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

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

Dr. Madhu Berman practices pediatric allergy and allergy & immunology. Her areas of expertise include the following: asthma and allergies. Patients gave Dr. Berman an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She studied medicine at Madras Medical College and Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER). Dr. Berman completed her residency training at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Berman (or staff) is conversant in Telugu, Tamil, and Hindi. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include 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: , 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, 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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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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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. 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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Dr. Xiu Qing Jenny Qing Ru, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
3440 Lomita Boulevard; 250
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. X. Ru is an adult hematology and adult oncology specialist in Los Angeles, CA, El Segundo, CA, and Torrance, CA. She speaks Mandarin. She has a special interest in lung cancer, anemia, and colon cancer. Dr. Ru's professional affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Ru attended medical school at Henan Medical University. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ru takes. Her distinctions include: Southern California Super Doctors and Top Women Southern California Super Doctors. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Colon Cancer, Lung Cancer, Anemia

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

Dr. James Flores' specialties are adolescent medicine and general pediatrics. He practices in Rolling Hills Estates, CA, R. H. E, CA, and Pvp, CA. After attending the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. Dr. Flores has indicated that his clinical interests include asthma and allergies. The average patient rating for Dr. Flores is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Flores is affiliated with HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, HealthCare Partners IPA - Little Company of Mary, and Torrance Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Flores is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Allergies, Asthma

Dr. Laurence Karl Gorlick, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
550 Deep Valley Drive 319
Rolling Hills Estates, CA
 

Dr. Laurence Gorlick is an internist and geriatrician in Rolling Hills Estates, CA, R. H. E, CA, and Los Alamitos, CA. He is rated highly by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gorlick include attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), general care, and nutrition issues. Dr. Gorlick is professionally affiliated with HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, HealthCare Partners IPA - Little Company of Mary, and Torrance Memorial Medical Center. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Gorlick's office for an appointment. Before performing his residency at Long Island College Hospital and Norwalk Hospital, Dr. Gorlick attended Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Gorlick is conversant in Spanish.

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

Dr. Homan Siman's medical specialty is general internal medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Siman (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian. His clinical interests include facial problems, menopause, and dermabrasion. His hospital/clinic affiliations include HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, HealthCare Partners IPA - Little Company of Mary, and Torrance Memorial Medical Center. After completing medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, Dr. Siman performed his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Siman takes. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Emily Curran practices general pediatrics in Torrance, CA, Manhattan Beach, CA, and San Pedro, CA. These areas are among her clinical interests: obesity, asthma, and acid reflux (GERD). Dr. Curran's hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence Medical Institute, HealthCare Partners IPA - Little Company of Mary, and Torrance Memorial Medical Center. After attending Wayne State University School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She is accepting new patients.

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