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We found 21 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept TRICARE near Van Nuys, CA.

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

Dr. Robert Robertson works as an adult pulmonologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Robertson include asthma. Patient reviews placed Dr. Robertson at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Glasgow School of Medicine. Dr. Robertson is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center. Dr. Robertson's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Asthma

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

Dr. Marie-Therese Pean is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. She is a graduate of Victor Segalen Bordeaux 2 University. Dr. Pean's medical residency was performed at Coney Island Hospital. These areas are among her clinical interests: menopause, migraine, and general care. Patient ratings for Dr. Pean average 3.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Pean speaks French. She is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Menopause, Headache, Sleep Disorders, Diabetes Management, Osteoporosis, Varicose Veins, Migraine, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Shahram Jacobs' medical specialty is general internal medicine. He attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Clinical interests for Dr. Jacobs include diabetes management, migraine, and holistic approaches. Dr. Jacobs has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Jacobs (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Persian. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Saraleen Benouni's specialty is allergy & immunology. Dr. Benouni (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian. She has indicated that her clinical interests include migraine, asthma, and acid reflux (GERD). Dr. Benouni is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. She is a graduate of Medical College of Wisconsin and the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and a graduate of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center's residency program. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Benouni has received the distinction of Southern California Rising Stars. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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. He graduated from Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Khadavi include asthma and allergies. Dr. Khadavi has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He has received the distinction of Southern California Rising Stars. In addition to English, Dr. Khadavi speaks Persian. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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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. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Brett include diabetes management, thyroid problems, and holistic approaches. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Brett obtained his medical school training at Loma Linda University School of Medicine and 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 affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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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 practices general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Virley include diabetes management, depression, and asthma. On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Virley accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. 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. She is professionally affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. Her practice is open to new patients.

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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 is a physician who specializes in allergy & immunology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise consist of asthma and allergies. Dr. Offenberger is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Los Angeles Super Doctors. Dr. Offenberger (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Spanish. He is affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. Dr. Offenberger's practice is open to new patients.

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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 physician who specializes in adult cardiology. He is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. In Dr. Emrani's practice, he is particularly interested in osteoporosis, asthma, and allergies. He is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Emrani is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Nutrition Issues, Osteoporosis, Allergies, Asthma

Dr. Dan Elia Dardashti, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
12626 Riverside Drive; Suite 411
Valley Village, CA
 

Dr. Dan Dardashti is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include menopause, migraine, and general care. Dr. Dardashti is professionally affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Dardashti is accepting new patients. He studied medicine at Medical College of Wisconsin. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for his residency. Dr. Dardashti (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Persian.

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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 works as a general pediatrician in Mission Hills, CA, Pasadena, CA, and Van Nuys, CA. Dr. De Silva is especially interested in asthma and allergies. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center. Dr. De Silva (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Chinese. She is affiliated with Huntington Hospital and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. She is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Allergies, Asthma

Dr. Armin Shlomy Arasheben, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
5353 Balboa Boulevard; Suite 110
Encino, CA
 

Dr. Armin Arasheben practices family medicine in Tarzana, CA and Encino, CA. Dr. Arasheben has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Arasheben include menopause, migraine, and general care. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Arasheben attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine. He trained at St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center, Syracuse for residency. Dr. Arasheben (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Persian. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
5620 Wilbur Avenue; Suite 333
Tarzana, CA
 

Dr. Samuel Fink's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Fink has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His clinical interests include migraine, thyroid problems, and general care. He is in-network for MultiPlan, Anthem, and Health Net, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Huntington Memorial Hospital. Dr. Fink has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Rhodora Estacio Kim, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
18460 Roscoe Boulevard
Northridge, CA
 

Dr. Rhodora Kim's specialty is general pediatrics. Before performing her residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center and Rush University Medical Center, Dr. Kim attended the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery for medical school. Dr. Kim's clinical interests encompass attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), asthma, and allergies. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She is conversant in Filipino. Dr. Kim is professionally affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center and Facey Medical Group. She welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Allergies, Attention Deficit Disorder, Asthma

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Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
18372 Clark Street; Suite 208
Tarzana, CA
 

Dr. Lee Sheinkopf is an allergy & immunology specialist. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sheinkopf include asthma and allergies. Dr. Sheinkopf is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Before completing her residency at VA Wadsworth Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Sheinkopf attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Sheinkopf honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinction: Southern California Rising Stars. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Sheinkopf's office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Allergies, Asthma

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
5363 Balboa Boulevard; #345
Encino, CA
 

Dr. Michael Popkin's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Popkin is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Popkin include menopause, migraine, and depression. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Popkin is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He welcomes new patients. He attended New York Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College for residency.

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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.