We found 9 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Molina Healthcare 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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All Interests: Lung Problems, General Care

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

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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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. 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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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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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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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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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