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We found 7 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Health Net HSP near Carmichael, CA.

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

Dr. Hussam Kujok specializes in general internal medicine. He has indicated that his clinical interests include general care. Dr. Kujok's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). He attended medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Kujok has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. His practice is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Scott Budd's area of specialization is general pediatrics. Dr. Budd is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He graduated from the University of Arizona College of Medicine and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Arizona Health Sciences Center. His hospital/clinic 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

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

Dr. Vasudeva Desai is an internist in Rancho Cordova, CA. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in general care. Dr. Desai's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Desai's practice is open to new patients. He graduated from Osmania Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Desai completed a residency program at Beaumont Hospitals. In addition to English, Dr. Desai (or staff) speaks 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's specialty is general internal medicine. He is conversant in Mandarin and Cantonese. In his practice, Dr. Li focuses on general care. Dr. Li's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). Dr. Li attended medical school at Sun Yat-Sen University, Zhongshan School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Patients gave him an average rating of 1.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Li welcomes 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 is a Sacramento, CA physician who specializes in family medicine. Dr. Zheng has a special interest in general care. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. Before performing his residency at Palmetto Health Richland, Dr. Zheng attended Shanghai Medical University for medical school. Dr. Zheng is conversant in Chinese.

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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. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Nutting include asthma and skin issues. Dr. Nutting's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. Nutting honors. Dr. Nutting is accepting new patients. He studied medicine at Medical College of Wisconsin. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Skin Issues, Asthma

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

Dr. Heshani Abeysekera's area of specialization is general pediatrics. She has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is affiliated with Sutter Roseville Medical Center. Dr. Abeysekera is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Western Health Advantage, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Abeysekera's practice is open to new patients. She graduated from Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific.

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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.