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We found 9 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Aetna Traditional Choice near Davis, CA.

Dr. Tilden Lizabeth Capen-Frederick, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
2030 Sutter Place; #2000
Davis, CA
 

Dr. Tilden Hughes' specialty is family medicine. Her clinical interests include general care. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Hughes graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She speaks Spanish. Dr. Hughes's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Davis Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Women's Health Issues, General Care, Asthma, Preventive Care, Intrauterine Device

Dr. Jennifer Papazian Papazian, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
2030 Sutter Place; #2000
Davis, CA
 

Dr. Jennifer Clary's area of specialization is family medicine. Dr. Clary's patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Clary include general care. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Davis Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Clary is closed to new patients at this time. She studied medicine at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. She trained at Sutter Health Family Medicine Residency Program for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Women's Health Issues, General Care, ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard P Ericson, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2030 Sutter Place; #1000
Davis, CA
 

Dr. Richard Ericson is an adult cardiologist in Sacramento, CA, Davis, CA, and Folsom, CA. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Ericson trained at the University of Maryland Medical Center and Baltimore VA Medical Center for residency. His areas of expertise include heart problems. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Ericson (or staff) speaks Swedish and Spanish. Dr. Ericson is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Davis Hospital, and Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Ericson's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

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

Dr. Steven John Smith, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
635 Anderson Road; Suite 10
Davis, CA
 

Dr. Steven Smith works as a family practitioner in Davis, CA. He is especially interested in general care. Dr. Smith 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 California, Davis, School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Dr. Smith's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Davis Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He has a closed panel.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Depression, Sports Health, Men's Health Issues, Circumcision, Exercise Physiology, Bone Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Allison Alcalay, MD
Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine
2030 Sutter Place; Suite 1000
Davis, CA
 

Dr. Allison Alcalay's area of specialization is adult hospital medicine. She has indicated that her clinical interests include general care. She has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Alcalay is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis, Dr. Alcalay attended medical school at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Davis Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Alcalay is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, General Care, Heart Failure, Alzheimer's Disease, Menopause, Cancer ... (Read more)

Dr. Sarah A Favila, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
2020 Sutter Place
Davis, CA
 

Dr. Sarah Favila's specialty is general pediatrics. Dr. Favila is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Davis Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Favila accepts. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. She attended Tufts University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Baystate Medical Center for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Learning Disabilities, Obesity, Attention Deficit Disorder, Asthma, Preventive Care, Autism ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeffrey Kraig Katzenmeyer, MD
Specializes in Occupational Medicine, Family Medicine, Aerospace Medicine
2020 Sutter Place; #101
Davis, CA
 

Dr. J. Katzenmeyer practices occupational medicine, family medicine, and aerospace medicine. He attended the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Sutter Health. Areas of expertise for Dr. Katzenmeyer include general care. Dr. Katzenmeyer is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Katzenmeyer is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Davis Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Sports Health, Circumcision, Migraine, Heart Problems, Diabetes, ... (Read more)

Dr. Vona Britz Diener, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
2051 John Jones Road
Davis, CA
 

Dr. Vona Diener practices family medicine in Davis, CA and Woodland, CA. She attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis for residency. In Dr. Diener's practice, she is particularly interested in general care. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. She is conversant in Afrikaans. Dr. Diener is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Davis Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Women's Health Issues, General Care, ... (Read more)

Dr. Elisabeth Abdin, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2030 Sutter Place; Suite 1000
Davis, CA
 

Dr. Elisabeth Abdin specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Abdin is conversant in Spanish. She is especially interested in general care. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). She graduated from the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Dr. Abdin is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Women's Health Issues, General Care, Heart Failure, Cancer Screening, ... (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.