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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' specialties are critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. He attended medical school at The National University of Iran. Dr. Khoshnevis's areas of expertise include lung biopsy, lung surgery, and bronchoscopy. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Khoshnevis speaks Persian. His 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)

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

Dr. Mark Chung is a specialist in critical care (intensive care medicine), sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His clinical interests include sleep study, intensive care, and asthma. Dr. Chung is professionally affiliated with Los Alamitos Medical Center and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. He is a graduate of SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Chung's patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart.

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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 is a legal medicine and adult pulmonology specialist in Bellflower, CA. In addition to English, Dr. Topacio speaks Filipino. Areas of expertise for Dr. Topacio include lung cancer, intensive care, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Her 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 in-network 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's specialty is family medicine. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Scheier include diabetes and asthma. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine, the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences, and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Scheier speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 is a maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology), neonatology, and adolescent medicine specialist in Long Beach, CA. Dr. Tejani (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. His clinical interests include chronic sinusitis, newborn care, and anemia. Dr. Tejani's hospital/clinic affiliations include Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach and Los Alamitos Medical Center. He attended the University of Mumbai and Grant Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at North Shore University Hospital, Kings County Hospital Center, and a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Tejani honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal.

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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 is an internist. Dr. Dostzada has a special interest in diabetes, asthma, and women's health issues. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dostzada honors. He is a graduate of Kabul Medical University. Dr. Dostzada (or staff) speaks French and Persian. Dr. Dostzada's 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 specializes in general pediatrics. She is especially interested in asthma and eczema. Dr. Francisco-Hugh's professional affiliations include Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, Lakewood Regional Medical Center, and Placentia-Linda Hospital. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Francisco-Hugh attended medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Francisco-Hugh (or staff) speaks 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.