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 sees patients in Modesto, CA. His medical specialties are critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. Dr. Tanaka has a special interest in lung problems. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Before completing his residency at VA Wadsworth Medical Center and West Los Angeles VA Medical Center, Dr. Tanaka attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. His hospital/clinic 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: , emphysema

All Interests: Bronchiectasis, Sarcoidosis, Lung Problems, Lung Cancer, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Pulmonary ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Khun Aung works as an internist in Modesto, CA. He speaks Burmese. He has a special interest in general care. Dr. Aung's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). He graduated from the University of Medicine, Mandalay and then he performed his residency at St. Barnabas Hospital, Bronx. Dr. Aung honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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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. Her average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Modi include general care. Dr. Modi is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. She is a graduate of the University of Mumbai, Topiwala National Medical College, and Grant Medical College. Dr. Modi trained at San Joaquin General Hospital for her residency. Dr. Modi (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Marathi, Gujarati, and Hindi. Dr. Modi's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Central Valley Medical Group. 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, who practices in Modesto, CA, is a medical specialist in geriatrics (elderly care) and sports medicine. His areas of expertise include general care. Dr. Modi accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He attended medical school at Medical College Baroda. His residency was performed at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Modi (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Marathi, Gujarati, and Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Central Valley Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 works as an internist. In his practice, he is particularly interested in general care. Dr. Oo's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Oo is a graduate of the University of Medicine, Mandalay. He trained at Interfaith Medical Center for his residency. Dr. Oo (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin and Burmese.

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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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