We found 12 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Anthem Blue Cross of California near Auburn, CA.

Dr. Richard Berkeley Loomis Jr., MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
3288 Bell Road
Auburn, CA
 

Dr. Richard Loomis specializes in general pediatrics and practices in Auburn, CA. He attended the University of Michigan Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Loomis is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Loomis is closed to new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Attention Deficit Disorder, Asthma, Premature Babies

Dr. Vijay S Suhag, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
11795 Education Street; Suite 232
Auburn, CA
 

Dr. Vijay Suhag's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He attended the University of Delhi, University College of Medical Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital. His areas of expertise include ovarian cancer, testicular cancer, and stomach cancer. Dr. Suhag has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Suhag (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Research, Gynecologic Cancer, Liver Cancer, Thoracic Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Colon Cancer, Lung ... (Read more)

Dr. Brandon Keith Hobel, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
3288 Bell Road
Auburn, CA
 

Dr. Brandon Hobel practices family medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Hobel has a special interest in general care. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He studied medicine at Ross University School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hobel is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Men's Health Issues, Sleep Disorders, Occupational Health Issues, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kristin Nicole Arreola, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
11795 Education Street; #232
Auburn, CA
 

Dr. Kristin Arreola practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology in Roseville, CA and Auburn, CA. Her areas of expertise include the following: testicular cancer and blood disorders. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Arreola accepts. Dr. Arreola has an open panel. She attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Gynecologic Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Sarcoma, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Leukemia, Lung Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Shawn Michael Kreiner, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
11795 Education Street; Suite 100
Auburn, CA
 

Dr. Shawn Kreiner specializes in general pediatrics and practices in Auburn, CA. Before completing his residency at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, Dr. Kreiner attended medical school at Penn State College of Medicine. Dr. Kreiner is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , bronchitis, asthma

All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Eczema, Immunization, Down Syndrome, Bronchitis, Circumcision, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ali Mokhlesi, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
3288 Bell Road
Auburn, CA
 

Dr. Ali Mokhlesi specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Mokhlesi's areas of expertise include the following: thyroid problems, preventive care, and general care. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He studied medicine at the University of Monterrey Faculty of Medicine. He trained at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County for his residency. Dr. Mokhlesi (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Persian. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Mokhlesi welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

All Interests: Hypertension, Joint Aspiration, Diabetes, General Care, Heart Failure, Kidney Problems, Thyroid ... (Read more)

Dr. Claire M Unis, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
3288 Bell Road
Auburn, CA
 

Dr. Claire Unis practices general pediatrics. She speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Unis's education and training includes medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and residency at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland. Dr. Unis honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Unfortunately, she is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Eczema, Immunization, Down Syndrome, Circumcision, Gastrointestinal Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kenneth D Ashley, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
3288 Bell Road
Auburn, CA
 

Dr. Kenneth Ashley specializes in general pediatrics. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He obtained his medical school training at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Dr. Ashley accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He has a closed panel.

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Relevant Interests: , bronchitis, asthma

All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Eczema, Immunodeficiency, Diabetes Management, Immunization, Down ... (Read more)

Dr. Joyce G Bradshaw, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
3288 Bell Road
Auburn, CA
 

Dr. Joyce Bradshaw's specialty is general pediatrics. Her patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Bradshaw accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. Dr. Bradshaw's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). She is closed to new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Eczema, Diabetes Management, Immunization, Down Syndrome, Wrist ... (Read more)

Dr. Angela Suzanne Rickey, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
3133 Professional Drive; Suite 20
Auburn, CA
 

Dr. Angela Rickey's specialty is family medicine. Her clinical interests encompass general care. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. After attending Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine, Dr. Rickey completed her residency training at Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Unfortunately, she is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Heart Problems, Diabetes, Women's Health Issues, General Care, Asthma, Preventive Care, ... (Read more)

Dr. Stephen Mears Nagy II, MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
11768 Atwood Road; #8
Auburn, CA
 

Dr. Stephen Nagy specializes in adult allergy & immunology. Dr. Nagy attended Tufts University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Baltimore City Hospitals. He is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Nagy speaks French. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , exercise induced asthma

All Interests: Drug Allergy, Immunodeficiency, Atopic Dermatitis, Allergies, Conjunctivitis, Hives, Food Allergy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Catherine S Nagy, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
11768 Atwood Road; #8
Auburn, CA
 

Dr. Catherine Nagy's specialty is allergy & immunology. She speaks Mandarin. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). Before completing her residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Dr. Nagy attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , exercise induced asthma

All Interests: Drug Allergy, Atopic Dermatitis, Allergies, Conjunctivitis, Hives, Food Allergy, Allergen ... (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.