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

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

Dr. Donald Levy is a specialist in allergy & immunology. He studied medicine at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Dr. Levy completed his residency training at Kings County Hospital Center. His clinical interests include asthma and food allergy. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and more. Dr. Levy 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. He is affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, UC Irvine Health Gottschalk Medical Plaza, and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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

Dr. Ferdous Kazemi's specialty is general pediatrics. She studied medicine at Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz and Tehran University of Medical Sciences. Dr. Kazemi's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University. In her practice, Dr. Kazemi focuses on asthma and allergies. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. Dr. Kazemi (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Persian. Dr. Kazemi's professional 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; Suite B
Tustin, CA
 

Dr. Otto Liao sees patients in Tustin, CA, Huntington Beach, CA, and Laguna Hills, CA. His medical specialties are pediatric allergy & immunology and adult allergy & immunology. These areas are among his clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. Dr. Liao is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Liao graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Liao trained at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Liao (or staff) is conversant in 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 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 specializes in general pediatrics. She has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sharma accepts. Dr. Sharma graduated from Government Medical College, Rohtak and Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak and then she performed her residency at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Sharma (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Hindi. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), Children's Hospital of Orange County (CHOC Children's), and Saddleback Memorial Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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 is a medical specialist in pediatric allergy & immunology. After completing medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, Dr. Friedman performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Friedman include bronchitis, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Friedman is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. 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 affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , bronchitis, asthma

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Eczema, Bronchitis, Sinus Problems, Food Allergy, Hay ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Steven Smith's specialty is family medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: gynecological problems, adolescent issues, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Smith studied medicine at Creighton University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Smith completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. Dr. Smith's professional affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Headache, Cholesterol Problems, Gynecological Problems, Hypertension, 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 in Irvine, CA. She attended Albany Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital. She has a special interest in hay fever (allergic rhinitis), asthma, and hives (uritcaria). Dr. Myers has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Myers is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, CIGNA Plans, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Myers (or staff) speaks Spanish and German. She is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Hives, Hay Fever, Asthma

Dr. Warner Westover Carr, MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
15785 Laguna Canyon Road; Suite 100
Irvine, CA
 

Dr. Warner Carr's specialty is adult allergy & immunology. Dr. Carr is especially interested in hay fever (allergic rhinitis), asthma, and food allergy. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna. After completing medical school at the University of Washington School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Brooke Army Medical Center and The Brooklyn Hospital Center. Dr. Carr's professional affiliations include Allergy & Asthma Associates of Southern California, Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), and CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Eczema, Food Allergy, 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). His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. In Dr. Huang's practice, he is particularly interested in lung cancer and breast cancer. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine, Dr. Huang attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College. 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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