We found 11 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Blue Shield near Canyon Country, CA.

Dr. Ora M Fried, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Adult Pulmonology
25775 Mcbean Parkway; Suite 202, Santa Clarita - Primary & Specialty Care, Suite 202
Valencia, CA
 

Dr. Ora Fried works as an adult pulmonologist in Valencia, CA and Porter Ranch, CA. Her clinical interests include sleep disorders, lung cancer, and intensive care. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Fried attended medical school at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Maricopa Medical Center, Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center, and Phoenix Children's Hospital. Dr. Fried has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Rising Stars. She is professionally affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer, asthma, pulmonary fibrosis, pulmonary hypertension, lung problems, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Disorders, Intensive Care, Lung Problems, Pulmonary ... (Read more)

Dr. Joy Elizabeth Bulger Beck, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
24035 Newhall Ranch Road
Santa Clarita, CA
 

Dr. Joy Bulger Beck's specialty is general internal medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Bulger Beck speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bulger Beck include obesity, diabetes management, and menopause. She is affiliated with Providence Medical Institute. After attending the University of Arizona College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Bulger Beck completed her residency training at Olive View-UCLA Medical Center. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Menopause, Diabetes Management, Hypertension, Weight Management, Acid Reflux, Obesity, Women's ... (Read more)

Dr. Jacob Offenberger, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
27141 Hidaway Avenue; Suite 204
Canyon Country, CA
 

Dr. Jacob Offenberger is a physician who specializes in allergy & immunology. Dr. Offenberger's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Offenberger include asthma and allergies. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. After completing medical school at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center. Dr. Offenberger has received the following distinctions: Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Los Angeles Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Offenberger (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Spanish. He is affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Allergies, Asthma

Dr. Amir Behzad Rabbani, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
23861 Mcbean Parkway; Suite E24
Valencia, CA
 

Dr. Amir Rabbani specializes in adult cardiology. Dr. Rabbani (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: French and Persian. These areas are among his clinical interests: heart biopsy, heart valve disease, and atherosclerosis. His professional affiliations include UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Rabbani attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Rabbani trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Syncope, Atrial Fibrillation, Atrial Septal Defect, Cardiomyopathy, Nuclear Stress Test, Lung ... (Read more)

Dr. Rena Desai Callahan, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
23929 Mcbean Parkway; Suite 215, Building F
Valencia, CA
 

Dr. Rena Callahan's medical specialty is surgical oncology (cancer surgery), adult hematology, and adult oncology. Her clinical interests include chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), esophageal cancer, and lung cancer. Dr. Callahan is professionally affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Callahan graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for her residency. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Yale Class of 1956, Summer Fellowship for Study Abroad; Commendation for Excellence in Medical Student Teaching, UCLA; and Russell J. Stumacher Memorial Award, for academic.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer, lung problems

All Interests: Breast Issues, Ovarian Cancer, Gynecologic Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer, Hepatobiliary Cancer, Sickle ... (Read more)

Dr. Bina Maharjan, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
17909 Soledad Canyon Road
Canyon Country, CA
 

Dr. Bina Maharjan's specialty is family medicine. Dr. Maharjan's clinical interests include sleep disorders, obesity, and diabetes management. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at Central Maine Medical Center, Dr. Maharjan attended medical school at Sindh Medical College. Dr. Maharjan (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Nepali, and Hindi. She is professionally affiliated with Facey Medical Group. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Headache, Sleep Disorders, Diabetes Management, Osteoporosis, Weight Management, Acid Reflux, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Michael Pin, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
24035 Newhall Ranch Road
Santa Clarita, CA
 

Dr. Michael Pin specializes in family medicine. Dr. Pin's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes management, migraine, and thyroid problems. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Medical Institute. He attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency. On average, patients gave Dr. Pin a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Headache, Diabetes Management, Osteoporosis, Allergies, Acid Reflux, Migraine, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jong Charles Lee, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, General Pediatrics
27924 Seco Canyon Road
Santa Clarita, CA
 

Dr. Jong Lee sees patients in Santa Clarita, CA and Northridge, CA. His medical specialties are general internal medicine and general pediatrics. The average patient rating for Dr. Lee is 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Lee's clinical interests: back pain, diabetes management, and depression. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Lee (or staff) speaks the following languages: Korean and Spanish. Dr. Lee's professional affiliations include Providence Holy Cross Medical Center and Facey Medical Group. Dr. Lee welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Depression, Diabetes Management, Osteoporosis, Acid Reflux, General Care, Back Pain, Asthma, ... (Read more)

Hongyan Li
Specializes in Acupuncture
23861 Mcbean Parkway; Suite B2
Santa Clarita, CA
 

Ms. Hongyan Li's specialty is acupuncture. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Ms. Li's clinical interests: hepatitis, infertility, and nambudripad's allergy elimination techniques (NAET). She takes Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and L.A. Care Health Plan insurance. Ms. Li is open to new patients. She is conversant in Mandarin.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Hepatitis, Infertility, Nambudripad's Allergy Elimination Techniques, Sports Health, Headache, ... (Read more)

Dr. Victor Manuel Lopez, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
17909 Soledad Canyon Road
Canyon Country, CA
 

Dr. Victor Lopez practices general pediatrics in Canyon Country, CA. Before performing his residency at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center, Dr. Lopez attended the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health for medical school. In his practice, he is particularly interested in migraine, asthma, and allergies. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center and Facey Medical Group. Dr. Lopez's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Migraine, Headache, Allergies, Asthma, Anxiety Disorders

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Specializes in Neonatology
18520 Via Princessa; C-2
Canyon Country, CA
 

Dr. Rochelle Feldman is a neonatology specialist in Canyon Country, CA. Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. In her practice, Dr. Feldman focuses on attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), asthma, and allergies. She is affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Feldman is open to new patients. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Feldman attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Feldman (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew, Filipino, and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Allergies, Attention Deficit Disorder, Asthma

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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.