We found 5 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Health Net HMO - Flex Funded near Lincoln, CA.

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

Dr. Barry Schneidewind specializes in family medicine and practices in Lincoln, CA. He is especially interested in general care. Patient ratings for Dr. Schneidewind average 2.5 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center, Dr. Schneidewind attended Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. Dr. Schneidewind's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Erin Shaw is a physician who specializes in general pediatrics. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shaw honors. Dr. Shaw attended medical school at Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Roseville Medical Center, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , bronchitis, asthma

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

Dr. Reetu Sharma is an adult cardiology specialist in Roseville, CA and Lincoln, CA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Sharma include heart problems. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Dr. Sharma attended the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health for medical school. Dr. Sharma (or staff) speaks Hindi. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Roseville Medical Center, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). Dr. Sharma's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

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

Dr. Rachel Morrissey practices general pediatrics in Lincoln, CA. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Morrissey obtained her medical school training at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and performed her residency at Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Morrissey (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian. Dr. Morrissey is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Roseville Medical Center, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). She is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Julie Baur's specialty is family medicine. Her patients gave her an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. She has indicated that her clinical interests include general care. Dr. Baur honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Baur attended Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at St. Anthony Central Hospital, Denver. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Roseville Medical Center, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). She is not accepting new patients at this time.

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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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