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. His clinical interests include asthma and food allergy. Dr. Levy is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant. He studied medicine at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Dr. Levy trained at Kings County Hospital Center for his residency. He has received the following distinctions: 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's specialty is family medicine. Dr. Smith's areas of expertise include 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, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Creighton University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. Dr. Smith is accepting new patients.

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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. Clinical interests for Dr. Kazemi include asthma and allergies. Dr. Kazemi accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. She attended Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz and Tehran University of Medical Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University for residency. Dr. Kazemi (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Persian. Dr. Kazemi is 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 physician who specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology and adult allergy & immunology. Dr. Liao (or staff) speaks Mandarin and Spanish. Dr. Liao has indicated that his clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), and St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP). He graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. He trained at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for his residency. Dr. Liao honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of 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's specialty is general pediatrics. Her average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sharma attended Government Medical College, Rohtak and Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak and then went on to complete her residency at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Sharma (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Hindi. She is affiliated with Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). Dr. Sharma has an open panel.

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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. These areas are among his clinical interests: bronchitis, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Patient reviews placed Dr. Friedman at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He obtained his medical school training at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Friedman's distinctions include: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. Dr. Friedman (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Persian. He 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 practices adult allergy & immunology. His areas of expertise consist of hay fever (allergic rhinitis), asthma, and food allergy. Dr. Carr honors AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Brooke Army Medical Center, Dr. Carr attended medical school at the University of Washington School of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Allergy & Asthma Associates of Southern California, Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), and CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital. Dr. Carr is accepting new patients.

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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 specializes in adult allergy & immunology. Her areas of expertise consist of hay fever (allergic rhinitis), asthma, and hives (uritcaria). Dr. Myers is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, CIGNA Plans, and more. She graduated from Albany Medical College. She completed her residency training at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital. Dr. Myers (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and German. Dr. Myers is 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 is a medical oncologist and hematologist. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Huang's areas of expertise include lung cancer and breast cancer. He is affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. Dr. Huang is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Weill Cornell Medical College. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Huang (or staff) is conversant in 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.
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