We found 38 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Aetna HealthFund PPO near Sacramento, CA.

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

Dr. Neelima Vallurupalli practices adult cardiology in Sacramento, CA and Folsom, CA. Her clinical interests encompass heart problems. Dr. Vallurupalli's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Vallurupalli welcomes new patients. She is a graduate of Annamalai University, Rajah Muthiah Medical College & Hospital and a graduate of St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor's residency program. She speaks Telugu and Tamil.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Nuclear Stress Test, Invasive Cardiology, Hypertension, ... (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 cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist in Sacramento, CA. Dr. Shah graduated from the University of Mumbai and Grant Medical College. His residency was performed at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. He has a special interest in heart problems. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

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

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

Dr. Nathan Hitzeman sees patients in Sacramento, CA. His medical specialty is family medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Hitzeman include general care. Dr. Hitzeman is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Unfortunately, he is not accepting new patients at this time. He attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Sutter Health Family Medicine Residency Program. Dr. Hitzeman is conversant in Spanish.

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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 works as a cardiologist. In his practice, Dr. Ericson focuses on heart problems. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Davis Hospital, and Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. Dr. Ericson attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Maryland Medical Center and Baltimore VA Medical Center for residency. Dr. Ericson (or staff) speaks the following languages: Swedish and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

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

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

Dr. Zijian Xu is an adult cardiologist and nuclear cardiology specialist. Dr. Xu's clinical interests include heart problems. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and Shanghai Medical University. Dr. Xu trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for his residency. In addition to English, he speaks Mandarin. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Nuclear Stress Test, Invasive Cardiology, Hypertension, ... (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's medical specialty is adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. He is conversant in Cantonese. He has indicated that his clinical interests include heart problems. Dr. Chin is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). He attended medical school at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. Dr. Chin trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis for residency. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Chin has received the following distinction: Sacramento Super Doctors. 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. Molly M Baker, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1201 Alhambra Boulevard; Suite 330
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Molly Baker is a Sacramento, CA physician who specializes in family medicine. Dr. Baker has a special interest in general care. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Unfortunately, Dr. Baker is not accepting new patients at this time. She studied medicine at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine.

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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 specialty is adult cardiology. Dr. Vetter's education and training includes medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He has indicated that his clinical interests include heart problems. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Vetter welcomes 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. She attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Weinreb is conversant in Medical Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). She is open to new patients.

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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's medical specialty is pediatric surgery. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis, Dr. Abramson attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school. In her practice, Dr. Abramson focuses on surgical procedures. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Abramson is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

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

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

Dr. John Lee, who practices in Sacramento, CA, is a medical specialist in surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He obtained his medical school training at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and performed his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center and Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lee include cancer surgery. Dr. Lee is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Lee's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He welcomes new patients.

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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. His clinical interests include heart problems. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Matlof attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. He trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital for residency. Patient reviews placed Dr. Matlof at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He has received the following distinction: Sacramento Super Doctors. Dr. Matlof is accepting 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 is a physician who specializes in family medicine. In her practice, she is particularly interested in general care. Dr. Masley accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Masley completed a residency program at Sutter Health Family Medicine Residency Program. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). She is accepting new patients.

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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 is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist. Dr. Behl (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. Dr. Behl's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). She obtained her medical school training at Christian Medical College, Ludhiana and performed her residency at Mayo Clinic. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Behl welcomes new patients.

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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
2801 K Street; #502
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Christopher Chong specializes in radiation oncology, vascular & interventional radiology, and radiological physics and practices in Sacramento, CA. Before performing his residency at Travis Air Force Base, David Grant USAF Medical Center, Dr. Chong attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Chong's clinical interests encompass imaging procedures. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with 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, Hepatocellular ... (Read more)

Dr. Bryan T Nelson, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1201 Alhambra Boulevard; Suite 330
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Bryan Nelson's medical specialty is family medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Nelson include general care. Dr. Nelson is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Creighton University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Nelson has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Sports Health, Men's Health Issues, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Skin Issues, ... (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.
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