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 works as an adult pulmonologist in Beverly Hills, CA. Dr. Simons is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Simons include emphysema, lung cancer, and shortness of breath (dyspnea). He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Wayne State University School of Medicine, Dr. Simons completed his residency training at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. 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 specializes in adult pulmonology and practices in Los Angeles, CA. His clinical interests include diabetic ulcers, general care, and lung problems. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Potkin accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. His 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. Dr. Potkin is 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

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

Dr. Ashraf Elsayegh's specialty is adult pulmonology. Dr. Elsayegh (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic and Spanish. Dr. Elsayegh's areas of expertise include the following: emphysema, pneumonia, and sleep apnea. He is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. He is a graduate of Ross University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Elsayegh completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with State University of New York (SUNY). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal.

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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 is an adult pulmonologist in Los Angeles, CA. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Wachtel's clinical interests: lung cancer, cystic fibrosis (CF), and asthma. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Dr. Wachtel attended medical school at Albany Medical College. He has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks 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

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

Dr. Robert Ruder works as a plastic surgeon, cancer surgeon, and otolaryngologist. The average patient rating for Dr. Ruder is 3.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Ruder include sinusitis (sinus infection), blepharoplasty, and snoring. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. For his professional training, Dr. Ruder completed residency programs at Michael Reese Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Ruder has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Ruder is conversant in Spanish. He is 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)

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

Dr. Harmik Soukiasian is a thoracic surgeon in Los Angeles, CA. His areas of expertise include thoracic outlet syndrome, achalasia, and lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS). He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Soukiasian's education and training includes medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Soukiasian (or staff) is conversant in Armenian and Persian. Dr. Soukiasian's professional affiliations include 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)

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

Dr. Lyle Kurtz is a general internist. Before performing his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, Dr. Kurtz attended Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine for medical school. These areas are among his clinical interests: back pain, depression, and bronchitis. Dr. Kurtz's average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kurtz accepts. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Kurtz is conversant in 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)

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

Dr. Noam Drazin's medical specialty is adult hematology and adult oncology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Drazin's clinical interests: breast biopsy, leukemia, and lung cancer. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Dr. Drazin attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school. He is professionally 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)

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

Dr. Daniel Stone works as an internist and geriatrician in Beverly Hills, CA. Dr. Stone's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. These areas are among his clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), tonsilitis, and depression. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and a graduate of Harbor-UCLA Medical Center's residency program. In addition to English, he speaks 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, who practices in Beverly Hills, CA, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Hage include angina, heart attack, and heart palpitations. Dr. Hage accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. 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. He has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Hage (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and French. He is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai.

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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 practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Vaysburd include esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and testicular cancer. Dr. Vaysburd takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. She graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Methodist Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Vaysburd speaks Russian. She is 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 is a chest surgeon. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of clinical interest consist of video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), lung cancer, and photodynamic therapy (PDT). Dr. Mahtabifard is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at New York Medical College. He trained at Massachusetts General Hospital and Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers for residency. Dr. Mahtabifard (or staff) is conversant in French and Persian. His professional affiliations include 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)

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

Dr. David Austin works as an internist. He attended medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Austin include depression, snoring, and sports physicals. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Austin honors. He 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)

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

Dr. Afshin Gabayan works as an adult hematologist and oncologist in Beverly Hills, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gabayan include esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and ovarian cancer. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Olive View-UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Gabayan (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Persian. Dr. Gabayan 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)

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

Dr. Monica Asnani works as a general pediatrician. In addition to English, Dr. Asnani (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. Areas of expertise for Dr. Asnani include obesity, immunization (preventive vaccines), and asthma. Dr. Asnani is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. She graduated from the University of Vermont College of Medicine. She has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Asnani is an in-network provider for 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

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

Dr. Michael Borookhim works as a general internist in Beverly Hills, CA. Patients gave Dr. Borookhim an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include angina, type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes), and obesity. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, CIGNA Plans, and more. He attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. 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)

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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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