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

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

Dr. Steven Simons' area of specialization is adult pulmonology. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: emphysema, lung cancer, and shortness of breath (dyspnea). Dr. Simons is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. Dr. Simons is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Dr. Simons attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. He speaks Spanish.

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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 practices adult pulmonology in Los Angeles, CA. He is especially interested in diabetic ulcers, general care, and lung problems. The average patient rating for Dr. Potkin is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Potkin takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Potkin is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington for residency. His professional affiliations include Providence Saint John's Health Center and Cedars-Sinai. Dr. Potkin 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
8635 W 3rd Street; Suite 965
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Andrew Wachtel's medical specialty is adult pulmonology. The average patient rating for Dr. Wachtel is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Wachtel is especially interested in lung cancer, cystic fibrosis (CF), and asthma. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Before performing his residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Dr. Wachtel attended Albany Medical College for medical school. He has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Wachtel is conversant in 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

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

Dr. Ashraf Elsayegh is a medical specialist in adult pulmonology. Dr. Elsayegh (or staff) speaks Arabic and Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Elsayegh include emphysema, pneumonia, and sleep apnea. Dr. Elsayegh is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. He obtained his medical school training at Ross University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with State University of New York (SUNY). Patient reviews placed Dr. Elsayegh at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Elsayegh honors.

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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, who practices in Beverly Hills, CA, is a medical specialist in plastic surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Ruder has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Ruder include sinusitis (sinus infection), blepharoplasty, and snoring. He is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. Dr. Ruder's 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). He has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Ruder speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. Lyle Kurtz's specialty is general internal medicine. Patients gave Dr. Kurtz an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include back pain, depression, and bronchitis. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kurtz takes. Before completing his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, Dr. Kurtz attended medical school at Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine. 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)

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

Dr. Noam Drazin works as a hematologist and adult oncologist. Dr. Drazin's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include breast biopsy, leukemia, and lung cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. After completing medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, he performed his residency 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)

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

Dr. Daniel Stone practices general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Clinical interests for Dr. Stone include sinusitis (sinus infection), tonsilitis, and depression. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Stone honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. His training includes a residency program at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Stone speaks 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)

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

Dr. Harmik Soukiasian is a specialist in thoracic surgery. His clinical interests include thoracic outlet syndrome, achalasia, and lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS). Dr. Soukiasian is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. He trained at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Soukiasian (or staff) speaks Armenian and Persian. Dr. Soukiasian is professionally affiliated with 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)

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. He attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Olive View-UCLA Medical Center for residency. Dr. Gabayan's clinical interests include esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and ovarian cancer. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. In addition to English, Dr. Gabayan (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian. He is 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
250 N. Robertson Boulevard; Suite 518
Beverly Hills, CA
 

Dr. David Austin practices general internal medicine in Beverly Hills, CA. His clinical interests include depression, snoring, and sports physicals. Dr. Austin accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He obtained his medical school training at Indiana University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. He is 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)

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

Dr. Antoine Hage works as a cardiologist in Beverly Hills, CA. Dr. Hage (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and French. Clinical interests for Dr. Hage include aortic valve regurgitation, angina, and heart attack. Dr. Hage is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. His education and training includes medical school at Catholic University of Louvain (UCL) Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry and residency at a hospital affiliated with Wright State University. Dr. Hage takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. He 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, Aortic Valve Regurgitation, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Marina Vaysburd is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. In addition to English, she speaks Russian. Dr. Vaysburd's areas of expertise include esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and testicular cancer. She is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. She is a graduate of 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). She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 is a thoracic surgery specialist in Los Angeles, CA and Beverly Hills, CA. Before completing his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital and Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers, Dr. Mahtabifard attended medical school at New York Medical College. These areas are among Dr. Mahtabifard's clinical interests: video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), lung cancer, and photodynamic therapy (PDT). Patient ratings for Dr. Mahtabifard average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Mahtabifard takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Mahtabifard (or staff) speaks the following languages: 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)

Dr. Monica G Asnani, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
6221 Wilshire Boulevard; Suite 215
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Monica Asnani specializes in general pediatrics. Patients rated Dr. Asnani highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include obesity, immunization (preventive vaccines), and asthma. She is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Asnani graduated from the University of Vermont College of Medicine. Dr. Asnani (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: angina, type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes), and obesity. Dr. Borookhim is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals.

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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.
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