We found 21 pulmonologists who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near Laguna Hills, CA.

Dr. Jonathan J Ahdout, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
15775 Laguna Canyon Road; Suite 290
Irvine, CA
 

Dr. Jonathan Ahdoot specializes in adult pulmonology. His average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ahdoot honors. Dr. Ahdoot studied medicine at Tehran University of Medical Sciences. Dr. Ahdoot (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew and Persian. Dr. Ahdoot is affiliated with MemorialCare Health System.

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Dr. Fady George Kadifa, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
24411 Health Center Drive; Suite 560
Laguna Hills, CA
 

Dr. Fady Kadifa's medical specialty is adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He is professionally affiliated with Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). Dr. Kadifa accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. His practice is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at Good Samaritan Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine, Dr. Kadifa attended medical school at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Kadifa (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and French.

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Dr. David A Hicks, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
27700 Medical Center Road; 5th Floor
Mission Viejo, CA
 

Dr. David Hicks is a specialist in pediatric pulmonology. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He obtained his medical school training at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Hicks include: OCMA Physicians of Excellence; Named Physician of Excellence by the Orange County Medical Association; and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. Dr. Hicks is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA, and CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital. He is not currently accepting new patients.

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Dr. Zacharia Y Reda, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology, Pediatric Critical Care
26800 Crown Valley Parkway; Suite 460
Mission Viejo, CA
 

Dr. Zacharia Reda is a pediatric pulmonology and pediatric critical care specialist in Fountain Valley, CA, Newport Beach, CA, and Mission Viejo, CA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Reda include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Reda has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, Dr. Reda attended Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine for medical school. His distinctions include: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. In addition to English, Dr. Reda (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. He is affiliated with Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital, and Placentia-Linda Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery

Dr. Bryan David Vo, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
24411 Health Center Drive; Suite 560
Laguna Hills, CA
 

Dr. Bryan Vo is a critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist in Laguna Hills, CA. AARP, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vo accepts. His education and training includes medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine and residency at Scripps Mercy Hospital, San Diego. In addition to English, Dr. Vo speaks Vietnamese. Dr. Vo is affiliated with Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Dr. George Kevork Shahinian, MD
Specializes in Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
24411 Health Center Drive; Suite 620
Laguna Hills, CA
 

Dr. George Shahinian's areas of specialization are sleep medicine and adult pulmonology. Dr. Shahinian is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. He attended medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at San Joaquin General Hospital. He speaks Armenian. Dr. Shahinian is professionally affiliated with MemorialCare Health System.

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Dr. Neal Kamal Nakra, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
26691 Plaza; Suite 130
Mission Viejo, CA
 

Dr. Neal Nakra works as a pediatric pulmonologist. He is professionally affiliated with PIH Health. Dr. Nakra is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and a graduate of Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers' residency program. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nakra accepts.

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Dr. William Wei-Ming Chang, DO
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Other, Adult Pulmonology
30230 Rancho Viejo Road; Suite 200
San Juan Capistrano, CA
 

Dr. William Chang is an adult critical care and adult pulmonology specialist. Dr. Chang honors Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He graduated from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is affiliated with MemorialCare Health System. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Chang's office for an appointment.

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Specializes in Emergency Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
24451 Health Center Drive
Laguna Hills, CA
 

Dr. Edward Mescher is an emergency medicine and adult pulmonology specialist in Laguna Hills, CA, Reedley, CA, and Emeryville, CA. Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mescher honors. After attending Harvard Medical School, he completed his residency training at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Health System.

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Dr. Thomas T Vovan, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
24411 Health Center Drive; Suite 560
Laguna Hills, CA
 

Dr. Thomas Vovan's medical specialty is adult critical care and adult pulmonology. After attending the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at West Los Angeles VA Medical Center. He is in-network for AARP, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Vovan speaks Vietnamese. He is affiliated with Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). He has an open panel.

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Dr. Nick G Anas, MD
Specializes in Pulmonology, Pediatric Critical Care
27700 Medical Center Road
Mission Viejo, CA
 

Dr. Nick Anas is a pulmonology (lung & respiratory disease) and pediatric critical care specialist in Orange, CA, Mission Viejo, CA, and Newport Beach, CA. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital. Dr. Anas obtained his medical school training at West Virginia University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Anas honors. Dr. Anas has received distinctions including Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008.

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Dr. Vidal Julio Espeleta, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
24411 Health Center Drive; Suite 560
Laguna Hills, CA
 

Dr. Vidal Espeleta specializes in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna. Before completing his residency at SSM St. Mary's Health Center, St. Louis, Dr. Espeleta attended medical school at Emilio Aguinaldo College and La Salle University, Mexican Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Espeleta's hospital/clinic affiliations include Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center and Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). Dr. Espeleta has an open panel.

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Dr. Barbara M Galko, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
24411 Health Center Drive; Suite 620
Laguna Hills, CA
 

Dr. Barbara Galko is a specialist in adult pulmonology. Dr. Galko's education and training includes medical school at McGill University Faculty of Medicine and residency at St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto and Toronto General Hospital. She takes Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. Dr. Galko (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hungarian and French. Dr. Galko is affiliated with MemorialCare Health System.

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Dr. Michael Anthony Rovzar, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Other, Adult Pulmonology
30230 Rancho Viejo Road; Suite 200
San Juan Capistrano, CA
 

Dr. Michael Rovzar is an adult critical care specialist and pulmonologist in San Juan Capistrano, CA. Dr. Rovzar is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net. His practice is open to new patients. He graduated from the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Arizona Health Sciences Center. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Specializes in Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
26800 Crown Valley Parkway; Suite 205
Mission Viejo, CA
 

Dr. Bruce Tammelin's specialties are sleep medicine and adult pulmonology. Dr. Tammelin attended medical school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tammelin accepts. He is affiliated with CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital.

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Dr. David A Law, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
24411 Health Center Drive; Suite 560
Laguna Hills, CA
 

Dr. David Law practices adult pulmonology in Laguna Hills, CA. He attended Yale School of Medicine and subsequently trained at D.C. General Hospital for residency. Dr. Law accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with MemorialCare Health System.

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What is Pulmonology?

Pulmonology is a subspecialty that focuses on complex diseases of the lungs. In order to diagnose and treat lung disorders, a pulmonologist may also examine the chest, nose, throat, or heart. However, the main function of pulmonology is to make sure the lungs are functioning well.

Some of the diseases and disorders that might be treated by a pulmonologist include:
  • Pneumonia
  • Asthma
  • Tuberculosis
  • Emphysema
  • Mesothelioma and other lung cancers
  • Cystic Fibrosis

A pulmonologist often uses pulmonary function tests, such as spirometry, to measure how well the lungs are able to move air in and out. Pulmonologists are trained to take surgical samples and biopsies when needed, but they do not typically perform surgery. Pulmonologists may provide consultations to other doctors, acute care for sudden illnesses, or regular care for patients with long-term lung disorders.