We found 33 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Aetna near Redondo Beach, CA.

Dr. Joshua Michael Ian Davidson, MPH, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
502 Torrance Boulevard
Redondo Beach, CA
 

Dr. Joshua Davidson specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology and practices in Redondo Beach, CA and Torrance, CA. His areas of expertise consist of asthma and allergies. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Davidson attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Davidson has received the following distinctions: Southern California Rising Stars and Southern California Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Allergies, Asthma

Dr. Peter Bachel Shin, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
23326 Hawthorne Boulevard; Suite 140
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Peter Shin is a family medicine physician. Dr. Shin graduated from Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Areas of expertise for Dr. Shin include menopause, migraine, and general care. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Shin (or staff) speaks Korean and Spanish. His professional affiliations include HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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Dr. Parvin Fatheddin Peddi, MD
Specializes in Medical Oncology, Hematology
3445 Pacific Coast Highway; Suite 300
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Parvin Peddi is a medical oncologist and hematologist in Santa Monica, CA, Los Angeles, CA, and Torrance, CA. These areas are among Dr. Peddi's clinical interests: chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), esophageal cancer, and ovarian cancer. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from Duke University School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Peddi trained at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. She has received professional recognition including the following: American Society of Clinical Oncology Young Investigator Award; Chief Editor of Washington Manual of Medical Therapeutics, 33rd Edition; and Mentors in Medicine Research Award, Washington University School of Medicine. She is conversant in Persian. Her professional affiliations include UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro. Dr. Peddi has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

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Dr. Allan David Singer, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
3440 Lomita Blvd. 228
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Allan Singer is a pediatric allergy & immunology specialist. Dr. Singer's areas of expertise consist of asthma and allergies. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Singer attended the University of Minnesota Medical School and subsequently trained at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois for residency. He has received distinctions including Southern California Super Doctors 2008 and Los Angeles Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Allergies, Sinus Problems, Asthma

Dr. Madhu N Berman, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy, Allergy & Immunology
1200 Rosecrans Avenue; Suite 202
Manhattan Beach, CA
 

Dr. Madhu Berman is a medical specialist in pediatric allergy and allergy & immunology. Dr. Berman is rated highly by her patients. Her clinical interests include asthma and allergies. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Berman accepts. Dr. Berman is a graduate of Madras Medical College and Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER). For her residency, Dr. Berman trained at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Berman (or staff) is conversant in Telugu, Tamil, and Hindi. She is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro. Dr. Berman's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Allergies, Sinus Problems, Asthma

Dr. Azhar Muttalib, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
23639 Hawthorne Blvd. 102
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Azhar Muttalib's specialty is general internal medicine. His areas of expertise include menopause, migraine, and general care. He has a 1.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Muttalib honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Osmania University, Kakatiya Medical College, and Rangaraya Medical College. He completed his residency training at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. Dr. Muttalib (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Arabic, and Armenian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Muttalib is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
4201 Torrance Boulevard; #730
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Ellyn Ashida is a specialist in allergy & immunology. The average patient rating for Dr. Ashida is 4.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: asthma and allergies. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ashida honors. She attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Ashida trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Ashida (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Japanese, and French. Dr. Ashida is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Allergies, Asthma

Specializes in Other, General Pediatrics
4201 Torrance Boulevard; Suite 735
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Howard Savitt's specialty is general pediatrics. His areas of expertise include the following: asthma and allergies. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Savitt takes. He is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Medical School. His training includes a residency program at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Savitt speaks Spanish. Dr. Savitt's hospital/clinic affiliations include HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Allergies, Asthma

Dr. Dean Ting-Yuan Chiang, MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy, Allergy & Immunology
3440 Lomita Blvd. 228
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Dean Chiang is an allergist/immunologist and allergist in Torrance, CA. Dr. Chiang speaks Mandarin. Dr. Chiang has indicated that Dr. Chiang's clinical interests include asthma and allergies. Dr. Chiang's professional affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Chiang obtained Dr. Chiang's medical school training at Tufts University School of Medicine and performed Dr. Chiang's residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. On average, patients gave Dr. Chiang a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Chiang is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Chiang's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Allergies, Sinus Problems, Asthma, Eye Problems

Dr. Gopi Krishna Manthripragada, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Vascular Medicine
514 N. Prospect Avenue; Suite 103
Redondo Beach, CA
 

Dr. Gopi Manthripragada, who practices in Redondo Beach, CA, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and vascular medicine (blood vessel disease). He is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at Washington DC VA Medical Center and Georgetown University Hospital. These areas are among Dr. Manthripragada's clinical interests: heart valve disease, atherosclerosis, and angina. Dr. Manthripragada honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Fellow of the American College of Cardiology; String of Pearls award for best teaching resident (Georgetown); and Teacher of the year (awarded by medical students at Virginia Commonwealth University). He is affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

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Dr. Joyce Jeong-Mi Schoettler, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
20911 Earl Street 301
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Joyce Schoettler is a medical specialist in pediatric allergy & immunology. Dr. Schoettler obtained her medical school training at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and performed her residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. These areas are among her clinical interests: asthma and allergies. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna. She has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Schoettler is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Schoettler's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Allergies, Asthma

Dr. Daryl Robert Rheuark, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
24520 Hawthorne Boulevard; Suite 240
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Daryl Rheuark sees patients in Torrance, CA. His medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patient ratings for Dr. Rheuark average 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: sleep disorders, obesity, and migraine. Dr. Rheuark's hospital/clinic affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. After attending the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine, Dr. Rheuark completed his residency training at Loma Linda University Medical Center. Dr. Rheuark is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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Dr. Marina Raikhel, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
25043 Narbonne Avenue
Lomita, CA
 

Dr. Marina Raikhel practices family medicine. After completing medical school at The University of Auckland Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, Dr. Raikhel performed her residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Her clinical interests include menopause, migraine, and nutrition issues. On average, patients gave her a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Raikhel honors. Dr. Raikhel (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Russian. Her professional affiliations include HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. She has an open panel.

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Dr. Xiu Qing Jenny Qing Ru, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
3440 W. Lomita Boulevard; Suite 250
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. X. Ru specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology. Dr. Ru is a graduate of Henan Medical University. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Ru include lung cancer, anemia, and colon cancer. Dr. Ru honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Southern California Super Doctors and Top Women Southern California Super Doctors. She speaks Mandarin. Dr. Ru is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Colon Cancer, Lung Cancer, Anemia

Dr. Olga Michelle Olevsky, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
3445 Pacific Coast Highway; 3rd Floor
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Olga Olevsky works as a hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist. Patient ratings for Dr. Olevsky average 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Olevsky include bladder cancer, lung cancer, and colon cancer. Dr. Olevsky is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. She graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School and then she performed her residency at Abbott Northwestern Hospital and the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview. Dr. Olevsky speaks Russian. Her professional affiliations include UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Colon Cancer, Lung Cancer, Lymphoma, Breast Cancer, Prostate Cancer

Dr. Edgardo Alvarez Osea, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1310 W. Sepulveda Boulevard
Harbor City, CA
 

Dr. Edgardo Osea specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Harbor City, CA. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery and residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and Martin Luther King, Jr.-Harbor Hospital. These areas are among Dr. Osea's clinical interests: anti-aging, diabetes management, and migraine. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Osea is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Osea (or staff) speaks the following languages: Filipino and Spanish. He is affiliated with HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He has an open panel.

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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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