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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 a specialist in allergy & immunology. His areas of expertise consist of asthma and food allergy. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and more. After completing medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine, Dr. Levy performed his residency at Kings County Hospital Center. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Levy has received include Richard L. Day, MD, Master Teacher Award in Pediatrics, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, NY; Southern California Super Doctors; and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 in Tustin, CA. Dr. Smith's areas of expertise include the following: gynecological problems, adolescent issues, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Smith accepts. Dr. Smith has an open panel. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver, Dr. Smith attended medical school at 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 works as a pediatrician. Dr. Kazemi's areas of expertise include asthma and allergies. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz and Tehran University of Medical Sciences for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University. In addition to English, Dr. Kazemi (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian. She is professionally affiliated with 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 specialist in pediatric allergy & immunology and adult allergy & immunology. He works in Tustin, CA, Huntington Beach, CA, and Laguna Hills, CA. Dr. Liao has a special interest in sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. 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. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Liao (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin and Spanish. He is affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), and St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP). 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 is an Irvine, CA physician who specializes in general pediatrics. The average patient rating for Dr. Sharma is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Sharma honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Government Medical College, Rohtak and Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak, she performed her residency at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Sharma (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Hindi. She is affiliated with Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). Dr. Sharma is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Immunization, Hay Fever, Asthma

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

Dr. Bruce Friedman practices pediatric allergy & immunology in Fountain Valley, CA and Irvine, CA. Dr. Friedman (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Persian. Clinical interests for Dr. Friedman include bronchitis, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). He is professionally affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center. He studied medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. He completed his residency training at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Friedman's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He accepts Aetna EPO, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Friedman has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008.

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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 practices adult allergy & immunology. Dr. Carr's areas of clinical interest consist of hay fever (allergic rhinitis), asthma, and food allergy. He accepts AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Washington School of Medicine. He trained at Brooke Army Medical Center for his residency. His 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 Dr. Carr's office for an appointment.

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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' area of specialization is adult allergy & immunology. She is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Myers is especially interested in hay fever (allergic rhinitis), asthma, and hives (uritcaria). She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and CIGNA Plans. She attended medical school at Albany Medical College. Dr. Myers trained at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital for residency. Dr. Myers (or staff) is conversant in 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. Sam S Huang, MD
Specializes in Other, Medical Oncology, Hematology
113 Waterworks Way; Suite 200
Irvine, CA
 

Dr. Sam Huang's areas of specialization are medical oncology and hematology (blood disorders). The average patient rating for Dr. Huang is 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise consist of lung cancer and breast cancer. Dr. Huang is affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Weill Cornell Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Huang trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Huang (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin and Spanish.

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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.