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We found 29 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept First Health near Valley Village, CA.

Dr. Mayur C Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
2625 W Alameda Avenue; Suite 506
Burbank, CA
 

Dr. Mayur Patel is a Burbank, CA physician who specializes in adult pulmonology. Patient reviews placed Dr. Patel at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include sleep disorders, diabetes management, and asthma. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Patel accepts. Dr. Patel graduated from Government Medical College, Surat. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Gujarati and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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

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Dr. Sharad S Patel, MD
Specializes in Legal Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
201 S. Buena Vista Street; Suite 440
Burbank, CA
 

Dr. Sharad Patel is a legal medicine and adult pulmonology specialist in Burbank, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Patel include back pain, sleep disorders, and diabetes management. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. He is a graduate of the University of Mumbai and Grant Medical College. Dr. Patel accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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Dr. Daniel Kwan Dea, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
2701 W Alameda Avenue; Suite 601
Burbank, CA
 

Dr. Daniel Dea's specialties are critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. He practices in Burbank, CA. Dr. Dea has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He has indicated that his clinical interests include sleep disorders, asthma, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dea takes. After completing medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He is professionally affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. Dr. Dea has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. Maria Ruby R Minosa, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
191 S Buena Vista Street; Suite 100
Burbank, CA
 

Dr. Ruby Minosa works as a family practice physician in Burbank, CA. Dr. Minosa's clinical interests include menopause, migraine, and general care. Patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Minosa accepts. She attended the University of the Philippines College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at California Hospital Medical Center for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Minosa (or staff) speaks Filipino and Spanish. Dr. Minosa is affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center and Facey Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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Dr. Michael David Marsh, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
201 S Buena Vista Street; Suite #300
Burbank, CA
 

Dr. Michael Marsh's area of specialization is general internal medicine. His areas of expertise include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), general care, and varicose veins. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Marsh honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of St. George's University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. In addition to English, Dr. Marsh (or staff) speaks Spanish and Chinese. He is affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Marsh's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
4955 Van Nuys Boulevard; Suite 200
Sherman Oaks, CA
 

Dr. Shahram Jacobs is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. His areas of expertise include diabetes management, migraine, and holistic approaches. Dr. Jacobs is rated highly by his patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jacobs accepts. He graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. Jacobs (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Persian. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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Dr. Ayuna Karapogosyan Karapogosyan, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
333 E. Magnolia Boulevard; Suite 103
Burbank, CA
 

Dr. Ayuna Panossian's area of specialization is family medicine. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes management, migraine, and thyroid problems. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at Glendale Adventist Medical Center, Dr. Panossian attended medical school at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. Dr. Panossian (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Armenian, and Russian. She is professionally affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center and Adventist Health System. Dr. Panossian has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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Dr. San San Wai, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2211 W Magnolia Boulevard; Suite 230
Burbank, CA
 

Dr. San Wai is an internist in Burbank, CA. Dr. Wai's areas of expertise include migraine, thyroid problems, and general care. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Before performing her residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, Dr. Wai attended the University of Medicine 1, Yangon and the University of Medicine, Mandalay for medical school. Dr. Wai (or staff) speaks Spanish, Burmese, and Chinese. She is affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center and Adventist Health System. Dr. Wai welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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Specializes in Family Medicine
2625 W. Alameda Avenue; Suite 424
Burbank, CA
 

Dr. Lakshmidevi Putta specializes in family medicine and practices in Burbank, CA. She is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Putta include back pain, substance abuse, and diabetes management. Dr. Putta is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Before performing her residency at Grace Hospital, Detroit, Dr. Putta attended NTR University of Health Sciences and Siddhartha Medical College for medical school. Dr. Putta (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. Dr. Putta is professionally affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. Dr. Putta is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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Dr. Karen Irene Virley, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
12660 Riverside Drive; Suite 310
Valley Village, CA
 

Dr. Karen Virley's medical specialty is general internal medicine. She has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes management, depression, and asthma. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Virley takes. Dr. Virley is a graduate of Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and a graduate of St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor's residency program. She is affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Depression, Diabetes Management, Allergies, Acid Reflux, General Care, Asthma, Anxiety Disorders

Dr. Alan Omid Khadavi, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
16260 Ventura Boulevard; Suite 140
Encino, CA
 

Dr. Alan Khadavi practices pediatric allergy & immunology in Beverly Hills, CA and Encino, CA. Before performing his residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Dr. Khadavi attended Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Khadavi has a special interest in asthma and allergies. He is rated highly by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Khadavi has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Rising Stars. He is conversant in Persian. Dr. Khadavi is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Allergies, Asthma

Dr. Joey Alan Brett, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
13320 Riverside Drive; Suite 104
Sherman Oaks, CA
 

Dr. Joey Brett's area of specialization is family medicine. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Brett include diabetes management, thyroid problems, and holistic approaches. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Brett accepts. After completing medical school at Loma Linda University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Brett (or staff) is conversant in Sign Language and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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Dr. Tejas Ishver Patel, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2701 W. Alameda Avenue; Suite 607
Burbank, CA
 

Dr. Tejas Patel works as an internist. Dr. Patel (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Gujarati. His clinical interests include menopause, migraine, and general care. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. He is a graduate of Ross University School of Medicine. Patient reviews placed Dr. Patel at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Patel is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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Dr. Dan Elia Dardashti, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
12626 Riverside Drive; Suite 506
Valley Village, CA
 

Dr. Dan Dardashti specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Valley Village, CA. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dardashti include menopause, migraine, and general care. Dr. Dardashti takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He studied medicine at Medical College of Wisconsin. For his professional training, Dr. Dardashti completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Dardashti (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew and Persian. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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Dr. Laarni Nocum Domantay, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
191 S Buena Vista Street; Suite 375
Burbank, CA
 

Dr. Laarni Domantay's area of specialization is family medicine. Dr. Domantay (or staff) is conversant in Filipino and Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Domantay include substance abuse, obesity, and diabetes management. She is affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. She studied medicine at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. She trained at Glendale Adventist Medical Center for her residency. Dr. Domantay is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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Dr. Paresh N Varu, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
241 W Olive Avenue
Burbank, CA
 

Dr. Paresh Varu sees patients in Burbank, CA. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. His education and training includes medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Varu include diabetes management, migraine, and thyroid problems. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Varu is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He speaks Gujarati. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Varu's office for an appointment.

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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.