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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 specializes in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology and practices in Long Beach, CA and San Pedro, CA. He is a graduate of Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of Henry Ford Hospital's residency program. In Dr. Tanios's practice, he is particularly interested in sleep disorders, asthma, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The average patient rating for Dr. Tanios is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Tanios takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. His distinctions include: Southern California Super Doctors and Top Doctors and Dentists for Women. Dr. Tanios (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and French. Dr. Tanios is professionally affiliated with Los Alamitos Medical Center, Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 sees patients in Los Alamitos, CA, Long Beach, CA, and Torrance, CA. His medical specialties are pediatric pulmonology, adult pulmonology, and allergy & immunology. His areas of expertise include general care and lung problems. Dr. Randhawa is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center. Dr. Randhawa 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 is a physician who specializes in family medicine. Dr. Greenberg (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew and Spanish. His areas of expertise include asthma and general care. He is affiliated with Providence Medical Institute, HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro. He attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Greenberg honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting 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 an internist in Torrance, CA. These areas are among Dr. Muttalib's clinical interests: menopause, migraine, and general care. His average patient rating is 2.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Before completing his residency at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Dr. Muttalib attended medical school at Osmania University, Kakatiya Medical College, and Rangaraya Medical College. In addition to English, Dr. Muttalib (or staff) speaks Urdu, Arabic, and Armenian. 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 Dr. Muttalib's office for an appointment.

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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 a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. He is rated highly by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Osea include anti-aging, diabetes management, and migraine. Dr. Osea's hospital/clinic affiliations include HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Osea is open to new patients. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery and performed his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and Martin Luther King, Jr.-Harbor Hospital. Dr. Osea (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Filipino and Spanish.

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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 is an internist and geriatrician. These areas are among his clinical interests: attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), general care, and nutrition issues. Dr. Gorlick's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gorlick accepts. After completing medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Gorlick performed his residency at Long Island College Hospital and Norwalk Hospital. He 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. Dr. Gorlick's practice is open to new patients.

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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's specialty is general pediatrics. She has indicated that her clinical interests include obesity, asthma, and acid reflux (GERD). She is affiliated with Providence Medical Institute, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Curran is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine and a graduate of Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA's residency program. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Curran takes. Dr. Curran is open to 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 practices general pediatrics in San Pedro, CA. Before performing his residency at Children's Hospital Los Angeles and Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, Dr. Follmar attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and Georgetown University School of Medicine. In Dr. Follmar's practice, he is particularly interested in asthma. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. 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. His practice is open to new patients.

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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 specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Wilmington, CA. Dr. Siman (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Persian. Areas of expertise for Dr. Siman include menopause, migraine, and general care. He is professionally affiliated with HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro. Dr. Siman's education and training includes medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. He accepts 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.