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We found 44 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near Van Nuys, CA.

Dr. Robert Forbes Robertson, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
17075 Devonshire Street; Suite 205
Northridge, CA
 

Dr. Robert Robertson is a medical specialist in adult pulmonology. Dr. Robertson is especially interested in asthma. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Glasgow School of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Robertson is affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Asthma

Dr. Robert E Thompson, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
17075 Devonshire Street; Suite 205
Northridge, CA
 

Dr. Robert Thompson practices adult pulmonology. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is especially interested in sleep disorders, diabetes management, and asthma. Dr. Thompson is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Thompson attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Diabetes Management, Allergies, General Care, Asthma

Dr. Marie Therese Pean, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Other
14624 Sherman Way; Suite 401
Van Nuys, CA
 

Dr. Marie-Therese Pean's area of specialization is general internal medicine. She is conversant in French. Clinical interests for Dr. Pean include menopause, migraine, and general care. She is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. She obtained her medical school training at Victor Segalen Bordeaux 2 University and performed her residency at Coney Island Hospital. Dr. Pean is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Pean's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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Dr. Sally B Belcove, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
5525 Etiwanda Avenue; Suite 222
Tarzana, CA
 

Dr. Sally Frankl is an internist in Tarzana, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Frankl include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), menopause, and depression. She is professionally affiliated with Providence Medical Institute and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Frankl obtained her medical school training at Rush Medical College and performed her residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. She is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Frankl's practice is open to new patients.

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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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Specializes in Internal Medicine, Allergy & Immunology
18377 Clark Street; Suite 208
Tarzana, CA
 

Dr. Saraleen Benouni is an allergist/immunologist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Benouni include migraine, asthma, and acid reflux (GERD). Dr. Benouni is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna. She attended Medical College of Wisconsin and the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and then went on to complete her residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. She has received the following distinction: Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Benouni (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Persian. Dr. Benouni is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Benouni welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Headache, Allergies, Sinus Problems, Acid Reflux, Migraine, Asthma

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Addiction Medicine
5525 Etiwanda Avenue; Suite 224
Tarzana, CA
 

Dr. Darryl Ballin's specialties are general internal medicine and addiction medicine. He practices in Tarzana, CA. His areas of expertise include the following: tonsilitis, depression, and snoring. Dr. Ballin is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center and Cedars-Sinai. Before performing his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Dr. Ballin attended Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine for medical school. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ballin takes. Dr. Ballin's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , bronchitis, asthma

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Dr. Kamran K Kamrava, MD
Specializes in General Practice, Family Medicine
6915 Reseda Boulevard; Suite I
Reseda, CA
 

Dr. Kamran Kamrava's specialties are general practice and family medicine. He practices in Reseda, CA. The average patient rating for Dr. Kamrava is 3.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Kamrava include menopause, migraine, and general care. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at The National University of Iran. In addition to English, Dr. Kamrava (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He welcomes 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. Jacob Offenberger, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
10515 Balboa Boulevard; #390
Granada Hills, CA
 

Dr. Jacob Offenberger's area of specialization is allergy & immunology. Dr. Offenberger (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew and Spanish. In his practice, he is particularly interested in asthma and allergies. Dr. Offenberger is professionally affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. Dr. Offenberger graduated from Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center. He is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Offenberger has received the following distinctions: Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Los Angeles Super Doctors. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Allergies, Asthma

Dr. Dan Elia Dardashti, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
12626 Riverside Drive; Suite 411
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. 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. Afshine A Emrani, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
18370 Burbank Boulevard; Suite 401
Tarzana, CA
 

Dr. Afshine Emrani is a Tarzana, CA physician who specializes in adult cardiology. His areas of expertise include osteoporosis, asthma, and allergies. Dr. Emrani is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Emrani honors. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Nutrition Issues, Osteoporosis, Allergies, Asthma

Dr. Martin Bennett, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
15450 Ventura Boulevard; Suite 102
Sherman Oaks, CA
 

Dr. Martin Bennett specializes in family medicine. Dr. Bennett is a graduate of Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine, New York Medical College, and the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences. These areas are among his clinical interests: anti-aging, diabetes management, and thyroid problems. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bennett (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Polish. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Bennett's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Sports Health, Anti-Aging, Diabetes Management, General Care, 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.