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We found 7 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept MultiPlan PPO near Los Alamitos, CA.

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Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
3851 Katella Avenue; Suite 315
Los Alamitos, CA
 

Dr. Matt Khoshnevis' medical specialty is critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. Dr. Khoshnevis's areas of expertise include lung biopsy, lung cancer, and lung surgery. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Los Alamitos Medical Center. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is a graduate of The National University of Iran. In addition to English, he speaks Persian.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer, lung problems

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Lung Biopsy, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Sleep Apnea, Lung Problems, Spirometry, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
3791 Katella Avenue; #103
Los Alamitos, CA
 

Dr. Mark Chung is a physician who specializes in critical care (intensive care medicine), sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Dr. Chung has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of clinical interest consist of sleep study, intensive care, and asthma. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. He studied medicine at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Chung speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Los Alamitos Medical Center and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma, pulmonary hypertension, lung problems

All Interests: Sleep Problems, Sleep Disorders, Intensive Care, Sleep Apnea, Lung Problems, Sleep Study, Pulmonary ... (Read more)

Dr. Ruth Garcia Topacio, MD
Specializes in Legal Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
9604 Artesia Boulevard; Suite 104
Bellflower, CA
 

Dr. Ruth Topacio's areas of specialization are legal medicine and adult pulmonology. She speaks Filipino. In her practice, she is particularly interested in lung cancer, intensive care, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Dr. Topacio's professional affiliations include Los Alamitos Medical Center, Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, and Lakewood Regional Medical Center. She graduated from the University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Intensive Care, Lung Cancer

Dr. Mark Scheier, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
9526 Palermo Way
Cypress, CA
 

Dr. Mark Scheier is a physician who specializes in family medicine. He attended medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine, the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences, and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Scheier's medical residency was performed at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. His areas of expertise consist of diabetes and asthma. Dr. Scheier's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Scheier is professionally affiliated with Lakewood Hospital, Los Alamitos Medical Center, and Placentia-Linda Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Diabetes, Asthma

Dr. Nasir Huseinali Tejani, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine, Neonatology, Adolescent Medicine
3325 Palo Verde Avenue; Suite 203
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Nasir Tejani's specialties are maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology), neonatology, and adolescent medicine. After completing medical school at the University of Mumbai and Grant Medical College, he performed his residency at Kings County Hospital Center and a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. His clinical interests include chronic sinusitis, newborn care, and anemia. Patient ratings for Dr. Tejani average 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Tejani (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach and Los Alamitos Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Circumcision, Rhinitis, Chronic Sinusitis, Newborn Care, Anemia, Attention Deficit Disorder, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ghulam Yahya Dostzada, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Other
3771 Katella Avenue; #300
Los Alamitos, CA
 

Dr. Ghulam Dostzada sees patients in Los Alamitos, CA. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Dostzada include diabetes, asthma, and women's health issues. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant. Dr. Dostzada attended medical school at Kabul Medical University. Dr. Dostzada (or staff) is conversant in French and Persian. His professional affiliations include Los Alamitos Medical Center and Lakewood Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Men's Health Issues, Diabetes, Women's Health Issues, Asthma

Dr. Arlene A Francisco-Hugh, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
3650 E. South Street; Suite 204
Lakewood, CA
 

Dr. Arlene Francisco-Hugh's area of specialization is general pediatrics. In her practice, she is particularly interested in asthma and eczema. She is professionally affiliated with Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, Lakewood Regional Medical Center, and Placentia-Linda Hospital. Dr. Francisco-Hugh accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She studied medicine at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Francisco-Hugh (or staff) speaks the following languages: Filipino, Spanish, and Cantonese.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Eczema, Asthma

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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.