Integrated Healthcare Medical Group Inc. -  - Primary Care Physician

Integrated Healthcare Medical Group Inc.

Primary Care Physicians & Pediatricians located in Redondo Beach, CA & Westwood, Los Angeles, CA

Pneumonia Specialist

Every year, millions of people become sick with pneumonia and thousands of people die. Dr. Broukhim provides preventive, proactive care for patients from Redondo Beach, CA, and Westwood, CA, including the pneumonia vaccine to help them avoid pneumonia and stay healthy.
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Pneumonia Q & A

What is pneumonia?

Pneumonia is an inflammatory condition of the lungs caused by bacteria, viruses or, rarely, certain kinds of fungus. Either one or both lungs can be affected. When the lung tissue becomes irritated, the tiny air sacs in the lungs begin to fill with liquid, making it more difficult to breathe and providing a more hospitable environment for the infection to spread. Eventually, the lung's ability to distribute oxygen to other tissues through the blood becomes impaired, and infection can spread as the body becomes weaker.

What are the symptoms of pneumonia?

The symptoms can vary, depending on whether you have viral or bacterial pneumonia.

Viral pneumonia symptoms include:

  • fatigue

  • achy muscles

  • chills

  • mild fever

  • sore throat

  • chest pain or achiness

  • swollen lymph nodes in the neck

  • coughing with just a small amount of mucus

Bacterial pneumonia symptoms are more severe and include:

  • significant fatigue

  • high fever

  • cough with lots of thick mucus

  • sharp pain in the lungs that feels worse when breathing deeply

  • stomach pain

  • rapid breathing

  • shortness of breath

Should I have the pneumonia vaccine?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says children five and under and adults over 65 should be vaccinated against pneumonia, and other people who have certain conditions like heart, lung or liver disease or compromised immune systems should also be vaccinated. Dr. Broukhim can help you decide if being vaccinated is right for you.

Will the vaccine make me sick?

No; vaccines are developed to help supplement the body's natural immune system so it doesn't become overwhelmed by pathogens like bacteria and viruses and cause us to become sick. Following vaccination, some patients may experience mild symptoms like mild fever or muscle achiness that will only last a day or two.

Major Insurance Providers Accepted

Integrated Healthcare Medical Group accepts most private insurance, Medicarel, Industrial Medicine (Workers' Compensation, Personal Injury, and Immigration).  To the right is a short list of what we accept.  If you have any questions, please contact our office.

  Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross of California
Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida (Florida Blue)
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
Blue Cross of Idaho
Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania
Blue Shield of California

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