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We found 39 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Aetna HealthFund PPO near Sacramento, CA.

Dr. Neelima Gogineni Vallurupalli, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2800 L Street; 6th Floor
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Neelima Vallurupalli specializes in adult cardiology and practices in Sacramento, CA and Folsom, CA. She graduated from Annamalai University, Rajah Muthiah Medical College & Hospital. For her professional training, Dr. Vallurupalli completed a residency program at St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor. She has a special interest in heart problems. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Vallurupalli is conversant in Telugu and Tamil. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Nuclear Stress Test, Invasive Cardiology, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

Dr. Stanley Robert Gambrill, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1201 Alhambra Boulevard; #300
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Stan Gambrill's area of specialization is family medicine. In his practice, Dr. Gambrill focuses on general care. Patient ratings for Dr. Gambrill average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Gambrill takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center for residency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Gambrill is closed to new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Men's Health Issues, Circumcision, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Skin Issues, Women's Health Issues, ... (Read more)

Dr. Nathan C Hitzeman, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1201 Alhambra Boulevard; #300
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Nathan Hitzeman's specialty is family medicine. His areas of expertise include general care. Dr. Hitzeman accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and a graduate of Sutter Health Family Medicine Residency Program's residency program. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Hitzeman has a closed panel.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Men's Health Issues, Circumcision, Hypertension, Migraine, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard P Ericson, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2800 L Street; 6th Floor
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Richard Ericson practices adult cardiology in Sacramento, CA and Davis, CA. In his practice, he is particularly interested in heart problems. Dr. Ericson honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center and Baltimore VA Medical Center. Dr. Ericson (or staff) speaks Swedish and Spanish. Dr. Ericson is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Davis Hospital, and Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Nuclear Stress Test, Invasive Cardiology, Hypertension, Non-Invasive Cardiology, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sailesh Natoobhai Shah, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
2800 L Street; 6th Floor
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Sailesh Shah is an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Sacramento, CA. He has indicated that his clinical interests include heart problems. Dr. Shah accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Mumbai and Grant Medical College and residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Dr. Shah (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. Dr. Shah's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Nuclear Stress Test, Invasive Cardiology, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

Dr. Zi-Jian Xu, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
2800 L Street; 6th Floor
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Zi-Jian Xu's medical specialty is adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. Dr. Xu speaks Mandarin. He has a special interest in heart problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Xu attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and Shanghai Medical University. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Xu's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Nuclear Stress Test, Invasive Cardiology, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

Dr. Molly M Baker, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1201 Alhambra Boulevard; Suite 330
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Molly Baker works as a family practice physician in Sacramento, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Baker include general care. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Baker studied medicine at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Unfortunately, she is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Sports Health, Men's Health Issues, Sleep Disorders, Fibromyalgia, ... (Read more)

Dr. William R Vetter, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2800 L Street; 6th Floor
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. William Vetter's medical specialty is adult cardiology. Dr. Vetter has a special interest in heart problems. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He is open to new patients. Dr. Vetter is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. For his professional training, Dr. Vetter completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Invasive Cardiology, Hypertension, Non-Invasive Cardiology, ... (Read more)

Dr. John L Chin, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
2800 L Street; Suite 710
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. John Chin specializes in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. He studied medicine at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. Dr. Chin completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. In his practice, Dr. Chin focuses on heart problems. Dr. Chin honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Sacramento Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Cantonese. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Invasive Cardiology, Hypertension, Non-Invasive Cardiology, ... (Read more)

Dr. Rachel Weinreb-Kuehm, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
1625 Stockton Boulevard; Suite 106
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Rachel Weinreb's specialty is general pediatrics. Dr. Weinreb is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. She welcomes new patients. She studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Weinreb speaks Medical Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , bronchitis, asthma

