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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' medical specialty is family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hughes include general care. Dr. Hughes is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Davis Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hughes is open to new patients. She obtained her medical school training at Georgetown University School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She is conversant in Spanish.

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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 practices family medicine in Davis, CA. After completing medical school at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Sutter Health Family Medicine Residency Program. In her practice, she is particularly interested in general care. Dr. Clary is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is an in-network provider for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Davis Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Clary is closed to new patients at this time.

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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 cardiology specialist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Ericson include heart problems. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Davis Hospital, and Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. He is in-network for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ericson's practice is open to new patients. He attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Maryland Medical Center and Baltimore VA Medical Center for residency. Dr. Ericson (or staff) speaks the following languages: Swedish and Spanish.

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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. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis, Dr. Smith attended medical school at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. In his practice, Dr. Smith focuses on general care. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Smith's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Davis Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Unfortunately, he is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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

Dr. J. Katzenmeyer is a physician who specializes in occupational medicine, family medicine, and aerospace medicine. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Katzenmeyer has a special interest in general care. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. He graduated from the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Sutter Health. Dr. Katzenmeyer speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include 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. Allison Alcalay, MD
Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine
2030 Sutter Place; Suite 1000
Davis, CA
 

Dr. Allison Alcalay works as an internal medicine hospitalist in Davis, CA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Alcalay include general care. Dr. Alcalay is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Alcalay attended medical school at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Alcalay completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Davis Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Her practice is open to 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 practices general pediatrics in Davis, CA. Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Favila honors. Before performing her residency at Baystate Medical Center, Dr. Favila attended Tufts University School of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Davis Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

Dr. Anthony Tswenty Pu, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
Davis, CA
 

Dr. Anthony Pu, who practices in Davis, CA, Sacramento, CA, and Roseville, CA, is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. Dr. Pu's areas of expertise include radiation therapy. He is an in-network provider for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Dr. Pu is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Lung Cancer, Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Radiation Therapy, Breast Cancer

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

Dr. Vona Diener specializes in family medicine and practices in Davis, CA and Woodland, CA. Dr. Diener's areas of expertise include general care. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. 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. Dr. Diener speaks Afrikaans. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Davis Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Her practice 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)

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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.