We found 13 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near Encinitas, CA.

Dr. Scott Alan Eisman, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
320 Santa Fe Drive; Suite 107c
Encinitas, CA
 

Dr. Scott Eisman works as a pulmonologist. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Eisman's areas of expertise include the following: intensive care and lung problems. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Eisman attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Kansas Medical Center for residency. He has received the following distinction: San Diego Super Doctors. He speaks Italian. Dr. Eisman is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Intensive Care, Lung Problems

Dr. Samir S Makani, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
320 Santa Fe Drive; Suite 107c
Encinitas, CA
 

Dr. Samir Makani is a medical specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Makani include intensive care, general care, and lung problems. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He graduated from Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University Medical College. Dr. Makani trained at Henry Ford Hospital for his residency. His professional affiliations include VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS) and Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Intensive Care, Lung Problems, General Care

Dr. Marisa M Magana, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
320 Santa Fe Drive; Suite 107c
Encinitas, CA
 

Dr. Marisa Magaña is an adult critical care and adult pulmonology specialist in Encinitas, CA, San Diego, CA, and La Jolla, CA. Dr. Magaña's clinical interests encompass intensive care, general care, and lung problems. She is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), Dr. Magaña attended Harvard Medical School. She is conversant in Spanish.

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All Interests: Intensive Care, Lung Problems, General Care

Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
320 Santa Fe Drive; Suite 107c
Encinitas, CA
 

Dr. Robert Savage is a critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology specialist in Encinitas, CA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Savage include intensive care, general care, and lung problems. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Harvard Medical School, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Dr. Savage is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Intensive Care, Lung Problems, General Care

Dr. William Wayne Hooper, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
320 Santa Fe Drive; Suite 101
Encinitas, CA
 

Dr. William Hooper's specialty is adult pulmonology. He has a special interest in lung problems. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with McGill University, Dr. Hooper attended McGill University Faculty of Medicine for medical school. Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hooper accepts. He welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Intensive Care, Lung Problems

Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
320 Santa Fe Drive; Suite 107c
Encinitas, CA
 

Dr. Matthew Horn is a physician who specializes in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. After completing medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. Clinical interests for Dr. Horn include intensive care and lung problems. Dr. Horn is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Horn speaks French. He is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. He welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Intensive Care, Lung Problems

Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Pulmonology
900 Sea Wind Court
Carlsbad, CA
 

Dr. Randall Nourse is a physician who specializes in adult critical care and pulmonology (lung & respiratory disease). He has a special interest in intensive care, general care, and lung problems. Dr. Nourse is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), Dr. Nourse attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Nourse accepts the following insurance: Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Intensive Care, Lung Problems, General Care

Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
320 Santa Fe Drive; Suite 107b
Encinitas, CA
 

Dr. Kevin Shaw's areas of specialization are adult critical care and adult pulmonology; he sees patients in Encinitas, CA and San Diego, CA. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Shaw is especially interested in intensive care. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. He obtained his medical school training at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Shaw is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Intensive Care, Lung Problems

Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
320 Santa Fe Drive; Suite 107c
Encinitas, CA
 

Dr. Andrew Hsing's medical specialty is adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include sleep disorders, intensive care, and lung problems. Dr. Hsing is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. He is a graduate of Boston University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Hsing completed a residency program at Travis Air Force Base, David Grant USAF Medical Center. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Intensive Care, Lung Problems

Specializes in Pulmonology
320 Santa Fe Drive; Suite 107c
Encinitas, CA
 

Dr. Sheri Tran is a pulmonologist in San Diego, CA and Encinitas, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tran include lung problems. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tran takes. Dr. Tran graduated from the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS) and Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. Dr. Tran is not accepting new patients at this time.

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All Interests: Lung Problems

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
320 Santa Fe Drive; Suite 107c
Encinitas, CA
 

Mr. Edward Mims' area of specialization is general internal medicine. In his practice, he is particularly interested in general care. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. For his professional training, Mr. Mims completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Mr. Mims is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has a closed panel.

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All Interests: Intensive Care, Lung Problems, General Care

Daniel Paul Haun
Specializes in Acupuncture
535 Encinitas Boulevard; Suite 112
Encinitas, CA
 

Mr. Daniel Haun practices acupuncture in Encinitas, CA and Oceanside, CA. His areas of expertise include facial problems, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and menstrual disorders. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan are among the insurance carriers that Mr. Haun accepts.

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Amy L Ligani
Specializes in Acupuncture
451 La Veta Avenue
Encinitas, CA
 

Ms. Amy Ligani's specialty is acupuncture. Ms. Ligani's areas of expertise include the following: gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), menstrual disorders, and migraine. She is in-network for Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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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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