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We found 24 providers with an interest in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and who accept United Healthcare near El Cajon, CA.

Dr. Raed Adnan Al Naser, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
8860 Center Drive; Suite 320
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Raed Al-Naser is an adult critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Al-Naser include shortness of breath (dyspnea), lung cancer, and cystic fibrosis (CF). Dr. Al-Naser is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Al-Naser has an open panel. He studied medicine at Jordan University of Science and Technology, Faculty of Medicine. He completed his residency training at St. Michael's Medical Center, Newark. In addition to English, he speaks Arabic.

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

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Disorders, Tuberculosis, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Gang Bao, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
6719 Alvarado Road; #108
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Gang Bao practices critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology in San Diego, CA. These areas are among his clinical interests: shortness of breath (dyspnea), lung cancer, and cystic fibrosis (CF). Dr. Bao honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Heidelberg University for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Bao speaks Mandarin. He is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Disorders, Tuberculosis, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven David Kavy, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
5525 Grossmont Center Drive
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Steven Kavy's areas of specialization are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Kavy is a graduate of SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University for his residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kavy include shortness of breath (dyspnea), lung cancer, and cystic fibrosis (CF). Dr. Kavy accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Diego Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. His practice is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Disorders, Tuberculosis, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sathya Pratap Pokala, MD
Specializes in Other, Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
8860 Center Drive; Suite 240
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Sathya Pokala's specialties are critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. He practices in La Mesa, CA and San Diego, CA. Dr. Pokala's areas of expertise include the following: sleep disorders and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Rangaraya Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Coney Island Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Pokala's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Disorders

Dr. Kaveh Bagheri, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
8860 Center Drive; Suite 240
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Kaveh Bagheri is a physician who specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. In his practice, Dr. Bagheri focuses on sleep disorders, asthma, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine and residency at St. Michael's Medical Center, Newark. Dr. Bagheri speaks Persian. He is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

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

Dr. Sheri Lynn Walter, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
8881 Fletcher Parkway; Suite 105
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Sheri Walter practices family medicine. Dr. Walter attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky for residency. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Walter include diabetes, headache, and chronic cough. She is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. Dr. Walter is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Headache, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Diabetes, Chronic Cough

Dr. Joseph Francis Leonard, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
5525 Grossmont Center Drive
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Joseph Leonard's specialty is family medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. His clinical interests include warts, cryotherapy, and depression. Dr. Leonard is affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. Dr. Leonard obtained his medical school training at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and performed his residency at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, California. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Leonard has a closed panel.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Warts, Cryosurgery, Depression, Eczema, Neck Pain, Colitis, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, ... (Read more)

Dr. Laura A Hackett, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
5525 Grossmont Center Drive
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Laura Hackett's medical specialty is family medicine. These areas are among Dr. Hackett's clinical interests: warts, menopause, and sports health. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Her education and training includes medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine and residency at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, California. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. Dr. Hackett is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Warts, Menopause, Depression, Sports Health, Headache, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Daniel Richard Hoefer, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1240 Broadway Avenue
El Cajon, CA
 

Dr. Daniel Hoefer works as a family practice physician. Before performing his residency at Northridge Hospital Medical Center, Dr. Hoefer attended Eastern Virginia Medical School. Dr. Hoefer's areas of clinical interest consist of hospice (end-of-life care), liver disease, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. Unfortunately, Dr. Hoefer is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Pain Management, Liver Disease, Dementia, Hospice

Dr. Douglas M Daub, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
9460 Cuyamaca Street; Suite 104
Santee, CA
 

Dr. Douglas Daub works as a family medicine physician. Areas of expertise for Dr. Daub include warts, menopause, and cryotherapy. Dr. Daub's patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Daub graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Daub welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Warts, Cryosurgery, Depression, Sports Health, Eczema, Sleep Disorders, Eating Disorders, Chronic ... (Read more)

