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' medical specialty is adult pulmonology. Dr. Simons has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Simons include emphysema, lung cancer, and shortness of breath (dyspnea). He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Dr. Simons attended Wayne State University School of Medicine. He is conversant in 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)

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

Dr. Ralph Potkin is a pulmonologist. He studied medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Potkin trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Potkin include diabetic ulcers, general care, and lung problems. Dr. Potkin's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

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

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

Dr. Ashraf Elsayegh's area of specialization is adult pulmonology. In addition to English, Dr. Elsayegh (or staff) speaks Arabic and Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Elsayegh include emphysema, pneumonia, and sleep apnea. He is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. He is a graduate of Ross University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Elsayegh trained at a hospital affiliated with State University of New York (SUNY). On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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)

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

Dr. Andrew Wachtel specializes in adult pulmonology and practices in Los Angeles, CA. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Wachtel has indicated that his clinical interests include lung cancer, cystic fibrosis (CF), and asthma. He is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. He attended medical school at Albany Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Wachtel completed a residency program at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Patients gave Dr. Wachtel an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Wachtel has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors.

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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). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Ruder's clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), blepharoplasty, and snoring. He is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and residency at Michael Reese Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Ruder's patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. He 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)

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

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

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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)

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

Dr. Noam Drazin is an adult hematology and adult oncology specialist in Beverly Hills, CA. His areas of expertise include the following: breast biopsy, leukemia, and lung cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. After completing medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, Dr. Drazin performed his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Drazin is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

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

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

Dr. Lyle Kurtz practices general internal medicine in Beverly Hills, CA. Dr. Kurtz speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kurtz include back pain, depression, and bronchitis. He is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. His education and training includes medical school at Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine and residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Kurtz accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , bronchitis, asthma

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

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

Dr. Daniel Stone's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He studied medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Stone trained at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. His clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), tonsilitis, and depression. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Stone takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Stone is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai.

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Relevant Interests: , bronchitis, asthma

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

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

Dr. Antoine Hage is a specialist in adult cardiology. These areas are among his clinical interests: angina, heart attack, and heart palpitations. He is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. Dr. Hage accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hage is a graduate of Catholic University of Louvain (UCL) Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Wright State University. He has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Hage (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and French.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

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

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

Dr. Marina Vaysburd works as an adult hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist in Beverly Hills, CA. She attended medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Vaysburd's medical residency was performed at Methodist Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Her areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and testicular cancer. Dr. Vaysburd is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. She 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)

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

Dr. Ali Mahtabifard's medical specialty is thoracic surgery. Dr. Mahtabifard (or staff) speaks the following languages: French and Persian. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Mahtabifard include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), lung cancer, and photodynamic therapy (PDT). Dr. Mahtabifard is 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. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Mahtabifard takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

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

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

Dr. David Austin specializes in general internal medicine. These areas are among Dr. Austin's clinical interests: depression, snoring, and sports physicals. He is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. He obtained his medical school training at Indiana University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , bronchitis, asthma

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

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

Dr. Afshin Gabayan is a Beverly Hills, CA physician who specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology. His areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and ovarian cancer. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Olive View-UCLA Medical Center, Dr. Gabayan attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Gabayan (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Persian. He is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

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

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

Dr. Michael Borookhim practices general internal medicine in Beverly Hills, CA. Dr. Borookhim attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Jefferson University Hospitals. Clinical interests for Dr. Borookhim include angina, type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes), and obesity. Dr. Borookhim is rated highly by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Borookhim takes. He 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)

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

Dr. Monica Asnani specializes in general pediatrics and practices in San Fernando, CA and Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Asnani (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. Areas of expertise for Dr. Asnani include obesity, immunization (preventive vaccines), and asthma. She is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. She attended medical school at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Asnani accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more.

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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.
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