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 area of specialization is adult pulmonology. In addition to English, Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks Spanish and Gujarati. His clinical interests encompass lung problems. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Solano Medical Center, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG) Solano. Dr. Patel graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Patel trained at Alameda County Medical Center, Highland Hospital. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Patel has an open panel.

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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 specialty is family medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Oconnor include general care. Dr. Oconnor's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and performed his residency at San Joaquin General Hospital. Dr. Oconnor is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Sutter Health. He is accepting new patients.

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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 specializes in allergy & immunology. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Aung attended medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and Rush Medical College. 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. 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. Dr. Suplica's clinical interests include radiation therapy. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Suplica completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He 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, Intensity-Modulated ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Debashree Banerjee's specialty is general pediatrics. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. She attended Banaras Hindu University Institute of Medical Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion for residency. Dr. Banerjee (or staff) is conversant in Bengali and Hindi. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Medical Group (SMG) Solano. Dr. Banerjee's practice is open to new patients.

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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 is a Vacaville, CA physician who specializes in general pediatrics. Dr. Randle is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. She graduated from Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nuremberg and then she performed her residency at UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion. She speaks German. Dr. Randle's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Medical Group (SMG) Solano. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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 is a general internist in Fairfield, CA. She has a special interest in obesity, nutrition counseling, and preventive care. Dr. Arenas accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. She graduated from Far Eastern University, Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation. Her residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and New York Hospital Queens. She is conversant in Filipino. Dr. Arenas is professionally affiliated with Sutter Health. She 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' area of specialization is general internal medicine. In his practice, he is particularly interested in general care. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Karneges is a graduate of Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific. For his professional training, Dr. Karneges completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. He is conversant in Greek. His professional affiliations include 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)

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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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