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We found 19 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 a specialist in adult pulmonology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Simons's clinical interests include emphysema, lung cancer, and shortness of breath (dyspnea). He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. 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 and practices in Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Potkin attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington for his residency. He is especially interested in diabetic ulcers, general care, and lung problems. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Potkin is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. He has an open panel.

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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 practices adult pulmonology. Dr. Elsayegh (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic and Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Elsayegh include emphysema, pneumonia, and sleep apnea. He is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. After attending Ross University School of Medicine, Dr. Elsayegh completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with State University of New York (SUNY). He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Elsayegh takes.

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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 specializes in adult pulmonology. He attended Albany Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. In his practice, Dr. Wachtel focuses on lung cancer, cystic fibrosis (CF), and asthma. Dr. Wachtel's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Wachtel has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. He 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

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). On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ruder's clinical interests include blepharoplasty, snoring, and eyelid problems. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. Dr. Ruder is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. For his residency, Dr. Ruder trained at Michael Reese Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. Dr. Ruder's practice is open to 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 an adult hematology and adult oncology specialist. His average patient rating is 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 honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. After attending Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school, Dr. Drazin completed his residency training at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

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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's area of specialization is thoracic surgery. His clinical interests include thoracic outlet syndrome, achalasia, and lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS). Dr. Soukiasian's hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Health System and Cedars-Sinai. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Soukiasian (or staff) speaks the following languages: Armenian and Persian.

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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 is a Beverly Hills, CA physician who specializes in general internal medicine. His clinical interests include back pain, depression, and bronchitis. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Kurtz is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Kurtz studied medicine at Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Kurtz completed a residency program at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Kurtz 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 518
Beverly Hills, CA
 

Dr. Daniel Stone practices general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Stone graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. His training includes a residency program at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. His areas of expertise include the following: tonsilitis, depression, and contraception (birth control). Dr. Stone's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He is conversant in Spanish. 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 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 Arabic and French. His areas of expertise include angina, heart attack, and heart palpitations. Dr. Hage is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. He obtained his medical school training at Catholic University of Louvain (UCL) Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wright State University. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hage has received the following distinction: 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 Other, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
8700 Beverly Boulevard; Saperstein Critical Care Tower, Suite Ms-33
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Ronald Natale is an adult hematology and adult oncology specialist in West Hollywood, CA and Los Angeles, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Natale include lung cancer, prostate cancer, and thymoma. He is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. Dr. Natale honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine. He trained at DMC Hutzel Women's Hospital for residency. Dr. Natale has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors and Los Angeles Super Doctors. He is conversant in Italian.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Lung Cancer, Thymoma, Prostate Cancer

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

Dr. Marina Vaysburd's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology; she sees patients in Beverly Hills, CA. Before performing her residency at Methodist Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Vaysburd attended Stanford University School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Vaysburd include esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and testicular cancer. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vaysburd honors. She is conversant in Russian. Dr. Vaysburd is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai.

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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 501
Beverly Hills, CA
 

Dr. David Austin sees patients in Beverly Hills, CA. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: tonsilitis, contraception (birth control), and depression. Dr. Austin accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. 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)

Dr. Ali Mahtabifard, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
150 N. Robertson Blvd 150
Beverly Hills, CA
 

Dr. Ali Mahtabifard is a specialist in thoracic surgery. He works in Los Angeles, CA and Beverly Hills, CA. Dr. Mahtabifard has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is especially interested in video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), lung cancer, and photodynamic therapy (PDT). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mahtabifard accepts. He studied medicine at New York Medical College. Dr. Mahtabifard's residency was performed at Massachusetts General Hospital and Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. In addition to English, Dr. Mahtabifard (or staff) speaks French and Persian. He is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Cedars-Sinai.

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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, Sleep Medicine
6221 Wilshire Boulevard; Suite 416
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Payam Shadi is a Los Angeles, CA physician who specializes in general internal medicine and sleep medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Shadi average 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: sleep disorders, sleep study, and pneumonia. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine, Dr. Shadi performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Seton Hall University. He is conversant in Persian. He is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai.

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

All Interests: Type 1 Diabetes, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Disorders, Hypertension, Pneumonia, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Michael Borookhim sees patients in Beverly Hills, CA. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. After attending MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Jefferson University Hospitals. Dr. Borookhim's areas of expertise include the following: angina, type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes), and obesity. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Borookhim honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, CIGNA Plans, and more. He 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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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.