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We found 12 providers with an interest in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Silver 04/100 near Aurora, CO.

Dr. Barry Jay Make, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
12605 E. 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Barry Make is a physician who specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University and a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan, Dr. Make attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Make include chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. His hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) and National Jewish Health.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Intensive Care, Lung Problems

Dr. Sheila Chuang Tsai, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
12605 E. 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Sheila Tsai is a physician who specializes in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Dr. Tsai is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Clinical interests for Dr. Tsai include intensive care, sleep apnea, and restless leg syndrome. Dr. Tsai is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), the University Physicians, and National Jewish Health.

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

All Interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Problems, Intensive Care, Sleep ... (Read more)

Dr. Elaine Marie K. Schwartz, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
4567 E 9th Avenue; 1st Floor
Denver, CO
 

Dr. Elaine Schwartz is a critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist. Her areas of expertise consist of asthma, acute respiratory failure, and chronic bronchitis. Dr. Schwartz's professional affiliations include Swedish Medical Center, Rose Medical Center, and National Jewish Health. She takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Schwartz's education and training includes medical school at New York Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver.

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

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Acute Respiratory Failure, Asthma, Chronic Bronchitis

Dr. Steven Edward Lommatzsch, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
12605 E. 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Steven Lommatzsch, who practices in Denver, CO and Aurora, CO, is a medical specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Lommatzsch attended the University of Toledo College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. His areas of expertise consist of cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma, and general care. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received distinctions including Best Doctors in America, Best Doctors, Inc. and Marion C. Anderson Award for Excellence In Surgery, Medical College of Ohio. Dr. Lommatzsch's hospital/clinic affiliations include Swedish Medical Center, the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), and the University Physicians.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Cystic Fibrosis, General Care, Asthma

Dr. Michael David Schwartz, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
4567 E 9th Avenue; 1st Floor
Denver, CO
 

Dr. Michael Schwartz is a physician who specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. After attending the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. His clinical interests include emphysema. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schwartz accepts. He is professionally affiliated with Swedish Medical Center, Rose Medical Center, and National Jewish Health.

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

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Interstitial Lung Disease, Emphysema

Dr. Ahmad Mujtaba Rashid, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Ahmad Rashid is a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He works in Denver, CO, Englewood, CO, and Aurora, CO. He has indicated that his clinical interests include shortness of breath (dyspnea), lung cancer, and asthma. Dr. Rashid's professional affiliations include Centura Health and National Jewish Health. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at King Edward Medical University and performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Shortness of Breath, Lung Problems, Lung Cancer, Chronic ... (Read more)

Dr. Peter Charles Stubenrauch, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
4567 E 9th Avenue; 1st Floor
Denver, CO
 

Dr. Peter Stubenrauch's areas of specialization are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. His areas of expertise include asthma, chronic respiratory failure, and chronic cough. He is professionally affiliated with National Jewish Health. Dr. Stubenrauch accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He attended Rush Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Respiratory Failure, Chronic Cough, Asthma

Dr. William Thomas Pluss, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Other, Adult Pulmonology
4567 E 9th Avenue; 1st Floor
Denver, CO
 

Dr. William Pluss' areas of specialization are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. His areas of expertise include chronic cough and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Pluss takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He studied medicine at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah and a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. Dr. Pluss is affiliated with Rose Medical Center and National Jewish Health.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Interstitial Lung Disease, Lung Problems, Chronic Cough

Dr. Vipin Malik, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
13001 E. 17th Place
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Vipin Malik is an adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology specialist. His areas of expertise consist of sleep disorders, intensive care, and pulmonary embolism. He is professionally affiliated with Swedish Medical Center, the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), and Rose Medical Center. After attending the University of Delhi and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Malik completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Dr. Malik accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Fellow, American College of Chest Physicians.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Problems, Sleep Disorders, Interstitial Lung Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Derek J Linderman, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
12605 E. 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Derek Linderman practices adult critical care and adult pulmonology. His education and training includes medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. In Dr. Linderman's practice, he is particularly interested in lung cancer and intensive care. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Linderman's professional affiliations include the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System, and the University Physicians.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, chronic bronchitis

All Interests: Intensive Care, Lung Problems, Lung Cancer, Emphysema, Chronic Bronchitis

Dr. Zulma Xenia Yunt, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
12700 E 19th Avenue; Research 2 Box C272
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Zulma Yunt is a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Yunt's clinical interests include shortness of breath (dyspnea), chronic cough, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). She is affiliated with Littleton Adventist Hospital, the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), and National Jewish Health. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Yale University, Dr. Yunt attended medical school at Creighton University School of Medicine. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Yunt honors.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Interstitial Lung Disease, Shortness of Breath, Chronic ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Alexander Meguid, MPH, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Robert Meguid, who practices in Aurora, CO, is a medical specialist in thoracic surgery. These areas are among Dr. Meguid's clinical interests: lung transplant, lung cancer, and injuries. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Brown University, Alpert Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Meguid has received distinctions including Certified, The American Board of Surgery; TSDA Resident Research Award, Thoracic Surgery Directors Association; and Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award, National Institutes of Health. Dr. Meguid (or staff) speaks Arabic and French. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), the University Physicians, and Veterans Health Administration (VA).

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Lung Biopsy, Bronchoscopy, Thoracic Problems, Endoscopic Surgery, Sarcoma, Ear Problems, Esophagus ... (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.