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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 practices allergy & immunology. His clinical interests include hereditary angioedema, hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Levy is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Kings County Hospital Center. 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 professionally 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's area of specialization is family medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Smith include gynecological problems, adolescent issues, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. After attending Creighton University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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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 sees patients in Santa Ana, CA. Her medical specialty is general pediatrics. Dr. Kazemi's clinical interests include asthma and allergies. Her professional affiliations include HealthCare Partners IPA - South Coast, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kazemi graduated from Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz and Tehran University of Medical Sciences. She trained at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University for her residency. 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 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
16300 Sand Canyon Avenue; Suite 708
Irvine, 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. 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 studied medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Brooke Army Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Carr include hay fever (allergic rhinitis), asthma, and food allergy. Dr. Carr takes AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, in addition to 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. He welcomes 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 is a physician who specializes in general pediatrics. In addition to English, Dr. Sharma (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. She is affiliated with Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). Before performing her residency at Rush University Medical Center, Dr. Sharma attended Government Medical College, Rohtak and Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak for medical school. Patients gave Dr. Sharma an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sharma honors. She welcomes 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 a physician who specializes in adult allergy & immunology. Dr. Myers is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is especially interested in hay fever (allergic rhinitis), asthma, and hives (uritcaria). She is affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Myers studied medicine at Albany Medical College. For her residency, Dr. Myers trained at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital. Dr. Myers (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: 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 specializes in medical oncology and hematology (blood disorders) and practices in Orange, CA and Irvine, CA. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine, Dr. Huang attended Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Huang include lung cancer and breast cancer. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Huang is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Huang (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin and Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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.