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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 an adult pulmonologist. In addition to English, Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks Gujarati and Hindi. His areas of expertise include the following: sleep disorders, diabetes management, and asthma. He is affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He is a graduate of Government Medical College, Surat. On average, patients gave Dr. Patel a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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's medical specialty is legal medicine and adult pulmonology. His areas of expertise include back pain, sleep disorders, and diabetes management. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Patel is a graduate of the University of Mumbai and Grant Medical College. He is affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. 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. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Dea focuses on sleep disorders, asthma, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dea honors. He graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Dea is professionally affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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

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

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

Dr. Michael Marsh's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Marsh average 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), general care, and varicose veins. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Marsh has an open panel. He graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine. Dr. Marsh completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Marsh (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Chinese.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

Dr. Ruby Minosa is a Burbank, CA physician who specializes in family medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Minosa is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Minosa's areas of expertise include menopause, migraine, and general care. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of the Philippines College of Medicine, she performed her residency at California Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Minosa (or staff) is conversant in Filipino and Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center and Facey Medical Group. Dr. Minosa has an open panel.

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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 specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Encino, CA and Sherman Oaks, CA. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes management, migraine, and holistic approaches. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Jacobs honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Jacobs attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. Jacobs (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian. He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Jacobs is accepting 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 specializes in family medicine and practices in Burbank, CA and Tujunga, CA. Dr. Panossian (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Armenian, and Russian. These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes management, migraine, and thyroid problems. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center and Adventist Health System. She obtained her medical school training at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and performed her residency at Glendale Adventist Medical Center. Dr. Panossian accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She has an open panel.

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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. Dr. Putta (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. Dr. Putta's clinical interests include back pain, substance abuse, and diabetes management. She is affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. Dr. Putta attended NTR University of Health Sciences and Siddhartha Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at Grace Hospital, Detroit. She is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She is open to 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 is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. She attended medical school at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Virley trained at St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor. Her clinical interests include diabetes management, depression, and asthma. On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Virley honors. Dr. Virley is professionally affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. Dr. Virley 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. Dan Elia Dardashti, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
12626 Riverside Drive; Suite 506
Valley Village, CA
 

Dr. Dan Dardashti's area of specialization is general internal medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include menopause, migraine, and general care. Dr. Dardashti is professionally affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dardashti takes. Dr. Dardashti's practice is open to new patients. His education and training includes medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Dardashti (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew and Persian.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

Dr. Alan Khadavi sees patients in Beverly Hills, CA and Encino, CA. His medical specialty is pediatric allergy & immunology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Khadavi include asthma and allergies. On average, patients gave Dr. Khadavi a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Before completing his residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Dr. Khadavi attended medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Khadavi speaks Persian. He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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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 specializes in family medicine. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Brett's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes management, thyroid problems, and holistic approaches. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He attended Loma Linda University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Brett (or staff) speaks the following languages: Sign Language and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. Dr. Brett is open to new patients.

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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's specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Wai's areas of expertise include the following: migraine, thyroid problems, and general care. Her professional affiliations include Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center and Adventist Health System. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Wai has an open panel. She is a graduate of the University of Medicine 1, Yangon and the University of Medicine, Mandalay. She completed her residency training at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Wai (or staff) speaks Spanish, Burmese, and Chinese.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Headache, Sleep Disorders, Diabetes Management, Allergies, Varicose Veins, Weight ... (Read more)

Dr. Janesri Wijayangani De Silva, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
14608 Victory Boulevard
Van Nuys, CA
 

Dr. Janesri De Silva's area of specialization is general pediatrics. In her practice, Dr. De Silva focuses on asthma and allergies. She is affiliated with Huntington Hospital and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. De Silva honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. De Silva has an open panel. She attended American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center for residency. Dr. De Silva (or staff) speaks Spanish and Chinese.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Allergies, Asthma

Dr. Tejas Ishver Patel, MD
Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine
2625 W Alameda Avenue; Suite 412
Burbank, CA
 

Dr. Tejas Patel's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks Spanish and Gujarati. Areas of expertise for Dr. Patel include menopause, migraine, and general care. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. He attended medical school at Ross University School of Medicine. Dr. Patel's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Rising Stars. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 practices family medicine in Burbank, CA. Dr. Domantay (or staff) is conversant in Filipino and Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Domantay include substance abuse, obesity, and diabetes management. She is affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. Before completing her residency at Glendale Adventist Medical Center, Dr. Domantay attended medical school at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. Her average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients.

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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.