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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 an adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology specialist. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include sleep disorders, asthma, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tanios takes. He obtained his medical school training at Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at Henry Ford Hospital. Dr. Tanios has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Tanios (or staff) speaks Arabic and French. Dr. Tanios is affiliated with Los Alamitos Medical Center, Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. 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. Inderpal Singh Randhawa, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology, Adult Pulmonology, Allergy & Immunology
3640 Lomita Boulevard; Suite 102
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Inderpal Randhawa is a specialist in pediatric pulmonology, adult pulmonology, and allergy & immunology. Clinical interests for Dr. Randhawa include general care and lung problems. He is affiliated with Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach and Torrance Memorial Medical Center. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and performed his residency at Loma Linda University 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. His clinical interests include asthma and allergies. Dr. Davidson's professional affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Davidson is accepting new patients. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Rising Stars.

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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 medical specialty is family medicine. Dr. Shin (or staff) is conversant in Korean and Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shin include menopause, migraine, and general care. Dr. Shin is affiliated with HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He is a graduate of Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Shin accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is open to 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 specialist in pediatric allergy & immunology. He works in Torrance, CA. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Singer's areas of expertise include asthma and allergies. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Singer graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School and then he performed his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include 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 welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Allergies, Sinus Problems, Asthma

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

Dr. Parvin Peddi practices medical oncology and hematology (blood disorders). Dr. Peddi graduated from Duke University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. Clinical interests for Dr. Peddi include chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), esophageal cancer, and ovarian cancer. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Peddi include: 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. Dr. Peddi 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. Her practice is open to new patients.

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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 specialty is general internal medicine. Her areas of expertise include menopause, migraine, and general care. Dr. Shah's hospital/clinic affiliations include HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. She has an open panel. She attended medical school at Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College. Dr. Shah's residency was performed at Michigan State University Kalamazoo Center for Medical Studies and a hospital affiliated with the University of Nevada. Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

Dr. Tehmina Khan practices family medicine and urgent care in Manhattan Beach, CA and San Pedro, CA. Her areas of expertise include the following: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), menopause, and varicose veins. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Khan is a graduate of Sindh Medical College. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Dakota. Dr. Khan (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu and Punjabi. She is affiliated with Providence Medical Institute. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

Dr. Lawrence Greenberg sees patients in San Pedro, CA. His medical specialty is family medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Greenberg (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Greenberg include asthma and general care. Dr. Greenberg is professionally affiliated with Providence Medical Institute, HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro. Dr. Greenberg studied medicine at Temple University School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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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 in Torrance, CA. Dr. Chiang is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine. For Dr. Chiang's professional training, Dr. Chiang completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Clinical interests for Dr. Chiang include asthma and allergies. Patients gave Dr. Chiang an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chiang honors. In addition to English, Dr. Chiang speaks Mandarin. Dr. Chiang is professionally affiliated with 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. Azhar Muttalib, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
23639 Hawthorne Boulevard; Suite 102
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Azhar Muttalib's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Muttalib (or staff) speaks Urdu, Arabic, and Armenian. His clinical interests include menopause, migraine, and general care. Dr. Muttalib is professionally affiliated with HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Muttalib obtained his medical school training at Osmania University, Kakatiya Medical College, and Rangaraya Medical College and performed his residency at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Muttalib has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

Dr. Edgardo Osea is an internist. The average patient rating for Dr. Osea is 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Osea include anti-aging, diabetes management, and migraine. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. For his professional training, Dr. Osea completed residency programs at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and Martin Luther King, Jr.-Harbor Hospital. Dr. Osea (or staff) is conversant in Filipino and Spanish. Dr. Osea is professionally affiliated with HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay 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: Headache, Diabetes Management, Allergies, Hypertension, Acid Reflux, Migraine, Anti-Aging, General ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Daryl Rheuark is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). 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. Clinical interests for Dr. Rheuark include sleep disorders, obesity, and migraine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Rheuark's hospital/clinic affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He 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 specializes in family medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Schmidt is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Schmidt's areas of expertise include menopause, migraine, and general care. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Schmidt's professional affiliations include HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro. His 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. These areas are among his clinical interests: asthma and allergies. Dr. Tsai is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Children's Hospital of Orange County, Dr. Tsai attended Albany Medical College for medical school. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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 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 works as a family medicine practitioner. Areas of expertise for Dr. Raikhel include menopause, migraine, and nutrition issues. Patient ratings for Dr. Raikhel average 2.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. 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) is conversant in Spanish and Russian. She is affiliated with HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , 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.