We found 9 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Health Net HSP near Irvine, CA.

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Dr. Donald S Levy, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Allergy & Immunology
1 Medical Plaza Drive
Irvine, CA
 

Dr. Donald Levy is a physician who specializes in allergy & immunology. His clinical interests include asthma and food allergy. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Levy completed his residency training at Kings County Hospital Center. His distinctions include: Richard L. Day, MD, Master Teacher Award in Pediatrics, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, NY; Southern California Super Doctors; and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. Dr. Levy's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, UC Irvine Health Gottschalk Medical Plaza, and St. Joseph Hospital (Orange, CA).

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Drug Allergy, Eczema, Allergies, Hives, Food Allergy, Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Anaphylaxis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ferdous F Kazemi, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
1220 Hemlock Way 105 B
Santa Ana, CA
 

Dr. Ferdous Kazemi specializes in general pediatrics. She is especially interested in asthma and allergies. Dr. Kazemi takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz and Tehran University of Medical Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University for residency. Dr. Kazemi (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Persian. She is affiliated with HealthCare Partners IPA - South Coast, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital (Orange, CA).

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Allergies, Asthma

Dr. Otto Y Liao, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology, Adult Allergy & Immunology
1101 E. Bryan Avenue; Suite B
Tustin, CA
 

Dr. Otto Liao works as a pediatric allergist and immunologist and adult allergist and immunologist in Tustin, CA, Huntington Beach, CA, and Laguna Hills, CA. He attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. He trained at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for his residency. Dr. Liao has indicated that his clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Liao is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Liao (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin and Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center, and Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Eczema, Allergies, Food Allergy, Sinusitis, Hay Fever, Asthma

Dr. Annu G Sharma, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
15785 Laguna Canyon Road; Suite 215
Irvine, CA
 

Dr. Annu Sharma is a physician who specializes in general pediatrics. In addition to English, Dr. Sharma (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. She is affiliated with Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), Children's Hospital of Orange County (CHOC Children's), and Saddleback Memorial Medical Center. She attended Government Medical College, Rohtak and Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak for medical school and subsequently trained at Rush University Medical Center for residency. Patient ratings for Dr. Sharma average 3.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and more. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Immunization, Hay Fever, Infections, Asthma

Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
16300 Sand Canyon Avenue; Suite 708
Irvine, CA
 

Dr. Bruce Friedman is a pediatric allergy & immunology specialist. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include bronchitis, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Dr. Friedman is professionally affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Friedman is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. His medical residency was performed at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He has received distinctions including Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. Dr. Friedman (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Persian.

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Relevant Interests: , bronchitis, asthma

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Eczema, Bronchitis, Sinus Problems, Food Allergy, Hay ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven L Smith, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1095 Irvine Boulevard
Tustin, CA
 

Dr. Steven Smith's medical specialty is family medicine. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver, Dr. Smith attended medical school at Creighton University School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: gynecological problems, adolescent issues, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Smith is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group and St. Joseph Hospital (Orange, CA). He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Headache, Cholesterol Problems, Gynecological Problems, Hypertension, Asthma

Dr. Rhonda Jan Myers, MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
4902 Irvine Center Drive; Suite 108
Irvine, CA
 

Dr. Rhonda Myers sees patients in Irvine, CA. Her medical specialty is adult allergy & immunology. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Myers include hay fever (allergic rhinitis), asthma, and hives (uritcaria). Dr. Myers accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Myers obtained her medical school training at Albany Medical College and performed her residency at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Myers (or staff) speaks Spanish and German. She is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital (Orange, CA).

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Hives, Hay Fever, Asthma

Dr. Warner W Carr, MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
15785 Laguna Canyon Road; Suite 100
Irvine, CA
 

Dr. Warner Carr is an adult allergist and immunologist. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: hay fever (allergic rhinitis), asthma, and food allergy. Dr. Carr honors AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Washington School of Medicine. Dr. Carr completed his residency training at Brooke Army Medical Center and The Brooklyn Hospital Center. He is professionally affiliated with Allergy & Asthma Associates of Southern California, Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), and CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital. Dr. Carr is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Eczema, Food Allergy, Hay Fever, Asthma

Dr. Sam S Huang, MD
Specializes in Other, Medical Oncology, Hematology
113 Waterworks Way; Suite 200
Irvine, CA
 

Dr. Sam Huang practices medical oncology and hematology (blood disorders) in Orange, CA and Irvine, CA. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine, Dr. Huang attended Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school. Dr. Huang's areas of clinical interest consist of lung cancer and breast cancer. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Huang is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, CIGNA Plans, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Huang (or staff) speaks Mandarin and Spanish. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital (Orange, CA).

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Lung Cancer, Breast Cancer

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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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