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We found 17 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 an adult critical care and adult pulmonology specialist in Carmichael, CA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Bistrong include lung problems and sarcoidosis. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bistrong accepts. Dr. Bistrong attended St. George's University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Hahnemann University Hospital for residency. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Davis Hospital. Dr. Bistrong is open to new patients.

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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
6600 Mercy Court; Suite 180b
Fair Oaks, CA
 

Dr. Joseph Marino is a physician who specializes in pediatric pulmonology and allergy & immunology. Patient ratings for Dr. Marino average 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: chronic sinusitis, seasonal allergies, and drug allergy. Dr. Marino is professionally 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. Dr. Marino's practice is open to new patients. After attending Harvard Medical School, he completed his residency training at Children's Hospital Boston. He 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 is a physician who specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. In his practice, Dr. Karmakar focuses on intensive care, asthma, and pulmonary fibrosis. Dr. Karmakar is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Dhaka Medical College, he performed his residency at Tucson Hospitals Medical Education Program. Dr. Karmakar (or staff) speaks Urdu, Bengali, and Hindi. Dr. Karmakar is 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: , 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's specialty is adult pulmonology. He graduated from Loma Linda University School of Medicine. Dr. Yee trained at Loma Linda University Medical Center for residency. He has indicated that his clinical interests include lung problems. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Yee has received the distinction of Sacramento Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Davis Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Yee's office for an appointment.

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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 sees patients in Sacramento, CA and Folsom, CA. Her medical specialty is adult cardiology. Dr. Vallurupalli has a special interest in heart problems. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. She obtained her medical school training at Annamalai University, Rajah Muthiah Medical College & Hospital and performed her residency at St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor. Dr. Vallurupalli is conversant in Telugu and Tamil. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). She is open to new patients.

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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. Dr. Spinelli studied medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. Her areas of expertise include general care. She has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Roseville Medical Center, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Spinelli 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. Kristin Maureen Brown, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
10470 Old Placerville Road; Suite 100
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Kristin Brown is a pediatrician in Sacramento, CA and Elk Grove, CA. Dr. Brown is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). She graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Gynecology, Adolescent Issues, Eczema, Immunodeficiency, Immunization, ... (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 and practices in Sacramento, CA and Folsom, CA. He speaks Mandarin. Dr. Xu's clinical interests encompass heart problems. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. He graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and Shanghai Medical University and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Xu's practice is open to 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 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)

All Interests: Low Testosterone, Men's Health Issues, Sleep Disorders, Hypertension, Liver Cancer, Bone Problems, ... (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 specializes in radiation oncology, vascular & interventional radiology, and radiological physics and practices in Sacramento, CA, Roseville, CA, and Carmichael, CA. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He attended medical school at Duke University School of Medicine. Dr. Vogel completed his residency training at Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Davis Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

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

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

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 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)

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 specializes in adult cardiology and practices in Sacramento, CA. Dr. Vanhamersveld attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. In his practice, he is particularly interested in heart problems. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Vanhamersveld takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

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

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

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

Dr. Alok Krishna's area of specialization is family medicine. His clinical interests include general care. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). Dr. Krishna is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Krishna is open to new patients. His education and training includes medical school at Mahadevappa Rampure Medical College, Gulbarga and residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers and a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo. Dr. Krishna (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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

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