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

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

Dr. Alan Yee is a pulmonologist. His clinical interests include lung problems. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Davis Hospital. Dr. Yee is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He is open to new patients. Dr. Yee attended medical school at Loma Linda University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Loma Linda University Medical Center. Dr. Yee has received the distinction of Sacramento Super Doctors.

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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. Dr. Afzal is especially interested in lung problems. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University, Dr. Afzal attended medical school at Quaid-e-Azam Medical College. Dr. Afzal (or staff) speaks Urdu and Punjabi. Dr. Afzal's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Davis Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Robert Haynes is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. He studied medicine at the University of Toledo College of Medicine. He trained at Virginia Mason Medical Center for his residency. Dr. Haynes has indicated that his clinical interests include general care. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Haynes has a closed panel.

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

Dr. Michael Ullery is a Sacramento, CA physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Ullery attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Areas of expertise for Dr. Ullery include general care. Dr. Ullery has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Blue Shield, Health Net, and Anthem, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. He is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Rashida Bokhari is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Bokhari's average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. In her practice, she is particularly interested in general care. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Bokhari is a graduate of Fatima Jinnah Medical College for Women. Dr. Bokhari (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). Dr. Bokhari 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.
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