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We found 17 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 is an adult pulmonologist. He has indicated that his clinical interests include emphysema, shortness of breath (dyspnea), and asthma. Patient reviews placed Dr. Parke at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, Secure Horizons, and more. He studied medicine at 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. John Weijune Wang, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
11160 Warner Avenue; #405
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. John Wang's specialty is general internal medicine. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Wang's areas of expertise include amputation, anti-aging, and aspiration pneumonia. He is affiliated with HealthCare Partners IPA - South Coast and Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Wang accepts Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and performed his residency at Kern Medical Center, Bakersfield. Dr. Wang (or staff) speaks the following 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's specialty is general internal medicine. She graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Cho include diabetes, heart failure, and hypertension (high blood pressure). On average, patients gave Dr. Cho a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and Secure Horizons are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cho accepts. She is conversant in Korean. She is professionally affiliated with 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. Vijaykumar Ramchandra Kini, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2895 Edinger Avenue
Tustin, CA
 

Dr. Vijaykumar Kini's specialty is radiation oncology. He attended Seth G.S. Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Beaumont Hospitals for residency. Dr. Kini's areas of expertise include the following: lung cancer, breast cancer, and sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer). Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kini honors. Dr. Kini (or staff) is conversant in 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. Smita Bhargava Tandon, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
11100 Warner Avenue; #252
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. Smita Tandon is a general pediatrician. After completing medical school at the University of Mumbai and Grant Medical College, Dr. Tandon performed her residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Her clinical interests encompass asthma, alternative medicine, and allergies. She has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tandon accepts. In addition to English, Dr. Tandon (or staff) speaks Urdu, Marathi, and Spanish. Dr. Tandon's professional affiliations include 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. Ferdous F Kazemi, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
1220 Hemlock Way; #105b
Santa Ana, CA
 

Dr. Ferdous Kazemi sees patients in Santa Ana, CA. Her medical specialty is general pediatrics. Dr. Kazemi has a special interest in asthma and allergies. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz and Tehran University of Medical Sciences. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University. Dr. Kazemi (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Persian. Dr. Kazemi is professionally affiliated with 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. Raman K Chopra, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
12555 Garden Grove Boulevard; Suite 404
Garden Grove, CA
 

Dr. Raman Chopra practices general pediatrics. 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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chopra include adolescent issues and asthma. Dr. Chopra is rated highly by her patients. Dr. Chopra is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant. Dr. Chopra (or staff) is conversant in 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's medical specialty is pediatric allergy & immunology and adult allergy & immunology. Dr. Liao (or staff) speaks Mandarin and Spanish. In his practice, he is particularly interested in sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. Dr. Liao is affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), and St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP). He studied medicine at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Liao completed his residency training at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Liao has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. He is accepting new patients.

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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 area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Sohel's average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Sohel focuses on lung problems. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant. He is a graduate of 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. Dr. Sohel is affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP) and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Lung Problems

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

Dr. Bruce Friedman's medical specialty is pediatric allergy & immunology. He attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Friedman's medical residency was performed at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. His clinical interests include bronchitis, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Patient ratings for Dr. Friedman average 4.0 stars out of 5. Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Friedman accepts. He has received the following distinctions: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. Dr. Friedman (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Persian. Dr. Friedman is professionally 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. 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 is conversant in Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: newborn care, mole removal, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). Dr. Winkelman is affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. He attended medical school at New York Medical College. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Winkelman takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, Secure Horizons, and more.

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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's area of specialization is adult hospital medicine. His areas of expertise 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 attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and Coventry.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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

Dr. Hoang Le is a Fountain Valley, CA physician who specializes in critical care (intensive care medicine). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Le include sleep disorders, lung cancer, and asthma. On average, patients gave Dr. Le a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Le honors. He graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Le trained at Kaiser Permanente. He is conversant in Vietnamese. Dr. Le is affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center.

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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's specialty is general pediatrics. He attended medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. His residency was performed at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Frankel include immunization (preventive vaccines), newborn care, and asthma. Dr. Frankel is rated highly by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, Secure Horizons, and more. His hospital/clinic 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. Mark Howard Ellis, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
1201 W La Veta Avenue
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Mark Ellis' area of specialization is pediatric allergy & immunology. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ellis takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine and residency at Arizona Health Sciences Center. He has received distinctions including Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. Dr. Ellis is professionally 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: , asthma

All Interests: Immunodeficiency, Asthma, Food Allergy

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

Dr. Taylor Tran practices general pediatrics in Orange, CA and Santa Ana, CA. Dr. Tran is a graduate of Drexel University College of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Children's Hospital of Orange County. Her clinical interests include newborn care, infections, and asthma. She is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Tran is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and Secure Horizons, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Tran (or staff) speaks Spanish and Vietnamese. She is professionally 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

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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.