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

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 the following: lung biopsy, lung surgery, and bronchoscopy. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Khoshnevis honors. He studied medicine at The National University of Iran. He speaks Persian. Dr. Khoshnevis's hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Los Alamitos Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

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

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

Dr. Mark Chung is a critical care (intensive care medicine), sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology specialist in Los Alamitos, CA and Cerritos, CA. His areas of expertise consist of sleep study, intensive care, and asthma. Patient reviews placed Dr. Chung at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chung takes. Dr. Chung studied medicine at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 practices legal medicine and adult pulmonology in Bellflower, CA. Dr. Topacio's clinical interests encompass lung cancer, intensive care, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She graduated from the University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Topacio speaks Filipino. She is professionally affiliated with Los Alamitos Medical Center, Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, and Lakewood Regional Medical Center.

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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 family medicine practitioner in La Palma, CA and Cypress, CA. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Scheier include diabetes and asthma. Dr. Scheier's hospital/clinic affiliations include Lakewood Hospital, Los Alamitos Medical Center, and Placentia-Linda Hospital. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences, Dr. Scheier performed his residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish.

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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 works as a maternal-fetal medicine specialist, neonatologist, and adolescent medicine specialist. His clinical interests include chronic sinusitis, newborn care, and anemia. On average, patients gave Dr. Tejani a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Mumbai and Grant Medical College and performed his residency at North Shore University Hospital, Kings County Hospital Center, and a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. In addition to English, Dr. Tejani (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. Dr. Tejani 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 specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Los Alamitos, CA. The average patient rating for Dr. Dostzada is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Dostzada has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes, asthma, and women's health issues. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Los Alamitos Medical Center and Lakewood Regional Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Dostzada graduated from Kabul Medical University. Dr. Dostzada (or staff) is conversant in French and Persian.

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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 works as a pediatrician. Her areas of expertise consist of asthma and eczema. Dr. Francisco-Hugh accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She attended medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Francisco-Hugh (or staff) speaks the following languages: Filipino, Spanish, and Cantonese. Dr. Francisco-Hugh's professional affiliations include Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, Lakewood Regional Medical Center, and Placentia-Linda Hospital.

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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.
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