We found 11 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept CalOptima near Santa Ana, CA.

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

Dr. Robert Parke works as an adult pulmonologist in Orange, CA. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: emphysema, shortness of breath (dyspnea), and asthma. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and Secure Horizons are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Parke honors. Dr. Parke is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. His professional affiliations include 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. Ferdous F Kazemi, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
1220 Hemlock Way; #105b
Santa Ana, CA
 

Dr. Ferdous Kazemi's medical specialty is general pediatrics. Dr. Kazemi's clinical interests include asthma and allergies. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University, Dr. Kazemi attended medical school at Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz and Tehran University of Medical Sciences. Dr. Kazemi (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Persian. Dr. Kazemi's hospital/clinic 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: Allergies, Asthma

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

Dr. Laura Cho specializes in general internal medicine. These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes, heart failure, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Her average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Cho is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and Secure Horizons, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Cho speaks Korean. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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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)

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

Dr. Raman Chopra's medical specialty is general pediatrics. She has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. In Dr. Chopra's practice, she is particularly interested in adolescent issues and asthma. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at Government Medical College, Patiala and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. In addition to English, Dr. Chopra (or staff) speaks 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 medical specialist in pediatric allergy & immunology and adult allergy & immunology. In addition to English, Dr. Liao (or staff) speaks Mandarin and Spanish. Dr. Liao has a special interest in sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), and St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP). Dr. Liao attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Liao is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. He has an open panel.

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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's specialty is general internal medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. In Dr. Sohel's practice, he is particularly interested in lung problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP) and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and more. He attended Allama Iqbal Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. Dr. Sohel (or staff) is conversant in 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's area of specialization is general pediatrics. He studied medicine at New York Medical College. His areas of expertise include the following: newborn care, mole removal, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). Dr. Winkelman's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Winkelman takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, Secure Horizons, and more. In addition to English, he speaks 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 an internal medicine hospitalist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tsai include diabetes, benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and heart problems. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Tsai attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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

Dr. Robert Frankel practices general pediatrics. Dr. Frankel is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He has a special interest in immunization (preventive vaccines), newborn care, and asthma. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and Secure Horizons. Before completing his residency at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Dr. Frankel attended medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Dr. Frankel's professional affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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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 medical specialty is general pediatrics. Dr. Tran (or staff) speaks Spanish and Vietnamese. Her areas of expertise include the following: newborn care, infections, and asthma. She is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. Dr. Tran graduated from Drexel University College of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Children's Hospital of Orange County. She has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and Secure Horizons.

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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. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine, Dr. Basu attended the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. Her areas of expertise include common cold, immunization (preventive vaccines), and influenza (flu). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and Secure Horizons are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Basu honors. In addition to English, she speaks Bengali. Dr. Basu is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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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.
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