All Interests: Adolescent Gynecology, Adolescent Issues, Eczema, Immunization, Down Syndrome, Bronchitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Lisa P Abramson, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
2801 K Street; Suite 220
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Lisa Abramson is a pediatric surgeon in Sacramento, CA. In Dr. Abramson's practice, she is particularly interested in surgical procedures. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). After attending George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Abramson's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Neonatal Surgery, Thoracic Cancer, Sarcoma, Esophagus Problems, VATS Lung Surgery, Lung Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. John Soyle Lee, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
2800 L Street; #300
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. John Lee practices surgical oncology (cancer surgery) in Sacramento, CA. His clinical interests encompass cancer surgery. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center and Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Dr. Lee attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Lee is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Liver Cancer, Skin Cancer, Soft Tissue Sarcoma, Esophageal Cancer, Lung Cancer, Stomach Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Harvey Jay Matlof, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
2800 L Street; 6th Floor
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Harvey Matlof is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He works in Folsom, CA, Sacramento, CA, and Jackson, CA. Patient reviews placed Dr. Matlof at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in heart problems. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and a graduate of Barnes-Jewish Hospital's residency program. He has received the distinction of Sacramento Super Doctors. Dr. Matlof's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Non-Invasive Cardiology, Heart Problems, Stress Testing, ... (Read more)

Dr. Crystal O Masley, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1201 Alhambra Boulevard; Suite 330
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Crystal Masley's specialty is family medicine. Dr. Masley graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Sutter Health Family Medicine Residency Program. Her clinical interests encompass general care. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Masley's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). She is closed to new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, General Care, Allergy Testing, Asthma, Breastfeeding Issues, Thyroid ... (Read more)

Dr. Deepti Behl, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
2800 L Street; Suite 300
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Deepti Behl's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology; she sees patients in Sacramento, CA. Dr. Behl accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. She studied medicine at Christian Medical College, Ludhiana. For her professional training, Dr. Behl completed a residency program at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Behl (or staff) speaks Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Behl has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Cancer, Lung Cancer, Head and Neck Cancer, Melanoma, Clinical Trials, Palliative ... (Read more)

Dr. Christopher Lee Chong, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Radiological Physics, Vascular & Interventional Radiology, Neuroradiology, Diagnostic Radiology, Nuclear Radiology
3161 L Street
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Christopher Chong works as a radiation oncologist, interventional radiologist, and radiologist. He is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine and a graduate of Travis Air Force Base, David Grant USAF Medical Center's residency program. His clinical interests encompass imaging procedures. Dr. Chong is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Chong's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Davis Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Sports Health, Transvaginal Ultrasound, Rectal Problems, Abdominal Imaging, Lung ... (Read more)

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What are Lung Problems?

Every cell in the body requires oxygen to function and produces carbon dioxide as a waste product. In order to keep the body’s tissues constantly supplied with fresh oxygen and to keep waste from building up, the lungs pump air in and out, even while we are sleeping or unaware. Unfortunately, diseases and disorders affecting the lungs are some of the most common medical problems afflicting people around the world. Some of the most common lung problems include asthma, COPD, pneumonia, and lung cancer.

Asthma is a chronic disease where swollen, inflamed airways make it hard to breathe. It is often brought on by specific triggers. While asthma is a common condition, affecting millions of people, it can also be serious and even fatal in severe cases. Treatment involves avoiding triggers and using inhaled corticosteroid medications.

COPD, or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, is the name given to two illnesses that both cause difficulty breathing: emphysema and chronic bronchitis. In emphysema, the air sacs of the lungs become damaged, while with bronchitis they become clogged with mucus. COPD is the fourth leading cause of death in the United States. It is almost always caused by breathing irritants into the lungs, such as smoking or heavy pollution.

Pneumonia is a lung infection that can be caused by bacteria, a virus, or fungi. Most healthy people recover from pneumonia in a week or two, but for some people pneumonia can be fatal. There are treatments available for pneumonia, but the best treatment is to prevent getting sick in the first place. People who are at risk should make sure they get a flu shot every year. There is also a vaccine available for the type of bacteria that causes pneumonia.

Lung cancer occurs when abnormal cells inside the lung grow into a tumor, destroying healthy tissue. Because it is so difficult to detect lung cancer in early stages when it has few symptoms, it is the deadliest form of cancer, responsible for the most cancer deaths both in the U.S. and worldwide. Most lung cancer is caused by exposure to tobacco smoke, but between 10-15% of cases are not linked to smoking.

Some problems with the lungs are minor and are not cause for concern. However if symptoms have lasted for a month or more, even if they are minor, it is worth checking with a healthcare professional to make sure your lungs are healthy. A cough, shortness of breath, or excess mucus production that lingers for weeks are all worth getting looked at.