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We found 10 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Health Net HMO near Huntington Beach, CA.

Dr. Robby Tanios Ayoub, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
8201 Newman Avenue; Suite 302
Huntington Beach, CA
 

Dr. Robby Ayoub is a critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Ayoub include 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 several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Secure Horizons. After attending St. George's University School of Medicine, Dr. Ayoub completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Seton Hall University. In addition to English, Dr. Ayoub (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and Vietnamese. 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 is a pediatric pulmonologist. Dr. Yuengsrigul attended Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University for medical school and subsequently trained at Rush University Medical Center for residency. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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. Her professional affiliations include 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. 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 and practices in Fountain Valley, CA. These areas are among his clinical interests: amputation, anti-aging, and aspiration pneumonia. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wang honors. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and performed his residency at Kern Medical Center, Bakersfield. In addition to English, Dr. Wang (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Korean, and Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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)

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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. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Jhangiani include leukemia, lung cancer, and anemia. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Mumbai, Topiwala National Medical College, and Grant Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Kaiser Permanente and St. Joseph Mercy Oakland. Dr. Jhangiani (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Jhangiani's hospital/clinic 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. Vijaykumar Ramchandra Kini, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
11190 Warner Avenue; Suite 115
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. Vijaykumar Kini sees patients in Tustin, CA and Fountain Valley, CA. His medical specialty is radiation oncology. He obtained his medical school training at Seth G.S. Medical College and performed his residency at Beaumont Hospitals. His clinical interests include lung cancer, breast cancer, and sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer). Dr. Kini takes Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Kini (or staff) speaks Marathi, Vietnamese, and Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center and Placentia-Linda Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Brachytherapy, Breast Issues, Sarcoma, Cyberknife Radiosurgery, Lung Cancer, Stereotactic ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Smita Tandon works as a pediatrician in Fountain Valley, CA. Dr. Tandon (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Marathi, and Spanish. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Tandon include asthma, alternative medicine, and allergies. She is affiliated with HealthCare Partners IPA - South Coast, MemorialCare Health System, and St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP). She graduated from the University of Mumbai and Grant Medical College. For her residency, Dr. Tandon trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. She takes Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Allergies, Alternative Medicine, Asthma

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 pediatric allergist and immunologist and allergist and immunologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Liao include sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. Dr. Liao is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Dr. Liao attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Liao has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Liao (or staff) speaks Mandarin and Spanish. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), and St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP). Dr. Liao welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

Dr. Bruce Fred Friedman, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
11180 Warner Avenue; Suite 255
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. Bruce Friedman specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Friedman include bronchitis, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Friedman's education and training includes medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. Dr. Friedman (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Persian. Dr. Friedman is professionally affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , bronchitis, asthma

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

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

Dr. Hoang Le is a critical care (intensive care medicine) specialist in Fountain Valley, CA. These areas are among his clinical interests: sleep disorders, lung cancer, and asthma. Patient ratings for Dr. Le average 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Le's education and training includes medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and residency at Kaiser Permanente. In addition to English, he speaks Vietnamese. He is affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center.

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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. Jason M Knight, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Critical Care
1 Hoag Drive
Newport Beach, CA
 

Dr. Jason Knight is a specialist in pediatric critical care. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. After completing medical school at Eastern Virginia Medical School, he performed his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Knight is an in-network provider for Health Net, Health Net HMO, and Medicare insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , acute respiratory distress syndrome

All Interests: Congenital Heart Disease, Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Telemedicine

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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.