We found 13 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Anthem Blue Cross of California near Huntington Beach, CA.

Dr. Robby Tanios Ayoub, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
8201 Newman Avenue; Suite 101
Huntington Beach, CA
 

Dr. Robby Ayoub's specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He practices in Huntington Beach, CA and Fountain Valley, CA. His areas of expertise include the following: aspiration pneumonia, bronchoscopy, and electrocardiogram (EKG). His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ayoub is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Seton Hall University. Dr. Ayoub (or staff) is conversant in Arabic, Spanish, and French. He is professionally affiliated with HealthCare Partners IPA - South Coast, Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center, and Los Alamitos Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , aspiration pneumonia, lung problems

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Bronchoscopy, Electrocardiogram, Aspiration Pneumonia, Pancreatitis, Lung ... (Read more)

Dr. Anchalee Yuengsrigul, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
19582 Beach Blvd. 380
Huntington Beach, CA
 

Dr. Anchalee Yuengsrigul, who practices in Orange, CA and Huntington Beach, CA, is a medical specialist in pediatric pulmonology. Dr. Yuengsrigul takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Her education and training includes medical school at Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University and residency at Rush University Medical Center. She has received the following distinction: Physician of Excellence Orange County Medical Association, Multiple years. Dr. Yuengsrigul (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Thai. She is affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA, CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital, and PIH Health.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Sleep Apnea, Asthma

Dr. Maryum Habib Merchant, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
1665 Scenic Avenue; Suite 100
Costa Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Maryum Merchant is an adult pulmonology specialist. After attending Dow Medical College for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Areas of expertise for Dr. Merchant include lung transplant, lung cancer, and intensive care. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. She is professionally affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center.

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

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Lung Transplant, Exercise, Cystic Fibrosis, Intensive Care, ... (Read more)

Dr. John Weijune Wang, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
11160 Warner Avenue; Suite 405
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. John Wang specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Wang attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Kern Medical Center, Bakersfield for residency. His clinical interests include amputation, anti-aging, and aspiration pneumonia. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Wang is in-network for Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Wang (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Korean, and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with HealthCare Partners IPA - South Coast and Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , aspiration pneumonia, lung problems

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Lung Problems, Anti-Aging, Bowel Obstruction, Amputation, Aspiration ... (Read more)

Dr. Vijaykumar Ramchandra Kini, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
11190 Warner Avenue; Suite 115
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. Vijaykumar Kini is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. Dr. Kini studied medicine at Seth G.S. Medical College. His residency was performed at Beaumont Hospitals. His areas of expertise include the following: intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), lung cancer, and breast cancer. He honors Aetna EPO, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Kini (or staff) is conversant in Marathi, Vietnamese, and Hindi. Dr. Kini's professional affiliations include Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center and Placentia-Linda Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy, Brachytherapy, Breast Issues, Sarcoma, Robotic Stereotactic ... (Read more)

Dr. Smita Bhargava Tandon, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
11100 Warner Avenue 252; Dr2kids
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. Smita Tandon's specialty is general pediatrics. Dr. Tandon graduated from the University of Mumbai and Grant Medical College and then she performed her residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Her clinical interests include asthma, alternative medicine, and allergies. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Tandon (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Marathi, and Spanish. Dr. Tandon's professional affiliations include HealthCare Partners IPA - South Coast, MemorialCare Health System, and St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP).

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Allergies, Alternative Medicine, Asthma

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Specializes in Other, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
18111 Brookhurst Street; Suite 6100
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. Haresh Jhangiani is an adult hematology and adult oncology specialist in Fountain Valley, CA. Before performing his residency at Kaiser Permanente and St. Joseph Mercy Oakland, Dr. Jhangiani attended the University of Mumbai, Topiwala National Medical College, and Grant Medical College for medical school. Clinical interests for Dr. Jhangiani include leukemia, lung cancer, and anemia. He is rated highly by his patients. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Jhangiani (or staff) speaks Hindi. His professional affiliations include Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center and Placentia-Linda Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Bone Cancer, Bone Problems, Leukemia, Lung Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Otto Y Liao, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology, Adult Allergy & Immunology
19582 Beach Boulevard; Suite 314
Huntington Beach, CA
 

Dr. Otto Liao is a specialist in pediatric allergy & immunology and adult allergy & immunology. He works in Tustin, CA, Huntington Beach, CA, and Laguna Hills, CA. Dr. Liao has a special interest in sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Before completing his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Dr. Liao attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Liao (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin and Spanish. He is affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), and St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP). He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Eczema, Allergies, Food Allergy, Sinusitis, Hay Fever, Asthma

Dr. Khosrow Mahdavi, MD
Specializes in Oncology, Other, Hematology
520 Superior Avenue; #315
Newport Beach, CA
 

Dr. Khosrow Mahdavi's medical specialty is oncology (cancer care) and hematology (blood disorders). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mahdavi takes. Dr. Mahdavi's education and training includes medical school at Tehran University of Medical Sciences and residency at MetroHealth Medical Center, Grant Hospital of Chicago, and Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago. Dr. Mahdavi has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. He speaks Persian. He is professionally affiliated with UC Irvine Health.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Lung Cancer, Lymphoma, Colorectal Cancer, Breast Cancer, Prostate Cancer

Dr. Hoang Tran Le, MD
Specializes in Other, Critical Care
10221 Slater Boulevard; Suite 102
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. Hoang Le's specialty is critical care (intensive care medicine). On average, patients gave Dr. Le a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: sleep disorders, lung cancer, and asthma. He is professionally affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Le accepts Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Kaiser Permanente. He is conversant in Vietnamese.

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

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Disorders, Lung Cancer, Asthma

Dr. Robert Matthew Carroll, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
1640 Newport Boulevard; Suite 200
Costa Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Robert Carroll's medical specialty is adult hematology and adult oncology. His areas of clinical interest consist of lung cancer, breast cancer, and lymphoma. Dr. Carroll is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and performed his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. He is affiliated with UC Irvine Health.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Lung Cancer, Lymphoma, Colorectal Cancer, Breast Cancer, Prostate Cancer

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Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
11180 Warner Avenue; Suite 255
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. Bruce Friedman practices pediatric allergy & immunology in Fountain Valley, CA and Irvine, CA. Dr. Friedman (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Persian. Clinical interests for Dr. Friedman include bronchitis, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). He is professionally affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center. He studied medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. He completed his residency training at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Friedman's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He accepts Aetna EPO, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Friedman has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008.

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Relevant Interests: , bronchitis, asthma

All Interests: Eczema, Bronchitis, Sinus Problems, Food Allergy, Allergy Testing, Asthma, Bloodless ... (Read more)

Dr. Nam S Lee, PhD
Specializes in Acupuncture
1520 Nutmeg Place; Suite 103
Costa Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Nam Lee specializes in acupuncture. Clinical interests for Dr. Lee include cancer supportive care, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and menstrual disorders. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Lee (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Korean and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Infertility, Sports Health, Headache, Nutrition Issues, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Rheumatic ... (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.