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.

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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 is conversant in Telugu and Tamil. She is especially interested in heart problems. Dr. Vallurupalli's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). She graduated from Annamalai University, Rajah Muthiah Medical College & Hospital and then she performed her residency at St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Vallurupalli 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. Zi-Jian Xu, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
2800 L Street; 6th Floor
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Zi-Jian Xu practices adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. Dr. Xu is conversant in Mandarin. He is especially interested in heart problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. He attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and Shanghai Medical University and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Xu has an open panel.

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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. He is especially interested in heart problems. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shah takes. Before performing his residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County, Dr. Shah attended the University of Mumbai and Grant Medical College for medical school. Dr. Shah (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Shah 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. Nathan C Hitzeman, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1201 Alhambra Boulevard; #300
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Nathan Hitzeman practices family medicine in Sacramento, CA. Dr. Hitzeman has indicated that his clinical interests include general care. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hitzeman accepts. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He trained at Sutter Health Family Medicine Residency Program for residency. Dr. Hitzeman speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Hitzeman is closed to new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Intrauterine Device Insertion, Men's Health Issues, Circumcision, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Richard Ericson practices adult cardiology. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center and Baltimore VA Medical Center. Dr. Ericson has a special interest in heart problems. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ericson (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Swedish and Spanish. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Davis Hospital, and Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. Dr. Ericson 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. Mark David Logsdon, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2801 K Street; Suite 502
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Mark Logsdon's area of specialization is radiation oncology. He graduated from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Logsdon trained at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Logsdon include radiation therapy. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. Dr. Logsdon has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Gynecologic Cancer, Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, Lung Cancer, Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Brain Tumor, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Harvey Matlof, who practices in Folsom, CA, Sacramento, CA, and Jackson, CA, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. In Dr. Matlof's practice, he is particularly interested in heart problems. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Dr. Matlof attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Dr. Matlof has received the distinction of Sacramento Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Non-Invasive Cardiology, Heart Problems, Stress Testing, ... (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. In his practice, Dr. Chin focuses on heart problems. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Chin attended the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. He has received professional recognition including the following: Sacramento Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Cantonese.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

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

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

Dr. Crystal Masley works as a family practice physician. Before completing her residency at Sutter Health Family Medicine Residency Program, Dr. Masley attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. In her practice, Dr. Masley focuses on general care. Dr. Masley accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Masley's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

Dr. Janice K Ryu, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2801 K Street; Suite 502
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Janice Ryu is a radiation oncology specialist in Sacramento, CA and Vacaville, CA. In Dr. Ryu's practice, she is particularly interested in radiation therapy. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Her practice is open to new patients. She graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Dr. Ryu completed her residency training at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. She is conversant in Korean.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Gynecologic Cancer, Breast-Conserving Surgery, Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, Lung Cancer, Stereotactic ... (Read more)

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

Dr. William Vetter sees patients in Jackson, CA and Sacramento, CA. His medical specialty is adult cardiology. His areas of expertise include heart problems. Dr. Vetter is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. After completing medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Dr. Vetter performed his residency 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. Shannon C Chin Becker, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
2210 Del Paso Road; Suite A
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Shannon Becker's area of specialization is family medicine. She speaks Spanish. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Becker include general care. Dr. Becker's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). After completing medical school at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Sutter Health. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Becker is closed to new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Sports Health, Intrauterine Device Insertion, Men's Health Issues, ... (Read more)

Dr. Anthony Tswenty Pu, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2801 K Street; Suite 502
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Anthony Pu specializes in radiation oncology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include radiation therapy. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Pu graduated from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Lung Cancer, Brain Tumor, Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy, Stereotactic Body Radiation ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Lisa Abramson sees patients in Sacramento, CA. Her medical specialty is pediatric surgery. She has a special interest in surgical procedures. Dr. Abramson is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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 affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

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

Dr. Robert Ralph Haynes, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1201 Alhambra Boulevard; Suite 220
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Robert Haynes is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. He studied medicine at the University of Toledo College of Medicine. He trained at Virginia Mason Medical Center for his residency. Dr. Haynes has indicated that his clinical interests include general care. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Haynes has a closed panel.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, asthma

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Arthritis, General Care, Heart Failure, Asthma, Alzheimer's Disease, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. John Lee's medical specialty is surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Clinical interests for Dr. Lee include cancer surgery. Dr. Lee is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at NYU Langone Medical Center and Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with 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, Skin Cancer, Soft Tissue Sarcoma, Esophageal Cancer, Lung Cancer, Stomach Cancer, ... (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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