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We found 57 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near Northridge, CA.

Dr. Mohammad Reza Nahed, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
11550 Indian Hills Road; Suite 301
Mission Hills, CA
 

Dr. Mohammad Nahed sees patients in Mission Hills, CA and Pasadena, CA. His medical specialty is adult pulmonology. His areas of expertise consist of sleep disorders, osteoporosis, and asthma. On average, patients gave Dr. Nahed a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Tehran University of Medical Sciences. He is conversant in Persian. Dr. Nahed is professionally affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Osteoporosis, Acid Reflux, Asthma

Dr. Garbis Kassabian, MD
Specializes in Pulmonology, Other, Critical Care
14901 Rinaldi Street; Suite #305
Mission Hills, CA
 

Dr. Garbis Kassabian is a Mission Hills, CA physician who specializes in pulmonology (lung & respiratory disease) and critical care (intensive care medicine). Dr. Kassabian's areas of clinical interest consist of sleep disorders, emphysema, and asthma. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. He is a graduate of Medical College of Wisconsin and a graduate of Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Kassabian (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Armenian. He is affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Kassabian's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Disorders, Emphysema, Asthma

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. His average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include asthma. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Robertson takes. He attended medical school at the University of Glasgow School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Robertson speaks Spanish. He is professionally 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's specialty is adult pulmonology. He is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: sleep disorders, diabetes management, and asthma. Dr. Thompson has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Thompson accepts. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Thompson is professionally affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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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 is a specialist in pulmonology (lung & respiratory disease). In addition to English, Dr. Green speaks Spanish. She has a special interest in lung problems. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Adventist Health System. After attending Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, Dr. Green 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. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. 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 is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Her areas of expertise include the following: menopause, migraine, and general care. Dr. Pean has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Pean graduated from Victor Segalen Bordeaux 2 University. Her residency was performed at Coney Island Hospital. She speaks French. She is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. She welcomes 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. Her clinical interests include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), menopause, and depression. Dr. Frankl has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended Rush Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Frankl is professionally affiliated with Providence Medical Institute and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. She is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Shahram Jacobs is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Jacobs (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Persian. His areas of expertise include diabetes management, migraine, and holistic approaches. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Jacobs is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Patient ratings for Dr. Jacobs average 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jacobs accepts. Dr. Jacobs's 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)

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

Dr. Saraleen Benouni is a medical specialist in allergy & immunology. Clinical interests for Dr. Benouni include migraine, asthma, and acid reflux (GERD). Dr. Benouni is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has an open panel. Dr. Benouni 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. She has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Benouni (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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

Dr. Jay Madhure's areas of specialization are family medicine and adolescent medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Madhure speaks Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: menopause, migraine, and thyroid problems. His professional affiliations include Providence Holy Cross Medical Center and HealthCare Partners IPA - San Fernando Valley. He graduated from Mysore Medical College. Dr. Madhure's medical residency was performed at JFK Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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

Dr. Alan Khadavi is a pediatric allergist and immunologist. Patients gave Dr. Khadavi an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Khadavi include asthma and allergies. He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Khadavi's practice is open to new patients. 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. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Khadavi is conversant in Persian.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Allergies, Asthma

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

Dr. Kamran Kamrava is a Reseda, CA physician who specializes in general practice and family medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: menopause, migraine, and general care. Dr. Kamrava accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He attended medical school at The National University of Iran. In addition to English, Dr. Kamrava (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian. He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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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, who practices in Granada Hills, CA and Canyon Country, CA, is a medical specialist in allergy & immunology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include asthma and allergies. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Offenberger accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of Newark Beth Israel Medical Center's residency program. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Los Angeles Super Doctors. Dr. Offenberger (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Spanish. Dr. Offenberger is affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. He welcomes 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's specialty is adult cardiology. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in osteoporosis, asthma, and allergies. Dr. Emrani honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. Dr. Emrani has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Emrani has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Nutrition Issues, Osteoporosis, 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 area of specialization is general internal medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Esparrago include diabetes management, asthma, and general care. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Esparrago accepts. After completing medical school at Emilio Aguinaldo College, he performed his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. He is conversant in Filipino. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center. Dr. Esparrago is open to 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 general internist and addiction medicine specialist. On average, patients gave Dr. Ballin a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include tonsilitis, depression, and snoring. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. 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. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , bronchitis, asthma

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

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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.