We found 4 providers with an interest in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueOptions Everyday Health Premier near Gainesville, FL.

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Dr. Peruvemba Sundaram Sriram, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. P. Sriram is a critical care specialist and pulmonologist. Dr. Sriram (or staff) speaks the following languages: Gujarati, Tamil, and Hindi. He has a special interest in lung cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System. After attending Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. Dr. Sriram honors 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: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Lung Cancer, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Dr. Mark Louis Brantly, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Mark Brantly's specialties are critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. Dr. Brantly has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Brantly include alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). Dr. Brantly takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Eastern Virginia Medical School, Dr. Brantly attended the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Brantly include: Outstanding Faculty Achievement Award, University of Florida; Outstanding Clinical Research Faculty, University of Florida College of Medicine; and Alpha1 National Association Award.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency

Dr. Natalia Isabel Moguillansky, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Natalia Moguillansky, who practices in Gainesville, FL, is a medical specialist in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. Clinical interests for Dr. Moguillansky include asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Dr. Moguillansky takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She attended the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Allegheny General Hospital for residency. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Moguillansky include: the University of Buenos Aires - School of Medicine: Graduated with honors and Annual Chest Meeting. Finalist, 2006 Chest Foundation's Young Investigator Award. Dr. Moguillansky is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Dr. David Michael Quillen, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1707 North Main Street
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. David Quillen works as a family practitioner in Gainesville, FL. He has a special interest in diabetes, preventive care, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Quillen's education and training includes medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and residency at Duke University Medical Center. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Exemplary Teacher Award, University of Florida College of Medicine, 2008, 2009 and College of Medicine Dean's Top 5% Teachers, 2003, 2004. Dr. Quillen is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Diabetes, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Preventive Care

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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.