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We found 3 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Aetna near Antioch, CA.

Dr. Vipul Gupta, MPH, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
4053 Lone Tree Way; Suite 200
Antioch, CA

Dr. Vipul Gupta practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology in San Francisco, CA, Brentwood, CA, and Antioch, CA. His clinical interests encompass heart problems. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF), Sutter Delta Medical Center, and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus. Dr. Gupta takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He has an open panel. He graduated from Topiwala National Medical College and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. Dr. Gupta (or staff) is conversant in Hindi and Punjabi.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Nuclear Stress Test, Invasive Cardiology, Hypertension, Non-Invasive Cardiology, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
4721 Dallas Ranch Road
Antioch, CA

Dr. Gopal Sachdeva's specialty is radiation oncology. In Dr. Sachdeva's practice, he is particularly interested in radiation therapy. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sachdeva takes. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Sachdeva attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Dr. Sachdeva (or staff) speaks Urdu, Croatian, and Navajo. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Eden Medical Center. Dr. Sachdeva has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Breast-Conserving Surgery, Sarcoma, Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Lung Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jonathan Edward Lynne, MPH, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
4053 Lone Tree Way; Suite 101
Antioch, CA

Dr. Jonathan Lynne's specialty is family medicine. He speaks Mandarin. He has a special interest in general care. Dr. Lynne is affiliated with Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). He is a graduate of St. George's University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Lynne trained at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lynne is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , 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.