We found 17 providers with an interest in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and who accept Anthem near Roseville, CA.

Dr. Steven David Kavy, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
2929 Health Center Drive
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Steven Kavy is an adult critical care specialist and pulmonologist in San Diego, CA and La Mesa, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Kavy include shortness of breath (dyspnea), lung cancer, and cystic fibrosis (CF). He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Kavy completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. He has received the following distinction: San Diego Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. Dr. Kavy is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Bronchiectasis, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Disorders, Tuberculosis, Bronchoscopy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sathya Pratap Pokala, MD
Specializes in Other, Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
8031 Linda Vista Road; Suite 100
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Sathya Pokala is a specialist in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. He works in La Mesa, CA and San Diego, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Pokala include sleep disorders and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Dr. Pokala is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. He obtained his medical school training at Rangaraya Medical College and performed his residency at Coney Island Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Disorders

Dr. Anuja Waghela, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
2929 Health Center Drive
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Anuja Vyas works as a pulmonologist. She is a graduate of Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College. For her residency, Dr. Vyas trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. These areas are among Dr. Vyas's clinical interests: shortness of breath (dyspnea), lung cancer, and cystic fibrosis (CF). Dr. Vyas honors AARP, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Vyas (or staff) speaks Gujarati and Hindi. She is professionally affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Bronchiectasis, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Disorders, Tuberculosis, Bronchoscopy, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Pulmonology, Internal Medicine
2929 Health Center Drive
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Elan Hekier is a pulmonology (lung & respiratory disease) specialist. He is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine and a graduate of Scripps Mercy Hospital, San Diego's residency program. His areas of expertise include emphysema, lung cancer, and bronchoscopy. Dr. Hekier is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. Dr. Hekier welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Intensive Care, Sleep Apnea, Lung ... (Read more)

Dr. Kevin Charles Considine, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
230 Prospect Place; Suite 350
Coronado, CA
 

Dr. Kevin Considine's specialty is family medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: warts, psoriasis, and cryosurgery. Dr. Considine is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at Warren Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Considine has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Warts, Depression, Cryosurgery, Sports Health, Eczema, Sleep Disorders, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Dr. John Richard Pedrotty Jr., MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1222 First Street; Suite 1
Coronado, CA
 

Dr. John Pedrotty works as a family practice physician. He studied medicine at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton and National Naval Medical Center. Dr. Pedrotty's clinical interests include warts, menopause, and psoriasis. Patient ratings for Dr. Pedrotty average 2.5 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Pedrotty has received professional recognition including the following: San Diego Super Doctors. Dr. Pedrotty is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Warts, Depression, Cryosurgery, Sports Health, Eczema, Sleep Disorders, Eating Disorders, Chronic ... (Read more)

Dr. Patricia Marie Kettlehake, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, General Pediatrics
1050 B Avenue; Suite C
Coronado, CA
 

Dr. Patricia Kettlehake works as an internist and general pediatrician. Dr. Kettlehake's average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: warts, menopause, and adolescent gynecology. AARP, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kettlehake takes. Dr. Kettlehake is a graduate of the University of Toledo College of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at the University Health Systems, Pitt County Memorial Hospital. She is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Warts, Depression, Adolescent Gynecology, Sports Health, Type 1 Diabetes, Eczema, Down Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Dr. William Thomas Harless, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine
300 Fir Street
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. W. Harless' areas of expertise include the following: ulcers, kidney stones, and wellness programs. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Harless graduated from West Virginia University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Mercy Hospital. He is affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Diverticular Disease, Heartburn, Osteoporosis, Neck Pain, ... (Read more)

Dr. Gary David Levinson, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine
2020 Genesee Avenue
San Diego, CA
 

In addition to English, Dr. Gary Levinson speaks Afrikaans. His clinical interests include warts, menopause, and depression. Dr. Levinson is professionally affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. He attended medical school at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. Dr. Levinson's training includes a residency program at Scripps Mercy Hospital, San Diego. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Warts, Depression, Eczema, Men's Health Issues, Sleep Disorders, Colitis, Erectile Dysfunction, ... (Read more)

Dr. Tova Suzanne Steinhauser, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
2020 Genesee Avenue
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Tova Steinhauser is a family medicine physician. Clinical interests for Dr. Steinhauser include warts, liver disease, and psoriasis. Dr. Steinhauser is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Steinhauser trained at Franklin Square Hospital Center. She is affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. Dr. Steinhauser is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Warts, Depression, Psoriasis, Cryosurgery, Sports Health, Headache, Eczema, Chronic Obstructive ... (Read more)

Specializes in Family Medicine
7930 Frost Street; Suite 103
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Jim Turnage's area of specialization is family medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Turnage average 2.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Turnage include warts, menopause, and psoriasis. He is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Turnage graduated from St. Louis University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Turnage completed a residency program at Sharp HealthCare. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Warts, Depression, Cryosurgery, Sports Health, Eczema, Sleep Disorders, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Dr. Corinne Ashley Yarbrough, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine
300 Fir Street
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Corinne Yarbrough speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Yarbrough include warts, menopause, and cryosurgery. She is affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. She studied medicine at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC) for her residency. Dr. Yarbrough takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Warts, Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Cryosurgery, Eczema, Men's Health Issues, Neck Pain, Eating ... (Read more)

Specializes in Other, Internal Medicine
1224 10th Street; Suite 205
Coronado, CA
 

These areas are among Dr. Peter Kelly's clinical interests: ulcers, kidney stones, and recurrent infections. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kelly is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He studied medicine at St. Louis University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin. Dr. Kelly is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Headache, Eczema, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Diverticular Disease, Heartburn, ... (Read more)

Dr. Isabelle Claire Chughtai-Harvey, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
300 Fir Street
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Isabelle Chughtai-Harvey's specialty is family medicine. Dr. Chughtai-Harvey's areas of expertise include the following: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), trigger point injections, and contraception (birth control). She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She attended medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. For her residency, Dr. Chughtai-Harvey trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. Dr. Chughtai-Harvey speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. Dr. Chughtai-Harvey's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Depression, Cryosurgery, Eczema, Contraception, Hypertension, Diabetes, Shingles, Arthritis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard L Fassett, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
4116 W. Point Loma Boulevard
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Richard Fassett works as a family practice physician in San Diego, CA. He attended Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at National Naval Medical Center for residency. His areas of expertise include the following: warts, menopause, and depression. Dr. Fassett takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Fassett's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Warts, Depression, Cryosurgery, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Colitis, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney ... (Read more)

Dr. Archana Laxmisan, MA, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine
2020 Genesee Avenue
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Archana Laxmisan studied medicine at Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram. Her medical residency was performed at New York Downtown Hospital and a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). Her areas of expertise include diabetes, osteoporosis, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Laxmisan is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She is professionally affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Eczema, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Osteoporosis, Hypertension, Preventive Care, Acid ... (Read more)

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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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