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We found 10 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept TRICARE near Auburn, CA.

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

Dr. Richard Loomis is a pediatrician. Dr. Loomis is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). After completing medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School, he performed his residency at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Loomis honors. Unfortunately, he is not accepting 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. Dr. Suhag (or staff) speaks Hindi. These areas are among his clinical interests: ovarian cancer, testicular cancer, and stomach cancer. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. Before performing his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital, Dr. Suhag attended the University of Delhi, University College of Medical Sciences for medical school. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Suhag honors. He is open to new patients.

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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 is a family medicine physician. He is especially interested in general care. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hobel graduated from Ross University School of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Hobel 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. Kristin Nicole Arreola, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
11795 Education Street; #232
Auburn, CA
 

Dr. Kristin Arreola is an adult hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist in Roseville, CA and Auburn, CA. In her practice, she is particularly interested in testicular cancer and blood disorders. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Arreola graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Arreola is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact her 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 works as a general pediatrician in Auburn, CA. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). 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 takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He has an open panel.

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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 practices general internal medicine in Auburn, CA. Dr. Mokhlesi (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Persian. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Mokhlesi include thyroid problems, preventive care, and general care. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He attended medical school at the University of Monterrey Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Mokhlesi's medical residency was performed at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to 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' medical specialty is general pediatrics. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Unis takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has a closed panel. Before performing her residency at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland, Dr. Unis attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Dr. Unis is conversant in Spanish.

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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. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ashley accepts. He studied medicine at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis for residency. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). 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 sees patients in Auburn, CA. Her medical specialty is general pediatrics. She is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Bradshaw is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. She has a closed panel. She obtained her medical school training at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington.

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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. Before performing her residency at Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Dr. Rickey attended Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine. In her practice, Dr. Rickey focuses on general care. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Rickey is professionally 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)

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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.