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We found 16 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept CalOptima near Santa Ana, CA.

Dr. Robert E Parke, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
845 W La Veta Avenue; #108
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Robert Parke's specialty is adult pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Parke include emphysema, shortness of breath (dyspnea), and asthma. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, Secure Horizons, and more. Dr. Parke graduated from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. He is affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Shortness of Breath, Chronic Cough, Emphysema, Asthma, ... (Read more)

Dr. John Weijune Wang, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
11160 Warner Avenue; #405
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. John Wang's area of specialization is general internal medicine. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise consist of amputation, anti-aging, and aspiration pneumonia. Dr. Wang's hospital/clinic affiliations include HealthCare Partners IPA - South Coast and Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center. He takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Wang's medical residency was performed at Kern Medical Center, Bakersfield. Dr. Wang (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Korean, and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , aspiration pneumonia, lung problems

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Lung Problems, Anti-Aging, Bowel Obstruction, Amputation, Aspiration ... (Read more)

Dr. Laura Meeree Cho, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2501 E Chapman Avenue; Suite 306
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Laura Cho is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. She speaks Korean. Dr. Cho's areas of expertise include diabetes, heart failure, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. She studied medicine at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Patients gave her an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Cho takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, Secure Horizons, and more.

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

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Hypertension, Perimenopause, Diabetes, Arthritis, Chronic ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2895 Edinger Avenue
Tustin, CA
 

Dr. Vijaykumar Kini's specialty is radiation oncology. These areas are among his clinical interests: intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), lung cancer, and breast cancer. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kini obtained his medical school training at Seth G.S. Medical College and performed his residency at Beaumont Hospitals. In addition to English, Dr. Kini (or staff) speaks Marathi, Vietnamese, and Hindi. Dr. Kini is professionally affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center and Placentia-Linda Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Brachytherapy, Breast Issues, Sarcoma, Cyberknife Radiosurgery, Lung Cancer, Stereotactic ... (Read more)

Dr. Ferdous F Kazemi, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
1220 Hemlock Way; #105b
Santa Ana, CA
 

Dr. Ferdous Kazemi's area of specialization is general pediatrics. Her clinical interests include asthma and allergies. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include HealthCare Partners IPA - South Coast, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. Dr. Kazemi is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz and Tehran University of Medical Sciences and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University. Dr. Kazemi (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Persian.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Allergies, Asthma

Dr. Smita Bhargava Tandon, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
11100 Warner Avenue; #252
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. Smita Tandon's specialty is general pediatrics. After completing medical school at the University of Mumbai and Grant Medical College, she performed her residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. In her practice, Dr. Tandon focuses on asthma, alternative medicine, and allergies. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Tandon honors Aetna EPO, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Tandon (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Marathi, and Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with HealthCare Partners IPA - South Coast, MemorialCare Health System, and St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP).

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Allergies, Alternative Medicine, Asthma

Dr. Raman K Chopra, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
12555 Garden Grove Boulevard; Suite 404
Garden Grove, CA
 

Dr. Raman Chopra's specialty is general pediatrics. She attended Government Medical College, Patiala and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Clinical interests for Dr. Chopra include adolescent issues and asthma. Patients rated Dr. Chopra highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Chopra (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. Her professional affiliations include HealthCare Partners IPA - South Coast, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Asthma

Dr. Otto Y Liao, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology, Adult Allergy & Immunology
1101 E. Bryan Avenue; Suite B
Tustin, CA
 

Dr. Otto Liao is a specialist in pediatric allergy & immunology and adult allergy & immunology. He works in Tustin, CA, Huntington Beach, CA, and Laguna Hills, CA. He has indicated that his clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. He is affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), and St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP). Dr. Liao takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He welcomes new patients. Before completing his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Dr. Liao attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Liao has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Liao (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Eczema, Allergies, Food Allergy, Sinusitis, Hay Fever, Asthma

Dr. Muhammad Javed Sohel, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Other
805 W La Veta Avenue; Suite 110
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Muhammad Sohel practices general internal medicine. Patients gave Dr. Sohel an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Sohel focuses on lung problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP) and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. Dr. Sohel takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and more. He graduated from Allama Iqbal Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Sohel trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. Dr. Sohel (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Arabic, and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Lung Problems

Dr. John Lawrence Winkelman, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
2212 E 4th Street
Santa Ana, CA
 

Dr. John Winkelman practices general pediatrics. Dr. Winkelman graduated from New York Medical College. His areas of expertise include newborn care, mole removal, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Winkelman accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and Secure Horizons. He is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Mole Removal, Allergies, Newborn Care, Attention Deficit Disorder, Asthma, Preventive Care, Wart ... (Read more)

Dr. Jerry Frederick Tsai, MD
Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine
2501 E Chapman Avenue
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Jerry Tsai is a specialist in adult hospital medicine. His clinical interests include diabetes, benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and heart problems. Dr. Tsai's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. He graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Iron Deficiency Anemia, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, High Cholesterol, ... (Read more)

Dr. Bruce Fred Friedman, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
11180 Warner Avenue; Suite 255
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. Bruce Friedman's area of specialization is pediatric allergy & immunology. He is rated highly by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Friedman include bronchitis, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, Dr. Friedman performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He has received the following distinctions: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. Dr. Friedman (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian. Dr. Friedman is affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , bronchitis, asthma

All Interests: Eczema, Bronchitis, Sinus Problems, Food Allergy, Allergy Testing, Asthma, Bloodless ... (Read more)

Dr. Hoang Tran Le, MD
Specializes in Other, Critical Care
11190 Warner Avenue; Suite 403
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. Hoang Le's medical specialty is critical care (intensive care medicine). In addition to English, Dr. Le speaks Vietnamese. He has a special interest in sleep disorders, lung cancer, and asthma. He is professionally affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center. He studied medicine at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Le trained at Kaiser Permanente for his residency. The average patient rating for Dr. Le is 3.0 stars out of 5. Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Le honors.

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

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

Dr. Robert Bruson Frankel, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
2501 E Chapman Avenue
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Robert Frankel works as a pediatrician in Orange, CA. He has a special interest in immunization (preventive vaccines), newborn care, and asthma. Dr. Frankel's professional affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. He graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Frankel completed a residency program at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, Secure Horizons, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Immunization, Circumcision, Newborn Care, Asthma

Dr. Taylor Tram Tran, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
2212 E 4th Street
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Taylor Tran's area of specialization is general pediatrics. Dr. Tran is a graduate of Drexel University College of Medicine and a graduate of Children's Hospital of Orange County's residency program. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tran include newborn care, infections, and asthma. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Tran honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and Secure Horizons, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Tran (or staff) speaks Spanish and Vietnamese. She is affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Skin Issues, Allergies, Newborn Care, Constipation, Infections, Asthma, Acid Reflux

Dr. Reema Basu, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
2212 E. 4th Street
Santa Ana, CA
 

Dr. Reema Basu is a physician who specializes in general pediatrics. These areas are among Dr. Basu's clinical interests: common cold, immunization (preventive vaccines), and influenza (flu). She is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and Secure Horizons, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Basu is conversant in Bengali.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Sports Physicals, Immunization, Common Cold, Influenza, 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.