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    Allen Namath

    Allen Namath, M.D.

    Critical Care Medicine

    (Board certified in Critical Care)
    Accepting new patients

    Pulmonary Disease

    (Board Certified in Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care Medicine and Internal Medicine)
    Accepting new patients

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    Palo Alto Center
    795 El Camino Real
    Lee Building, Level 2
    Palo Alto, California 94301
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    (650) 853-2232 
    San Carlos Center
    301 Industrial Road
    Level 3
    San Carlos, California 94070
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    (650) 596-4170 
    Fremont Center
    3200 Kearney Street
    Building 2, 2nd Floor
    Fremont, California 94538
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    (510) 490-1222 

    Professional Interests

    Critical Care Medicine
    Asthma care, Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), Cystic fibrosis, Emphysema, Environmental lung disease, Lung disease, Prolonged mechanical ventilation, Pulmonary fibrosis, Pulmonary hypertension treatment, Sleep apnea

    Pulmonary Disease
    Asbestos-related lung disease, Asthma care, Cystic fibrosis, Interstitial lung disease treatment, Pulmonary fibrosis, Sarcoidosis, Sleep medicine

    Additional Information

    Acute and chronic lung diseases, pulmonary hypertension, atypical lung infections, infection and inflammation in critically ill patients, genetics and genomics of critical illness and pulmonary disease.

    Spoken Languages


    Community Activities

    Society of Critical Care Medicine, U.S. Critical Illness and Injury Trials Group, American Thoracic Society

    Personal Interests

    Dr. Allen is married and has a daughter. He enjoys hiking, teaching his daughter to ski and walking the family dogs.

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    Philosophy of Care

    My approach to caring for patients centers around their trust, particularly trust in my commitment to helping them feel better. This begins with being accessible, in clinic and in the hospital, so they feel someone is focused on their needs right away. I enjoy direct discussion where we can share details comfortably so not only do I understand what is wrong and how to help, but so they understand their illness and can participate in decision-making. My patients learn quickly that I share their hope that all problems are fixable, and that their impact on the rest of life at home, at play or at work is minimized. I make sure they know that there is no such thing as a trivial question. If knowing the answer would make them feel better, it is always worth asking.

    Having been raised in Palo Alto, and currently raising my family in the area, I am thankful to be able to help my community doing a job I love.

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