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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 physician who specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. In his practice, Dr. Bistrong focuses on lung problems and sarcoidosis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Davis Hospital. After attending St. George's University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Hahnemann University Hospital. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. He has an open panel.

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

All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Problems, Lung Cancer, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Asthma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joseph T Marino Jr., MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology, Allergy & Immunology
6660 Coyle Avenue; Suite 330
Carmichael, CA
 

Dr. Joseph Marino is a Carmichael, CA physician who specializes in pediatric pulmonology and allergy & immunology. Patient ratings for Dr. Marino average 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Marino include chronic sinusitis, seasonal allergies, and drug allergy. Dr. Marino is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). Dr. Marino accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Health Net ELECT POS, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. After attending Harvard Medical School, he completed his residency training at Children's Hospital Boston. Dr. Marino speaks Spanish.

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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's specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Karmakar (or staff) speaks Urdu, Bengali, and Hindi. Dr. Karmakar has indicated that his clinical interests include intensive care, asthma, and pulmonary fibrosis. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Davis Hospital. He attended Dhaka Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Tucson Hospitals Medical Education Program for residency. Dr. Karmakar is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net ELECT POS, and more. He is accepting new patients.

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

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

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

Dr. Alan Yee is a pulmonologist. Dr. Yee's clinical interests encompass lung problems. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net ELECT POS, and more. After completing medical school at Loma Linda University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center. Dr. Yee has received the following distinction: Sacramento Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Davis Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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

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

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

Dr. Neelima Vallurupalli's area of specialization is adult cardiology. Before performing her residency at St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor, Dr. Vallurupalli attended Annamalai University, Rajah Muthiah Medical College & Hospital for medical school. Her clinical interests include heart problems. Dr. Vallurupalli is in-network for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. She speaks Telugu and Tamil. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Vallurupalli's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

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

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

Dr. Barbara Spinelli practices family medicine in Sacramento, CA. Dr. Spinelli's clinical interests include general care. Patient ratings for Dr. Spinelli average 3.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school 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 is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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)

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

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

Dr. Zi-Jian Xu specializes in adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. He attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and Shanghai Medical University for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency. He is especially interested in heart problems. Dr. Xu honors several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. In addition to English, he speaks Mandarin. Dr. Xu is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Nuclear Stress Test, Invasive Cardiology, Hypertension, ... (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, who practices in Sacramento, CA, Roseville, CA, and Carmichael, CA, is a medical specialist in radiation oncology, vascular & interventional radiology, and radiological physics. He honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Vogel attended Duke University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. His professional affiliations include 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, Aneurysm, Lung Problems, Thrombolysis

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

Dr. Daniel Vanhamersveld specializes in adult cardiology and practices in Sacramento, CA. In his practice, Dr. Vanhamersveld focuses on heart problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). Dr. Vanhamersveld's education and training includes medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Vanhamersveld is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Holistic Approaches, Cardiomyopathy, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Pulmonary ... (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)

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

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)

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

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

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

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

Dr. Alok Krishna practices family medicine in Sacramento, CA. He has a special interest in general care. Dr. Krishna accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. He attended Mahadevappa Rampure Medical College, Gulbarga and then went on to complete his residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers and a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo. Dr. Krishna (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). Dr. Krishna's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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