We found 35 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Blue Shield of California near San Pedro, CA.

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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; he sees patients in Long Beach, CA and San Pedro, CA. After attending Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Tanios completed his residency training at Henry Ford Hospital. His areas of clinical interest consist of sleep disorders, asthma, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Tanios has received the following distinctions: Southern California Super Doctors and Top Doctors and Dentists for Women. In addition to English, Dr. Tanios (or staff) speaks Arabic and French. His professional affiliations include Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro. He is open to new patients.

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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 practices pediatric pulmonology, adult pulmonology, and allergy & immunology. His clinical interests encompass general care and lung problems. Dr. Randhawa honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, Health Net, and more. He attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Loma Linda University Medical Center for residency. His hospital/clinic 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. 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) in Santa Monica, CA, Los Angeles, CA, and Torrance, CA. She is a graduate of Duke University School of Medicine and a graduate of Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis' residency program. Dr. Peddi's clinical interests include chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), esophageal cancer, and ovarian cancer. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. 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 is professionally affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

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

Dr. Joshua Davidson's specialty is pediatric allergy & immunology. He is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and a graduate of Harbor-UCLA Medical Center's residency program. His areas of clinical interest consist of asthma and allergies. Dr. Davidson is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinctions: Southern California Rising Stars and Southern California Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include HealthCare Partners, LLC, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Davidson has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Allergies, Asthma

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

Dr. Allan Singer's medical specialty is pediatric allergy & immunology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Singer include asthma and allergies. Patient reviews placed Dr. Singer at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Singer accepts. 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. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Allergies, Sinus Problems, Asthma

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

Dr. Lawrence Greenberg practices family medicine. Dr. Greenberg's areas of expertise include asthma and general care. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Medical Institute, HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, and HealthCare Partners IPA - Little Company of Mary. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Greenberg's office for an appointment. He graduated from Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Greenberg (or staff) is conversant in 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, who practices in Torrance, CA, is a medical specialist in allergy & immunology and adult allergy. 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. Dr. Chiang has indicated that Dr. Chiang's clinical interests include asthma and allergies. On average, patients gave Dr. Chiang a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Chiang accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Chiang speaks Mandarin. Dr. Chiang is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Chiang is accepting new patients.

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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 specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). On average, patients gave Dr. Rheuark a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: sleep disorders, obesity, and asthma. He is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Rheuark's office for an appointment. He is a graduate of the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and a graduate of Loma Linda University Medical Center's residency program. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Nutrition Issues, Sleep Disorders, Allergies, Weight Management, Acid Reflux, Obesity, Asthma

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 speaks Spanish. These areas are among Dr. Schmidt's clinical interests: menopause, general care, and varicose veins. His hospital/clinic affiliations include HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, HealthCare Partners IPA - Little Company of Mary, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro. He studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Schmidt is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Schmidt welcomes new patients.

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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 practices general internal medicine. Dr. Osea is rated highly by his patients. His areas of expertise include anti-aging, diabetes management, and hypertension (high blood pressure). His hospital/clinic affiliations include HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, HealthCare Partners IPA - Little Company of Mary, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Osea honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Before performing his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and Martin Luther King, Jr.-Harbor Hospital, Dr. Osea attended the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery for medical school. Dr. Osea (or staff) speaks Filipino and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

Dr. Lawrence David Sher, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
550 Deep Valley; Suite 319
Rolling Hills Estates, CA
 

Dr. Lawrence Sher works as a pediatric allergist and immunologist in Rolling Hills Estates, CA, R. H. E, CA, and Pvp, CA. Dr. Sher graduated from the University of Utah School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for his residency. These areas are among his clinical interests: sleep disorders, diabetes management, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Sher takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, HealthCare Partners IPA - Little Company of Mary, and Torrance Memorial Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Diabetes Management, Allergies, Sinus Problems, Attention Deficit Disorder, ... (Read more)

Dr. Hubert Vance Sung, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1499 West 1st Street
San Pedro, CA
 

Dr. Hubert Sung practices family medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. These areas are among Dr. Sung's clinical interests: diabetes management, asthma, and preventive care. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Medical Institute and HealthCare Partners IPA - Little Company of Mary. Before completing his residency at VA Wadsworth Medical Center, Dr. Sung attended medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Diabetes Management, Preventive Care, Acid Reflux, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, General Care, Asthma

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

Dr. Peter Shin's specialty is family medicine. Dr. Shin (or staff) speaks Korean and Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: menopause, general care, and varicose veins. Dr. Shin is professionally affiliated with HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, HealthCare Partners IPA - Little Company of Mary, and Torrance Memorial Medical Center. 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. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Shin welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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Dr. Samuel E Oregel, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1333 Chestnut Avenue
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Samuel Oregel's medical specialty is family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Oregel include obesity, diabetes management, and osteoporosis. Dr. Oregel is affiliated with Providence Medical Institute. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. He attended the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Dr. Oregel is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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Dr. Kenneth Earl Follmar III, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
1294 West 6th Street; Suite 102
San Pedro, CA
 

Dr. Kenneth Follmar's specialty is general pediatrics. His clinical interests include asthma. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Follmar studied medicine at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and Georgetown University School of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at Children's Hospital Los Angeles and Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Follmar is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, HealthCare Partners IPA - Little Company of Mary, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro. Dr. Follmar's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Asthma

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

Dr. Azhar Muttalib is a general internist in Torrance, CA. Patient ratings for Dr. Muttalib average 1.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include menopause, general care, and varicose veins. Dr. Muttalib is professionally affiliated with HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, HealthCare Partners IPA - Little Company of Mary, and Torrance Memorial Medical Center. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Muttalib's office for an appointment. He is a graduate of Osmania University, Kakatiya Medical College, and Rangaraya Medical College. Dr. Muttalib trained at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center for his residency. Dr. Muttalib (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Arabic, and Armenian.

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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.
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