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We found 5 providers with an interest in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and who accept Medicare near Sacramento, CA.

Dr. Muhammad Afzal, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1485 River Park Drive; Suite 200
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Muhammad Afzal is an adult critical care specialist and pulmonologist. He attended medical school at Quaid-e-Azam Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Afzal trained at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University. In his practice, Dr. Afzal focuses on lung problems. Dr. Afzal takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Afzal (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu and Punjabi. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Davis Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

All Interests: Sarcoidosis, Cystic Fibrosis, Sleep Apnea, Lung Problems, Lung Cancer, Pulmonary Fibrosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Alan Russell Yee, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
1485 River Park Drive; Suite 200
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Alan Yee's specialty is adult pulmonology. He graduated from Loma Linda University School of Medicine. Dr. Yee trained at Loma Linda University Medical Center for residency. He has indicated that his clinical interests include lung problems. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Yee has received the distinction of Sacramento Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Davis Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Yee's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

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

Dr. Robert Ralph Haynes, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1201 Alhambra Boulevard; Suite 220
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Robert Haynes works as an internist in Sacramento, CA and Elk Grove, CA. He graduated from the University of Toledo College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Haynes completed a residency program at Virginia Mason Medical Center. In his practice, Dr. Haynes focuses on general care. Dr. Haynes takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Arthritis, General Care, Heart Failure, Asthma, Alzheimer's Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Chris Ullery, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
500 University Avenue
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Michael Ullery's specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Ullery's clinical interests encompass general care. Patient ratings for Dr. Ullery average 2.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Anthem, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. Dr. Ullery is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

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Dr. Rashida Bokhari, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1924 Del Paso Road
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Rashida Bokhari is an internist. Patients gave her an average rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bokhari include general care. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bokhari honors. She studied medicine at Fatima Jinnah Medical College for Women. In addition to English, Dr. Bokhari (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. Dr. Bokhari is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). Dr. Bokhari is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

All Interests: Fibromyalgia, Hypertension, Bone Problems, Heart Problems, Joint Aspiration, Diabetes, Obesity, ... (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.