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 specializes in adult pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Yee include lung problems. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Davis Hospital. Dr. Yee honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Yee is accepting new patients. His education and training includes medical school at Loma Linda University School of Medicine and residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center. He 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 a critical care specialist and pulmonologist in Sacramento, CA. He has a special interest in lung problems. Dr. Afzal is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Davis Hospital. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He attended Quaid-e-Azam Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University for residency. Dr. Afzal (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu and Punjabi.

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All Interests: Bronchiectasis, Endobronchial Valve Placement, Sarcoidosis, Cystic Fibrosis, Sleep Apnea, Lung ... (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 in Sacramento, CA and Elk Grove, CA. Dr. Haynes has indicated that his clinical interests include general care. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He attended the University of Toledo College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Virginia Mason Medical Center. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He 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 is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Ullery include general care. Dr. Ullery has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Ullery accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Anthem. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. He welcomes 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 Sacramento, CA physician who specializes in general internal medicine. She studied medicine at Fatima Jinnah Medical College for Women. Her clinical interests encompass general care. Patients gave Dr. Bokhari an average rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Bokhari (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. Her 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.
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