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We found 10 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' medical specialty is adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Dr. Tanios (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic and French. These areas are among his clinical interests: sleep disorders, asthma, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He is professionally affiliated with Los Alamitos Medical Center, Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Tanios is a graduate of Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Tanios trained at Henry Ford Hospital. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Tanios honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. 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. Eliezer Nussbaum, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology, Pediatric Critical Care
3640 Lomita Blvd. 102
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Eliezer Nussbaum is a physician who specializes in pediatric pulmonology and pediatric critical care. He is professionally affiliated with Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach and Torrance Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Nussbaum is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He is a graduate of Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Nussbaum trained at Elmhurst Hospital Center and Maimonides Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Hebrew.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis

Dr. Inderpal Singh Randhawa, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology, Adult Pulmonology, Allergy & Immunology
3640 Lomita Boulevard; Suite 102
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Inderpal Randhawa's areas of specialization are pediatric pulmonology, adult pulmonology, and allergy & immunology. In his practice, Dr. Randhawa focuses on general care and lung problems. Dr. Randhawa is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net. He graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Loma Linda University Medical Center. His professional 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. Azhar Muttalib, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
23639 Hawthorne Boulevard; Suite 102
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Azhar Muttalib sees patients in Torrance, CA. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. He has received a 2.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His clinical interests include menopause, migraine, and general care. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Muttalib accepts. He is a graduate of Osmania University, Kakatiya Medical College, and Rangaraya Medical College. Dr. Muttalib's medical residency was performed at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. Dr. Muttalib (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Arabic, and Armenian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

Dr. Lawrence Greenberg works as a hospice and palliative medicine specialist and family medicine practitioner in San Pedro, CA. He graduated from Temple University School of Medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: asthma and general care. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Greenberg takes. Dr. Greenberg (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew and Spanish. Dr. Greenberg's hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence Medical Institute, HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 is an internist. He studied medicine at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. His training includes residency programs at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and Martin Luther King, Jr.-Harbor Hospital. Dr. Osea's areas of expertise include the following: anti-aging, diabetes management, and migraine. The average patient rating for Dr. Osea is 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Osea (or staff) speaks Filipino and Spanish. He is affiliated with HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Osea's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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

Dr. Laurence Gorlick's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). The average patient rating for Dr. Gorlick is 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Gorlick include attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), general care, and nutrition issues. His professional affiliations include HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Gorlick accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is open to new patients. He is a graduate of Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. He trained at Long Island College Hospital and Norwalk Hospital for residency. He is conversant in Spanish.

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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 practices general pediatrics. Dr. Curran has indicated that her clinical interests include obesity, asthma, and acid reflux (GERD). Her professional affiliations include Providence Medical Institute, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. She graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Curran welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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

Dr. Homan Siman sees patients in Wilmington, CA. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. He attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Siman trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Siman include menopause, migraine, and general care. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Siman (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Persian. Dr. Siman is professionally affiliated with HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, Torrance 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

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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 area of specialization is general pediatrics. Dr. Follmar's areas of expertise include asthma. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Follmar honors. He attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and Georgetown University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Children's Hospital Los Angeles and Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Follmar speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All 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.