We found 8 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept PacifiCare Signature POS near Vacaville, CA.

Dr. Anit Babubhai Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
770 Mason Street
Vacaville, CA
 

Dr. Anit Patel is an adult pulmonology specialist. Dr. Patel attended St. George's University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Alameda County Medical Center, Highland Hospital. He has a special interest in lung problems. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Gujarati. Dr. Patel's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Solano Medical Center, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG) Solano. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, lung cancer, asthma, pulmonary fibrosis, interstitial lung disease, pulmonary hypertension, lung problems

All Interests: Sarcoidosis, Sleep Apnea, Lung Problems, Lung Cancer, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Pulmonary Hypertension, ... (Read more)

Dr. William Thomas O Connor Jr., MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
300 Mason Street
Vacaville, CA
 

Dr. William O'Connor's specialty is family medicine. In his practice, Dr. O'Connor focuses on general care. Dr. O'Connor has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. O'Connor attended the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at San Joaquin General Hospital. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Sutter Health. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Colposcopy, Depression, Adolescent Issues, Sports Health, Men's Health Issues, Sleep Disorders, ... (Read more)

Dr. Tania Aung, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
770 Mason Street
Vacaville, CA
 

Dr. Tania Aung is a Vacaville, CA physician who specializes in allergy & immunology. She studied medicine at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and Rush Medical College. Dr. Aung trained at Strong Memorial Hospital for residency. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Aung takes. Dr. Aung is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Medical Group (SMG) Solano. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , exercise induced asthma, asthma

All Interests: Drug Allergy, Immunodeficiency, Atopic Dermatitis, Conjunctivitis, Contact Dermatitis, Food ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeffrey Michael Suplica, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
200 Bella Vista Road
Vacaville, CA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Suplica is a radiation oncologist in Vacaville, CA and Sacramento, CA. His clinical interests include radiation therapy. Dr. Suplica is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Suplica's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Breast-Conserving Surgery, Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, Lung Cancer, Brain Tumor, Intensity-Modulated ... (Read more)

Dr. Debashree Banerjee, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
770 Mason Street
Vacaville, CA
 

Dr. Debashree Banerjee works as a pediatrician in Vacaville, CA. Dr. Banerjee (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Bengali and Hindi. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Medical Group (SMG) Solano. Dr. Banerjee attended Banaras Hindu University Institute of Medical Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion for residency. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Banerjee has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , bronchitis, asthma

All Interests: Eczema, Immunization, Down Syndrome, Bronchitis, Wrist Problems, Circumcision, Mouth Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Brigitte M Randle, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
770 Mason Street
Vacaville, CA
 

Dr. Brigitte Randle's specialty is general pediatrics. Her education and training includes medical school at Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nuremberg and residency at UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Randle speaks German. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Medical Group (SMG) Solano. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Eczema, Immunization, Mouth Problems, Obesity, Asthma, Breastfeeding Issues, Allergies, Acid ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
3700 Hilborn Road; Suite 200
Fairfield, CA
 

Dr. Josefina Arenas practices general internal medicine. She graduated from Far Eastern University, Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation. Dr. Arenas completed her residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and New York Hospital Queens. Her areas of expertise include the following: obesity, nutrition counseling, and preventive care. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Arenas speaks Filipino. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Health. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Cancer Screening, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Education, Hypertension, Preventive Care, ... (Read more)

Dr. Frank G Karneges, MS, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
770 Mason Street
Vacaville, CA
 

Dr. Frank Karneges practices general internal medicine. He has a special interest in general care. Dr. Karneges honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He attended medical school at Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific. Dr. Karneges completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. He speaks Greek. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Medical Group (SMG) Solano. Dr. Karneges is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Fibromyalgia, Hypertension, Osteopathic Medicine, Back Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Neck ... (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.
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