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We found 29 providers with an interest in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and who accept Gold Compass HSA 1600 near Coral Gables, FL.

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

Dr. Michael Hernandez is an adult critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist in Miami, FL and Coral Gables, FL. These areas are among his clinical interests: sleep disorders, emphysema, and cystic fibrosis (CF). Dr. Hernandez 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. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He is conversant in Spanish. He 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. Ruben D Penaranda, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1150 Campo Sano Avenue; Suite 400
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Ruben Penaranda is a critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology specialist. He has a special interest in emphysema and asthma. Dr. Penaranda takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and the University of Maryland Medical Center, Dr. Penaranda attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He has received the following distinctions: South Florida Super Doctors and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Penaranda is 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. David Alfredo Orta Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
7500 S.w. 8 Street; Suite 209
Miami, FL
 

Dr. David Orta's specialty is adult pulmonology. He has a special interest in sleep disorders, emphysema, and asthma. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Orta is a graduate of the University of Zaragoza Faculty of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Orta's hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, 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 works as a critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist. He studied medicine at Central University of the East School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Conemaugh Health System. Dr. Valor is especially interested in emphysema, cancer, and cystic fibrosis (CF). His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Valor (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French. He is professionally 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, 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 medical specialty is adult pulmonology. His areas of expertise include sleep disorders, cancer, and asthma. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After completing medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine, Dr. Reed performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Reed has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. He is affiliated with 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's area of specialization is adult pulmonology. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Rodriguez-Moran's clinical interests include sleep disorders, cystic fibrosis (CF), and asthma. He is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, West Kendall Baptist Hospital, and Baptist Hospital. He is a graduate of Autonomous University of Central America. For his residency, Dr. Rodriguez-Moran trained at Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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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's areas of specialization are adult critical care, adult endocrinology, and primary care. Patient ratings for Dr. Barrera average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Barrera's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, sleep disorders, and emphysema. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Baptist Hospital, and Homestead Hospital. Dr. Barrera is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. His education and training includes medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine and residency 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 is an adult pulmonology specialist. He graduated from Ponce School of Medicine. Dr. Barrio has a special interest in emphysema, cancer, and asthma. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Barrio is 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. Lisardo Garcia Garcia Covarrubias, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery
8950 N. Kendall Drive; Suite 607w
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Lisado Covarrubias practices general surgery and cardiothoracic surgery. His clinical interests include emphysema, heart surgery, and tumor. 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. Dr. Covarrubias's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University and a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. Dr. Covarrubias is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Bethesda Health, South Miami Hospital, and Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

All Interests: Heart Surgery, Tumor, Emphysema

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

Dr. Henry Paez sees patients in Miami, FL and Fort Lauderdale, FL. His medical specialty is family medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), migraine, and depression. Dr. Paez's professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center. He is in-network for AvMed, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. He attended Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Central University of the Caribbean. He is conversant in Spanish.

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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. Alejandro Nestor 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. 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. Clinical interests for Dr. Loynaz include bell's palsy, migraine, and thyroid problems. Dr. Loynaz's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. 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. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Loynaz is 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. 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. He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include diabetes, emphysema, and migraine. Dr. Blanco is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Baptist Hospital, and Homestead Hospital. Dr. Blanco takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before performing his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Blanco attended Georgetown University School of Medicine. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

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

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

Dr. Elise McCormack-Granja is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. McCormack-Granja attended American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Roger Williams Medical Center for residency. She is especially interested in diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive care. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She accepts 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: Hypertension, Diabetes, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Preventive Care, Smoking Cessation

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1611 Nw 12th Avenue
Miami, FL
 

Clinical interests for Dr. Nydia Martinez Galvis include collapsed lung (pneumothorax), lung cancer, and shortness of breath (dyspnea). On average, patients gave her a rating of 5.0 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. Martinez Galvis takes. She attended Our Lady of the Rosary University, School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at Cleveland Clinic Florida for residency. She is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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

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

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

Dr. Carlos Piniella is an allergist/immunologist. His clinical interests include immunization (preventive vaccines), asthma, and food allergy. Dr. Piniella's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Piniella's training includes a residency program at Cabrini Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: South Florida Super Doctors. Dr. Piniella is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital.

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

Dr. Jorge Beato practices cardiology (heart disease). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His clinical interests include knee problems, migraine, and depression. Dr. Beato is professionally affiliated with Doctors Hospital and Mercy Hospital. Dr. Beato graduated from the University of Zaragoza Faculty of Medicine. He trained at Saint Francis Hospital, Evanston for residency. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.

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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)

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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.