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We found 13 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Aetna Open Access Elect Choice 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, lung cancer, asthma, pulmonary fibrosis, pulmonary hypertension, lung problems

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

Dr. Lit Keung Fung, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
1501 Oakdale Road; Suite 218
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Lit Fung specializes in vascular surgery and thoracic surgery. In his practice, he is particularly interested in thoracic (chest) surgery procedures. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Fung studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. He speaks Cantonese. Dr. Fung is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). Dr. Fung's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Abdominal Problems, Thoracic Cancer, Esophagus Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Amar L Pohwani, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Medicine
1409 E Briggsmore Avenue
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Amar Pohwani is an adult cardiology and nuclear medicine specialist in Modesto, CA. After completing medical school at Aga Khan University Medical College, he performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Pohwani has indicated that his clinical interests include heart problems. He honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Pohwani (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Sindhi, and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). Dr. Pohwani is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Nuclear Stress Test, Invasive Cardiology, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

Dr. Pat May Pamanian Limpiado, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
2516 E Whitmore Avenue
Ceres, CA
 

Dr. Pat Limpiado works as a family practice physician in Ceres, CA. After completing medical school at Cebu Institute of Medicine, she performed her residency at Somerset Medical Center. Dr. Limpiado's clinical interests encompass general care. Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Limpiado accepts. Dr. Limpiado speaks Cebuano. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Contraception, Diabetes, Arthritis, Women's Health Issues, General ... (Read more)

Dr. Christopher Tizon Ostrea, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
1144 Coffee Road
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Christopher Ostrea is a general pediatrician in Modesto, CA. He honors several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Ostrea studied medicine at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. He trained at Elmhurst Hospital Center for his residency. He speaks Medical Spanish. Dr. Ostrea's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Attention Deficit Disorder, Asthma

Dr. Charles C Tsai, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1409 E Briggsmore Avenue
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Charles Tsai, who practices in Modesto, CA, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. He has a special interest in heart problems. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Tsai obtained his medical school training at the University of Michigan Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Hypertension, Non-Invasive Cardiology, Heart Problems, Cardiac ... (Read more)

Dr. Dai Park, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Allergy & Immunology
600 Coffee Road
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Dai Park, who practices in Modesto, CA, is a medical specialist in allergy & immunology. She attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and subsequently trained at Olive View-UCLA Medical Center for residency. She takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Park speaks Medical Spanish. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , exercise induced asthma

All Interests: Drug Allergy, Immunodeficiency, Atopic Dermatitis, Food Allergy, Skin Issues, Exercise Induced ... (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. David A Peterson, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
Dale Road Care Center; 3612 Dale Road
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. David Peterson works as a family medicine physician in Modesto, CA. His clinical interests encompass general care. Dr. Peterson's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. Unfortunately, he is not accepting new patients at this time. Dr. Peterson graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Depression, Circumcision, Migraine, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Skin Issues, Arthritis, General Care, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeremy Carl Mesches, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Other
830 Scenic Drive
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Jeremy Mesches works as a family medicine physician. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Mesches's areas of expertise include general care. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network, and Sutter Medical Group of the Redwoods (SMGR). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Mesches is a graduate of New York Medical College and a graduate of Stanislaus Family Medicine Residency Program's residency program.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Depression, Sports Health, Men's Health Issues, Circumcision, Exercise Physiology, Migraine, ... (Read more)

Dr. David A Shiba, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
600 Coffee Road
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. David Shiba is a hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist in Modesto, CA. Dr. Shiba is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). He studied medicine at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Shiba's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Immunotherapy, Gynecologic Cancer, Hepatobiliary Cancer, Liver Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Sarcoma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Alberto Cajigas, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
1144 Coffee Road
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Alberto Cajigas practices general pediatrics in Modesto, CA. Dr. Cajigas speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Dr. Cajigas attended medical school at Cayetano Heredia University. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cajigas takes. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Cajigas's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Asthma, Behavior Problems

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 are Lung Problems?

Every cell in the body requires oxygen to function and produces carbon dioxide as a waste product. In order to keep the body’s tissues constantly supplied with fresh oxygen and to keep waste from building up, the lungs pump air in and out, even while we are sleeping or unaware. Unfortunately, diseases and disorders affecting the lungs are some of the most common medical problems afflicting people around the world. Some of the most common lung problems include asthma, COPD, pneumonia, and lung cancer.

Asthma is a chronic disease where swollen, inflamed airways make it hard to breathe. It is often brought on by specific triggers. While asthma is a common condition, affecting millions of people, it can also be serious and even fatal in severe cases. Treatment involves avoiding triggers and using inhaled corticosteroid medications.

COPD, or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, is the name given to two illnesses that both cause difficulty breathing: emphysema and chronic bronchitis. In emphysema, the air sacs of the lungs become damaged, while with bronchitis they become clogged with mucus. COPD is the fourth leading cause of death in the United States. It is almost always caused by breathing irritants into the lungs, such as smoking or heavy pollution.

Pneumonia is a lung infection that can be caused by bacteria, a virus, or fungi. Most healthy people recover from pneumonia in a week or two, but for some people pneumonia can be fatal. There are treatments available for pneumonia, but the best treatment is to prevent getting sick in the first place. People who are at risk should make sure they get a flu shot every year. There is also a vaccine available for the type of bacteria that causes pneumonia.

Lung cancer occurs when abnormal cells inside the lung grow into a tumor, destroying healthy tissue. Because it is so difficult to detect lung cancer in early stages when it has few symptoms, it is the deadliest form of cancer, responsible for the most cancer deaths both in the U.S. and worldwide. Most lung cancer is caused by exposure to tobacco smoke, but between 10-15% of cases are not linked to smoking.

Some problems with the lungs are minor and are not cause for concern. However if symptoms have lasted for a month or more, even if they are minor, it is worth checking with a healthcare professional to make sure your lungs are healthy. A cough, shortness of breath, or excess mucus production that lingers for weeks are all worth getting looked at.