We found 6 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept TRICARE Reserve Select near Jackson, CA.

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Dr. Harvey Jay Matlof, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
100 Mission Boulevard; #2200
Jackson, CA
 

Dr. Harvey Matlof's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. In Dr. Matlof's practice, he is particularly interested in heart problems. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He attended the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital for residency. Dr. Matlof's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Sacramento Super Doctors. Dr. Matlof is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Non-Invasive Cardiology, Heart Problems, Stress Testing, ... (Read more)

Dr. William R Vetter, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
100 Mission Boulevard; #2200
Jackson, CA
 

Dr. William Vetter is a cardiologist in Jackson, CA and Sacramento, CA. His clinical interests encompass heart problems. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Vetter graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. Dr. Vetter's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Invasive Cardiology, Hypertension, Non-Invasive Cardiology, ... (Read more)

Dr. David J Stone, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
100 Mission Boulevard; Suite 2600
Jackson, CA
 

Dr. David Stone is an adolescent medicine specialist. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. After completing medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). Dr. Stone is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Amador Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Unfortunately, he is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , bronchitis, asthma

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Glomerular Diseases, Eczema, Immunodeficiency, Immunization, Down Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Dr. Gabriel Rau Pettersen, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Other
815 Court Street; Suite 7
Jackson, CA
 

Dr. Gabriel Pettersen works as an internist in Jackson, CA. He has a special interest in internal medicine. Dr. Pettersen is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Amador Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pettersen takes. He is not currently accepting new patients. Dr. Pettersen is a graduate of St. George's University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Liver Disease, Diabetes, Diabetes Education, Internal Medicine, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jennifer Monique Shoemaker, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
255 New York Ranch Road; Suite C
Jackson, CA
 

Dr. Jennifer Shoemaker specializes in family medicine and practices in Jackson, CA and Plymouth, CA. In her practice, Dr. Shoemaker focuses on primary care. Dr. Shoemaker is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). She graduated from the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Shoemaker trained at Sutter Health Family Medicine Residency Program. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Intrauterine Device Insertion, Primary Care, Contraception, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sarah A Alarabi, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
255-c New York Ranch Road
Jackson, CA
 

Dr. Sarah Alarabi is a physician who specializes in family medicine. Dr. Alarabi has a special interest in primary care. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Amador Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. She graduated from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Alarabi trained at Peninsula Hospital Center.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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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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