We found 35 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Health Net Primary Exclusive Provider Organization 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's specialty is adult cardiology. She has a special interest in heart problems. Her hospital/clinic 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. Vallurupalli honors. Dr. Vallurupalli welcomes new patients. She is a graduate of Annamalai University, Rajah Muthiah Medical College & Hospital and a graduate of St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor's residency program. She speaks 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 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 specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Shah'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. 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) speaks Hindi. Dr. Shah is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). 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. Zi-Jian Xu, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
2800 L Street; 6th Floor
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Zijian Xu sees patients in Sacramento, CA and Folsom, CA. His medical specialties are adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. He is conversant in Mandarin. Dr. Xu is especially interested in heart problems. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. He attended medical school at 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 honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. 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 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 is a specialist in adult cardiology. He works in Jackson, CA and Sacramento, CA. Dr. Vetter has a special interest in heart problems. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Vetter 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 Sacramento, CA physician who specializes in general pediatrics. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Weinreb studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. She is conversant in Medical Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Weinreb welcomes 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

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

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's areas of specialization are radiation oncology, vascular & interventional radiology, and radiological physics; he sees patients in Sacramento, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chong include imaging procedures. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Davis Hospital. Before performing his residency at Travis Air Force Base, David Grant USAF Medical Center, Dr. Chong attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Chong is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 specializes in family medicine. His clinical interests include general care. Dr. Nelson is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Creighton University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Nelson has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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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. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Becker's areas of expertise include general care. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Before performing her residency at Sutter Health, Dr. Becker attended the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. Dr. Becker is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Unfortunately, she is not accepting new patients at this time.

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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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