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 practices adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Afzal's clinical interests include lung problems. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University, Dr. Afzal attended Quaid-e-Azam Medical College for medical school. In addition to English, Dr. Afzal (or staff) speaks Urdu and Punjabi. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Davis Hospital. Dr. Afzal is open to new patients.

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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. He trained at Loma Linda University Medical Center for his residency. In Dr. Yee's practice, he is particularly interested in lung problems. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He has received the following distinction: Sacramento Super Doctors. Dr. Yee is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Davis Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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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 practices general internal medicine. He has indicated that his clinical interests include general care. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. After attending the University of Toledo College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Haynes completed his residency training at Virginia Mason Medical Center. Dr. Haynes's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). His practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Michael Ullery sees patients in Sacramento, CA. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Ullery 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). His clinical interests include general care. He has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Anthem. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. Dr. Ullery's practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Rashida Bokhari's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Her areas of expertise include general care. Dr. Bokhari is rated 2.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. She attended medical school at Fatima Jinnah Medical College for Women. Dr. Bokhari (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. Dr. Bokhari's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). She is accepting new patients.

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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.