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We found 42 providers with an interest in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and who accept BlueCare Everyday Health 1477 near Coral Gables, FL.

Dr. Jorge Miguel Ortega, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
242 Nw Lejeune Road
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Jorge Ortega specializes in adult pulmonology. Before performing his residency at Synergy Medical Education Alliance and a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF), Dr. Ortega attended the University of Santiago de Compostela and Technical University of Santiago (UTESA) for medical school. Clinical interests for Dr. Ortega include sleep disorders, emphysema, and heart failure. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ortega speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Doctors Hospital and Mercy Hospital.

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

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Snoring, Heart Failure, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael John Hernandez, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
6855 Red Road
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Michael Hernandez's areas of specialization are adult critical care and adult pulmonology; he sees patients in Miami, FL, Coral Gables, FL, and Tavernier, FL. These areas are among his clinical interests: emphysema, cystic fibrosis (CF), and asthma. Dr. Hernandez is affiliated with Mariners Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Doctors Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Hernandez is conversant in Spanish.

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

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Cystic Fibrosis, Snoring, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Javier Perez Perez Fernandez, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
6855 Red Road
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Javier Perez-Fernandez's medical specialty is critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. His areas of expertise include the following: sleep disorders, emphysema, and cancer. Dr. Perez-Fernandez honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before completing his residency at VA Caribbean Healthcare System and a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico, Dr. Perez-Fernandez attended medical school at the University of Navarra School of Medicine. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Perez-Fernandez is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center.

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

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Sarcoidosis, Cystic Fibrosis, Snoring, Cancer, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive ... (Read more)

Dr. Ruben D Penaranda, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1150 Campo Sano Avenue; Suite 400
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Ruben Penaranda's areas of specialization are critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. He studied medicine at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Penaranda's training includes residency programs at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and the University of Maryland Medical Center. In his practice, he is particularly interested in emphysema, intensive care, and asthma. Dr. Penaranda accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. His distinctions include: South Florida Super Doctors and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Penaranda's hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital and Doctors Hospital.

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

All Interests: Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Emphysema

Dr. Jeremy Ira Tabak, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
6855 Red Road
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Jeremy Tabak's medical specialty is adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tabak include sleep disorders, emphysema, and intensive care. Dr. Tabak is professionally affiliated with Mariners Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and West Kendall Baptist Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Tabak has received professional recognition including the following: South Florida Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Sarcoidosis, Cystic Fibrosis, Snoring, Asthma, Tuberculosis, Intensive Care, ... (Read more)

Dr. Raul R Valor, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
7000 Sw 62 Avenue; Suite 201
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Raul Valor is an intensive care specialist and adult pulmonologist. He is rated highly by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: emphysema, cancer, and intensive care. Dr. Valor honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended medical school at Central University of the East School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Valor trained at Conemaugh Health System. In addition to English, Dr. Valor (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. He is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, West Kendall Baptist Hospital, and Baptist Hospital.

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

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Snoring, Cancer, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Intensive Care, Emphysema, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mario Jose Mangas, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
9200 Sw 72nd Street; Building 4 Suite 100
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Mario Mangas is an intensivist and adult pulmonologist in Fort Lauderdale, FL and Miami, FL. Dr. Mangas's areas of expertise include intensive care, snoring, and allergy testing. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Mangas graduated from Central University of the East School of Medicine. He has received distinctions including Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition and Florida Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Mangas's professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and Baptist Hospital.

