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 in Fairfield, CA and Vacaville, CA. Dr. Patel (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Gujarati. His clinical interests include lung problems. Dr. Patel's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Solano Medical Center, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG) Solano. Dr. Patel is a graduate of St. George's University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Patel completed a residency program at Alameda County Medical Center, Highland Hospital. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 is a Vacaville, CA physician who specializes in family medicine. He attended the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at San Joaquin General Hospital for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. O'Connor include general care. Patient reviews placed Dr. O'Connor at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. O'Connor is professionally 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 is a Vacaville, CA physician who specializes in allergy & immunology. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and Rush Medical College and residency at Strong Memorial Hospital. Dr. Aung's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Medical Group (SMG) Solano. She welcomes 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 specializes in radiation oncology and practices in Vacaville, CA and Sacramento, CA. After completing medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. Dr. Suplica has indicated that his clinical interests include radiation therapy. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. Dr. Suplica 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 practices general pediatrics. Dr. Banerjee (or staff) speaks Bengali and Hindi. Dr. Banerjee is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Medical Group (SMG) Solano. She studied medicine at Banaras Hindu University Institute of Medical Sciences. Dr. Banerjee's medical residency was performed at UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. She 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 conversant in German. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Medical Group (SMG) Solano. She studied medicine at Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nuremberg. For her professional training, Dr. Randle completed a residency program at UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients.

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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' area of specialization is general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Arenas include obesity, nutrition counseling, and preventive care. She is affiliated with Sutter Health. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Arenas's office for an appointment. She graduated from Far Eastern University, Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation and then she performed her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and New York Hospital Queens. She speaks Filipino.

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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' medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Karneges is a graduate of Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Areas of expertise for Dr. Karneges include general care. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Karneges speaks Greek. His hospital/clinic 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)

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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