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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 specializes in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology and practices in Long Beach, CA and San Pedro, CA. He is a graduate of Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of Henry Ford Hospital's residency program. In Dr. Tanios's practice, he is particularly interested in sleep disorders, asthma, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The average patient rating for Dr. Tanios is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Tanios takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. His distinctions include: Southern California Super Doctors and Top Doctors and Dentists for Women. Dr. Tanios (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and French. Dr. Tanios is professionally affiliated with Los Alamitos Medical Center, Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 sees patients in Los Alamitos, CA, Long Beach, CA, and Torrance, CA. His medical specialties are pediatric pulmonology, adult pulmonology, and allergy & immunology. His areas of expertise include general care and lung problems. Dr. Randhawa is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center. Dr. Randhawa 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 is a pediatric allergist and immunologist. Dr. Davidson's clinical interests encompass asthma and allergies. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Davidson has received distinctions including Southern California Rising Stars and Southern California Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with 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: Allergies, Asthma

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

Dr. Peter Shin practices family medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Shin include menopause, migraine, and general care. Dr. Shin accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is a graduate of Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency. In addition to English, 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. He welcomes 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 works as a medical oncologist and hematologist. Her areas of expertise include chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), esophageal cancer, and ovarian cancer. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. After attending Duke University School of Medicine, Dr. Peddi completed her residency training at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. Awards and/or distinctions she has received 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. In addition to English, she speaks Persian. 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. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

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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 physician who specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology. After attending the University of Minnesota Medical School, he completed his residency training at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. Dr. Singer's clinical interests encompass asthma and allergies. Patient ratings for Dr. Singer average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Singer is in-network for 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 affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Singer's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Allergies, Sinus Problems, Asthma

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. Dr. Shah's areas of expertise include menopause, migraine, and general care. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. She attended medical school at Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College. Dr. Shah's medical 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. Her professional affiliations include HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro. Dr. Shah is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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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. These areas are among Dr. Baker's clinical interests: heart transplant, lung cancer, and heart bypass surgery (CABG). His professional affiliations include USC Healthcare Center 2, Huntington Hospital, and Torrance Memorial Medical Center. He attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center for residency. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He has received distinctions including Southern California Super Doctors and Georgetown University School of Medicine: Alpha Omega Alpha.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

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

Dr. Lawrence Greenberg is a physician who specializes in family medicine. Dr. Greenberg (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew and Spanish. His areas of expertise include asthma and general care. He is affiliated with Providence Medical Institute, HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro. He attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Greenberg honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting 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. Patients gave Dr. Chiang an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Chiang's areas of expertise include asthma and allergies. Dr. Chiang accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Chiang attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Chiang trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine for residency. 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 welcomes 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 is an internist in Torrance, CA. These areas are among Dr. Muttalib's clinical interests: menopause, migraine, and general care. His average patient rating is 2.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Before completing his residency at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Dr. Muttalib attended medical school at Osmania University, Kakatiya Medical College, and Rangaraya Medical College. In addition to English, Dr. Muttalib (or staff) speaks Urdu, Arabic, and Armenian. He is affiliated with HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Muttalib's office for an appointment.

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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 a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. He is rated highly by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Osea include anti-aging, diabetes management, and migraine. Dr. Osea's hospital/clinic affiliations include HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Osea is open to new patients. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery and performed his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and Martin Luther King, Jr.-Harbor Hospital. Dr. Osea (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Filipino and Spanish.

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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 practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in Torrance, CA. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Rheuark include sleep disorders, obesity, and migraine. Dr. Rheuark 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, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Rheuark is open to new patients. After attending the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Loma Linda University Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

Dr. James Schmidt's area of specialization is family medicine. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His clinical interests include menopause, migraine, and general care. Dr. Schmidt is professionally affiliated with HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro. Dr. Schmidt takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. He studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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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 area of specialization is pediatric allergy & immunology. His clinical interests encompass asthma and allergies. Dr. Tsai is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He is a graduate of Albany Medical College and a graduate of Children's Hospital of Orange County's residency program. He has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. He speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin and Taiwanese. Dr. Tsai is affiliated with Los Alamitos Medical Center, PIH Health, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro. He is open to 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. Dr. Raikhel has a 2.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Raikhel include menopause, migraine, and nutrition issues. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Raikhel studied medicine at The University of Auckland Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences. Her medical residency was performed at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Raikhel (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: 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. Dr. Raikhel has an open panel.

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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.