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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 specializes in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology and practices in Modesto, CA. He is especially interested in lung problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). Dr. Tanaka is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at VA Wadsworth Medical Center and West Los Angeles VA Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Tanaka has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

All Interests: Sarcoidosis, Lung Problems, Lung Cancer, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Pulmonary Hypertension, Cough, Asthma, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Khun Aung specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Modesto, CA. Dr. Aung's clinical interests encompass general care. He is in-network for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Medicine, Mandalay. Dr. Aung's training includes a residency program at St. Barnabas Hospital, Bronx. He speaks Burmese. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 is an internist in Modesto, CA. Dr. Modi (or staff) speaks Marathi, Gujarati, and Hindi. Her areas of expertise include general care. Dr. Modi is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Central Valley Medical Group. Dr. Modi graduated from the University of Mumbai, Topiwala National Medical College, and Grant Medical College and then she performed her residency at San Joaquin General Hospital. Patients gave her an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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

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

Dr. Tushar Modi is a specialist in geriatrics (elderly care) and sports medicine. He works in Modesto, CA. His clinical interests include general care. Dr. Modi honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Medical College Baroda. Dr. Modi trained at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center for his residency. In addition to English, Dr. Modi (or staff) speaks Marathi, Gujarati, and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Central Valley Medical Group. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

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Dr. Van Tuyet Ong, DO
Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine
600 Coffee Road
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Van Ong is a Modesto, CA physician who specializes in adult hospital medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Ong speaks Vietnamese. She has indicated that her clinical interests include heart failure, general care, and osteopathic medicine. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). She is a graduate of Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific. She accepts Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Unfortunately, Dr. Ong is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Osteopathic Medicine, General Care, Heart Failure, 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.