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

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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 practices general internal medicine in Fountain Valley, CA. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. In Dr. Wang's practice, he is particularly interested in amputation, anti-aging, and aspiration pneumonia. His hospital/clinic affiliations include HealthCare Partners IPA - South Coast and Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Wang is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Before completing his residency at Kern Medical Center, Bakersfield, Dr. Wang attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. 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. Vijaykumar Ramchandra Kini, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2895 Edinger Avenue
Tustin, CA
 

Dr. Vijaykumar Kini, who practices in Tustin, CA and Fountain Valley, CA, is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. His education and training includes medical school at Seth G.S. Medical College and residency at Beaumont Hospitals. His areas of expertise include the following: intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), lung cancer, and breast cancer. Dr. Kini is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Kini (or staff) speaks Marathi, Vietnamese, and Hindi. He is affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center and Placentia-Linda Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy, Brachytherapy, Breast Issues, Sarcoma, Robotic Stereotactic ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Ferdous Kazemi works as a general pediatrician in Santa Ana, CA. She has indicated that her clinical interests include asthma and allergies. She is professionally affiliated with HealthCare Partners IPA - South Coast, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. Dr. Kazemi is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz and Tehran University of Medical Sciences and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University. Dr. Kazemi (or staff) speaks 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. The average patient rating for Dr. Tandon is 4.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: asthma, alternative medicine, and allergies. Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tandon takes. She graduated from the University of Mumbai and Grant Medical College and then she performed her residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Tandon (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Marathi, and Spanish. Her hospital/clinic 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. Raman K Chopra, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
12555 Garden Grove Boulevard; Suite 404
Garden Grove, CA
 

Dr. Raman Chopra's area of specialization is general pediatrics. Dr. Chopra (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. Her areas of clinical interest consist of adolescent issues and asthma. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include HealthCare Partners IPA - South Coast, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. After attending Government Medical College, Patiala for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. She is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Chopra takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and a graduate of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center's residency program. These areas are among Dr. Liao's clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Liao has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Liao (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin and Spanish. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), and St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP). Dr. Liao 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. The average patient rating for Dr. Sohel is 2.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Sohel include lung problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP) and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant. Dr. Sohel obtained his medical school training at Allama Iqbal Medical College and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. Dr. Sohel (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Arabic, and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Lung Problems

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

Dr. Laura Cho practices general internal medicine. She speaks Korean. Her areas of expertise include diabetes, heart failure, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Cho's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. Dr. Cho graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for 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)

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

Dr. John Winkelman is a general pediatrician in Santa Ana, CA and Orange, CA. He graduated from New York Medical College. Dr. Winkelman's areas of expertise include newborn care, mole removal, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Winkelman honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and Secure Horizons, as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with 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 works as an internal medicine hospitalist in Orange, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Tsai include diabetes, benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and heart problems. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school, Dr. Tsai completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Tsai is affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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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, who practices in Fountain Valley, CA, is a medical specialist in critical care (intensive care medicine). These areas are among his clinical interests: sleep disorders, lung cancer, and asthma. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Le is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Le is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and a graduate of Kaiser Permanente's residency program. In addition to English, he speaks Vietnamese. He 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

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Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
11180 Warner Avenue; Suite 255
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. Bruce Friedman is a pediatric allergist and immunologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Friedman include bronchitis, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). He is rated highly by his patients. He accepts Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, he completed his residency training 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 the following languages: Spanish and Persian. He 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. Robert Bruson Frankel, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
2501 E Chapman Avenue
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Robert Frankel is an Orange, CA physician who specializes in general pediatrics. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: 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 accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, Secure Horizons, and more. Before completing his residency at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Dr. Frankel attended medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.

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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 specialty is general pediatrics. After attending Drexel University College of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at Children's Hospital of Orange County. These areas are among her clinical interests: newborn care, infections, and asthma. Dr. Tran has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and Secure Horizons. In addition to English, Dr. Tran (or staff) speaks Spanish and Vietnamese. Dr. Tran 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 pediatrician. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. In her practice, she is particularly interested in common cold, immunization (preventive vaccines), and influenza (flu). Dr. Basu takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, Secure Horizons, and more. She is conversant in 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.