We found 36 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Blue Shield of California near San Pedro, CA.

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

Dr. Maged Tanios' areas of specialization are adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Tanios include sleep disorders, asthma, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Dr. Tanios's professional affiliations include Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. After attending Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Henry Ford Hospital. Dr. Tanios has received distinctions including Southern California Super Doctors and Top Doctors and Dentists for Women. Dr. Tanios (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic and French.

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

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

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

Dr. Inderpal Randhawa works as a pediatric pulmonologist, adult pulmonologist, and allergist/immunologist in Los Alamitos, CA, Long Beach, CA, and Torrance, CA. Dr. Randhawa's areas of expertise include general care and lung problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach and Torrance Memorial Medical Center. He graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Randhawa honors.

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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 works as a pediatric allergist and immunologist. He is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Davidson trained at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. He has a special interest in asthma and allergies. Dr. Davidson accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Rising Stars and Southern California Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Davidson's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Allergies, Asthma

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

Dr. Peter Shin practices family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shin include menopause, migraine, and general care. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Shin studied medicine at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. Dr. Shin completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Shin (or staff) is conversant in Korean and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with 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

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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); she sees patients in Santa Monica, CA, Los Angeles, CA, and Torrance, CA. Her clinical interests include chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), esophageal cancer, and ovarian cancer. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Peddi's education and training includes medical school at Duke University School of Medicine and residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. She has received the following distinctions: 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. Dr. Peddi's professional affiliations include UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro. Dr. Peddi is accepting 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 works as a pediatric allergist and immunologist in Torrance, CA. Patient ratings for Dr. Singer average 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Singer's clinical interests: asthma and allergies. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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. Dr. Singer 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. Dr. Singer's practice 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 is a specialist in thoracic surgery. He works in Torrance, CA, Los Angeles, CA, and Whittier, CA. His clinical interests include 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. Dr. Baker honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Baker is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. He has received the following distinctions: 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. Lawrence Bruce Greenberg, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1499 West 1st Street; Second Floor
San Pedro, CA
 

Dr. Lawrence Greenberg specializes in family medicine. These areas are among Dr. Greenberg's clinical interests: asthma and general care. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Medical Institute, HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. He attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Greenberg (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: General Care, Asthma

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. Dr. Chiang is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by Dr. Chiang's patients. Dr. Chiang's areas of expertise consist of asthma and allergies. Dr. Chiang's professional affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Chiang is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Chiang has an open panel. After attending Tufts University School of Medicine, Dr. Chiang completed Dr. Chiang's residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. In addition to English, Dr. Chiang speaks Mandarin.

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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 practices general internal medicine in Torrance, CA. Dr. Muttalib's average patient rating is 1.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: menopause, migraine, and general care. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Muttalib accepts. He attended medical school at Osmania University, Kakatiya Medical College, and Rangaraya Medical College. He trained at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center for his residency. Dr. Muttalib (or staff) speaks Urdu, Arabic, and Armenian. Dr. Muttalib's professional 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

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

Dr. Daryl Rheuark works as an otolaryngologist. Dr. Rheuark's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include sleep disorders, obesity, and migraine. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rheuark honors. Dr. Rheuark attended the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Loma Linda University Medical Center for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Rheuark welcomes new patients.

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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 is a family practitioner. Patients gave Dr. Schmidt an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include menopause, migraine, and general care. His hospital/clinic affiliations include HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schmidt honors. Dr. Schmidt welcomes new patients. He is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

Dr. Mona Shah is a San Pedro, CA physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi. Her clinical interests include menopause, migraine, and general care. She is professionally affiliated with HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro. She studied medicine at Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College. She trained at Michigan State University Kalamazoo Center for Medical Studies for her residency. Dr. Shah is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to 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's specialty is pediatric allergy & immunology. After completing medical school at Albany Medical College, he performed his residency at Children's Hospital of Orange County. In Dr. Tsai's practice, he is particularly interested in asthma and allergies. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. He is conversant in Mandarin and Taiwanese. Dr. Tsai is professionally affiliated with PIH Health and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro. Dr. Tsai is accepting new patients.

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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 specializes in family medicine and practices in Lomita, CA. She is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Raikhel's areas of expertise include menopause, migraine, and nutrition issues. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. Before performing her residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Dr. Raikhel attended The University of Auckland Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences for medical school. Dr. Raikhel (or staff) speaks Spanish and Russian.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

Dr. Olga Olevsky is a physician who specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She is conversant in Russian. These areas are among her clinical interests: bladder cancer, lung cancer, and colon cancer. Dr. Olevsky is affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. She studied medicine at the University of Minnesota Medical School. Dr. Olevsky's training includes residency programs at Abbott Northwestern Hospital and the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview. Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Olevsky honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

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

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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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