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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 specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology and practices in Sacramento, CA. 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 his practice, Dr. Afzal focuses on lung problems. Dr. Afzal is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net ELECT POS, and more. Dr. Afzal (or staff) speaks Urdu and Punjabi. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Davis Hospital. He is accepting 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 is a pulmonologist. Dr. Yee's clinical interests encompass lung problems. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net ELECT POS, and more. After completing medical school at Loma Linda University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center. Dr. Yee has received the following distinction: Sacramento Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Davis Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

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

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

Dr. Robert Haynes' area of specialization is general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Haynes include general care. Dr. Haynes is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Before performing his residency at Virginia Mason Medical Center, Dr. Haynes attended the University of Toledo College of Medicine for medical school. He takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Haynes is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Michael Ullery's medical specialty is general internal medicine. His education and training includes medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). In his practice, he is particularly interested in general care. Dr. Ullery has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Shield, Health Net, and Anthem are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ullery accepts. Dr. Ullery is affiliated with Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. He 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 works as a general internist in Sacramento, CA. She has a 2.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She has a special interest in general care. Dr. Bokhari is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Health Net ELECT POS. She studied medicine at Fatima Jinnah Medical College for Women. Dr. Bokhari (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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.