We found 54 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near Northridge, CA.

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Dr. Ora M Fried, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Adult Pulmonology
19950 Rinaldi Street
Porter Ranch, CA
 

Dr. Ora Fried's area of specialization is adult pulmonology. Dr. Fried's clinical interests include sleep disorders, lung cancer, and intensive care. She is professionally affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica. She attended Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Maricopa Medical Center, Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center, and Phoenix Children's Hospital. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. She has received the following distinction: Southern California Rising Stars.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer, asthma, pulmonary fibrosis, pulmonary hypertension, lung problems, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Disorders, Neuromuscular Disorders, Intensive Care, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Forbes Robertson, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
17075 Devonshire Street; Suite #205
Northridge, CA
 

Dr. Robert Robertson is a Northridge, CA physician who specializes in adult pulmonology. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include asthma. Dr. Robertson honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He studied medicine at the University of Glasgow School of Medicine. Dr. Robertson is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Robertson's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Asthma

Dr. Robert E Thompson, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
17075 Devonshire Street; Suite 205
Northridge, CA
 

Dr. Robert Thompson sees patients in Northridge, CA. His medical specialty is adult pulmonology. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. In Dr. Thompson's practice, he is particularly interested in sleep disorders, diabetes management, and asthma. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Thompson is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Diabetes Management, Allergies, General Care, Asthma

Specializes in Pulmonology, Other
10908 Vanalden Avenue
Northridge, CA
 

Dr. Andrea Green is a medical specialist in pulmonology (lung & respiratory disease). She is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Green trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, a hospital affiliated with Tulane University, and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Green's clinical interests include lung problems. Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Green honors. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Green's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Adventist Health System. Dr. Green is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, lung cancer, asthma, interstitial lung disease, bronchiectasis, lung problems

All Interests: Bronchiectasis, Sarcoidosis, Interstitial Lung Disease, Shortness of Breath, Intensive Care, Lung ... (Read more)

Dr. Marie Therese Pean, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Other
18411 Clark Street; Suite 202
Tarzana, CA
 

Dr. Marie-Therese Pean's specialty is general internal medicine. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include menopause, migraine, and general care. Dr. Pean is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Dr. Pean has an open panel. After attending Victor Segalen Bordeaux 2 University for medical school, she completed her residency training at Coney Island Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Pean speaks French.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Menopause, Headache, Sleep Disorders, Diabetes Management, Osteoporosis, Varicose Veins, Migraine, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Internal Medicine, Allergy & Immunology
18377 Clark Street; Suite 208
Tarzana, CA
 

Dr. Saraleen Benouni is a specialist in allergy & immunology. Her areas of clinical interest consist of migraine, asthma, and acid reflux (GERD). Dr. Benouni takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna. She graduated from Medical College of Wisconsin and the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and then she performed her residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Benouni include: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Rising Stars. In addition to English, Dr. Benouni (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian. She is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Headache, Allergies, Sinus Problems, Acid Reflux, Migraine, Asthma

Dr. Sally B Belcove, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
5525 Etiwanda Avenue; Suite 222
Tarzana, CA
 

Dr. Sally Frankl works as a general internist. Patient ratings for Dr. Frankl average 3.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among her clinical interests: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), menopause, and depression. She is professionally affiliated with Providence Medical Institute and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. She is open to new patients. Dr. Frankl attended medical school at Rush Medical College. Her residency was performed at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
16133 Ventura Boulevard; Suite 340
Encino, CA
 

Dr. Shahram Jacobs works as an internist. Dr. Jacobs (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Persian. His clinical interests include diabetes management, migraine, and holistic approaches. He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Patient reviews placed Dr. Jacobs at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Jacobs welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Headache, Diabetes Management, Holistic Approaches, Allergies, Osteopathic Medicine, Migraine, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Addiction Medicine
5525 Etiwanda Avenue; Suite 224
Tarzana, CA
 

Dr. Darryl Ballin's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and addiction medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Ballin include tonsilitis, depression, and snoring. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Dr. Ballin attended medical school at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Ballin is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center and Cedars-Sinai. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , bronchitis, asthma

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Dr. Jacob Offenberger, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
10515 Balboa Boulevard; Suite 390
Granada Hills, CA
 

Dr. Jacob Offenberger sees patients in Granada Hills, CA and Canyon Country, CA. His medical specialty is allergy & immunology. Dr. Offenberger (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Offenberger include asthma and allergies. He is affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. Dr. Offenberger studied medicine at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinctions: Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Los Angeles Super Doctors. Dr. Offenberger's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Allergies, Asthma

Dr. Afshine A Emrani, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
18370 Burbank Boulevard; 401
Tarzana, CA
 

Dr. Afshine Emrani, who practices in Tarzana, CA, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Emrani include osteoporosis, asthma, and allergies. Dr. Emrani is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He graduated from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. Patients gave Dr. Emrani an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Emrani honors. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Emrani include: Southern California Super Doctors; Patients' Choice AwardVitals2011; and Compassionate Physician AwardVitals2011. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Nutrition Issues, Osteoporosis, Allergies, Asthma

Dr. Jay Basappa Madhure, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Adolescent Medicine
16281 San Fernando Mission Road
Granada Hills, CA
 

Dr. Jay Madhure is a family practice physician and adolescent medicine specialist in Granada Hills, CA. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Madhure's areas of expertise include menopause, migraine, and thyroid problems. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Madhure graduated from Mysore Medical College and then he performed his residency at JFK Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence Holy Cross Medical Center and HealthCare Partners IPA - San Fernando Valley. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Menopause, Thyroid Problems, Headache, Osteoporosis, Allergies, Migraine, General Care, Asthma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kamran K Kamrava, MD
Specializes in General Practice, Family Medicine
6915 Reseda Boulevard; Suite I
Reseda, CA
 

Dr. Kamran Kamrava is a physician who specializes in general practice and family medicine. He studied medicine at The National University of Iran. His clinical interests include menopause, migraine, and general care. Dr. Kamrava's patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kamrava (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian. Dr. Kamrava is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Kamrava welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Menopause, Headache, Nutrition Issues, Substance Abuse, Diabetes Management, Holistic Approaches, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
18372 Clark Street; Suite 208
Tarzana, CA
 

Dr. Lee Sheinkopf is a medical specialist in allergy & immunology. She studied medicine at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Sheinkopf trained at VA Wadsworth Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency. In her practice, she is particularly interested in asthma and allergies. On average, patients gave Dr. Sheinkopf a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna. She has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Rising Stars. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Sheinkopf is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Allergies, Asthma

Dr. Alan Omid Khadavi, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
16260 Ventura Boulevard; Suite 140
Encino, CA
 

Dr. Alan Khadavi's area of specialization is pediatric allergy & immunology. Dr. Khadavi's clinical interests encompass asthma and allergies. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Khadavi is a graduate of Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and a graduate of Long Island Jewish Medical Center's residency program. He has received the distinction of Southern California Rising Stars. In addition to English, he speaks Persian. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Khadavi welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Allergies, Asthma

Dr. Jose Mari Mari Z. Esparrago, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
14901 Rinaldi Street; Suite 200
Mission Hills, CA
 

Dr. Jose Esparrago sees patients in Mission Hills, CA. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Esparrago has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes management, asthma, and general care. He is affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Esparrago welcomes new patients. Before completing his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, Dr. Esparrago attended medical school at Emilio Aguinaldo College. He speaks Filipino.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Diabetes Management, General Care, 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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