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 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 a medical specialist in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Dr. Tanios has a special interest in sleep disorders, asthma, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He attended medical school at Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Henry Ford Hospital. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Southern California Super Doctors and Top Doctors and Dentists for Women. In addition to English, Dr. Tanios (or staff) speaks Arabic and French. He is affiliated with Los Alamitos Medical Center, Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

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 in Los Alamitos, CA, Long Beach, CA, and Torrance, CA. He obtained his medical school training at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and performed his residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center. His clinical interests include general care and lung problems. Dr. Randhawa takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with 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. Lawrence Bruce Greenberg, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1499 West 1st Street; Second Floor
San Pedro, CA
 

Dr. Lawrence Greenberg's specialty is family medicine. He attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Greenberg include asthma and general care. Dr. Greenberg is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Greenberg (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew and Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence Medical Institute, HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro. Dr. Greenberg welcomes 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 is a general internist. Dr. Muttalib's patients gave him an average rating of 1.5 out of 5 stars. These areas are among his clinical interests: menopause, migraine, and general care. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Osmania University, Kakatiya Medical College, and Rangaraya Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center for residency. Dr. Muttalib (or staff) speaks Urdu, Arabic, and Armenian. Dr. Muttalib'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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Dr. Edgardo Alvarez Osea, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1310 Sepulveda Boulevard
Harbor City, CA
 

Dr. Edgardo Osea specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Harbor City, CA. He graduated from the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. Dr. Osea completed his residency training at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and Martin Luther King, Jr.-Harbor Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Osea include anti-aging, diabetes management, and migraine. Dr. Osea's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Osea (or staff) speaks Filipino and Spanish. Dr. Osea is affiliated with HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay 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. Laurence Karl Gorlick, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
550 Deep Valley Drive 319
Rolling Hills Estates, CA
 

Dr. Laurence Gorlick is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Gorlick's clinical interests include attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), general care, and nutrition issues. He is rated highly by his patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gorlick honors. His education and training includes medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and residency at Long Island College Hospital and Norwalk Hospital. In addition to English, 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. He is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Homan Siman works as an internist in Wilmington, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Siman include facial problems, menopause, and migraine. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Siman is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. He trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center for his residency. In addition to English, Dr. Siman (or staff) speaks 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. 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 specializes in general pediatrics. She attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA. In her practice, she is particularly interested in obesity, asthma, and acid reflux (GERD). Dr. Curran honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. 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. Kenneth Earl Follmar III, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
1294 West 6th Street; Suite 102
San Pedro, CA
 

Dr. Kenneth Follmar specializes in general pediatrics. Clinical interests for Dr. Follmar include asthma. Dr. Follmar is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and Georgetown University School of Medicine. He trained at Children's Hospital Los Angeles and Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Follmar's professional 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. Dr. Follmar has an open panel.

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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.
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