We found 5 providers with an interest in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and who accept Blue Shield of California near Modesto, CA.

Dr. Robert Michael Tanaka, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
600 Coffee Road
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Robert Tanaka is an intensive care specialist and adult pulmonologist. In his practice, Dr. Tanaka focuses on lung problems. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). Dr. Tanaka takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He is accepting new patients. He attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and subsequently trained at VA Wadsworth Medical Center and West Los Angeles VA Medical Center for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

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Dr. Khun Zaw Htet Zawhtet Htet Aung, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
600 Coffee Road
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Khun Aung's specialty is general internal medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Aung speaks Burmese. His areas of expertise include general care. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). After completing medical school at the University of Medicine, Mandalay, he performed his residency at St. Barnabas Hospital, Bronx. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Aung honors. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Diabetes, General Care, Heart Failure, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Dr. Priti Tushar Modi, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1608 Tully Road
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Priti Modi works as an internist in Modesto, CA. Dr. Modi's average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. She has indicated that her clinical interests include general care. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Modi takes. After completing medical school at the University of Mumbai, Topiwala National Medical College, and Grant Medical College, she performed her residency at San Joaquin General Hospital. Dr. Modi (or staff) speaks the following languages: Marathi, Gujarati, and Hindi. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Central Valley Medical Group. Dr. Modi is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

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Dr. Tushar R Modi, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Geriatrics, Sports Medicine
413 East Orangeburg Avenue; Suite A
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Tushar Modi is a medical specialist in geriatrics (elderly care) and sports medicine. Dr. Modi graduated from Medical College Baroda. His medical residency was performed at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center. His clinical interests include general care. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Modi honors. Dr. Modi (or staff) speaks Marathi, Gujarati, and Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Central Valley Medical Group. Dr. Modi's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

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Dr. Aung Naing Oo, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
600 Coffee Road
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Aung Oo specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Modesto, CA. He is especially interested in general care. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Oo graduated from the University of Medicine, Mandalay and then he performed his residency at Interfaith Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Oo (or staff) speaks Mandarin and Burmese. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). Dr. Oo's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, General Care, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

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What is Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)?

COPD, or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, is a progressive lung disease that makes it difficult to breathe. It is really two diseases in one: chronic bronchitis (which causes inflammation and thick mucus production in the airways of the lungs) and emphysema (which damages the air sacs and alveoli, delicate structures of the lung tissue that allow a person to breathe).

In the United States, almost all cases of COPD are caused by smoking or exposure to tobacco smoke. Other causes include occupational exposure to dust, chemicals and pollution, and a rare genetic condition.

COPD causes a wet cough that doesn’t go away. It can come with shortness of breath and wheezing, or a tight feeling in the chest. Some people have flare ups where their symptoms get worse, and during this time they can also experience flu-like symptoms such as fever and fatigue.

There is no cure for COPD, but there are treatments to improve breathing and slow the progression of the disease. The first step is to reduce exposure to what caused COPD in the first place, such as smoking. Medicines such as bronchodilators, usually given in an inhaler, can relax the muscles around the airways and make it easier to breathe. Sometimes they are given along with glucocorticosteroids, drugs that reduce inflammation. Vaccines help prevent respiratory illnesses that can worsen COPD. Oxygen therapy can be used if people aren’t able to get enough oxygen into their lungs on their own. In extreme cases, surgery can be used to remove damaged tissue from the lungs or even perform a lung transplant.
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