We found 17 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Coventry near San Pedro, CA.

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. Dr. Davidson's areas of expertise include the following: asthma and allergies. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Davidson honors. His education and training includes medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Davidson include: Southern California Rising Stars and Southern California Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Davidson 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's specialty is family medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: menopause, migraine, and general care. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shin accepts. Dr. Shin attended Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Shin (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: 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's areas of specialization are medical oncology and hematology (blood disorders). Clinical interests for Dr. Peddi include chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), esophageal cancer, and ovarian cancer. Dr. Peddi is affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Peddi welcomes new patients. She is a graduate of Duke University School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed 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. She speaks Persian.

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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's medical specialty is pediatric allergy & immunology. He is especially interested in asthma and allergies. He is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Singer obtained his medical school training at the University of Minnesota Medical School and performed his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. Dr. Singer has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. His distinctions include: Southern California Super Doctors 2008 and Los Angeles Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Allergies, Sinus Problems, Asthma

Dr. Madhu N Berman, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy, Allergy & Immunology
29000 Western Avenue; Suite 200
R. P. V., CA
 

Dr. Madhu Berman is a pediatric allergist and allergist/immunologist in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA, R. P. V, CA, and Manhattan Beach, CA. Dr. Berman is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. In her practice, she is particularly interested in asthma and allergies. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Her education and training includes medical school at Madras Medical College and Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER) and residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Berman (or staff) speaks Telugu, Tamil, and Hindi. Dr. Berman is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro. Dr. Berman is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Allergies, Sinus Problems, 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. On average, patients gave Dr. Chiang a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. In Dr. Chiang's practice, Dr. Chiang is particularly interested in asthma and allergies. Dr. Chiang is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Chiang is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Chiang's practice is open to new patients. Before completing Dr. Chiang's residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine, Dr. Chiang attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine. 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 specializes in general internal medicine. He has a 2.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Muttalib's areas of expertise include menopause, migraine, and general care. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Muttalib studied medicine at Osmania University, Kakatiya Medical College, and Rangaraya Medical College. His training includes a residency program at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. In addition to English, 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. His practice 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 is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). After completing medical school at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rheuark include sleep disorders, obesity, and migraine. Dr. Rheuark has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Rheuark is conversant in 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

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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 is a family practice physician. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Schmidt include menopause, migraine, and general care. Dr. Schmidt's 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 takes. 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. Laurence Karl Gorlick, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
550 Deep Valley Drive 319
Rolling Hills Estates, CA
 

Dr. Laurence Gorlick's specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His clinical interests include attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), general care, and nutrition issues. Dr. Gorlick is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Gorlick completed residency programs at Long Island College Hospital and Norwalk Hospital. Dr. Gorlick speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with 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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Dr. Xiu Qing Jenny Qing Ru, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
3440 W. Lomita Boulevard; Suite 250
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. X. Ru is a hematologist and oncologist. Dr. Ru's clinical interests include lung cancer, anemia, and colon cancer. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She graduated from Henan Medical University. Dr. Ru trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for her residency. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Ru include: Southern California Super Doctors and Top Women Southern California Super Doctors. In addition to English, she speaks Mandarin. She is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Ru's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Colon Cancer, Lung Cancer, Anemia

Dr. James Henry Flores Jr., MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
827 Deep Valley Dr. 310
Pvp, CA
 

Dr. James Flores practices adolescent medicine. Dr. Flores has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include the following: asthma and allergies. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. After attending the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Flores'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: Allergies, Asthma

Dr. Emily Beth Curran, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
1294 W. Sixth Street; Suite 104
San Pedro, CA
 

Dr. Emily Curran practices general pediatrics. She is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine and a graduate of Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA's residency program. Dr. Curran has a special interest in obesity, asthma, and acid reflux (GERD). She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Curran is affiliated with Providence Medical Institute, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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

Dr. Lawrence Sher is a physician who specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sher include sleep disorders, diabetes management, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). Dr. Sher's hospital/clinic affiliations include HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, 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. Sher takes. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Sher's education and training includes medical school at the University of Utah School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

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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 is a general pediatrician. He graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Follmar trained at Children's Hospital Los Angeles and Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center for residency. He has a special interest in asthma. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Follmar is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Asthma

Dr. Homan Siman, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1231 Avalon Boulevard
Wilmington, CA
 

Dr. Homan Siman is an internist. His clinical interests 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 San Pedro. Dr. Siman is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. He attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Siman (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Persian.

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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.