We found 38 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 works as a cardiologist in Sacramento, CA and Folsom, CA. Her clinical interests include heart problems. Dr. Vallurupalli honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. She attended medical school at Annamalai University, Rajah Muthiah Medical College & Hospital. Dr. Vallurupalli trained at St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor for residency. She is conversant in Telugu and Tamil. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). She 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. Nathan C Hitzeman, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1201 Alhambra Boulevard; #300
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Nathan Hitzeman is a family practitioner in Sacramento, CA. His areas of expertise include general care. Dr. Hitzeman is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Before completing his residency at Sutter Health Family Medicine Residency Program, Dr. Hitzeman attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Unfortunately, Dr. Hitzeman is not accepting new patients at this time.

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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 a cardiologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ericson include heart problems. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ericson accepts. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center and Baltimore VA Medical Center. Dr. Ericson (or staff) is conversant in Swedish and Spanish. His professional affiliations include 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 cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist in Sacramento, CA. Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks Hindi. His clinical interests include heart problems. Dr. Shah's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). After completing medical school at the University of Mumbai and Grant Medical College, he performed his residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Dr. Shah honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He 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. Zi-Jian Xu, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
2800 L Street; 6th Floor
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Zijian Xu is a specialist in adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. In addition to English, he speaks Mandarin. He has indicated that his clinical interests include heart problems. Dr. Xu is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. He graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and Shanghai Medical University. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Xu accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. 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 works as an adult cardiologist, interventional cardiologist, and nuclear cardiology specialist. Dr. Chin's areas of expertise include heart problems. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. 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. He has received the distinction of Sacramento Super Doctors. Dr. Chin speaks Cantonese. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). His practice 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 practices family medicine in Sacramento, CA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Baker include general care. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. Her professional 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

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

Dr. William Vetter specializes in adult cardiology and practices in Jackson, CA and Sacramento, CA. In his practice, he is particularly interested in heart problems. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Vetter graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice 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 is a physician who specializes in general pediatrics. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Weinreb is conversant in Medical Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include 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: , 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 practices pediatric surgery in Sacramento, CA. Dr. Abramson's areas of expertise include surgical procedures. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). She graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Abramson trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis for residency. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Abramson honors. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

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

Dr. John Lee's area of specialization is surgical oncology (cancer surgery). After attending New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, he completed his residency training 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 Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Lee's 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 practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His areas of expertise include heart problems. Dr. Matlof is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He obtained his medical school training at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Matlof has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Sacramento Super Doctors. He welcomes 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 practices family medicine. Dr. Masley has a special interest in general care. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. After attending Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Sutter Health Family Medicine Residency Program. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). She has an open panel.

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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. Dr. Behl (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). After attending Christian Medical College, Ludhiana for medical school, Dr. Behl completed her residency training at Mayo Clinic. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Behl takes. 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 in Sacramento, CA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Chong include imaging procedures. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Davis Hospital. Dr. Chong graduated from Baylor College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Travis Air Force Base, David Grant USAF Medical Center. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chong honors.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

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

Dr. Bryan Nelson practices family medicine. His clinical interests encompass general care. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Nelson attended Creighton University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Nelson is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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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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