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We found 9 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Molina Healthcare 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 is an adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology specialist. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include sleep disorders, asthma, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tanios takes. He obtained his medical school training at Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at Henry Ford Hospital. Dr. Tanios has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Tanios (or staff) speaks Arabic and French. Dr. Tanios is affiliated with Los Alamitos Medical Center, Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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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 is a specialist in pediatric pulmonology, adult pulmonology, and allergy & immunology. Clinical interests for Dr. Randhawa include general care and lung problems. He is affiliated with Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach and Torrance Memorial Medical Center. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and performed his residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Lung Problems, General Care

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

Dr. Lawrence Greenberg sees patients in San Pedro, CA. His medical specialty is family medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Greenberg (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Greenberg include asthma and general care. Dr. Greenberg is professionally affiliated with Providence Medical Institute, HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro. Dr. Greenberg studied medicine at Temple University School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: General Care, Asthma

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

Dr. Azhar Muttalib's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Muttalib (or staff) speaks Urdu, Arabic, and Armenian. His clinical interests include menopause, migraine, and general care. Dr. Muttalib is professionally affiliated with HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Muttalib obtained his medical school training at Osmania University, Kakatiya Medical College, and Rangaraya Medical College and performed his residency at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Muttalib has an open panel.

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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 an internist. The average patient rating for Dr. Osea is 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Osea include anti-aging, diabetes management, and migraine. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. For his professional training, Dr. Osea completed residency programs at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and Martin Luther King, Jr.-Harbor Hospital. Dr. Osea (or staff) is conversant in Filipino and Spanish. Dr. Osea is professionally affiliated with HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay 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. 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). On average, patients gave Dr. Gorlick a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), general care, and nutrition issues. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Gorlick 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. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. 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 his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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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 is a physician who specializes in general pediatrics. Her areas of expertise include obesity, asthma, and acid reflux (GERD). She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA, Dr. Curran attended Wayne State University School of Medicine. Her professional affiliations include Providence Medical Institute, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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

Dr. Kenneth Follmar is a pediatrician. He has a special interest in asthma. Dr. Follmar's 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 is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Follmar is accepting new patients. After attending George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and Georgetown University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Children's Hospital Los Angeles and Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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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's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Siman (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Persian. Areas of expertise for Dr. Siman include menopause, migraine, and general care. Dr. Siman is affiliated with HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro. Dr. Siman 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. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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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.