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 practices adult pulmonology in Valencia, CA and Porter Ranch, CA. Her clinical interests include sleep disorders, lung cancer, and intensive care. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fried accepts. Before completing her residency at Maricopa Medical Center, Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center, and Phoenix Children's Hospital, Dr. Fried attended medical school at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Fried has received the following distinction: Southern California Rising Stars. She is professionally 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 practices adult pulmonology. He has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His clinical interests include asthma. Dr. Robertson is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Robertson is a graduate of the University of Glasgow School of Medicine. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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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 specializes in adult pulmonology and practices in Northridge, CA. Dr. Thompson graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: sleep disorders, diabetes management, and asthma. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Thompson honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 pulmonologist in Oakland, CA and Northridge, CA. After attending Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, she completed her residency training 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 areas of expertise include lung problems. She accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Adventist Health System. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Green's office for an appointment.

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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 is a general internist in Van Nuys, CA and Tarzana, CA. Her average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Pean include menopause, migraine, and general care. Dr. Pean is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Pean takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. She graduated from Victor Segalen Bordeaux 2 University and then she performed her residency at Coney Island Hospital. She 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 specializes in allergy & immunology and practices in Los Angeles, CA and Tarzana, CA. Dr. Benouni (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Persian. Her clinical interests include migraine, asthma, and acid reflux (GERD). She is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Before completing her residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Dr. Benouni attended medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin and the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and more. Dr. Benouni's distinctions include: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Rising Stars. She has an open panel.

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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 in Tarzana, CA. These areas are among Dr. Frankl's clinical interests: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), menopause, and depression. Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. She graduated from Rush Medical College and then she performed her residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Frankl's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 is an internist. Dr. Jacobs has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes management, migraine, and holistic approaches. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Jacobs studied medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. Jacobs (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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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. He practices in Tarzana, CA. Dr. Ballin's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Ballin include tonsilitis, depression, and snoring. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to 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. His professional affiliations include 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 specializes in allergy & immunology. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. In Dr. Offenberger's practice, he is particularly interested in asthma and allergies. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Offenberger obtained his medical school training at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Offenberger include: Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Los Angeles Super Doctors. Dr. Offenberger (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. He 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. His areas of expertise include the following: osteoporosis, asthma, and allergies. Dr. Emrani is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. Dr. Emrani graduated from 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 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's specialties are family medicine and adolescent medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: menopause, migraine, and thyroid problems. Patient reviews placed Dr. Madhure at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Mysore Medical College and a graduate of JFK Medical Center's residency program. In addition to English, Dr. Madhure speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Providence Holy Cross Medical Center and HealthCare Partners IPA - San Fernando Valley. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 general practitioner and family medicine practitioner. Dr. Kamrava (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Persian. Dr. Kamrava's areas of expertise include menopause, migraine, and general care. He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Kamrava attended medical school at The National University of Iran. Patient ratings for Dr. Kamrava average 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. His practice is open to 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 is a pediatric allergy & immunology specialist. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He has a special interest in asthma and allergies. Dr. Khadavi honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine, Dr. Khadavi performed his residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Rising Stars. In addition to English, he speaks Persian. He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Khadavi is accepting 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. He speaks Filipino. Dr. Esparrago's areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes management, asthma, and general care. He is affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center. He attended medical school at Emilio Aguinaldo College. For his residency, Dr. Esparrago trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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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 is a medical specialist in adolescent medicine. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, Blue Shield, and more. After attending American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. De Silva (or staff) speaks Spanish, Chinese, and Sinhala. Dr. De Silva is affiliated with Huntington Hospital.

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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.
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