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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 is a specialist in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tanaka include lung problems. Dr. Tanaka is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). After attending 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. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tanaka honors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 is a general internist. In his practice, Dr. Aung focuses on general care. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). Dr. Aung takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Aung is open to new patients. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Medicine, Mandalay and residency at St. Barnabas Hospital, Bronx. In addition to English, he speaks Burmese.

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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's area of specialization is general internal medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Modi (or staff) speaks Marathi, Gujarati, and Hindi. Her clinical interests encompass general care. Dr. Modi's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Central Valley Medical Group. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Mumbai, Topiwala National Medical College, and Grant Medical College and performed her residency at San Joaquin General Hospital. Her patients gave her an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Modi honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Modi has an open panel.

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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 specializes in geriatrics (elderly care) and sports medicine and practices in Modesto, CA. In his practice, Dr. Modi focuses on general care. Dr. Modi is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Medical College Baroda. His medical residency was performed at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Modi (or staff) speaks the following languages: Marathi, Gujarati, and Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Central Valley Medical Group. Dr. Modi welcomes 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 is a general internist in Modesto, CA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Oo include general care. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Before performing his residency at Interfaith Medical Center, Dr. Oo attended the University of Medicine, Mandalay for medical school. Dr. Oo (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin and Burmese. Dr. Oo's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

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

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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.