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We found 9 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Health Net HSP near Irvine, CA.

Dr. Donald S Levy, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Allergy & Immunology
1 Medical Plaza Drive
Irvine, CA
 

Dr. Donald Levy is an allergist/immunologist in Orange, CA and Irvine, CA. He graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Kings County Hospital Center. He has a special interest in asthma and food allergy. Dr. Levy honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received distinctions including Richard L. Day, MD, Master Teacher Award in Pediatrics, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, NY; Southern California Super Doctors; and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. Dr. Levy is affiliated with UC Irvine Health, St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA, and PIH Health.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Drug Allergy, Eczema, Allergies, Hives, Food Allergy, Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Hereditary ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven Lawrence Smith, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1095 Irvine Boulevard
Tustin, CA
 

Dr. Steven Smith works as a family medicine practitioner. Clinical interests for Dr. Smith include gynecological problems, adolescent issues, and hypertension (high blood pressure). His professional affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver, Dr. Smith attended Creighton University School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Headache, Cholesterol Problems, Gynecological Problems, Hypertension, Asthma

Dr. Ferdous F Kazemi, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
1220 Hemlock Way 105 B
Santa Ana, CA
 

Dr. Ferdous Kazemi's area of specialization is general pediatrics. Her clinical interests include asthma and allergies. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include HealthCare Partners IPA - South Coast, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. Dr. Kazemi is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz and Tehran University of Medical Sciences and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University. Dr. Kazemi (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Persian.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Allergies, Asthma

Dr. Otto Y Liao, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology, Adult Allergy & Immunology
1101 E Bryan Avenue; #b
Tustin, 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. He has indicated that his clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. He is affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), and St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP). Dr. Liao takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He welcomes new patients. 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. Dr. Liao has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Liao (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin and Spanish.

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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
16300 Sand Canyon Avenue; Suite 708
Irvine, CA
 

Dr. Bruce Friedman's area of specialization is pediatric allergy & immunology. He is rated highly by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Friedman include bronchitis, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, Dr. Friedman performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He has received the following distinctions: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. Dr. Friedman (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian. Dr. Friedman is 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. Warner Westover Carr, MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
15785 Laguna Canyon Road; Suite 100
Irvine, CA
 

Dr. Warner Carr is a medical specialist in adult allergy & immunology. He attended the University of Washington School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Brooke Army Medical Center for residency. These areas are among Dr. Carr's clinical interests: hay fever (allergic rhinitis), asthma, and food allergy. He takes AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Allergy & Asthma Associates of Southern California, Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), and CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital. Dr. Carr is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

Dr. Annu G Sharma, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
15785 Laguna Canyon Road; Suite 215
Irvine, CA
 

Dr. Annu Sharma specializes in general pediatrics and practices in Irvine, CA. After attending Government Medical College, Rohtak and Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak for medical school, she completed her residency training at Rush University Medical Center. She has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Sharma honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and more. Dr. Sharma (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Hindi. Dr. Sharma is affiliated with Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Immunization, Hay Fever, Asthma

Dr. Rhonda Jan Myers, MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
4902 Irvine Center Drive; Suite 108
Irvine, CA
 

Dr. Rhonda Myers is an allergist and immunologist. Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Myers's areas of expertise include hay fever (allergic rhinitis), asthma, and hives (uritcaria). She is affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and CIGNA Plans. After attending Albany Medical College for medical school, she completed her residency training at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Myers (or staff) speaks Spanish and German.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Hives, Hay Fever, Asthma

Dr. Sam S Huang, MD
Specializes in Other, Medical Oncology, Hematology
113 Waterworks Way; Suite 200
Irvine, CA
 

Dr. Sam Huang is a specialist in medical oncology and hematology (blood disorders). After completing medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. In Dr. Huang's practice, he is particularly interested in lung cancer and breast cancer. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Huang accepts. Dr. Huang (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Lung Cancer, Breast Cancer

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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.