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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 is an adult pulmonologist. He is especially interested in lung problems. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Patel is a graduate of St. George's University School of Medicine. Dr. Patel completed his residency training at Alameda County Medical Center, Highland Hospital. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Gujarati. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Solano Medical Center, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG) Solano. 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. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. In Dr. Oconnor's practice, he is particularly interested in general care. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Oconnor completed a residency program at San Joaquin General Hospital. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Sutter Health. Dr. Oconnor welcomes 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. Debashree Banerjee, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
770 Mason Street
Vacaville, CA
 

Dr. Debashree Banerjee's specialty is general pediatrics. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Medical Group (SMG) Solano. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Banerjee has an open panel. Her education and training includes medical school at Banaras Hindu University Institute of Medical Sciences and residency at UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion. In addition to English, Dr. Banerjee (or staff) speaks Bengali and Hindi.

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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's specialty is allergy & immunology. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and Rush Medical College and then she performed her residency at Strong Memorial Hospital. Dr. Aung is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Medical Group (SMG) Solano. Dr. Aung is open to new patients.

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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, who practices in Vacaville, CA and Sacramento, CA, is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Suplica include radiation therapy. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. Dr. Suplica is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. New patients are welcome to contact his 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. Brigitte M Randle, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
770 Mason Street
Vacaville, CA
 

Dr. Brigitte Randle's specialty is general pediatrics. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Medical Group (SMG) Solano. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Randle honors. Dr. Randle is open to new patients. She graduated from Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nuremberg. For her residency, Dr. Randle trained at UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion. Dr. Randle speaks German.

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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 is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. She attended Far Eastern University, Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation and then went on to complete her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and New York Hospital Queens. Areas of expertise for Dr. Arenas include obesity, nutrition counseling, and preventive care. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Arenas honors. In addition to English, she speaks Filipino. She is affiliated with Sutter Health. Dr. Arenas is accepting 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 works as an internist in Vacaville, CA. In addition to English, he speaks Greek. Dr. Karneges is especially interested in general care. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Medical Group (SMG) Solano. His education and training includes medical school at Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Karneges has a closed panel.

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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.