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We found 17 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Great-West Healthcare POS near Beverly Hills, CA.

Dr. Steven Michael Simons, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
436 N Bedford Drive; Suite 214
Beverly Hills, CA
 

Dr. Steven Simons is an adult pulmonologist. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: emphysema, lung cancer, and shortness of breath (dyspnea). Dr. Simons is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Simons attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, lung cancer, bronchitis, pneumonia, asthma, lung problems, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Bronchitis, Hypertension, Pneumonia, Shortness of Breath, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
8631 W. 3rd Street; Suite 1050e
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Ralph Potkin's specialty is adult pulmonology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetic ulcers, general care, and lung problems. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Potkin accepts. He obtained his medical school training at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. Dr. Potkin is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Wounds, Lung Problems, Neuropathy, General Care, Diabetic Ulcers

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Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
8635 W 3rd Street; Suite 965
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Andrew Wachtel's specialty is adult pulmonology. Patients rated Dr. Wachtel highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in lung cancer, cystic fibrosis (CF), and asthma. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wachtel accepts. Before completing his residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Dr. Wachtel attended medical school at Albany Medical College. Dr. Wachtel has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Wachtel is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer, cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma, lung problems

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Problems, Lung Cancer, Asthma

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Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
2080 Century Park East; Suite 608
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Ashraf Elsayegh is a medical specialist in adult pulmonology. His areas of expertise include the following: emphysema, pneumonia, and sleep apnea. The average patient rating for Dr. Elsayegh is 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Elsayegh attended Ross University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with State University of New York (SUNY). In addition to English, Dr. Elsayegh (or staff) speaks Arabic and Spanish. He is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, pneumonia, asthma, pulmonary fibrosis, lung problems, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Disorders, Pneumonia, Sleep ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Owen Ruder, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Otolaryngology
8816 Burton Way; First Floor
Beverly Hills, CA
 

Dr. Robert Ruder practices plastic surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Before performing his residency at Michael Reese Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Ruder attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ruder include sinusitis (sinus infection), blepharoplasty, and snoring. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Ruder accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Ruder is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , bronchitis

All Interests: Bronchitis, Eyelid Problems, Cosmetic Surgery, Cheek Implants, Sinus Problems, Nasal Polyps, Sinus ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
200 N Robertson Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA
 

Dr. Noam Drazin is a Beverly Hills, CA physician who specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Drazin's clinical interests: breast biopsy, leukemia, and lung cancer. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Drazin attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school and subsequently trained at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for residency. He is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Breast Biopsy, Pancreatic Cancer, Liver Cancer, Blood Disorders, Leukemia, Lung Cancer, Coagulation ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Other, Thoracic Surgery
8635 W Third Street; Suite 240 East
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Harmik Soukiasian works as a thoracic surgeon in Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Soukiasian (or staff) is conversant in Armenian and Persian. Areas of expertise for Dr. Soukiasian include thoracic outlet syndrome, achalasia, and lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS). His professional affiliations include Adventist Health System and Cedars-Sinai. Before completing his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Dr. Soukiasian attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Soukiasian honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, lung cancer, lung problems

All Interests: Achalasia, Upper Endoscopy, Esophagus Problems, Lung Problems, Surgical Procedures, VATS Lobectomy, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
8920 Wilshire Boulevard; Suite 323
Beverly Hills, CA
 

Dr. Lyle Kurtz works as an internist in Beverly Hills, CA. His areas of expertise include the following: back pain, depression, and bronchitis. On average, patients gave Dr. Kurtz a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He is a graduate of Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine and a graduate of Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Kurtz has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai.

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Relevant Interests: , bronchitis, asthma

All Interests: Depression, Type 1 Diabetes, Bronchitis, Neck Pain, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Herpes, Fibromyalgia, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Other, Geriatrics
250 N. Robertson Boulevard; Suite 505
Beverly Hills, CA
 

Dr. Daniel Stone's specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). These areas are among his clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), tonsilitis, and depression. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Stone honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. His residency was performed at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Stone speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai.

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Relevant Interests: , bronchitis, asthma

All Interests: Depression, Type 1 Diabetes, Immunization, Bronchitis, Neck Pain, Contraception, Edema, Herpes, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
8536 Wilshire Boulevard, Third Floor; Suite 302
Beverly Hills, CA
 

Dr. Antoine Hage's specialty is adult cardiology. Dr. Hage (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and French. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hage include angina, heart attack, and heart palpitations. He is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. He graduated from Catholic University of Louvain (UCL) Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry. For his professional training, Dr. Hage completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Wright State University. Dr. Hage accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Aortic Disease, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
200 N Robertson Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA
 

Dr. Marina Vaysburd is a hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist in Beverly Hills, CA. Dr. Vaysburd's clinical interests include esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and testicular cancer. She is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. She is a graduate of Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Vaysburd's training includes residency programs at Methodist Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). In addition to English, she speaks Russian.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Pancreatic Cancer, Blood Disorders, Esophageal Cancer, Lung Cancer, Lymphoma, Testicular Cancer, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
250 N. Robertson Boulevard; Suite 518
Beverly Hills, CA
 

Dr. David Austin practices general internal medicine in Beverly Hills, CA. His areas of expertise include the following: depression, snoring, and sports physicals. Dr. Austin is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Indiana University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai.

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Relevant Interests: , bronchitis, asthma

All Interests: Depression, Type 1 Diabetes, Immunization, Bronchitis, Neck Pain, Contraception, Edema, Herpes, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
150 N. Robertson Blvd 150
Beverly Hills, CA
 

Dr. Ali Mahtabifard is a medical specialist in thoracic surgery. Dr. Mahtabifard (or staff) is conversant in French and Persian. His areas of expertise include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), lung cancer, and photodynamic therapy (PDT). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Cedars-Sinai. He graduated from New York Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Mahtabifard completed residency programs at Massachusetts General Hospital and Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. Patient ratings for Dr. Mahtabifard average 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Lobectomy, Esophagus Problems, Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Trachea ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
9301 Wilshire Boulevard; Suite 602
Beverly Hills, CA
 

Dr. Michael Borookhim is a general internist. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Borookhim's clinical interests include angina, type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes), and obesity. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Borookhim honors. He studied medicine at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Borookhim completed a residency program at Jefferson University Hospitals. Dr. Borookhim is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, pneumonia, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Headache, Type 1 Diabetes, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Heartburn, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
8900 Wilshire Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA
 

Dr. Afshin Gabayan is an adult hematologist and oncologist. Dr. Gabayan's areas of expertise include esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and ovarian cancer. He is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Before completing his residency at Olive View-UCLA Medical Center, Dr. Gabayan attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Gabayan (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Breast Biopsy, Ovarian Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer, Blood Disorders, Esophageal Cancer, Lung Cancer, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Pediatrics
6221 Wilshire Boulevard; Suite 215
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Monica Asnani is a physician who specializes in general pediatrics. In addition to English, Dr. Asnani (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. Dr. Asnani's areas of expertise include the following: obesity, immunization (preventive vaccines), and asthma. She is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. She studied medicine at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. Dr. Asnani is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Sports Physicals, Obesity, Immunization, Allergies, Asthma, Weight Management

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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.