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

Dr. Matthew Reza Khoshnevis, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
3851 Katella Avenue; Suite 315
Los Alamitos, CA
 

Dr. Matt Khoshnevis practices critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Khoshnevis include lung biopsy, lung surgery, and bronchoscopy. Dr. Khoshnevis is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of The National University of Iran. Dr. Khoshnevis is conversant in Persian. His professional 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)

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

Dr. Mark Chung practices critical care (intensive care medicine), sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology in Los Alamitos, CA and Cerritos, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chung include sleep study, intensive care, and asthma. His average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. Dr. Chung attended medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional 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. She is a graduate of the University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center. She has a special interest in lung cancer, intensive care, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Dr. Topacio honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She speaks Filipino. Dr. Topacio's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 specializes in family medicine and practices in La Palma, CA and Cypress, CA. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes and asthma. Dr. Scheier is professionally affiliated with Lakewood Hospital, Los Alamitos Medical Center, and Placentia-Linda Hospital. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He studied medicine 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 completed his residency training 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 sees patients in Long Beach, CA. His medical specialties are maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology), neonatology, and adolescent medicine. Before performing his residency at North Shore University Hospital, Kings County Hospital Center, and a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College, Dr. Tejani attended the University of Mumbai and Grant Medical College for medical school. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tejani include chronic sinusitis, newborn care, and anemia. His average rating from his patients is 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 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 practices general internal medicine in Los Alamitos, CA. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in diabetes, asthma, and women's health issues. Dr. Dostzada accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant. He attended medical school at Kabul Medical University. Dr. Dostzada (or staff) is conversant in French and Persian. He is professionally affiliated with 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. She is a graduate of SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Francisco-Hugh has a special interest in asthma and eczema. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Francisco-Hugh (or staff) speaks Filipino, Spanish, and Cantonese. Dr. Francisco-Hugh's hospital/clinic 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.