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We found 39 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 sees patients in Sacramento, CA and Folsom, CA. Her medical specialty is adult cardiology. Dr. Vallurupalli has a special interest in heart problems. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. She obtained her medical school training at Annamalai University, Rajah Muthiah Medical College & Hospital and performed her residency at St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor. Dr. Vallurupalli is conversant in Telugu and Tamil. Her professional 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: , 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 family practitioner in Sacramento, CA. His areas of expertise include general care. Dr. Gambrill is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center. Dr. Gambrill's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He is not accepting new patients at this time.

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

Dr. Nathan Hitzeman specializes in family medicine and practices in Sacramento, CA. His clinical interests include general care. Dr. Hitzeman accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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 speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He 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's area of specialization is adult cardiology. Dr. Ericson (or staff) speaks Swedish and Spanish. Dr. Ericson's clinical interests encompass heart problems. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Davis Hospital, and Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. Before performing his residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center and Baltimore VA Medical Center, Dr. Ericson attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Ericson is accepting 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 a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. In addition to English, Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks Hindi. In his practice, Dr. Shah focuses on heart problems. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He is a graduate of the University of Mumbai and Grant Medical College. His residency was performed at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Dr. Shah takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. His practice 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. Zi-Jian Xu, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
2800 L Street; 6th Floor
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Zi-Jian Xu specializes in adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology and practices in Sacramento, CA and Folsom, CA. He speaks Mandarin. Dr. Xu's clinical interests encompass heart problems. He is professionally 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 and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Xu's practice 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. Molly M Baker, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1201 Alhambra Boulevard; Suite 330
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Molly Baker's specialty is family medicine. She has indicated that her clinical interests include general care. Dr. Baker is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. She is affiliated with 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. William R Vetter, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2800 L Street; 6th Floor
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. William Vetter is a cardiologist. Dr. Vetter's clinical interests include heart problems. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. Dr. Vetter attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for his residency.

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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 an adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology specialist. Dr. Chin attended the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis for residency. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Chin include heart problems. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Chin has received professional recognition including the following: Sacramento Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Cantonese. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). Dr. Chin's 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 works as a general pediatrician. She speaks Medical Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Weinreb graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Weinreb accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. 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. Lisa P Abramson, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
2801 K Street; Suite 220
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Lisa Abramson is a pediatric surgeon in Sacramento, CA. Dr. Abramson's clinical interests encompass surgical procedures. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis, Dr. Abramson attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Abramson's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

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

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

Dr. John Lee practices surgical oncology (cancer surgery) in Sacramento, CA. In his practice, he is particularly interested in cancer surgery. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lee graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then he performed his 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). He 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)

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

Dr. Harvey Matlof is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He is especially interested in heart problems. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Matlof honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Before performing his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Dr. Matlof attended the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Sacramento Super Doctors. Dr. Matlof is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Matlof's 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 sees patients in Sacramento, CA. Her medical specialty is family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Masley include general care. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Masley takes. Dr. Masley is not currently accepting new patients. Before completing her residency at Sutter Health Family Medicine Residency Program, Dr. Masley attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine.

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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 works as a hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist in Sacramento, CA. 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 studied medicine at Christian Medical College, Ludhiana. For her professional training, Dr. Behl completed a residency program at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Behl honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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 is a radiation oncologist, interventional radiologist, and radiologist in Sacramento, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chong include imaging procedures. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Davis Hospital. He 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

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Sports Health, Transvaginal Ultrasound, Rectal Problems, Abdominal Imaging, Lung ... (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.