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We found 33 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's area of specialization is adult cardiology. Before performing her residency at St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor, Dr. Vallurupalli attended Annamalai University, Rajah Muthiah Medical College & Hospital for medical school. Her clinical interests include heart problems. Dr. Vallurupalli is in-network for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. She speaks Telugu and Tamil. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Vallurupalli's office for an appointment.

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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's specialty is family medicine. After attending the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine, Dr. Gambrill completed his residency training at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center. In his practice, Dr. Gambrill focuses on general care. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Gambrill is professionally 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: 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 is a family practice physician in Sacramento, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hitzeman include general care. Dr. Hitzeman is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hitzeman accepts. Unfortunately, he is not accepting new patients at this time. He attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Hitzeman completed his residency training at Sutter Health Family Medicine Residency Program. In addition to English, he 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 specializes in adult cardiology and practices in Sacramento, CA and Davis, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Ericson include heart problems. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. He graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at the University of Maryland Medical Center and Baltimore VA Medical Center. Dr. Ericson (or staff) speaks Swedish and Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Davis Hospital, and Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. Dr. Ericson has an open panel.

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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 sees patients in Sacramento, CA. His medical specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Shah's clinical interests encompass heart problems. He honors several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. He is a graduate of the University of Mumbai and Grant Medical College. Dr. Shah's medical residency was performed at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. In addition to English, Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks Hindi. 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: , 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. He attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and Shanghai Medical University for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency. He is especially interested in heart problems. Dr. Xu honors several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. In addition to English, he speaks Mandarin. Dr. Xu is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. He welcomes 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 area of specialization is family medicine. She graduated from the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. Dr. Baker's clinical interests include general care. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Baker is not currently accepting new patients.

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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. Dr. Vetter studied medicine at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. For his residency, Dr. Vetter trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He has indicated that his clinical interests include heart problems. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Vetter 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: , 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 practices general pediatrics in Sacramento, CA. She attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. She honors several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Weinreb is conversant in Medical Spanish. Her professional affiliations include 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: , bronchitis, asthma

All Interests: Adolescent Gynecology, Adolescent Issues, Eczema, Immunization, Down Syndrome, Bronchitis, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. John Lee is a surgical oncologist. He has a special interest in cancer surgery. Dr. Lee is an in-network provider for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at NYU Langone Medical Center and Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Dr. Lee's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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, Sarcoma, Skin Cancer, Soft Tissue Problems, Esophageal Cancer, Lung Cancer, Stomach ... (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. He is especially interested in heart problems. Dr. Matlof is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He attended the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital for residency. The average patient rating for Dr. Matlof is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Matlof honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Sacramento Super Doctors. Dr. Matlof has an open panel.

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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 specializes in family medicine. After completing medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, Dr. Masley performed her residency at Sutter Health Family Medicine Residency Program. She has a special interest in general care. She accepts Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Unfortunately, Dr. Masley is not currently accepting new patients.

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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, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist. Before performing her residency at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Behl attended Christian Medical College, Ludhiana for medical school. She accepts Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Behl (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). She welcomes 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 radiation oncology, vascular & interventional radiology, and radiological physics specialist. In his practice, Dr. Chong focuses on imaging procedures. Dr. Chong is in-network for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Chong trained at Travis Air Force Base, David Grant USAF Medical Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Davis Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Sports Health, Rectal Problems, Abdominal Imaging, Lung Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Shannon Becker specializes in family medicine and practices in Sacramento, CA. She attended medical school at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. Dr. Becker completed her residency training at Sutter Health. Her areas of expertise include general care. She honors several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Becker's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Unfortunately, Dr. Becker is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Sports Health, Men's Health Issues, Circumcision, Fibromyalgia, Bone ... (Read more)

Dr. Patrick Michael Vogel, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Radiological Physics, Other, Vascular & Interventional Radiology, Neuroradiology, Diagnostic Radiology, Nuclear Radiology
2801 L Street
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Patrick Vogel, who practices in Sacramento, CA, Roseville, CA, and Carmichael, CA, is a medical specialist in radiation oncology, vascular & interventional radiology, and radiological physics. He honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Vogel attended Duke University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Davis Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Gastrostomy, Uterine Fibroid Embolization, Aneurysm, Lung Problems, Thrombolysis

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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.