We found 6 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept PacifiCare near Jackson, CA.

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Dr. Harvey Jay Matlof, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
100 Mission Boulevard; #2200
Jackson, CA
 

Dr. Harvey Matlof's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology; he sees patients in Folsom, CA, Sacramento, CA, and Jackson, CA. His areas of expertise include heart problems. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Matlof is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and a graduate of Barnes-Jewish Hospital's residency program. The average patient rating for Dr. Matlof is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Matlof has received professional recognition including the following: Sacramento Super Doctors. Dr. Matlof is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Non-Invasive Cardiology, Heart Problems, Stress Testing, ... (Read more)

Dr. William R Vetter, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
100 Mission Boulevard; #2200
Jackson, CA
 

Dr. William Vetter specializes in adult cardiology and practices in Jackson, CA and Sacramento, CA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Vetter include heart problems. Dr. Vetter is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Vetter is open to new patients. He studied medicine at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. For his residency, Dr. Vetter trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Invasive Cardiology, Hypertension, Non-Invasive Cardiology, ... (Read more)

Dr. David J Stone, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
100 Mission Boulevard; Suite 2600
Jackson, CA
 

Dr. David Stone's medical specialty is adolescent medicine. Dr. Stone is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Medical School. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC) for residency. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Amador Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Unfortunately, he is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , bronchitis, asthma

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Dr. Gabriel Rau Pettersen, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Other
815 Court Street; Suite 7
Jackson, CA
 

Dr. Gabriel Pettersen practices general internal medicine. Dr. Pettersen is especially interested in general care. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Amador Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is not currently accepting new patients. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Pettersen attended medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

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Dr. Jennifer Monique Shoemaker, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
255 New York Ranch Road; Suite C
Jackson, CA
 

Dr. Jennifer Shoemaker is a family medicine practitioner. Clinical interests for Dr. Shoemaker include general care. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Shoemaker is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is not accepting new patients at this time. Before completing her residency at Sutter Health Family Medicine Residency Program, Dr. Shoemaker attended medical school at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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Dr. Sarah A Alarabi, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
255-c New York Ranch Road
Jackson, CA
 

Dr. Sarah Alarabi is a family practitioner in Jackson, CA. Dr. Alarabi obtained her medical school training at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed her residency at Peninsula Hospital Center. She has indicated that her clinical interests include general care. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Amador Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Alarabi is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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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.
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