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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's specialty is adult pulmonology. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Gujarati. In his practice, Dr. Patel focuses on lung problems. Dr. Patel is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Solano Medical Center, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG) Solano. Before completing his residency at Alameda County Medical Center, Highland Hospital, Dr. Patel attended medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Patel's practice 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 Oconnor's area of specialization is family medicine. Dr. Oconnor is rated highly by his patients. In his practice, Dr. Oconnor focuses on general care. He is affiliated with Sutter Health. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Oconnor honors. He is accepting new patients. He is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He trained at San Joaquin General Hospital for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Oconnor speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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

Dr. Jeffrey Suplica is a specialist in radiation oncology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include radiation therapy. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Suplica attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. Dr. Suplica's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

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

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

Dr. Debashree Banerjee specializes in general pediatrics. Dr. Banerjee takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. She attended Banaras Hindu University Institute of Medical Sciences and then went on to complete her residency at UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion. Dr. Banerjee (or staff) speaks Bengali and Hindi. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Medical Group (SMG) Solano. She 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. Tania Aung, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
770 Mason Street
Vacaville, CA
 

Dr. Tania Aung, who practices in Vacaville, CA, is a medical specialist in allergy & immunology. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and Rush Medical College for medical school, she completed her residency training at Strong Memorial Hospital. Dr. Aung's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Medical Group (SMG) Solano. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Aung's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , exercise induced asthma, asthma

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

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

Dr. Brigitte Randle is a pediatrician. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Randle attended Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nuremberg and then went on to complete her residency at UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion. In addition to English, she speaks German. Dr. Randle is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Medical Group (SMG) Solano. Her practice 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)

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

Dr. Josefina Arenas specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Fairfield, CA. Dr. Arenas is conversant in Filipino. Her areas of expertise include the following: obesity, nutrition counseling, and preventive care. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Health. Before performing her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and New York Hospital Queens, Dr. Arenas attended Far Eastern University, Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation for medical school. Dr. Arenas takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has an open panel.

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

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

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

Dr. Frank Karneges is a Vacaville, CA physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Karneges include general care. Dr. Karneges takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. In addition to English, he speaks Greek. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Medical Group (SMG) Solano. Dr. Karneges is not currently accepting new patients.

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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.