We found 35 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Blue Shield of California - Blue Shield Spectrum PPO Plan near Sacramento, CA.

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Dr. Neelima Gogineni Vallurupalli, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2800 L Street; 6th Floor
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Neelima Vallurupalli is a specialist in adult cardiology. Dr. Vallurupalli has a special interest in heart problems. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Annamalai University, Rajah Muthiah Medical College & Hospital for medical school, she completed her residency training at St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor. She speaks the following languages: Telugu and Tamil. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Vallurupalli is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

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

Dr. Zi-Jian Xu, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
2800 L Street; 6th Floor
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Zi-Jian Xu practices adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology in Sacramento, CA and Folsom, CA. His clinical interests encompass heart problems. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. After completing medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and Shanghai Medical University, Dr. Xu performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). In addition to English, he speaks Mandarin. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. Dr. Xu is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

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

Dr. Sailesh Natoobhai Shah, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
2800 L Street; 6th Floor
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Sailesh Shah is a Sacramento, CA physician who specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. In his practice, Dr. Shah focuses on heart problems. Dr. Shah's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. He studied medicine at the University of Mumbai and Grant Medical College. Dr. Shah's training includes a residency program at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. In addition to English, Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

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

Dr. Nathan C Hitzeman, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1201 Alhambra Boulevard; #300
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Nathan Hitzeman specializes in family medicine. In his practice, Dr. Hitzeman focuses on primary care. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and performed his residency at Sutter Health Family Medicine Residency Program. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Hitzeman's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Intrauterine Device Insertion, Men's Health Issues, Primary Care, Circumcision, ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard P Ericson, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2800 L Street; 6th Floor
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Richard Ericson's area of specialization is adult cardiology. He is especially interested in heart problems. Dr. Ericson honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center and Baltimore VA Medical Center. Dr. Ericson (or staff) speaks the following languages: Swedish and Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Davis Hospital, and Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

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

Dr. Mark David Logsdon, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2801 K Street; Suite 502
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Mark Logsdon's area of specialization is radiation oncology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Logsdon include radiation therapy. Dr. Logsdon's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. Before completing his residency at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Dr. Logsdon attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Dr. Logsdon is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Gynecologic Cancer, Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, Lung Cancer, Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Brain Tumor, ... (Read more)

Dr. Harvey Jay Matlof, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
2800 L Street; 6th Floor
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Harvey Matlof specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology and practices in Folsom, CA, Sacramento, CA, and Jackson, CA. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Matlof focuses on heart problems. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Matlof honors. He attended the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He has received the distinction of Sacramento Super Doctors. Dr. Matlof's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Matlof has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

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

Dr. John L Chin, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
2800 L Street; Suite 710
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. John Chin, who practices in Lodi, CA and Sacramento, CA, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. He speaks Cantonese. Dr. Chin's areas of expertise include heart problems. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). His education and training includes medical school at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Dr. Chin is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Sacramento Super Doctors. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

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

Dr. Crystal O Ortman, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1201 Alhambra Boulevard; Suite 330
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Crystal Masley is a physician who specializes in family medicine. She has a special interest in primary care. Dr. Masley takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. She attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Sutter Health Family Medicine Residency Program. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Masley's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Primary Care, Allergy Testing, Asthma, Breastfeeding Issues, Thyroid ... (Read more)

Dr. Janice K Ryu, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2801 K Street; Suite 502
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Janice Ryu specializes in radiation oncology and practices in Sacramento, CA and Vacaville, CA. Her clinical interests include radiation therapy. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Dr. Ryu attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Ryu speaks Korean. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Gynecologic Cancer, Breast-Conserving Surgery, Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, Lung Cancer, Stereotactic ... (Read more)

Dr. William R Vetter, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2800 L Street; 6th Floor
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. William Vetter specializes in adult cardiology. He is especially interested in heart problems. Dr. Vetter is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Vetter 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. Shannon C Chin Becker, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
2210 Del Paso Road; Suite A
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Shannon Becker is a Sacramento, CA physician who specializes in family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Becker include primary care. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Becker takes. Unfortunately, Dr. Becker is not accepting new patients at this time. She graduated from the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Sutter Health. She speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Sports Health, Intrauterine Device Insertion, Men's Health Issues, ... (Read more)

Dr. Anthony Tswenty Pu, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2801 K Street; Suite 502
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Anthony Pu is a radiation oncology specialist. His clinical interests include radiation therapy. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. Dr. Pu studied medicine at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Dr. Pu accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Lung Cancer, Brain Tumor, Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy, Stereotactic Body Radiation ... (Read more)

Dr. Lisa P Abramson, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
2801 K Street; Suite 220
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Lisa Abramson is a specialist in pediatric surgery. She works in Sacramento, CA. In her practice, Dr. Abramson focuses on surgical procedures. Dr. Abramson honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Dr. Abramson is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Liver Tumor, Neonatal Surgery, Hydrocelectomy, Thoracic Cancer, Sarcoma, Esophagus Problems, VATS ... (Read more)

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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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, asthma

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Arthritis, Internal Medicine, Heart Failure, Asthma, Alzheimer's Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. John Soyle Lee, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
2800 L Street; #300
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. John Lee specializes in surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and practices in Sacramento, CA. He attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and subsequently trained at NYU Langone Medical Center and Vanderbilt University Medical Center for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Lee include cancer surgery. Dr. Lee honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Liver Cancer, Skin Cancer, Soft Tissue Sarcoma, Esophageal Cancer, Lung Cancer, Stomach Cancer, ... (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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