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We found 35 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Health Net Primary Exclusive Provider Organization near Sacramento, CA.

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. In her practice, Dr. Vallurupalli focuses on heart problems. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Vallurupalli welcomes new patients. Her education and training includes medical school at Annamalai University, Rajah Muthiah Medical College & Hospital and residency at St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor. She is conversant in Telugu and Tamil.

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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's specialty is family medicine. In his practice, he is particularly interested in general care. Dr. Hitzeman is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hitzeman is closed to new patients at this time. He is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He trained at Sutter Health Family Medicine Residency Program for his residency. Dr. Hitzeman speaks Spanish.

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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 cardiologist in Sacramento, CA, Davis, CA, and Folsom, CA. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Ericson trained at the University of Maryland Medical Center and Baltimore VA Medical Center for residency. His areas of expertise include heart problems. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Ericson (or staff) speaks Swedish and Spanish. Dr. Ericson is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Davis Hospital, and Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Ericson's office for an appointment.

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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 specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. 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. Shah is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. He graduated from the University of Mumbai and Grant Medical College. Dr. Shah's residency was performed at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. In addition to English, Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks Hindi.

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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's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology; he sees patients in Sacramento, CA and Folsom, CA. Dr. Xu's clinical interests encompass heart problems. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and Shanghai Medical University. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). In addition to English, Dr. Xu speaks Mandarin. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. 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. Molly M Baker, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1201 Alhambra Boulevard; Suite 330
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Molly Baker is a physician who specializes in family medicine. In her practice, she is particularly interested in general care. Dr. Baker is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. She graduated from the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). She has a closed panel.

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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 specializes in adult cardiology and practices in Jackson, CA and Sacramento, CA. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Vetter attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school. In his practice, he is particularly interested in heart problems. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Vetter 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. Rachel Weinreb-Kuehm, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
1625 Stockton Boulevard; Suite 106
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Rachel Weinreb works as a general pediatrician. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Weinreb graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. In addition to English, she speaks Medical Spanish. Dr. Weinreb's 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: , 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 specializes in pediatric surgery. She graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Dr. Abramson is especially interested in surgical procedures. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Abramson has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

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

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

Dr. John Lee is a medical specialist in surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He is especially interested in cancer surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Lee is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lee is accepting new patients. After attending New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at NYU Langone Medical Center and Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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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. Dr. Matlof is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and a graduate of Barnes-Jewish Hospital's residency program. He has a special interest in heart problems. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Matlof takes. Dr. Matlof 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 is a family medicine practitioner. Areas of expertise for Dr. Masley include general care. Dr. Masley's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Masley is open to new patients. She studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at Sutter Health Family Medicine Residency Program.

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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 practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Behl is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. She is a graduate of Christian Medical College, Ludhiana and a graduate of Mayo Clinic's residency program. Dr. Behl (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. Dr. Behl is affiliated with 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: , 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 physician who specializes in radiation oncology, vascular & interventional radiology, and radiological physics. Clinical interests for Dr. Chong include imaging procedures. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Davis Hospital. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Travis Air Force Base, David Grant USAF Medical Center for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Sports Health, Transvaginal Ultrasound, Rectal Problems, Hepatocellular ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Shannon Becker's area of specialization is family medicine. Dr. Becker attended medical school at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Sutter Health. Areas of expertise for Dr. Becker include general care. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Becker is conversant in Spanish. Her 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)

Dr. Karyn Lee Macneil, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
1625 Stockton Boulevard; Suite 106
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Karyn Macneil's area of specialization is general pediatrics. She studied medicine at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Macneil takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Macneil's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Down Syndrome, Learning Disabilities, Attention Deficit Disorder, Asthma, ... (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.