We found 52 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near Northridge, CA.

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

Dr. Robert Robertson is an adult pulmonology specialist in Northridge, CA. He is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He has a special interest in asthma. Dr. Robertson is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He graduated from the University of Glasgow School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Robertson speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Asthma

Dr. Ora M Fried, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Adult Pulmonology
19950 Rinaldi Street
Porter Ranch, CA
 

Dr. Ora Fried's area of specialization is adult pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Fried include sleep disorders, lung cancer, and intensive care. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. After completing medical school at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, she performed her residency at Maricopa Medical Center, Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center, and Phoenix Children's Hospital. She has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Fried is professionally affiliated with UCLA Health.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer, asthma, pulmonary fibrosis, pulmonary hypertension, lung problems, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Disorders, Neuromuscular Disorders, Intensive Care, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Pulmonology, Other
10908 Vanalden Avenue
Northridge, CA
 

Dr. Andrea Green is a pulmonology (lung & respiratory disease) specialist. Before completing her residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, a hospital affiliated with Tulane University, and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Green attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. In her practice, Dr. Green focuses on lung problems. She accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Green speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Adventist Health System. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, lung cancer, asthma, interstitial lung disease, bronchiectasis, lung problems

All Interests: Bronchiectasis, Sarcoidosis, Interstitial Lung Disease, Shortness of Breath, Intensive Care, Lung ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Robert Thompson, who practices in Northridge, CA, is a medical specialist in adult pulmonology. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Thompson include primary care, sleep disorders, and diabetes management. He is affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center. He attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Thompson accepts. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Thompson's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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

Dr. Darryl Ballin specializes in general internal medicine and addiction medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ballin include back pain, asthma, and neck pain. Dr. Ballin is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center and Cedars-Sinai. He graduated from Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Ballin accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Diplomat- American Board of Addiction Medicine. Dr. Ballin's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Neck Pain, Allergies, Back Pain, Asthma

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

Dr. Kamran Kamrava is a physician who specializes in general practice and family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kamrava include menopause, varicose veins, and carpal tunnel syndrome. Dr. Kamrava's average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kamrava takes. He graduated from The National University of Iran. Dr. Kamrava (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Persian. His professional affiliations include Providence Tarzana Medical Center and HealthCare Partners IPA - NMG. Dr. Kamrava is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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Dr. Mruthyunjaya Basappa Madhure, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Adolescent Medicine
16281 San Fernando Mission Road
Granada Hills, CA
 

Dr. Jay Madhure's specialties are family medicine and adolescent medicine. He practices in Granada Hills, CA. In addition to English, Dr. Madhure speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Madhure include primary care, menopause, and thyroid problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence Holy Cross Medical Center and HealthCare Partners IPA - San Fernando Valley. He attended Mysore Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at JFK Medical Center. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Madhure is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Menopause, Thyroid Problems, Primary Care, Osteoporosis, Allergies, Asthma, Alzheimer's Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jong Charles Lee, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, General Pediatrics
19950 Rinaldi Street; 2nd Floor
Northridge, CA
 

Dr. Jong Lee's medical specialty is general internal medicine and general pediatrics. Dr. Lee's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: primary care, back pain, and diabetes management. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. In addition to English, Dr. Lee (or staff) speaks Korean and Spanish. His professional affiliations include Providence Holy Cross Medical Center and Facey Medical Group. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Depression, Primary Care, Diabetes Management, Osteoporosis, Acid Reflux, Back Pain, Asthma, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
16133 Ventura Boulevard; Suite 340
Encino, CA
 

Dr. Shahram Jacobs specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Jacobs has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of clinical interest consist of primary care, diabetes management, and asthma. He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Jacobs has an open panel. He studied medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. Jacobs (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Persian.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Primary Care, Diabetes Management, Allergies, Asthma, Anxiety Disorders

Dr. Marie Therese Pean, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Other
18411 Clark Street; Suite 202
Tarzana, CA
 

Dr. Marie-Therese Pean's specialty is general internal medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Pean is 3.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Pean include primary care, sleep disorders, and diabetes management. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Dr. Pean is a graduate of Victor Segalen Bordeaux 2 University and a graduate of Coney Island Hospital's residency program. She is conversant in French. She is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center and HealthCare Partners IPA - NMG. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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Dr. Afshine A Emrani, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
18370 Burbank Boulevard; 401
Tarzana, CA
 

Dr. Afshine Emrani sees patients in Tarzana, CA. His medical specialty is adult cardiology. Dr. Emrani is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: osteoporosis, asthma, and allergies. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. Dr. Emrani's distinctions include: Southern California Super Doctors; Patients' Choice AwardVitals2011; and Compassionate Physician AwardVitals2011. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Nutrition Issues, Osteoporosis, Allergies, Asthma

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

Dr. Samuel Fink works as an internist. Patient ratings for Dr. Fink average 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include primary care, sleep disorders, and diabetes management. He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for MultiPlan, Anthem, Health Net, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Fink's office for an appointment. Before performing his residency at Huntington Memorial Hospital, Dr. Fink attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Fink has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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Dr. Jose Mari Mari Z. Esparrago, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
14901 Rinaldi Street; Suite 200
Mission Hills, CA
 

Dr. Jose Esparrago's specialty is general internal medicine. He is a graduate of Emilio Aguinaldo College. Dr. Esparrago trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center for his residency. His clinical interests encompass primary care, diabetes management, and asthma. Dr. Esparrago honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. In addition to English, he speaks Filipino. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Esparrago's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Primary Care, Diabetes Management, Asthma

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

Dr. Sally Frankl's specialty is general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Frankl include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), menopause, and depression. She is professionally affiliated with Providence Medical Institute and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. She is a graduate of Rush Medical College. Her residency was performed at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. The average patient rating for Dr. Frankl is 3.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Rhodora Kim's area of specialization is general pediatrics. Dr. Kim's clinical interests encompass attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), asthma, and allergies. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence Holy Cross Medical Center and Facey Medical Group. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kim takes. Dr. Kim is open to new patients. She is a graduate of the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. She trained at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center and Rush University Medical Center for residency. She is conversant in Filipino.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Allergies, Attention Deficit Disorder, Asthma

Dr. Armin Shlomy Arasheben, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
18607 Ventura Boulevard; Suite 102
Tarzana, CA
 

Dr. Armin Arasheben is a family practitioner in Tarzana, CA and Encino, CA. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: menopause, varicose veins, and sports health. Dr. Arasheben is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Arasheben is a graduate of Boston University School of Medicine and a graduate of St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center, Syracuse's residency program. Dr. Arasheben (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew and Persian.

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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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