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 allergy & immunology specialist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Levy include asthma and food allergy. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Levy takes. Dr. Levy attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Dr. Levy trained at Kings County Hospital Center for his residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Richard L. Day, MD, Master Teacher Award in Pediatrics, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, NY; Southern California Super Doctors; and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. He 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 is a Tustin, CA physician who specializes in family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Smith include gynecological problems, adolescent issues, and hypertension (high blood pressure). His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. Dr. Smith takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net. Dr. Smith is open to new patients. He studied medicine at Creighton University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver.

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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 medical specialty is general pediatrics. Dr. Kazemi's clinical interests include asthma and allergies. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University, Dr. Kazemi attended medical school at Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz and Tehran University of Medical Sciences. Dr. Kazemi (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Persian. Dr. Kazemi's hospital/clinic affiliations include HealthCare Partners IPA - South Coast, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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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 medical specialist in pediatric allergy & immunology and adult allergy & immunology. In addition to English, Dr. Liao (or staff) speaks Mandarin and Spanish. Dr. Liao has a special interest in sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), and St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP). Dr. Liao attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Liao is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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

Dr. Annu Sharma works as a general pediatrician in Irvine, CA. She has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She is professionally affiliated with Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). Dr. Sharma is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and more. She has an open panel. Dr. Sharma's education and training includes medical school at Government Medical College, Rohtak and Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak and residency at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Sharma (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Immunization, Hay Fever, Asthma

Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
16300 Sand Canyon Avenue; Suite 708
Irvine, CA
 

Dr. Bruce Friedman specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology and practices in Fountain Valley, CA and Irvine, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Friedman include bronchitis, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Friedman accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. After attending Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, he completed his residency training at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Friedman has received distinctions including 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 specialist in adult allergy & immunology. Patient ratings for Dr. Carr average 3.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: hay fever (allergic rhinitis), asthma, and food allergy. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Allergy & Asthma Associates of Southern California, Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), and CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital. He accepts AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. Before performing his residency at Brooke Army Medical Center, Dr. Carr attended the University of Washington School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Eczema, Food Allergy, 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 adult allergy & immunology specialist. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include hay fever (allergic rhinitis), asthma, and hives (uritcaria). Dr. Myers is affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Myers accepts. Before performing her residency at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, Dr. Myers attended Albany Medical College for medical school. 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 practices medical oncology and hematology (blood disorders). His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include the following: lung cancer and breast cancer. Dr. Huang is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, CIGNA Plans, and more. After attending Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. In addition to English, Dr. Huang (or staff) speaks Mandarin and Spanish. His professional 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.
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