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We found 6 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 medical specialist in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in lung problems. Dr. Tanaka's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). His education and training includes medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and residency at VA Wadsworth Medical Center and West Los Angeles VA Medical Center. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Tanaka is accepting new patients.

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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's specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Aung is conversant in Burmese. His clinical interests encompass general care. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). After attending the University of Medicine, Mandalay for medical school, he completed his residency training at St. Barnabas Hospital, Bronx. Dr. Aung honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. 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 is a Modesto, CA physician who specializes in general internal medicine. On average, patients gave Dr. Modi a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Modi include general care. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Central Valley Medical Group. Dr. Modi honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has an open panel. 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. Dr. Modi (or staff) speaks the following languages: Marathi, Gujarati, and Hindi.

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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 geriatrician and sports medicine specialist in Modesto, CA. Dr. Modi (or staff) speaks Marathi, Gujarati, and Hindi. Dr. Modi's clinical interests encompass general care. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Central Valley Medical Group. After attending Medical College Baroda for medical school, he completed his residency training at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Modi takes. Dr. Modi's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

All Interests: Low Testosterone, Men's Health Issues, Hypertension, Skin Cancer, Lung Problems, Musculoskeletal ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Van Ong sees patients in Modesto, CA. Her medical specialty is adult hospital medicine. She speaks Vietnamese. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ong include heart failure, general care, and osteopathic medicine. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). She studied medicine at Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific. Dr. Ong is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. She has a closed panel.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

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

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

Dr. Aung Oo specializes in general internal medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Oo include general care. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Oo studied medicine at the University of Medicine, Mandalay. Dr. Oo's residency was performed at Interfaith Medical Center. Dr. Oo (or staff) speaks Mandarin and Burmese. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). He welcomes 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.