We found 8 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Health Net HSP near Irvine, CA.

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Donald Levy MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Allergy & Immunology
Average rating 3.0 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
1 Medical Plaza Drive
Irvine, CA

Dr. Donald Levy is a specialist in allergy & immunology. His areas of expertise include asthma and food allergy. Dr. Levy's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, UC Irvine Health Gottschalk Medical Plaza, and St. Joseph Hospital (Orange, CA). After completing medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Kings County Hospital Center. Dr. Levy is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant. 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.

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Relevant Interests: , Asthma

All Interests: Allergies, Food Allergy, Asthma

Dr Ferdous F Kazemi MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
1220 Hemlock Way; #105b
Santa Ana, CA

Dr. Ferdous Kazemi's medical specialty is general pediatrics. Her clinical interests include asthma and allergies. Dr. Kazemi is professionally affiliated with HealthCare Partners IPA - South Coast, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and Children's Hospital of Orange County (CHOC Children's). She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz and Tehran University of Medical Sciences for medical school, Dr. Kazemi completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University. Dr. Kazemi (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Persian.

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Relevant Interests: , Asthma

All Interests: Allergies, Asthma

Dr Otto Liao MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology, Adult Allergy & Immunology
Average rating 3.33 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
1101 Bryan Avenue; Suite B
Tustin, CA

Dr. Otto Liao sees patients in Tustin, CA, Huntington Beach, CA, and Laguna Hills, CA. His medical specialties are pediatric allergy & immunology and adult allergy & immunology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise consist of sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. Dr. Liao is affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center, and Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Liao accepts. He is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Dr. Liao attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Liao has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Liao (or staff) speaks Mandarin and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , Asthma

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

Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
Average rating 3.82 stars out of 5 (10 ratings)
16300 Sand Canyon Avenue; #708
Irvine, CA

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

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Relevant Interests: , Bronchitis, Asthma

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

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

Dr. Steven Smith specializes in family medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: gynecological problems, adolescent issues, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Smith is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group and St. Joseph Hospital (Orange, CA). He obtained his medical school training at Creighton University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Smith 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
Average rating 4.71 stars out of 5 (7 ratings)
4902 Irvine Center Drive; Suite 108
Irvine, CA

Dr. Rhonda Myers' specialty is adult allergy & immunology. She is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. These areas are among her clinical interests: hay fever (allergic rhinitis), asthma, and hives (uritcaria). Dr. Myers is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital (Orange, CA). She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Myers attended medical school at Albany Medical College. She trained at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital for residency. Dr. Myers (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and German.

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Relevant Interests: , Asthma

All Interests: Hives, Hay Fever, Asthma

Warner W Carr MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
Average rating 3.0 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
15785 Laguna Canyon Road; Suite 100
Irvine, CA

Dr. Warner Carr's medical specialty is adult allergy & immunology. He is a graduate of the University of Washington School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Brooke Army Medical Center and The Brooklyn Hospital Center. Dr. Carr is especially interested in hay fever (allergic rhinitis), asthma, and food allergy. The average patient rating for Dr. Carr is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Carr honors AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Allergy & Asthma Associates of Southern California, Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), and CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , Asthma

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

Sam S Huang MD
Specializes in Other, Medical Oncology, Hematology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
113 Waterworks Way; Suite 200
Irvine, CA

Dr. Sam Huang, who practices in Orange, CA and Irvine, CA, is a medical specialist in medical oncology and hematology (blood disorders). He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is especially interested in lung cancer and breast cancer. Dr. Huang is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital (Orange, CA). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Huang accepts. Dr. Huang graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Huang (or staff) speaks Mandarin and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , Lung Cancer

All Interests: Lung Cancer, Breast Cancer

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