We found 35 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Blue Shield of California near San Pedro, CA.

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Dr. Maged A Tanios, MPH, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Other, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
1360 W 6th Street
San Pedro, CA
 

Dr. Maged Tanios' specialties are adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. After completing medical school at Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at Henry Ford Hospital. Dr. Tanios's areas of expertise include sleep disorders, asthma, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received distinctions including Southern California Super Doctors and Top Doctors and Dentists for Women. Dr. Tanios (or staff) speaks Arabic and French. He is affiliated with Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Disorders, Asthma

Dr. Inderpal Singh Randhawa, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology, Adult Pulmonology, Allergy & Immunology
3640 Lomita Boulevard; Suite 102
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Inderpal Randhawa, who practices in Long Beach, CA and Torrance, CA, is a medical specialist in pediatric pulmonology, adult pulmonology, and allergy & immunology. Dr. Randhawa's areas of expertise consist of internal medicine and lung problems. He is affiliated with Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net. He is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and a graduate of Loma Linda University Medical Center's residency program.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Lung Problems, Internal Medicine

Dr. Parvin Fatheddin Peddi, MD
Specializes in Medical Oncology, Hematology
3445 Pacific Coast Highway; Suite 300
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Parvin Peddi's areas of specialization are medical oncology and hematology (blood disorders); she sees patients in Santa Monica, CA, Los Angeles, CA, and Torrance, CA. Before completing her residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis, Dr. Peddi attended medical school at Duke University School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Peddi include chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), esophageal cancer, and ovarian cancer. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinctions: American Society of Clinical Oncology Young Investigator Award; Chief Editor of Washington Manual of Medical Therapeutics, 33rd Edition; and Mentors in Medicine Research Award, Washington University School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Peddi speaks Persian. She is professionally affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

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Dr. Joshua Michael Ian Davidson, MPH, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
3400 Lomita Boulevard; Suite 301
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Joshua Davidson's specialty is pediatric allergy & immunology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Davidson include asthma and allergies. He is affiliated with HealthCare Partners, LLC, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Davidson attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center for residency. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinctions: Southern California Rising Stars and Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Davidson is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Allergies, Asthma

Dr. Allan David Singer, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
3440 Lomita Boulevard; Suite 228
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Allan Singer is a pediatric allergist and immunologist. Before performing his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois, Dr. Singer attended the University of Minnesota Medical School. His areas of clinical interest consist of asthma, sinus problems, and allergies. The average patient rating for Dr. Singer is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Singer is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received distinctions including Southern California Super Doctors 2008 and Los Angeles Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Singer is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Allergies, Sinus Problems, Asthma

Dr. Lawrence Bruce Greenberg, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1499 W 1st Street
San Pedro, CA
 

Dr. Lawrence Greenberg's specialty is family medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Greenberg (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: primary care, asthma, and elder care. Dr. Greenberg is professionally affiliated with Providence Medical Institute, HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, and HealthCare Partners IPA - Little Company of Mary. He is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and more. Dr. Greenberg has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Primary Care, Elder Care, Asthma

Dr. Dean Ting-Yuan Chiang, MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy, Allergy & Immunology
3440 Lomita Boulevard; Suite 228
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Dean Chiang's areas of specialization are allergy & immunology and adult allergy. Dr. Chiang's average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chiang include asthma, sinus problems, and allergies. Dr. Chiang is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Chiang is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Chiang's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Chiang speaks Mandarin. Dr. Chiang is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Chiang has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Allergies, Sinus Problems, Asthma, Eye Problems

Dr. Daryl Robert Rheuark, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
24520 Hawthorne Blvd. 240
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Daryl Rheuark's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: sleep disorders, obesity, and asthma. Dr. Rheuark is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He graduated from the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rheuark honors. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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Dr. James Allen Schmidt, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1350 W. 6th Street; Suite 200
San Pedro, CA
 

Dr. James Schmidt is a family medicine physician. Dr. Schmidt studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: menopause, varicose veins, and carpal tunnel syndrome. Patient ratings for Dr. Schmidt average 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Schmidt is affiliated with HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, HealthCare Partners IPA - Little Company of Mary, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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Dr. Edgardo Alvarez Osea, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1310 Sepulveda Boulevard
Harbor City, CA
 

Dr. Edgardo Osea is an internist in Harbor City, CA. He studied medicine at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. He trained at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and Martin Luther King, Jr.-Harbor Hospital for residency. Dr. Osea's clinical interests include primary care, anti-aging, and diabetes management. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Osea (or staff) speaks Filipino and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, HealthCare Partners IPA - Little Company of Mary, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Primary Care, Diabetes Management, Allergies, Hypertension, Acid Reflux, Migraine, Anti-Aging, ... (Read more)

Dr. Lawrence David Sher, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
550 Deep Valley; Suite 319
Rolling Hills Estates, CA
 

Dr. Lawrence Sher is a pediatric allergist and immunologist. Dr. Sher obtained his medical school training at the University of Utah School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). His areas of expertise include the following: sleep disorders, diabetes management, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. His professional affiliations include HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, HealthCare Partners IPA - Little Company of Mary, and Torrance Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Sher is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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Dr. Hubert Vance Sung, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1499 West 1st Street
San Pedro, CA
 

Dr. Hubert Sung works as a family practitioner. He is conversant in Spanish. His areas of expertise include primary care, diabetes management, and asthma. Dr. Sung's professional affiliations include Providence Medical Institute and HealthCare Partners IPA - Little Company of Mary. Dr. Sung graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine. He trained at VA Wadsworth Medical Center for his residency. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Primary Care, Diabetes Management, Preventive Care, Acid Reflux, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Asthma

Dr. Peter B Shin, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
23326 Hawthore Boulevard; Suite 140
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Peter Shin is a Torrance, CA physician who specializes in family medicine. He attended Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). His clinical interests include menopause, varicose veins, and carpal tunnel syndrome. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shin accepts. In addition to English, Dr. Shin (or staff) speaks Korean and Spanish. Dr. Shin is professionally affiliated with HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, HealthCare Partners IPA - Little Company of Mary, and Torrance Memorial Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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Dr. Samuel E Oregel, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1333 Chestnut Avenue
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Samuel Oregel works as a family medicine physician in Long Beach, CA and Agoura Hills, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Oregel include obesity, primary care, and diabetes management. Dr. Oregel honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis for residency. Dr. Oregel speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Medical Institute. Dr. Oregel's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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Dr. Kenneth Earl Follmar III, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
1294 West 6th Street; Suite 102
San Pedro, CA
 

Dr. Kenneth Follmar is a pediatrician. Clinical interests for Dr. Follmar include asthma. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and Georgetown University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Children's Hospital Los Angeles and Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Follmar is affiliated with HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, HealthCare Partners IPA - Little Company of Mary, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Asthma

Dr. Azhar Muttalib, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
23639 Hawthorne Boulevard; Suite 102
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Azhar Muttalib sees patients in Torrance, CA. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Muttalib include menopause, varicose veins, and carpal tunnel syndrome. He has received a 1.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Muttalib honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He attended Osmania University, Kakatiya Medical College, and Rangaraya Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center for residency. Dr. Muttalib (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Arabic, and Armenian. Dr. Muttalib is professionally affiliated with HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, HealthCare Partners IPA - Little Company of Mary, and Torrance Memorial Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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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