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

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 sees patients in Roseville, CA and Auburn, CA. He graduated from the University of Delhi, University College of Medical Sciences. Dr. Suhag's medical residency was performed at Hahnemann University Hospital. These areas are among his clinical interests: ovarian cancer, testicular cancer, and stomach cancer. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Suhag (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Suhag's 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. Richard Berkeley Loomis Jr., MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
3288 Bell Road
Auburn, CA
 

Dr. Richard Loomis is a physician who specializes in general pediatrics. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Loomis's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He is not accepting new patients at this time. After attending the University of Michigan Medical School, he completed his residency training at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. In addition to English, Dr. Loomis speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Attention Deficit Disorder, Asthma, Premature Babies

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

Dr. Brandon Hobel is a family medicine practitioner in Auburn, CA. Dr. Hobel graduated from Ross University School of Medicine. In his practice, Dr. Hobel focuses on general care. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Hobel speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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

Dr. Ali Mokhlesi works as an internist in Auburn, CA. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Monterrey Faculty of Medicine and residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Dr. Mokhlesi's areas of expertise include the following: thyroid problems, preventive care, and general care. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. In addition to English, Dr. Mokhlesi (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian. Dr. Mokhlesi's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

All Interests: Hypertension, Joint Aspiration, Diabetes, General Care, Heart Failure, Kidney Problems, Thyroid ... (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. Dr. Arreola is especially interested in testicular cancer and blood disorders. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Arreola's office for an appointment.

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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. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He is a graduate of Penn State College of Medicine. Dr. Kreiner's medical residency was performed at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Kreiner's 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. Angela Suzanne Rickey, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
3133 Professional Drive; Suite 20
Auburn, CA
 

Dr. Angela Rickey is an Auburn, CA physician who specializes in family medicine. In her practice, Dr. Rickey focuses on general care. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine. Dr. Rickey's residency was performed at Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). 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. Claire M Unis, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
3288 Bell Road
Auburn, CA
 

Dr. Claire Unis' area of specialization is general pediatrics. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. She graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland. In addition to English, Dr. Unis speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Unfortunately, Dr. Unis 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's area of specialization is general pediatrics. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Ashley is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Unfortunately, he is not currently accepting new patients. After attending Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis.

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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 sees patients in Auburn, CA. Her medical specialty is general pediatrics. Patient reviews placed Dr. Bradshaw at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. She graduated from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). She has a closed panel.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

Dr. Stephen Nagy practices adult allergy & immunology in Sacramento, CA and Auburn, CA. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Nagy is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nagy accepts. He is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at Baltimore City Hospitals, Dr. Nagy attended Tufts University School of Medicine. He is conversant in French.

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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 medical specialty is allergy & immunology. Dr. Nagy is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended Tufts University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center for residency. She speaks Mandarin. Dr. Nagy is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , exercise induced asthma

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