We found 30 providers with an interest in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and who accept Gold Compass HSA 1600 near Coral Gables, FL.

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

Dr. Ruben Penaranda practices critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. He has a special interest in emphysema and asthma. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Penaranda obtained his medical school training at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and the University of Maryland Medical Center. Dr. Penaranda has received professional recognition including the following: South Florida Super Doctors and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with 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. Michael John Hernandez, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
6855 Red Road
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Michael Hernandez specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology and practices in Miami, FL, Coral Gables, FL, and South Miami, FL. He speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Hernandez include sleep disorders, emphysema, and cystic fibrosis (CF). His professional affiliations include Mariners Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Doctors Hospital. After attending the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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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. David Alfredo Orta Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
7500 Sw 8 Street; Suite 209
Miami, FL
 

Dr. David Orta is a physician who specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Orta is conversant in Spanish. In his practice, he is particularly interested in sleep disorders, emphysema, and asthma. He is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and Baptist Hospital. Dr. Orta attended medical school at the University of Zaragoza Faculty of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Sleep Apnea, Emphysema, Asthma, Smoking Cessation

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

Dr. Raul Valor's areas of specialization are critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology; he sees patients in Miami, FL. He studied medicine at Central University of the East School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Valor completed a residency program at Conemaugh Health System. Dr. Valor's areas of expertise consist of emphysema, cancer, and cystic fibrosis (CF). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Valor (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. Dr. Valor's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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, Emphysema, Smoking ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Barry Reed, who practices in Miami, FL, is a medical specialist in adult pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Reed include sleep disorders, cancer, and asthma. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Reed accepts. He is a graduate of SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. Dr. Reed's professional 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. Dr. Rodriguez-Moran takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Autonomous University of Central America for medical school and subsequently trained at Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Rodriguez-Moran 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, Cystic Fibrosis, Snoring, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Smoking ... (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 practices adult critical care, adult endocrinology, and primary care in Miami, FL and Homestead, FL. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His clinical interests include diabetes, sleep disorders, and emphysema. Dr. Barrera is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Baptist Hospital, and Homestead Hospital. Dr. Barrera 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. After attending Tulane University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University.

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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, who practices in Miami, FL, is a medical specialist in adult pulmonology. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Barrio include emphysema, cancer, and asthma. Dr. Barrio's professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Barrio graduated from Ponce School of Medicine.

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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 specializes in general surgery and cardiothoracic surgery and practices in Miami, FL. He has indicated that his clinical interests include emphysema, heart surgery, and tumor. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Bethesda Health, South Miami Hospital, and Baptist Hospital. Dr. Covarrubias 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. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University and a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami for residency. Dr. Covarrubias is conversant in Spanish.

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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. Her education and training includes medical school at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and residency at Roger Williams Medical Center. In Dr. McCormack-Granja's practice, she is particularly interested in diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive care. She is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. McCormack-Granja is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Hypertension, Preventive Care, Diabetes, Smoking Cessation

Dr. Henry Elias Paez, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1898 Southwest 27 Avenue; Suite 1
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Henry Paez is a physician who specializes in family medicine. His clinical interests include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), migraine, and depression. Dr. Paez honors AvMed, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Central University of the Caribbean. Dr. Paez is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Mercy Hospital.

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

All Interests: Depression, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Osteoporosis, Hypertension, Migraine, Liver ... (Read more)

Dr. Antonio Emilio Blanco, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
7775 Sw 87 Avenue; Suite 100
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Antonio Blanco sees patients in Homestead, FL and Miami, FL. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Blanco is conversant in Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Blanco include diabetes, emphysema, and migraine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Baptist Hospital, and Homestead Hospital. He is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine and a graduate of Jackson Memorial Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Blanco's average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Blanco takes.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

All Interests: Incontinence, Migraine, Diabetes, Arthritis, Asthma, Thyroid Problems, Acne, Emphysema, Smoking ... (Read more)

Dr. Alejandro Loynaz, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2601 Douglas Road; Suite 505
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Alejandro Loynaz is a Miami, FL physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Loynaz's clinical interests include bell's palsy, migraine, and thyroid problems. He is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before performing his residency at Chicago Medical School, Dr. Loynaz attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and Central University of the East School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Loynaz speaks Spanish.

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

All Interests: Depression, Incontinence, Fibromyalgia, Hypertension, Back Problems, Migraine, Diabetes, Obesity, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jorge Rafael Beato, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Cardiology
5524 Sw 8 Street
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Jorge Beato works as a cardiologist in Coral Gables, FL and Miami, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Beato include knee problems, migraine, and depression. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He graduated from the University of Zaragoza Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Saint Francis Hospital, Evanston. Dr. Beato is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Doctors Hospital and Mercy Hospital.

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

All Interests: Depression, Graves Disease, Sleep Disorders, Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Sickle Cell ... (Read more)

1611 Nw 12th Avenue
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Nydia Martinez Galvis' areas of expertise include collapsed lung (pneumothorax), lung cancer, and shortness of breath (dyspnea). Patient ratings for Dr. Martinez Galvis average 5.0 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She is a graduate of Our Lady of the Rosary University, School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Her medical residency was performed at Cleveland Clinic Florida. She is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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

All Interests: Bronchiectasis, Bronchitis, Bronchoscopy, Mechanical Ventilation, Sarcoidosis, Scleroderma, Lung ... (Read more)

Dr. Peter Andres Martinez-Noda, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine, General Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
7000 Sw 97 Avenue; Suite 101
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Peter Martinez-Noda's specialties are family medicine, adolescent medicine, and general pediatrics. His average rating from his patients is 1.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Martinez-Noda include erectile dysfunction (impotence), depression, and acne. Dr. Martinez-Noda honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Martinez-Noda's education and training includes medical school at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Miami Children's Hospital. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

All Interests: Depression, Erectile Dysfunction, Fibromyalgia, Hypertension, Diabetes, Arthritis, Hormone Therapy, ... (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.
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