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 is a specialist in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. He works in Baytown, TX and Houston, TX. In addition to English, he speaks Persian. Clinical interests for Dr. Khoshnevis include lung biopsy, lung surgery, and bronchoscopy. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He attended medical school at The National University of Iran. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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. Dr. Chung is a graduate of SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. His areas of expertise consist of sleep study, intensive care, and asthma. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Chung accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. 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, who practices in Bellflower, CA, is a medical specialist in legal medicine and adult pulmonology. Dr. Topacio's areas of clinical interest consist of lung cancer, intensive care, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at the University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center. In addition to English, she speaks Filipino. She is professionally affiliated with Long Beach Memorial 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 practice physician in La Palma, CA and Cypress, CA. Before completing his residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center, Dr. Scheier attended medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences. His areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes and asthma. Patient ratings for Dr. Scheier average 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Scheier 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 is a perinatologist, neonatologist, and adolescent medicine specialist in Long Beach, CA. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tejani include chronic sinusitis, newborn care, and anemia. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He attended medical school at the University of Mumbai and Grant Medical College. His medical residency was performed at North Shore University Hospital, Kings County Hospital Center, and a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. Dr. Tejani (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. He is affiliated with Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach.

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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. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Dostzada's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, asthma, and women's health issues. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Kabul Medical University. In addition to English, Dr. Dostzada (or staff) speaks 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 specializes in general pediatrics. Dr. Francisco-Hugh is a graduate of SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. Her areas of expertise consist of asthma and eczema. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Health Net, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Francisco-Hugh (or staff) is conversant in Filipino, Spanish, and Cantonese. She is affiliated with Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach.

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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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