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

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

Dr. David Stone is a physician who specializes in adolescent medicine. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Amador Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Stone graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Unfortunately, Dr. Stone is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , bronchitis, asthma

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Eczema, Immunodeficiency, Immunization, Down Syndrome, Bronchitis, Lead ... (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. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Vetter attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school. In his practice, he is particularly interested in heart problems. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Vetter has an open panel.

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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 is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. 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. He has a special interest in heart problems. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Matlof takes. Dr. Matlof has received professional recognition including the following: Sacramento Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

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

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

Dr. Gabriel Pettersen's specialty is general internal medicine. He graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed 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's areas of expertise include general care. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Pettersen's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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: , 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 sees patients in Jackson, CA and Plymouth, CA. Her medical specialty is family medicine. Dr. Shoemaker's areas of expertise include general care. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Amador Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Her practice is open to new patients. She attended the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Sutter Health Family Medicine Residency Program.

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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 specializes in family medicine and practices in Jackson, CA. She attended Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Peninsula Hospital Center. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Alarabi include general care. Dr. Alarabi is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Amador Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). She has an open panel.

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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.