Dr. Brij Gupta, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine
10158 Buena Vista Avenue
Santee, CA
 

In addition to English, Dr. Brij Gupta (or staff) speaks Hindi and Punjabi. His areas of expertise include warts, cryotherapy, and liver disease. He is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Gupta is a graduate of Christian Medical College, Ludhiana and a graduate of Coney Island Hospital's residency program. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Gupta's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Warts, Alcohol Abuse, Cryosurgery, Depression, Eczema, Eating Disorders, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ellen Levine, MD, DO
Specializes in Other, Internal Medicine
5290 Baltimore Drive
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Ellyn Levine's patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Levine include warts, cryotherapy, and liver disease. She is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. AARP, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Levine accepts. She is not accepting new patients at this time. She is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine and Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Levine's medical residency was performed at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Warts, Cryosurgery, Psoriasis, Eczema, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Men's Health Issues, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jose Davila, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
5525 Grossmont Center Drive
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Jose Davila works as a family medicine physician. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Davila include warts, menopause, and psoriasis. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Before performing his residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County, Dr. Davila attended Autonomous University of San Luis Potosi Faculty of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Davila speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. Unfortunately, Dr. Davila is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Warts, Depression, Sports Health, Eczema, Sleep Disorders, Neck Pain, Eating Disorders, ... (Read more)

Dr. Prachi Avinash Karnik, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine
1240 Broadway Avenue
El Cajon, CA
 

Dr. Prachi Karnik's areas of expertise include warts, cryotherapy, and liver disease. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Dr. Karnik is affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. Dr. Karnik welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Warts, Cryosurgery, Depression, Eczema, Erectile Dysfunction, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Back ... (Read more)

Dr. Eva Pei-Srbich Leonard, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
5525 Grossmont Center Drive
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Eva Leonard specializes in general internal medicine. She is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Leonard's areas of expertise include menopause, cryotherapy, and depression. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Leonard attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. She has received the distinction of San Diego Super Doctors. In addition to English, she speaks Chinese. She is affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. Dr. Leonard is closed to new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Menopause, Cryosurgery, Depression, Headache, Eczema, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Azam Shamani, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
5555 Reservoir Drive; Suite 312
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Azam Shamani works as a family medicine practitioner in San Diego, CA. Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Shamani's clinical interests include warts, menopause, and cryotherapy. She is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Shamani is accepting new patients. Before performing her residency at Kern Medical Center, Bakersfield, Dr. Shamani attended Tehran University of Medical Sciences for medical school. She speaks Persian.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Warts, Cryosurgery, Depression, Sports Health, Eczema, Men's Health Issues, Sleep Disorders, Neck ... (Read more)

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What is Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)?

COPD, or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, is a progressive lung disease that makes it difficult to breathe. It is really two diseases in one: chronic bronchitis (which causes inflammation and thick mucus production in the airways of the lungs) and emphysema (which damages the air sacs and alveoli, delicate structures of the lung tissue that allow a person to breathe).

In the United States, almost all cases of COPD are caused by smoking or exposure to tobacco smoke. Other causes include occupational exposure to dust, chemicals and pollution, and a rare genetic condition.

COPD causes a wet cough that doesn’t go away. It can come with shortness of breath and wheezing, or a tight feeling in the chest. Some people have flare ups where their symptoms get worse, and during this time they can also experience flu-like symptoms such as fever and fatigue.

There is no cure for COPD, but there are treatments to improve breathing and slow the progression of the disease. The first step is to reduce exposure to what caused COPD in the first place, such as smoking. Medicines such as bronchodilators, usually given in an inhaler, can relax the muscles around the airways and make it easier to breathe. Sometimes they are given along with glucocorticosteroids, drugs that reduce inflammation. Vaccines help prevent respiratory illnesses that can worsen COPD. Oxygen therapy can be used if people aren’t able to get enough oxygen into their lungs on their own. In extreme cases, surgery can be used to remove damaged tissue from the lungs or even perform a lung transplant.