We found 5 providers with an interest in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and who accept Medicare near Sacramento, CA.

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Dr. Alan Russell Yee, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
1485 River Park Drive; Suite 200
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Alan Yee's specialty is adult pulmonology. Dr. Yee's areas of expertise include lung problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Davis Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at Loma Linda University School of Medicine and residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center. Dr. Yee honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Sacramento Super Doctors. He welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Muhammad Afzal, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1485 River Park Drive; Suite 200
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Muhammad Afzal specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology and practices in Sacramento, CA. Dr. Afzal's areas of expertise include lung problems. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Davis Hospital. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Afzal honors. He is open to new patients. Dr. Afzal graduated from Quaid-e-Azam Medical College. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Afzal (or staff) speaks Urdu and Punjabi.

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Dr. Robert Ralph Haynes, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1201 Alhambra Boulevard; Suite 220
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Robert Haynes specializes in general internal medicine. In his practice, Dr. Haynes focuses on internal medicine. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Toledo College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Virginia Mason Medical Center. Dr. Haynes's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Unfortunately, he is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Dr. Michael Chris Ullery, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
500 University Avenue
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Michael Ullery works as an internist. Dr. Ullery's average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Ullery focuses on internal medicine. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Anthem. His education and training includes medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. Dr. Ullery welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Rashida Bokhari, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1924 Del Paso Road
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Rashida Bokhari specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Sacramento, CA. Dr. Bokhari's patients gave her an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. Her areas of expertise include internal medicine. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients. Dr. Bokhari is a graduate of Fatima Jinnah Medical College for Women. Dr. Bokhari (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi.

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What is Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)?

COPD, or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, is a progressive lung disease that makes it difficult to breathe. It is really two diseases in one: chronic bronchitis (which causes inflammation and thick mucus production in the airways of the lungs) and emphysema (which damages the air sacs and alveoli, delicate structures of the lung tissue that allow a person to breathe).

In the United States, almost all cases of COPD are caused by smoking or exposure to tobacco smoke. Other causes include occupational exposure to dust, chemicals and pollution, and a rare genetic condition.

COPD causes a wet cough that doesn’t go away. It can come with shortness of breath and wheezing, or a tight feeling in the chest. Some people have flare ups where their symptoms get worse, and during this time they can also experience flu-like symptoms such as fever and fatigue.

There is no cure for COPD, but there are treatments to improve breathing and slow the progression of the disease. The first step is to reduce exposure to what caused COPD in the first place, such as smoking. Medicines such as bronchodilators, usually given in an inhaler, can relax the muscles around the airways and make it easier to breathe. Sometimes they are given along with glucocorticosteroids, drugs that reduce inflammation. Vaccines help prevent respiratory illnesses that can worsen COPD. Oxygen therapy can be used if people aren’t able to get enough oxygen into their lungs on their own. In extreme cases, surgery can be used to remove damaged tissue from the lungs or even perform a lung transplant.
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