson's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She has a closed panel.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Liver Disease, Diabetes, Women's Health Issues, Internal Medicine, Asthma, Preventive ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Richard Forrest, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
6380 Clark Avenue
Dublin, CA
 

Dr. Michael Forrest specializes in radiation oncology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Forrest include radiation therapy. He is rated highly by his patients. He accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Emory University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Forrest trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He offers language support for Cantonese, Mandarin, and Japanese-speaking patients. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Eden Medical Center, Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus, and John Muir Physician Network. Dr. Forrest is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy, Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy, Gynecologic Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sonal Jain Advani, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
915 San Ramon Valley Boulevard; Suite 100
Danville, CA
 

Dr. Sonal Advani practices general internal medicine in Dublin, CA, Fremont, CA, and Danville, CA. She has a special interest in internal medicine. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Advani accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. She attended Odessa State Medical University and then went on to complete her residency at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Advani (or staff) speaks Russian, Hindi, and Punjabi. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Advani is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Jon Christopher Rasak, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
200 Porter Drive; Suite 300
San Ramon, CA
 

Dr. Jon Rasak specializes in general internal medicine. He attended the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) for residency. Dr. Rasak is especially interested in back pain, asthma, and neck pain. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Rasak is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai Health Associates and Cedars-Sinai Medical Group.

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All Interests: Neck Pain, Allergies, Physical Exams, Back Pain, Asthma

Dr. Michael A Cheng, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
915 San Ramon Valley Boulevard; Suite 100
Danville, CA
 

Dr. Michael Cheng sees patients in Danville, CA. His medical specialty is general pediatrics. He is conversant in Mandarin. Dr. Cheng's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He completed his residency training at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Cheng's practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Circumcision, Attention Deficit Disorder, Asthma, Preventive Care, Acne, Newborn ... (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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