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We found 14 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Medicaid near Modesto, CA.

Dr. Robert Michael Tanaka, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
600 Coffee Road
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Robert Tanaka works as an intensivist and pulmonologist in Modesto, CA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Tanaka include lung problems. Dr. Tanaka is an in-network provider for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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. Dr. Tanaka's 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: , 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 is a Modesto, CA physician who specializes in vascular surgery and thoracic surgery. In addition to English, he speaks Cantonese. His areas of expertise include thoracic (chest) surgery procedures. Dr. Fung's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). Dr. Fung obtained his medical school training at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. He is an in-network provider for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting 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. He attended Aga Khan University Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) for residency. In his practice, Dr. Pohwani focuses on heart problems. He is an in-network provider for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Pohwani (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Sindhi, and Hindi. Dr. Pohwani is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). He has an open panel.

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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 is a physician who specializes in family medicine. In her practice, Dr. Limpiado focuses on general care. Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Limpiado takes. Dr. Limpiado is a graduate of Cebu Institute of Medicine and a graduate of Somerset Medical Center's residency program. In addition to English, she speaks Cebuano. Dr. Limpiado's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). She is accepting new patients.

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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 physician who specializes in general pediatrics. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). Dr. Ostrea accepts Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. After attending the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery for medical school, Dr. Ostrea completed his residency training at Elmhurst Hospital Center. In addition to English, he speaks Medical Spanish.

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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 is a Modesto, CA physician who specializes in adult cardiology. After completing medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tsai include heart problems. He takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Tsai's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). He has an open panel.

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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 specializes in allergy & immunology. She speaks Medical Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). Dr. Park's education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and residency at Olive View-UCLA Medical Center. She accepts Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. She welcomes new patients.

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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. Patricio Cabonce Clavecillas Jr., MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
401 Paradise Road; Suite E
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Patricio Clavecillas is a family medicine physician. Clinical interests for Dr. Clavecillas include diabetes management, asthma, and general care. Dr. Clavecillas accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at West Visayas State University College of Medicine. He speaks Filipino. Dr. Clavecillas is professionally affiliated with Providence Medical Institute. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Diabetes Management, HIV/AIDS, General Care, Asthma, Anxiety Disorders

Dr. David A Peterson, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
Dale Road Care Center; 3612 Dale Road
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. David Peterson practices family medicine. Dr. Peterson has indicated that his clinical interests include general care. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). He takes 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. For his professional training, Dr. Peterson completed a residency program 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. Khun Zaw Htet Zawhtet Htet Aung, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
600 Coffee Road
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Khun Aung's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Aung include general care. Dr. Aung accepts several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Medicine, Mandalay and residency at St. Barnabas Hospital, Bronx. In addition to English, Dr. Aung speaks Burmese. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). He 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. Jeremy Carl Mesches, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Other
830 Scenic Drive
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Jeremy Mesches practices family medicine. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He has indicated that his clinical interests include general care. Dr. Mesches is an in-network provider for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from New York Medical College. Dr. Mesches completed his residency training at Stanislaus Family Medicine Residency Program. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network, and Sutter Medical Group of the Redwoods (SMGR). He is accepting new patients.

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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 practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. The average patient rating for Dr. Shiba is 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Shiba obtained his medical school training at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and performed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Shiba is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). He is accepting new patients.

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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 is a physician who specializes in general pediatrics. Patient ratings for Dr. Cajigas average 4.5 stars out of 5. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). Dr. Cajigas is an in-network provider for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Cajigas has an open panel. He graduated from Cayetano Heredia University and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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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 works as an internal medicine hospitalist in Modesto, CA. In Dr. Ong's practice, she is particularly interested in heart failure, general care, and osteopathic medicine. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). She is in-network for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. She is not accepting new patients at this time. She is a graduate of Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific. In addition to English, Dr. Ong speaks Vietnamese.

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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.