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

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

Dr. William Vetter's area of specialization is adult cardiology. Dr. Vetter is especially interested in heart problems. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). His education and training includes medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Vetter honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

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

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

Dr. Harvey Matlof practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Matlof is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is especially interested in heart problems. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Matlof attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Matlof completed a residency program at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He has received professional recognition including the following: Sacramento Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

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

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

Dr. David Stone works as an adolescent medicine specialist in Jackson, CA. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Stone studied medicine at the University of Minnesota Medical School. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Amador Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , bronchitis, asthma

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Eczema, Immunodeficiency, Immunization, Down Syndrome, Bronchitis, Lead ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Gabriel Pettersen works as a general internist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Pettersen include general care. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Amador Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Pettersen graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Pettersen completed residency programs 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 is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He is closed to new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

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

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

Dr. Jennifer Shoemaker's medical specialty is family medicine. After attending the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine, Dr. Shoemaker completed her residency training at Sutter Health Family Medicine Residency Program. She has indicated that her clinical interests include general care. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shoemaker honors. Dr. Shoemaker's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Amador Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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

Dr. Sarah Alarabi works as a family practitioner. Dr. Alarabi is especially interested in general care. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. She trained at Peninsula Hospital Center for residency. She is affiliated with 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

All Interests: Diabetes, Arthritis, General Care, Asthma, Thyroid Problems, Wounds, Preventive Care, Weight ... (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.
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