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We found 5 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 specializes in adult pulmonology and practices in Fairfield, CA and Vacaville, CA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Patel include lung problems. Dr. Patel is in-network for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine and residency at Alameda County Medical Center, Highland Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks Spanish and Gujarati. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Solano Medical Center, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG) Solano. Dr. Patel 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. Jeffrey Michael Suplica, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
200 Bella Vista Road
Vacaville, CA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Suplica sees patients in Vacaville, CA and Sacramento, CA. His medical specialty is radiation oncology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Suplica include radiation therapy. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. He attended medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Suplica trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. Dr. Suplica accepts Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Breast-Conserving Surgery, Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, Lung Cancer, Radiation Therapy, Breast Cancer, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Debashree Banerjee is a physician who specializes in general pediatrics. Dr. Banerjee takes several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. She obtained her medical school training at Banaras Hindu University Institute of Medical Sciences and performed her residency at UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion. Dr. Banerjee (or staff) speaks the following languages: Bengali and Hindi. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Medical Group (SMG) Solano. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , bronchitis, asthma

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

Dr. Brigitte Randle's specialty is general pediatrics. Before performing her residency at UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion, Dr. Randle attended Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nuremberg for medical school. She honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. In addition to English, she speaks German. Dr. Randle's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Medical Group (SMG) Solano. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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

Dr. Frank Karneges specializes in general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Karneges include general care. Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Karneges honors. He graduated from Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Dr. Karneges is conversant in Greek. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Medical Group (SMG) Solano. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

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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.