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

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

Dr. Ora Fried's specialty is adult pulmonology. Dr. Fried's areas of expertise include the following: sleep disorders, lung cancer, and intensive care. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Maricopa Medical Center, Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center, and Phoenix Children's Hospital for residency. Dr. Fried has received the following distinction: Southern California Rising Stars. She is affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica.

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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, Intensive Care, Lung Problems, Pulmonary ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Robert Robertson's specialty is adult pulmonology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests encompass asthma. Dr. Robertson is affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Robertson's office for an appointment. He graduated from the University of Glasgow School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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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 practices adult pulmonology in Northridge, CA. Patient ratings for Dr. Thompson average 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of clinical interest consist of sleep disorders, diabetes management, and asthma. Dr. Thompson is affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Thompson's office for an appointment. He is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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Specializes in Pulmonology, Other
10908 Vanalden Avenue
Northridge, CA
 

Dr. Andrea Green's specialty is pulmonology (lung & respiratory disease). Dr. Green attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, a hospital affiliated with Tulane University, and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. In her practice, she is particularly interested in lung problems. She accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Green is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Adventist Health System. She is accepting new patients.

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

All Interests: Sarcoidosis, Interstitial Lung Disease, Shortness of Breath, Intensive Care, Lung Problems, 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 specializes in general internal medicine. She has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Pean include menopause, migraine, and general care. Dr. Pean honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Her education and training includes medical school at Victor Segalen Bordeaux 2 University and residency at Coney Island Hospital. She is conversant in French. Dr. Pean is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Pean is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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

Dr. Sally Frankl's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Frankl's clinical interests include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), menopause, and depression. She is affiliated with Providence Medical Institute and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. She is a graduate of Rush Medical College. She trained at Northwestern Memorial Hospital for residency. On average, patients gave Dr. Frankl a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Menopause, Depression, Headache, Sleep Disorders, Diabetes Management, Osteoporosis, Urinary ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Saraleen Benouni practices allergy & immunology in Los Angeles, CA and Tarzana, CA. Her education and training includes medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin and the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Benouni include migraine, asthma, and acid reflux (GERD). Dr. Benouni is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna. Her distinctions include: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Benouni (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Persian. Dr. Benouni is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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

Dr. Shahram Jacobs is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. His areas of expertise include diabetes management, migraine, and holistic approaches. Dr. Jacobs is rated highly by his patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jacobs accepts. He graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. Jacobs (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Persian. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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

Dr. Afshine Emrani is an adult cardiologist in Tarzana, CA. His areas of expertise consist of osteoporosis, asthma, and allergies. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Emrani is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. He is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Emrani include: Southern California Super Doctors; Patients' Choice AwardVitals2011; and Compassionate Physician AwardVitals2011. Dr. Emrani is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. His practice is open to 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 works as a family practitioner and adolescent medicine specialist in Granada Hills, CA. His areas of expertise include the following: menopause, migraine, and thyroid problems. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Mysore Medical College, Dr. Madhure performed his residency at JFK Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Madhure's professional affiliations include Providence Holy Cross Medical Center and HealthCare Partners IPA - San Fernando Valley. He is accepting new patients.

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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. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kamrava include menopause, migraine, and general care. Dr. Kamrava is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He studied medicine at The National University of Iran. Dr. Kamrava (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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

Dr. Jacob Offenberger specializes in allergy & immunology. Dr. Offenberger (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew and Spanish. In his practice, he is particularly interested in asthma and allergies. He is affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. Before performing his residency at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Dr. Offenberger attended Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine for medical school. Patient ratings for Dr. Offenberger average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Offenberger is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. His distinctions include: Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Los Angeles Super Doctors. He 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 practices pediatric allergy & immunology in Beverly Hills, CA and Encino, CA. Before performing his residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Dr. Khadavi attended Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Khadavi has a special interest in asthma and allergies. He is rated highly by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Khadavi has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Rising Stars. He is conversant in Persian. Dr. Khadavi is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 specialty is general internal medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Filipino. Dr. Esparrago's clinical interests include diabetes management, asthma, and general care. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center. He graduated from Emilio Aguinaldo College and then he performed his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Esparrago accepts. Dr. Esparrago welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Diabetes Management, General Care, Asthma

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

Dr. Darryl Ballin is a Tarzana, CA physician who specializes in general internal medicine and addiction medicine. On average, patients gave Dr. Ballin a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ballin include tonsilitis, depression, and snoring. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center and Cedars-Sinai. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. Dr. Ballin has an open panel. He obtained his medical school training at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , bronchitis, asthma

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

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. Dr. De Silva is professionally affiliated with Huntington Hospital. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center. Dr. De Silva (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Chinese, and Sinhala.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Attention Deficit Disorder, 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.