We found 52 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near Northridge, CA.

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

Dr. Robert Robertson works as a pulmonologist in Northridge, CA. Dr. Robertson is a graduate of the University of Glasgow School of Medicine. He is especially interested in asthma. Patient ratings for Dr. Robertson average 2.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Robertson is affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center. Dr. Robertson is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Asthma

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. Clinical interests for Dr. Fried include sleep disorders, lung cancer, and intensive care. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at Maricopa Medical Center, Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center, and Phoenix Children's Hospital, Dr. Fried attended Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Fried has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Rising Stars. She is professionally affiliated with UCLA Health.

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

Dr. Robert Thompson's area of specialization is adult pulmonology. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in sleep disorders, diabetes management, and asthma. Dr. Thompson is affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center. Dr. Thompson is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. He is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Thompson speaks Spanish.

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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 practices pulmonology (lung & respiratory disease). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Green include lung problems. Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Green accepts. After completing medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, a hospital affiliated with Tulane University, and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Green's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Adventist Health System. She is open to 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. Sally B Belcove, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
5525 Etiwanda Avenue; Suite 222
Tarzana, CA
 

Dr. Sally Frankl is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Her areas of expertise include the following: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), menopause, and depression. On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Frankl honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. She attended Rush Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Northwestern Memorial Hospital for residency. Dr. Frankl is affiliated with Providence Medical Institute and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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 practices general internal medicine in Encino, CA and Sherman Oaks, CA. Dr. Jacobs (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian. He is especially interested in diabetes management, asthma, and general care. Dr. Jacobs is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Jacobs graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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

Dr. Marie-Therese Pean's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Pean's average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pean include sleep disorders, diabetes management, and menopause. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence Tarzana Medical Center and HealthCare Partners, LLC. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Pean welcomes new patients. She graduated from Victor Segalen Bordeaux 2 University. She trained at Coney Island Hospital for residency. She speaks French.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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

Dr. Darryl Ballin's specialties are general internal medicine and addiction medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ballin include tonsilitis, depression, and snoring. Patient reviews placed Dr. Ballin at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. He trained at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for his residency. Dr. Ballin is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center and Cedars-Sinai. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , bronchitis, asthma

All Interests: Depression, Pain, Type 1 Diabetes, Hip Problems, Upper Respiratory Infection, Heartburn, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Afshine Emrani is a specialist in adult cardiology. These areas are among his clinical interests: osteoporosis, asthma, and allergies. Dr. Emrani has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Emrani accepts. Dr. Emrani is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. He has received distinctions including Southern California Super Doctors; Patients' Choice AwardVitals2011; and Compassionate Physician AwardVitals2011. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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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 specializes in family medicine and adolescent medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Madhure include menopause, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. After attending Mysore Medical College for medical school, Dr. Madhure completed his residency training at JFK Medical Center. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence Holy Cross Medical Center and HealthCare Partners IPA - San Fernando Valley. Dr. Madhure has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Menopause, Thyroid Problems, Osteoporosis, Allergies, General Care, Asthma, Alzheimer's Disease, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Kamran Kamrava specializes in general practice and family medicine and practices in Reseda, CA. Dr. Kamrava's average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: menopause, general care, and varicose veins. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He studied medicine at The National University of Iran. Dr. Kamrava (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian. He is affiliated with HealthCare Partners, LLC and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Menopause, Nutrition Issues, Substance Abuse, Diabetes Management, Osteoporosis, Poisoning, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael C Nelson, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
19950 Rinaldi Street; Suite 200
Porter Ranch, CA
 

Dr. Michael Nelson's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Nelson include diabetes management, thyroid problems, and depression. Dr. Nelson's hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence Holy Cross Medical Center and Facey Medical Group. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and a graduate of VA Wadsworth Medical Center's residency program. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

Dr. Alan Khadavi, who practices in Beverly Hills, CA and Encino, CA, is a medical specialist in pediatric allergy & immunology. He graduated from Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. In his practice, Dr. Khadavi focuses on asthma and allergies. Patient ratings for Dr. Khadavi average 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Khadavi speaks Persian. He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Khadavi has an open panel.

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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's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Esparrago is conversant in Filipino. In his practice, he is particularly interested in diabetes management, asthma, and general care. He is affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center. He attended Emilio Aguinaldo College for medical school and subsequently trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center for residency. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Esparrago is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Diabetes Management, General Care, Asthma

Dr. Janesri Wijayangani De Silva, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
10550 Sepulveda Boulevard; Suite 101
Mission Hills, CA
 

Dr. Janesri De Silva practices adolescent medicine in Mission Hills, CA, Van Nuys, CA, and Pasadena, CA. She is affiliated with Huntington Hospital and HealthCare Partners, LLC. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. De Silva graduated from American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. She trained at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center for residency. Dr. De Silva (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Sinhala.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Attention Deficit Disorder, Asthma

Dr. Jong Charles Lee, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, General Pediatrics
19950 Rinaldi Street; 2nd Floor
Northridge, CA
 

Dr. Jong Lee specializes in general internal medicine and general pediatrics and practices in Santa Clarita, CA and Northridge, CA. Patient ratings for Dr. Lee average 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Lee include back pain, diabetes management, and depression. Dr. Lee's professional affiliations include Providence Holy Cross Medical Center and Facey Medical Group. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lee honors. Dr. Lee welcomes new patients. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Lee attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Lee (or staff) is conversant in Korean and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , 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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