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We found 9 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Health Net HSP near Carmichael, CA.

Dr. Hussam Kujok, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
3609 Mission Avenue; Suite A
Carmichael, CA
 

Dr. Hussam Kujok specializes in hospital medicine (hospitalist). His clinical interests encompass general care. Dr. Kujok is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Health Net ELECT POS, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Kujok's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

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Dr. Sunil Pushpakumara Perera, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
1 Scripps Drive; #105
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Sunil Perera is a specialist in allergy & immunology. He works in Roseville, CA, Sacramento, CA, and Yuba City, CA. He graduated from the University of Ceylon and Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Perera trained at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center for his residency. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net ELECT POS, and more. Dr. Perera has received professional recognition including the following: Sacramento Super Doctors. Dr. Perera (or staff) speaks Urdu, Filipino, and Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). Dr. Perera's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , exercise induced asthma

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

Dr. Scott Charles Budd, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
650 Howe Avenue; Suite 100
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Scott Budd's specialty is general pediatrics. After completing medical school at the University of Arizona College of Medicine and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine, Dr. Budd performed his residency at Arizona Health Sciences Center. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Health Net ELECT POS, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). Dr. Budd welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

Dr. Vasudeva Rao Desai, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2001 Zinfandel Drive; #a-1
Rancho Cordova, CA
 

Dr. Vasudeva Desai practices general internal medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Desai average 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Desai include general care. Dr. Desai's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). Dr. Desai accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Health Net ELECT POS. He is accepting new patients. He is a graduate of Osmania Medical College. His residency was performed at Beaumont Hospitals. Dr. Desai (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Telugu, Spanish, and Kannada.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, lung cancer, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

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Dr. Xin Nong Li, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6600 Mercy Court; Suite 130
Fair Oaks, CA
 

Dr. Xin-Nong Li practices general internal medicine in Fair Oaks, CA. Patient reviews placed Dr. Li at an average of 1.5 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in general care. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net ELECT POS, and more. Before performing his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Dr. Li attended Sun Yat-Sen University, Zhongshan School of Medicine. He speaks Mandarin and Cantonese. Dr. Li is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, lung cancer, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

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Dr. Deyi Zheng, PhD, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
500 University Avenue; Suite 210
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Deyi Zheng's area of specialization is family medicine. Dr. Zheng is conversant in Chinese. In his practice, he is particularly interested in general care. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). He graduated from Shanghai Medical University. For his professional training, Dr. Zheng completed a residency program at Palmetto Health Richland. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net ELECT POS, and more. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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Dr. Larry Lee Nutting, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
650 Howe Avenue; Suite 100
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Larry Nutting practices general pediatrics in Sacramento, CA and Folsom, CA. He is a graduate of Medical College of Wisconsin. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Nutting has a special interest in asthma and skin issues. On average, patients gave Dr. Nutting a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Health Net ELECT POS, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). Dr. Nutting welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Skin Issues, Asthma

Dr. Alireza Pessaran, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
6437 Fair Oaks Boulevard
Carmichael, CA
 

Dr. Alireza Pessaran's area of specialization is family medicine. His areas of expertise include general care. Dr. Pessaran's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Health Net ELECT POS, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Pessaran studied medicine at Ross University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at PinnacleHealth and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). Dr. Pessaran is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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Specializes in General Pediatrics
6555 Coyle Avenue; Suite 310
Carmichael, CA
 

Dr. Heshani Abeysekera's medical specialty is general pediatrics. Dr. Abeysekera graduated from Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific. Her average rating from her patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Western Health Advantage, as well as other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Sutter Roseville Medical Center. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Immunization, Ear Infection, Newborn Care, 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.