We found 5 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept AARP near Lincoln, CA.

Dr. Barry S Schneidewind, MD, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
685 Twelve Bridges Drive; Suite B
Lincoln, CA
 

Dr. Barry Schneidewind sees patients in Lincoln, CA. His medical specialty is family medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Schneidewind include general care. Dr. Schneidewind's average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Schneidewind attended Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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Dr. Rachel Elizabeth Morrissey, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
685 Twelve Bridges Drive; Suite B
Lincoln, CA
 

Dr. Rachel Morrissey is a general pediatrician in Lincoln, CA. Her education and training includes medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and residency at Montefiore Medical Center. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. In addition to English, Dr. Morrissey (or staff) speaks Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Roseville Medical Center, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Morrissey is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Immunization, Mouth Problems, Asthma, Breastfeeding Issues, Newborn Care

Dr. Reetu Sharma, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
685 Twelve Bridges Drive; Suite D
Lincoln, CA
 

Dr. Reetu Sharma's area of specialization is adult cardiology. In addition to English, Dr. Sharma (or staff) speaks Hindi. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sharma include heart problems. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Roseville Medical Center, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). Dr. Sharma attended the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and then went on to complete her residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

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Dr. Erin Jacks Shaw, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
685 Twelve Bridges Drive; Suite B
Lincoln, CA
 

Dr. Erin Shaw specializes in general pediatrics and practices in Lincoln, CA. Dr. Shaw's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Roseville Medical Center, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). She is a graduate of Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , bronchitis, asthma

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Dr. Julie K Baur, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
1160 Sunset Boulevard
Rocklin, CA
 

Dr. Julie Baur sees patients in Rocklin, CA. Her medical specialty is family medicine. Dr. Baur is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Baur include general care. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Roseville Medical Center, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Baur is not currently accepting new patients. She studied medicine at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Baur trained at St. Anthony Central Hospital, Denver for her residency.

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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.