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

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Immunization, Sarcoidosis, Sinus Problems, Snoring, Allergy Testing, Asthma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Barry A Reed, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
7000 Sw 97th Avenue; Suite 207
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Barry Reed sees patients in Miami, FL. His medical specialty is adult pulmonology. Dr. Reed's areas of expertise include sleep disorders, cancer, and tuberculosis (TB). He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Reed attended SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school. He has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. Dr. Reed's hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Snoring, Cancer, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Smoking Cessation

Dr. Juan Francisco Rodriguez-Moran, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
6855 Red Road
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Juan Rodriguez-Moran, who practices in South Miami, FL, Miami, FL, and Coral Gables, FL, is a medical specialist in adult pulmonology. These areas are among his clinical interests: sleep disorders, cystic fibrosis (CF), and asthma. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Rodriguez-Moran studied medicine at Autonomous University of Central America. He trained at Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida for his residency. Dr. Rodriguez-Moran is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, West Kendall Baptist Hospital, and Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Sarcoidosis, Cystic Fibrosis, Snoring, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary ... (Read more)

Dr. Raymond Latanae Parker Jr., MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
6855 Red Road
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Raymond Parker's areas of specialization are critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. Dr. Parker is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine. He trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center for his residency. His clinical interests include emphysema, intensive care, and cystic fibrosis (CF). Dr. Parker takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and West Kendall Baptist Hospital.

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

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Sarcoidosis, Cystic Fibrosis, Snoring, Insomnia, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary ... (Read more)

Dr. Rodney Graham Benjamin, MD
Specializes in Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine, Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
6200 Sw 73rd Street
South Miami, FL
 

Dr. Rodney Benjamin is a specialist in undersea and hyperbaric medicine, critical care (intensive care medicine), and adult pulmonology. He works in South Miami, FL and Miami, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Benjamin include emphysema, burns, and asthma. He is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Benjamin attended medical school at the University of Cape Town Faculty of Health Sciences. He is affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Snoring, Asthma, Wounds, Emphysema, Smoking Cessation

Dr. Richard Steven Prager, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Pulmonology
8950 Sw 57th Avenue
Pinecrest, FL
 

Dr. Richard Prager is a specialist in adult critical care and pulmonology (lung & respiratory disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Prager include obesity, sleep disorders, and emphysema. Dr. Prager is professionally affiliated with Baptist Hospital and Homestead Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Prager has received include South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors.

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

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Snoring, Obesity, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Emphysema, ... (Read more)

Dr. Carlos Morton Barrera, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Endocrinology, Primary Care, Adult Pulmonology
7190 Sw 87 Avenue; Suite 306
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Carlos Barrera's specialties are adult critical care, adult endocrinology, and primary care. He practices in Miami, FL and Homestead, FL. His clinical interests include diabetes, sleep disorders, and emphysema. Dr. Barrera's professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Baptist Hospital, and Homestead Hospital. He attended Tulane University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University for residency. Patient ratings for Dr. Barrera average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Barrera accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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

All Interests: Graves Disease, Sleep Disorders, Hypertension, Snoring, Diabetes, Asthma, Thyroid Problems, Chronic ... (Read more)

Dr. Juan Luis Barrio, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
9495 Sw 72 Street; Suite B-210
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Juan Barrio is a specialist in adult pulmonology. He is a graduate of Ponce School of Medicine. Dr. Barrio's clinical interests include emphysema, cancer, and asthma. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Barrio's hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital.

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

All Interests: Snoring, Cancer, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Emphysema

Dr. Lisardo Garcia Garcia Covarrubias, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery
8950 N. Kendall Drive; Suite 607w
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Lisado Covarrubias' areas of specialization are general surgery and cardiothoracic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Covarrubias include emphysema, heart failure, and intensive care. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University and a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. In addition to English, Dr. Covarrubias speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Bethesda Health, South Miami Hospital, and Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

All Interests: Heart Surgery, Tumor, Emphysema

Dr. Elise Michelle M McCormack-Granja, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
7101 Sw 99th Avenue; Suite 108
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Elise McCormack-Granja's area of specialization is general internal medicine. These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive care. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital. Dr. McCormack-Granja's education and training includes medical school at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and residency at Roger Williams Medical Center. The average patient rating for Dr. McCormack-Granja is 5.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Preventive Care, Cholesterol ... (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.