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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 sees patients in Beverly Hills, CA. His medical specialty is adult pulmonology. Dr. Simons's areas of expertise include emphysema, lung cancer, and shortness of breath (dyspnea). He is rated highly by his patients. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine and a graduate of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Simons speaks Spanish. He is 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 specializes in adult pulmonology. His areas of expertise include diabetic ulcers, general care, and lung problems. He is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. Dr. Potkin's education and training includes medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Potkin is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He welcomes 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
2080 Century Park East; Suite 608
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Ashraf Elsayegh's area of specialization is adult pulmonology. Patients gave Dr. Elsayegh an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include emphysema, pneumonia, and sleep apnea. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Ross University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with State University of New York (SUNY). In addition to English, Dr. Elsayegh (or staff) speaks Arabic and Spanish. Dr. Elsayegh is professionally 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)

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

Dr. Andrew Wachtel sees patients in Los Angeles, CA. His medical specialty is adult pulmonology. He graduated from Albany Medical College and then he performed his residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wachtel include lung cancer, cystic fibrosis (CF), and asthma. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Wachtel speaks Spanish. Dr. Wachtel is 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

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

Dr. Robert Ruder's areas of specialization are plastic surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school and subsequently trained at Michael Reese Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ruder include sinusitis (sinus infection), blepharoplasty, and snoring. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ruder has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. Dr. Ruder has an open panel.

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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 Other, Thoracic Surgery
8631 W Third Street; Suite 240 East
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Harmik Soukiasian is a thoracic surgery specialist. His areas of expertise include thoracic outlet syndrome, achalasia, and lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Soukiasian honors. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and performed his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Soukiasian has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Soukiasian (or staff) speaks Armenian and Persian. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Health System and Cedars-Sinai.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, lung cancer, lung problems

All Interests: Achalasia, Esophageal Spasm, Upper Endoscopy, Esophagus Problems, Myasthenia Gravis, Heller ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Noam Drazin is a specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Drazin include breast biopsy, leukemia, and lung cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Before completing his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Dr. Drazin attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University.

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

Dr. Lyle Kurtz is a general internist in Beverly Hills, CA. After completing medical school at Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Kurtz include back pain, depression, and bronchitis. Dr. Kurtz's patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Kurtz has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally 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 specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) and practices in Beverly Hills, CA. In addition to English, Dr. Stone speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Stone include sinusitis (sinus infection), tonsilitis, and depression. He is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. He studied medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Stone completed a residency program at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Stone is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Stone is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , bronchitis, asthma

All Interests: Depression, Pain, Headache, Type 1 Diabetes, Hip Problems, Upper Respiratory Infection, Heartburn, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Antoine Hage's area of specialization is adult cardiology. Dr. Hage (or staff) speaks 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 and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wright State University. Dr. Hage accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. 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 specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Her areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and testicular cancer. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Vaysburd attended Stanford University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Methodist Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency. Dr. Vaysburd speaks Russian. She is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

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

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

Dr. Ali Mahtabifard specializes in thoracic surgery and practices in Los Angeles, CA and Beverly Hills, CA. Dr. Mahtabifard (or staff) is conversant in French and Persian. Dr. Mahtabifard has indicated that his clinical interests include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), lung cancer, and photodynamic therapy (PDT). He is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Cedars-Sinai. Before performing his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital and Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers, Dr. Mahtabifard attended New York Medical College for medical school. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more.

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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
250 N. Robertson Boulevard; Suite 518
Beverly Hills, CA
 

Dr. David Austin practices general internal medicine in Beverly Hills, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Austin include depression, snoring, and sports physicals. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He studied medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Austin is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai.

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Relevant Interests: , bronchitis, asthma

All Interests: Depression, Pain, Type 1 Diabetes, Hip Problems, Upper Respiratory Infection, Heartburn, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Michael Borookhim works as an internist. Dr. Borookhim is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and a graduate of Jefferson University Hospitals' residency program. These areas are among his clinical interests: angina, type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes), and obesity. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Borookhim is 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 hematology and adult oncology specialist. Dr. Gabayan (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Persian. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gabayan include esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and ovarian cancer. He is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Gabayan's medical residency was performed at Olive View-UCLA Medical Center. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gabayan honors.

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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's specialty is general pediatrics. Dr. Asnani graduated from the University of Vermont College of Medicine. Her areas of expertise include obesity, immunization (preventive vaccines), and asthma. She is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Asnani (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Hindi. Dr. Asnani is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai.

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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.