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We found 18 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield near Carmichael, CA.

Dr. Lawrence Dean Bistrong, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
6403 Coyle Avenue; #450
Carmichael, CA
 

Dr. Lawrence Bistrong is a Carmichael, CA physician who specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. In his practice, Dr. Bistrong focuses on lung problems and sarcoidosis. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bistrong honors. Dr. Bistrong attended medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine. He trained at Hahnemann University Hospital for his residency. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Davis Hospital. Dr. Bistrong is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, lung cancer, cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma, pulmonary fibrosis, lung problems

All Interests: Cancer Screening, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Mediastinal Disease, Cystic Fibrosis, Intensive Care, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joseph T Marino Jr., MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology, Allergy & Immunology
6600 Mercy Court; Suite 180b
Fair Oaks, CA
 

Dr. Joseph Marino's areas of specialization are pediatric pulmonology and allergy & immunology; he sees patients in Carmichael, CA and Fair Oaks, CA. In his practice, he is particularly interested in lung problems. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Marino is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Marino attended Harvard Medical School and subsequently trained at Children's Hospital Boston for residency. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with 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, cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma, lung problems, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Drug Allergy, Eczema, Immunodeficiency, Conjunctivitis, Food Allergy, Cystic Fibrosis, Lung ... (Read more)

Dr. Amitabha Karmakar, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
6403 Coyle Avenue; #450
Carmichael, CA
 

Dr. Amit Karmakar is an adult critical care and adult pulmonology specialist. He is especially interested in intensive care, asthma, and pulmonary fibrosis. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Davis Hospital. Dr. Karmakar honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Karmakar has an open panel. He is a graduate of Dhaka Medical College and a graduate of Tucson Hospitals Medical Education Program's residency program. Dr. Karmakar (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Bengali, and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, asthma, pulmonary fibrosis, pulmonary hypertension, lung problems

All Interests: Intensive Care, Sleep Apnea, Lung Problems, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Pulmonary Hypertension, Emphysema, ... (Read more)

Dr. Alan Russell Yee, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
77 Cadillac Drive; Suite 210
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Alan Yee practices adult pulmonology in Sacramento, CA. He attended Loma Linda University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Loma Linda University Medical Center for residency. His clinical interests include lung problems. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Yee takes. He has received the following distinction: Sacramento Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Davis Hospital. Dr. Yee is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, lung cancer, asthma, pulmonary fibrosis, pulmonary hypertension, lung problems

All Interests: Intensive Care, Lung Problems, Lung Cancer, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Pulmonary Hypertension, Cough, ... (Read more)

Dr. Neelima Gogineni Vallurupalli, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
5765 Greenback Lane
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Neelima Vallurupalli specializes in adult cardiology and practices in Sacramento, CA and Folsom, CA. In her practice, Dr. Vallurupalli focuses on heart problems. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Vallurupalli welcomes new patients. Her education and training includes medical school at Annamalai University, Rajah Muthiah Medical College & Hospital and residency at St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor. She is conversant in Telugu and Tamil.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Nuclear Stress Test, Invasive Cardiology, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kristin Maureen Brown, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
10470 Old Placerville Road; Suite 100
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Kristin Brown's medical specialty is general pediatrics. Dr. Brown obtained her medical school training at St. George's University School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Gynecology, Adolescent Issues, Eczema, Immunodeficiency, Immunization, ... (Read more)

Dr. Barbara Ann Spinelli, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
5765 Greenback Lane
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Barbara Spinelli's medical specialty is family medicine. Her average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Spinelli has a special interest in general care. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Spinelli accepts. She studied medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Spinelli's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Roseville Medical Center, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). She has a closed panel.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Men's Health Issues, Migraine, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Skin ... (Read more)

Dr. Zi-Jian Xu, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
5765 Greenback Lane
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Zijian Xu's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology; he sees patients in Sacramento, CA and Folsom, CA. Dr. Xu's clinical interests encompass heart problems. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and Shanghai Medical University. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). In addition to English, Dr. Xu speaks Mandarin. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Nuclear Stress Test, Invasive Cardiology, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Hussam Kujok practices general internal medicine. Dr. Kujok's areas of expertise include general care. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Kujok studied medicine at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). He has an open panel.

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

All Interests: Low Testosterone, Men's Health Issues, Sleep Disorders, Hypertension, Liver Cancer, Bone Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Travis Aaron Miller, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
6600 Mercy Court; Suite 180b
Fair Oaks, CA
 

Dr. Travis Miller's medical specialty is pediatric allergy & immunology. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Miller is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. Before completing his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, Dr. Miller attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Miller is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , exercise induced asthma, asthma

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

Dr. Patrick Michael Vogel, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Radiological Physics, Other, Vascular & Interventional Radiology, Neuroradiology, Diagnostic Radiology, Nuclear Radiology
3529 Autumn Point Lane
Carmichael, CA
 

Dr. Patrick Vogel is a medical specialist in radiation oncology, vascular & interventional radiology, and radiological physics. Dr. Vogel is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Duke University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Davis Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Gastrostomy, Uterine Fibroid Embolization, Lung Problems, Popliteal Aneurysm, Thrombolysis

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

Dr. Scott Budd is a physician who specializes in general pediatrics. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Budd takes. He studied medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine. Dr. Budd's training includes a residency program at Arizona Health Sciences Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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

Dr. Xin-Nong Li's medical specialty is general internal medicine. He is conversant in Mandarin and Cantonese. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Li include general care. Dr. Li's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). His education and training includes medical school at Sun Yat-Sen University, Zhongshan School of Medicine and residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). The average patient rating for Dr. Li is 1.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Li takes. He has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. Alok Krishna, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
87 Scripps Drive; Suite 210
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Alok Krishna's area of specialization is family medicine. Dr. Krishna is a graduate of Mahadevappa Rampure Medical College, Gulbarga. For his residency, Dr. Krishna trained at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers and a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo. In his practice, Dr. Krishna focuses on general care. Dr. Krishna takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Krishna (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Men's Health Issues, Homeopathic Treatment, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Vasudeva Desai's area of specialization is general internal medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He has a special interest in general care. Dr. Desai's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Desai is open to new patients. He attended Osmania Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Beaumont Hospitals for residency. Dr. Desai (or staff) is conversant in Telugu, Spanish, and Kannada.

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

All Interests: Sports Health, Men's Health Issues, Sleep Disorders, Fibromyalgia, Hypertension, Skin Cancer, Back ... (Read more)

Dr. Daniel Dale Van Hamersveld, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
500 University Avenue
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Daniel Vanhamersveld works as an adult cardiologist. His clinical interests encompass heart problems. Dr. Vanhamersveld's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Dr. Vanhamersveld's hospital/clinic 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: , pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Holistic Approaches, Cardiomyopathy, Heart Valve Disease, Hypertension, ... (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.