We found 14 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Anthem Blue Cross PPO 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 practices adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Afzal's clinical interests include lung problems. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. 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 addition to English, Dr. Afzal (or staff) speaks Urdu and Punjabi. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Davis Hospital. Dr. Afzal is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, lung cancer, cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma, pulmonary fibrosis, pulmonary hypertension, lung problems

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's specialty is adult pulmonology. He graduated from Loma Linda University School of Medicine. He trained at Loma Linda University Medical Center for his residency. In Dr. Yee's practice, he is particularly interested in lung problems. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He has received the following distinction: Sacramento Super Doctors. Dr. Yee 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, lung cancer, asthma, pulmonary fibrosis, pulmonary hypertension, lung problems

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

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

Dr. Molly Baker practices family medicine in Sacramento, CA. She has indicated that her clinical interests include general care. Dr. Baker accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. She studied medicine at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Baker is closed to new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

Dr. Dawei Zheng, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
4635 Freeport Boulevard; #d
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Dawei Zheng's medical specialty is family medicine. He is a graduate of Shandong University. His medical residency was performed at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Dr. Zheng's areas of expertise include general care. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Zheng accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Zheng (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and Vietnamese. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). Dr. Zheng welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Men's Health Issues, Sleep Disorders, Hypertension, Bone Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Anita Jeanne Moon-Grady, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
2516 Stockton Boulevard
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Anita Moon-Grady is a specialist in pediatric cardiology. She attended Stanford University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis for residency. These areas are among Dr. Moon-Grady's clinical interests: atrial septal defect, rheumatic heart disease, and endocarditis. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. Dr. Moon-Grady welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Rheumatic Heart Disease, Atrial Septal Defect, Stenosis, Endocarditis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic ... (Read more)

Dr. Travis Aaron Miller, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
1111 Exposition Boulevard; Building 700
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Travis Miller's area of specialization is pediatric allergy & immunology. He attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Patients rated Dr. Miller highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Miller is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , exercise induced asthma, asthma

All Interests: Drug Allergy, Immunodeficiency, Atopic Dermatitis, Allergies, Contact Dermatitis, Hives, Food ... (Read more)

Dr. Harpreet Singh Dhatt, MD
Specializes in Diagnostic Radiology
1500 Expo Parkway
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Harpreet Dhatt is a specialist in diagnostic radiology. He has a special interest in imaging procedures. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dhatt honors. After attending Stanford University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. Dr. Dhatt (or staff) is conversant in Hindi and Punjabi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Transvaginal Ultrasound, Rectal Problems, Hepatocellular Carcinoma, Abdominal ... (Read more)

Dr. Chiraag Shashikant Patel, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
1485 River Park Drive; Suite 200
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Chiraag Patel's specialty is pediatric allergy & immunology. Dr. Patel is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He attended medical school at Northeast Ohio Medical University. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. Dr. Patel has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , exercise induced asthma

All Interests: Drug Allergy, Eczema, Immunodeficiency, Atopic Dermatitis, Allergies, Conjunctivitis, Hives, Food ... (Read more)

Dr. Daniel Dale Van Hamersveld, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
500 University Avenue
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Daniel Vanhamersveld, who practices in Sacramento, CA, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Vanhamersveld include heart problems. Patient ratings for Dr. Vanhamersveld average 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan, Dr. Vanhamersveld attended the University of Michigan Medical School. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). Dr. Vanhamersveld is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Holistic Approaches, Cardiomyopathy, Heart Valve Disease, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

Dr. Gautam Bahl, MD
Specializes in Diagnostic Radiology
3161 L Street
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Gautam Bahl's area of specialization is diagnostic radiology. He has a special interest in imaging procedures. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University, Dr. Bahl attended the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Hepatocellular Carcinoma, Abdominal Imaging, Lung Problems, Cancer Screening, MRI, Ultrasound, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Michael Ullery sees patients in Sacramento, CA. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Ullery attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). His clinical interests include general care. He has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Anthem. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. Dr. Ullery's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, lung cancer, asthma

All Interests: Menopause, Thyroid Problems, Hepatitis, Adolescent Issues, Metabolic Syndrome, Low Testosterone, ... (Read more)

Dr. Carrie Lynn Carlin, MD
Specializes in Diagnostic Radiology
2725 Capitol Avenue; #106
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Carrie Carlin is a diagnostic radiologist. Dr. Carlin is especially interested in imaging procedures. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at St. Louis University School of Medicine. Dr. Carlin's residency was performed at Wilford Hall Medical Center. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Davis Hospital, and Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Lung Problems, Cancer Screening, Imaging Procedures, Mammogram

Dr. Larry Lee Nutting, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
650 Howe Avenue; Suite 100
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Larry Nutting specializes in general pediatrics and practices in Sacramento, CA and Folsom, CA. Dr. Nutting attended Medical College of Wisconsin for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine for residency. His areas of expertise include the following: asthma and skin issues. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Nutting's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Skin Issues, Asthma

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

Dr. Rashida Bokhari's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Her areas of expertise include general care. Dr. Bokhari is rated 2.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. She attended medical school at Fatima Jinnah Medical College for Women. Dr. Bokhari (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. Dr. Bokhari's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

All Interests: Fibromyalgia, Hypertension, Bone Problems, Heart Problems, Joint Aspiration, Diabetes, Obesity, ... (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.