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We found 35 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Blue Shield of California - Blue Shield Spectrum PPO Plan near Sacramento, CA.

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

Dr. Neelima Vallurupalli's specialty is adult cardiology. Her areas of expertise include heart problems. She is in-network for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. After completing medical school at Annamalai University, Rajah Muthiah Medical College & Hospital, Dr. Vallurupalli performed her residency at St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor. She is conversant in Telugu and Tamil. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Vallurupalli 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 is a physician who specializes in family medicine. His clinical interests encompass general care. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Gambrill honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Dr. Gambrill completed his residency training at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Unfortunately, he is not currently accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Sailesh Shah is a Sacramento, CA physician who specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in heart problems. He honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County, Dr. Shah attended medical school at the University of Mumbai and Grant Medical College. Dr. Shah (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Shah 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. Molly M Baker, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1201 Alhambra Boulevard; Suite 330
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Molly Baker practices family medicine. In her practice, Dr. Baker focuses on general care. Dr. Baker is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). She accepts Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Baker is closed to 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. Nathan C Hitzeman, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1201 Alhambra Boulevard; #300
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Nathan Hitzeman is a family practitioner. His education and training includes medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and residency at Sutter Health Family Medicine Residency Program. His clinical interests encompass general care. Dr. Hitzeman is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. He speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include 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 is an adult cardiology specialist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Ericson include heart problems. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Davis Hospital, and Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. He is in-network for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ericson's practice is open to new patients. He 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. Zi-Jian Xu is a specialist in adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. He speaks Mandarin. He is especially interested in heart problems. Dr. Xu's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. Dr. Xu is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and Shanghai Medical University. For his professional training, Dr. Xu completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He accepts Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

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

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

Dr. William Vetter's area of specialization is adult cardiology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Vetter include heart problems. Dr. Vetter is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). After completing medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He is in-network for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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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 is a specialist in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. He works in Lodi, CA and Sacramento, CA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Chin include heart problems. He honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis, Dr. Chin attended the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. Dr. Chin has received the following distinction: Sacramento Super Doctors. He speaks Cantonese. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Chin's office for an appointment.

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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 area of specialization is general pediatrics. She graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. She is in-network for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Weinreb speaks Medical Spanish. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , bronchitis, asthma

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

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

Dr. John Lee is a specialist in surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He works in Sacramento, CA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Lee include cancer surgery. Dr. Lee accepts several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. His education and training includes medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and residency at NYU Langone Medical Center and Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Dr. Lee's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

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

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

Dr. Harvey Matlof practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology in Folsom, CA, Sacramento, CA, and Jackson, CA. He graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Dr. Matlof completed his residency training at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. His clinical interests encompass heart problems. Patients rated Dr. Matlof highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Matlof takes. He has received professional recognition including the following: Sacramento Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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: , 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 medical specialty is family medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Masley include general care. She takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Sutter Health Family Medicine Residency Program. Dr. Masley is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Unfortunately, she is not currently 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's medical specialty is adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She accepts Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Behl's education and training includes medical school at Christian Medical College, Ludhiana and residency at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Behl (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Behl is open to 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
3161 L Street
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Christopher Chong's areas of specialization are radiation oncology, vascular & interventional radiology, and radiological physics; he sees patients in Sacramento, CA. In Dr. Chong's practice, he is particularly interested in imaging procedures. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Davis Hospital. Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chong takes. Before completing his residency at Travis Air Force Base, David Grant USAF Medical Center, Dr. Chong attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

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

Dr. Shannon C Becker, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
2210 Del Paso Road; Suite A
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Shannon Becker sees patients in Sacramento, CA. Her medical specialty is family medicine. In her practice, Dr. Becker focuses on general care. She honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine, Dr. Becker completed her residency training at Sutter Health. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Becker's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). 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, Circumcision, Fibromyalgia, Bone ... (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.