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We found 37 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Blue Shield of California near San Pedro, CA.

Dr. Maged Aziz Tanios, MPH, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Other, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
1360 W 6th Street
San Pedro, CA
 

Dr. Maged Tanios' medical specialty is adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Dr. Tanios (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic and French. These areas are among his clinical interests: sleep disorders, asthma, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He is professionally affiliated with Los Alamitos Medical Center, Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Tanios is a graduate of Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Tanios trained at Henry Ford Hospital. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Tanios honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. He has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. Eliezer Nussbaum, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology, Pediatric Critical Care
3640 Lomita Blvd. 102
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Eliezer Nussbaum is a physician who specializes in pediatric pulmonology and pediatric critical care. He is professionally affiliated with Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach and Torrance Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Nussbaum is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He is a graduate of Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Nussbaum trained at Elmhurst Hospital Center and Maimonides Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Hebrew.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis

Dr. Inderpal Singh Randhawa, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology, Adult Pulmonology, Allergy & Immunology
3640 Lomita Boulevard; Suite 102
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Inderpal Randhawa's areas of specialization are pediatric pulmonology, adult pulmonology, and allergy & immunology. In his practice, Dr. Randhawa focuses on general care and lung problems. Dr. Randhawa is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net. He graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Loma Linda University Medical Center. His professional affiliations include Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach and Torrance Memorial Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Lung Problems, General Care

Dr. Joshua Michael Ian Davidson, MPH, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
3400 Lomita Boulevard; Suite 301
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Joshua Davidson specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology. Dr. Davidson studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He trained at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center for his residency. He is especially interested in asthma and allergies. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Davidson has received the following distinction: Southern California Rising Stars. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Children's Hospital Colorado, the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), and Torrance Memorial Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Allergies, Asthma

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

Dr. Peter Shin is a family practitioner in Torrance, CA. His areas of expertise include menopause, migraine, and general care. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Shin studied medicine at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Shin (or staff) speaks the following languages: Korean and Spanish. Dr. Shin is affiliated with HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

Dr. Allan Singer is a pediatric allergist and immunologist in Torrance, CA. He is rated highly by his patients. His areas of expertise include asthma and allergies. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Singer honors. He 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. Dr. Singer's professional affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Singer has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Allergies, Sinus Problems, Asthma

Dr. Tehmina Asif Khan, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Urgent Care
1499 W. 1st Street
San Pedro, CA
 

Dr. Tehmina Khan's specialties are family medicine and urgent care. Clinical interests for Dr. Khan include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), menopause, and varicose veins. Dr. Khan is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. She graduated from Sindh Medical College and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Dakota. In addition to English, Dr. Khan (or staff) speaks Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. She is professionally affiliated with Providence Medical Institute and Torrance Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Khan's 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's areas of specialization are medical oncology and hematology (blood disorders). Her areas of expertise include the following: chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), esophageal cancer, and ovarian cancer. 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 honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She has an open panel. Dr. Peddi is a graduate of Duke University School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. Dr. Peddi 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. In addition to English, she speaks Persian.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

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Dr. Mona Shailesh Shah, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1600 S Gaffey Street
San Pedro, CA
 

Dr. Mona Shah's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi. These areas are among her clinical interests: menopause, migraine, and general care. Her professional affiliations include HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro. She graduated from Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College. Dr. Shah's training includes residency programs at Michigan State University Kalamazoo Center for Medical Studies and a hospital affiliated with the University of Nevada. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Shah's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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Dr. Lawrence Bruce Greenberg, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1499 W. 1st Street
San Pedro, CA
 

Dr. Lawrence Greenberg works as a hospice and palliative medicine specialist and family medicine practitioner in San Pedro, CA. He graduated from Temple University School of Medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: asthma and general care. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Greenberg takes. Dr. Greenberg (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew and Spanish. Dr. Greenberg's hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence Medical Institute, HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: General Care, Asthma

Dr. Dean Ting-Yuan Chiang, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
3440 Lomita Boulevard; Suite 228
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Dean Chiang's area of specialization is allergy & immunology. Dr. Chiang's areas of clinical interest consist of asthma and allergies. Patient reviews placed Dr. Chiang at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Chiang takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Chiang graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine. For Dr. Chiang's residency, Dr. Chiang trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. In addition to English, Dr. Chiang speaks Mandarin. Dr. Chiang's hospital/clinic affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Chiang is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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

Dr. Azhar Muttalib sees patients in Torrance, CA. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. He has received a 2.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His clinical interests include menopause, migraine, and general care. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Muttalib accepts. He is a graduate of Osmania University, Kakatiya Medical College, and Rangaraya Medical College. Dr. Muttalib's medical residency was performed at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. Dr. Muttalib (or staff) speaks the following foreign 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. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Substance Abuse, Sleep Disorders, Diabetes Management, Poisoning, Migraine, Obesity, Anti-Aging, ... (Read more)

Dr. Daryl Robert Rheuark, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
24520 Hawthorne Blvd. 240
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Daryl Rheuark's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Rheuark's areas of expertise include sleep disorders, obesity, and migraine. He is professionally affiliated with 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, Coventry, and more. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Rheuark obtained his medical school training at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and performed his residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Headache, Nutrition Issues, Sleep Disorders, Holistic Approaches, Allergies, Osteopathic Medicine, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Edgardo Osea is an internist. He studied medicine at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. His training includes residency programs at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and Martin Luther King, Jr.-Harbor Hospital. Dr. Osea's areas of expertise include the following: anti-aging, diabetes management, and migraine. The average patient rating for Dr. Osea is 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Osea (or staff) speaks Filipino and Spanish. He is affiliated with HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Osea's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Headache, Diabetes Management, Allergies, Hypertension, Acid Reflux, Migraine, Anti-Aging, General ... (Read more)

Dr. James Allen Schmidt, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1350 W. 6th Street; Suite 200
San Pedro, CA
 

Dr. James Schmidt works as a family practice physician in San Pedro, CA. He is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Schmidt's clinical interests include menopause, migraine, and general care. Patient ratings for Dr. Schmidt average 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Schmidt speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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Dr. Eugene Wayne Tsai, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
1360 W. 6th Street; Suite 243
San Pedro, CA
 

Dr. Eugene Tsai works as a pediatric allergist and immunologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tsai include asthma and allergies. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Tsai is a graduate of Albany Medical College. Dr. Tsai trained at Children's Hospital of Orange County for his residency. He has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Mandarin and Taiwanese. Dr. Tsai is professionally affiliated with Los Alamitos Medical Center, PIH Health, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Allergies, 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.