We found 36 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 is a medical specialist in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Dr. Tanios has a special interest in sleep disorders, asthma, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He attended medical school at Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Henry Ford Hospital. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Southern California Super Doctors and Top Doctors and Dentists for Women. In addition to English, Dr. Tanios (or staff) speaks Arabic and French. He is affiliated with Los Alamitos Medical Center, Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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

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

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

Dr. Inderpal Randhawa practices pediatric pulmonology, adult pulmonology, and allergy & immunology in Los Alamitos, CA, Long Beach, CA, and Torrance, CA. He obtained his medical school training at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and performed his residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center. His clinical interests include general care and lung problems. Dr. Randhawa takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with 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's area of specialization is pediatric allergy & immunology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Davidson include asthma and allergies. His professional affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Davidson trained at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center for residency. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He has received distinctions including Southern California Rising Stars and Southern California Super Doctors. 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 Hawthore Boulevard; Suite 140
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Peter Shin's specialty is family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shin include menopause, migraine, and general care. His professional affiliations include HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Shin takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Shin attended Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Shin (or staff) speaks the following languages: Korean and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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

Dr. Parvin Peddi, who practices in Santa Monica, CA, Los Angeles, CA, and Torrance, CA, is a medical specialist in medical oncology and hematology (blood disorders). She speaks Persian. Her areas of expertise include chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), esophageal cancer, and ovarian cancer. Dr. Peddi's hospital/clinic affiliations include UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro. After completing medical school at Duke University School of Medicine, Dr. Peddi performed her residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Peddi takes. 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 welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Gynecologic Cancer, Hepatobiliary Cancer, Liver Cancer, Thoracic Cancer, Kidney Cancer, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Allan Singer practices pediatric allergy & immunology. These areas are among his clinical interests: asthma and allergies. Dr. Singer is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. After completing medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School, he performed his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Singer takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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, Sinus Problems, Asthma

Dr. Craig J Baker, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
2841 Lomita Boulevard
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Craig Baker sees patients in Torrance, CA, Los Angeles, CA, and Whittier, CA. His medical specialty is thoracic surgery. In his practice, he is particularly interested in heart transplant, lung cancer, and heart bypass surgery (CABG). His hospital/clinic affiliations include USC Healthcare Center 2, Huntington Hospital, and Torrance Memorial Medical Center. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Baker takes. He attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center for residency. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Southern California Super Doctors and Georgetown University School of Medicine: Alpha Omega Alpha.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Heart Valve Repair, Minimally Invasive Valve Surgery, Heart Transplant, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Mona Shah is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Her areas of expertise include the following: menopause, migraine, and general care. Dr. Shah is professionally affiliated with HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Shah is open to new patients. She graduated from Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College. She trained at Michigan State University Kalamazoo Center for Medical Studies and a hospital affiliated with the University of Nevada for residency. Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

Dr. Lawrence Bruce Greenberg, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1499 West 1st Street; Second Floor
San Pedro, CA
 

Dr. Lawrence Greenberg's specialty is family medicine. He attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Greenberg include asthma and general care. Dr. Greenberg is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Greenberg (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew and Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence Medical Institute, HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro. Dr. Greenberg welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: General Care, Asthma

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

Dr. Azhar Muttalib is a general internist. Dr. Muttalib's patients gave him an average rating of 1.5 out of 5 stars. These areas are among his clinical interests: menopause, migraine, and general care. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Osmania University, Kakatiya Medical College, and Rangaraya Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center for residency. Dr. Muttalib (or staff) speaks Urdu, Arabic, and Armenian. Dr. Muttalib's hospital/clinic 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

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

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

Dr. Dean Chiang practices allergy & immunology and adult allergy in Torrance, CA. In Dr. Chiang's practice, Dr. Chiang is particularly interested in asthma and allergies. Patient reviews placed Dr. Chiang at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Chiang accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine, Dr. Chiang performed Dr. Chiang's residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. In addition to English, Dr. Chiang speaks Mandarin. Dr. Chiang's professional affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Chiang has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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

Dr. Daryl Rheuark is an ear, nose and throat specialist. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: sleep disorders, obesity, and migraine. Dr. Rheuark is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rheuark takes. Dr. Rheuark's practice is open to new patients. He attended the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Rheuark speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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

Dr. James Schmidt's specialty is family medicine. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Schmidt include menopause, migraine, and general care. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. In addition to English, Dr. Schmidt speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro. He welcomes 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 practices pediatric allergy & immunology in Artesia, CA, Los Alamitos, CA, and San Pedro, CA. He is especially interested in asthma and allergies. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Before completing his residency at Children's Hospital of Orange County, Dr. Tsai attended medical school at Albany Medical College. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Tsai is conversant in Mandarin and Taiwanese. He is affiliated with Los Alamitos Medical Center, PIH Health, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Allergies, Asthma

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

Dr. Marina Raikhel's area of specialization is family medicine. Dr. Raikhel's patients gave her an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. Her areas of expertise include the following: menopause, migraine, and nutrition issues. She is affiliated with HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant. Her practice is open to new patients. Dr. Raikhel is a graduate of The University of Auckland Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences and a graduate of Harbor-UCLA Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Raikhel (or staff) speaks Spanish and Russian.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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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's specialties are adult hematology and adult oncology. She has indicated that her clinical interests include lung cancer, anemia, and colon cancer. Her professional affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Ru honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She welcomes new patients. Her education and training includes medical school at Henan Medical University and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Distinctions awarded to Dr. Ru include: Southern California Super Doctors and Top Women Southern California Super Doctors. She speaks Mandarin.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Colon Cancer, Lung Cancer, Anemia

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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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