We found 5 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Health Net HMO - Flex Funded near Lincoln, CA.

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Dr. Barry S Schneidewind, MD, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
685 Twelve Bridges Drive; Suite B
Lincoln, CA
 

Dr. Barry Schneidewind specializes in family medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Schneidewind's areas of expertise include primary care. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Schneidewind accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Unfortunately, he is not currently accepting new patients. Before completing his residency at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center, Dr. Schneidewind attended medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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Dr. Erin Jacks Jacks, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
685 Twelve Bridges Drive; Suite B
Lincoln, CA
 

Dr. Erin Shaw's specialty is general pediatrics. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Roseville Medical Center, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Shaw attended medical school at Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , bronchitis, asthma

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

Dr. Reetu Sharma, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
685 Twelve Bridges Drive; Suite D
Lincoln, CA
 

Dr. Reetu Sharma's specialty is adult cardiology. Her clinical interests encompass heart problems. Dr. Sharma takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and then she performed her residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Sharma (or staff) speaks Hindi. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Roseville Medical Center, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). Dr. Sharma has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

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

Dr. Rachel Elizabeth Morrissey, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
685 Twelve Bridges Drive; Suite B
Lincoln, CA
 

Dr. Rachel Morrissey works as a general pediatrician in Lincoln, CA. Dr. Morrissey is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Roseville Medical Center, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). She is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and a graduate of Montefiore Medical Center's residency program. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Morrissey welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Immunization, Mouth Problems, Asthma, Breastfeeding Issues, Newborn Care

Dr. Julie K Baur, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
1160 Sunset Boulevard
Rocklin, CA
 

Dr. Julie Baur's area of specialization is family medicine. Dr. Baur has a special interest in primary care. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Roseville Medical Center, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Before completing her residency at St. Anthony Central Hospital, Denver, Dr. Baur attended medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. On average, patients gave Dr. Baur a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Unfortunately, she is not currently accepting new patients.

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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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