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's area of specialization is adult pulmonology. He attended medical school at Government Medical College, Surat. These areas are among Dr. Patel's clinical interests: sleep disorders, diabetes management, and asthma. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Patel (or staff) is conversant in Gujarati and Hindi. Dr. Patel's professional affiliations include Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He welcomes 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's areas of specialization are legal medicine and adult pulmonology. Dr. Patel's clinical interests include back pain, sleep disorders, and diabetes management. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Mumbai and Grant Medical College. Dr. Patel is affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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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 is a specialist in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. He works in Burbank, CA. On average, patients gave Dr. Dea a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: sleep disorders, asthma, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. 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). Dr. Dea is affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 graduated from the University of the Philippines College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at California Hospital Medical Center. These areas are among her clinical interests: menopause, migraine, and general care. She has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Minosa (or staff) speaks Filipino and Spanish. Dr. Minosa is professionally affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center and Facey Medical Group. Dr. Minosa welcomes new patients.

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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 specialty is general internal medicine. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), general care, and varicose veins. Dr. Marsh is professionally affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. Dr. Marsh studied medicine at St. George's University School of Medicine. Dr. Marsh's 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.

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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' area of specialization is general internal medicine. He is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Areas of expertise for Dr. Jacobs include diabetes management, migraine, and holistic approaches. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jacobs accepts. Dr. Jacobs (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian. He 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

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

Dr. Ayuna Panossian is a family practitioner. Clinical interests for Dr. Panossian include diabetes management, migraine, and thyroid problems. Dr. Panossian accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and residency at Glendale Adventist Medical Center. Dr. Panossian (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Armenian, and Russian. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center and Adventist Health System. Dr. Panossian is accepting 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 is a Burbank, CA physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Wai's areas of expertise include the following: migraine, thyroid problems, and general care. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She attended medical school at the University of Medicine 1, Yangon and the University of Medicine, Mandalay. Dr. Wai trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center for her residency. In addition to English, Dr. Wai (or staff) speaks Spanish, Burmese, and Chinese. She is affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center and Adventist Health System. She has an open panel.

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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 is an internist. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include menopause, migraine, and general care. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Patel honors. He is a graduate of Ross University School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Gujarati. Dr. Patel is professionally affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. He is open to 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 is a family medicine practitioner. Her average rating from her patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Putta include back pain, substance abuse, and diabetes management. She is affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She is accepting new patients. After completing medical school at NTR University of Health Sciences and Siddhartha Medical College, Dr. Putta performed her residency at Grace Hospital, Detroit. Dr. Putta (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi.

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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 area of specialization is general internal medicine. She 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. Her clinical interests include diabetes management, depression, and asthma. Dr. Virley has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Virley 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 specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology. He speaks Persian. He is especially interested in asthma and allergies. Dr. Khadavi is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Khadavi graduated from Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Khadavi trained at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. The average patient rating for Dr. Khadavi is 5.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Khadavi honors. 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

All Interests: Allergies, Asthma

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

Dr. Joey Brett is a family practice physician in Sherman Oaks, CA. Dr. Brett attended medical school at Loma Linda University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Brett include diabetes management, thyroid problems, and holistic approaches. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Brett takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Brett (or staff) speaks the following languages: Sign Language and Spanish. Dr. Brett is professionally affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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's area of specialization is general internal medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Dardashti is 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dardashti include menopause, migraine, and general care. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. After attending Medical College of Wisconsin for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). In addition to English, Dr. Dardashti (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Persian. He is affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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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 specialty is family medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Domantay (or staff) speaks Filipino and Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Domantay include substance abuse, obesity, and diabetes management. Dr. Domantay is professionally affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. She studied medicine at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. Dr. Domantay's training includes a residency program at Glendale Adventist Medical Center. Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. 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's medical specialty is general internal medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Varu speaks Gujarati. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes management, migraine, and thyroid problems. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. He attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Varu trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center for his residency. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. 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.
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