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's medical specialty is critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. He attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and the University of Maryland Medical Center for residency. Dr. Penaranda's clinical interests include emphysema and asthma. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Penaranda has received the following distinctions: South Florida Super Doctors and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Penaranda's professional 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. David Alfredo Orta Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
7500 Sw 8 Street; Suite 209
Miami, FL
 

Dr. David Orta's medical specialty is adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He is a graduate of the University of Zaragoza Faculty of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Orta completed residency programs at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. He has indicated that his clinical interests include sleep disorders, emphysema, and asthma. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Orta is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and Baptist Hospital.

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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 specializes in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology and practices in Miami, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Valor include emphysema, cancer, and cystic fibrosis (CF). Dr. Valor's average patient rating is 4.0 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. Valor honors. He is a graduate of Central University of the East School of Medicine. Dr. Valor completed his residency training at Conemaugh Health System. Dr. Valor (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. Dr. Valor's professional 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's specialty is adult pulmonology. Clinical interests for Dr. Reed include sleep disorders, cancer, and asthma. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital. After attending SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Reed completed his residency training at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Reed takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition.

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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 is a physician who specializes in adult pulmonology. Clinical interests for Dr. Rodriguez-Moran include sleep disorders, cystic fibrosis (CF), and asthma. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rodriguez-Moran's education and training includes medical school at Autonomous University of Central America and residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. Michael John Hernandez, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
6855 Red Road
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Michael Hernandez practices adult critical care and adult pulmonology. His areas of expertise include the following: sleep disorders, emphysema, and cystic fibrosis (CF). Dr. Hernandez honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Hernandez trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Hernandez is professionally affiliated with Mariners Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Doctors Hospital.

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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. 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 sees patients in Miami, FL and Homestead, FL. His medical specialties are adult critical care, adult endocrinology, and primary care. Areas of expertise for Dr. Barrera include diabetes, sleep disorders, and emphysema. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He obtained his medical school training at Tulane University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. His professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Baptist Hospital, and Homestead Hospital.

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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 sees patients in Miami, FL. His medical specialty is adult pulmonology. The average patient rating for Dr. Barrio is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in emphysema, cancer, and asthma. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He studied medicine at Ponce School of Medicine. Dr. Barrio is professionally affiliated with 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. Antonio Emilio Blanco, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
7775 Sw 87 Avenue; Suite 100
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Antonio Blanco practices general internal medicine in Homestead, FL and Miami, FL. Before performing his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Blanco attended Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Blanco's clinical interests include diabetes, emphysema, and migraine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Blanco is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Baptist Hospital, and Homestead Hospital.

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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 specializes in general internal medicine. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. These areas are among Dr. Loynaz's clinical interests: bell's palsy, migraine, and thyroid problems. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Loynaz accepts. After completing medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and Central University of the East School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Chicago Medical School. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Loynaz is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital.

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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 is a cardiology (heart disease) specialist. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, migraine, and depression. Dr. Beato is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Zaragoza Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at Saint Francis Hospital, Evanston. In addition to English, he speaks 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
 

Patient ratings for Dr. Nydia Martinez Galvis average 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Martinez Galvis include collapsed lung (pneumothorax), lung cancer, and shortness of breath (dyspnea). Dr. Martinez Galvis is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She graduated from Our Lady of the Rosary University, School of Medicine and Health Sciences and then she performed her residency at Cleveland Clinic Florida.

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

Dr. Lisado Covarrubias is a specialist in general surgery and cardiothoracic surgery. He works in Miami, FL. In Dr. Covarrubias's practice, he is particularly interested in emphysema, heart surgery, and tumor. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. His training includes residency programs at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University and a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. He speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Bethesda Health, South Miami Hospital, and Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

All Interests: Heart Surgery, Tumor, Emphysema

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 areas of specialization are family medicine, adolescent medicine, and general pediatrics; he sees patients in Miami, FL. Patient ratings for Dr. Martinez-Noda average 1.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Martinez-Noda include erectile dysfunction (impotence), depression, and acne. He is professionally affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Baptist 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. Before completing his residency at Miami Children's Hospital, Dr. Martinez-Noda attended medical school at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

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

Dr. Carlos Jesus Piniella, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
6705 Red Road; Suite 520
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Carlos Piniella's medical specialty is allergy & immunology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: immunization (preventive vaccines), asthma, and food allergy. Dr. Piniella's professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Cabrini Medical Center, Dr. Piniella attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Piniella has received the distinction of South Florida Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Immunization, Food Allergy, Skin Cancer, Allergy Testing, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary ... (Read more)

Dr. Jose Salvador Soza, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Urgent Care
5975 Sunset Drive; Suite 402
South Miami, FL
 

Dr. Jose Soza specializes in family medicine and urgent care. Areas of expertise for Dr. Soza include diabetes, obesity, and sexually transmitted diseases (STds). Dr. Soza is affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital. 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. He graduated from National Autonomous University of Nicaragua Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center.. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Incontinence, Hypertension, Diabetes, Obesity, Arthritis, Allergy Testing, Asthma, Chronic ... (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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