We found 4 providers with an interest in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and who accept BlueCare Everyday Health 1483 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 physician who specializes in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. Dr. Sriram (or staff) is conversant in Gujarati, Tamil, and Hindi. His areas of expertise consist of lung cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Dr. Sriram is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System. Dr. Sriram graduated from Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. 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.

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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 practices critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology in Gainesville, FL. Dr. Brantly graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Brantly trained at a hospital affiliated with Eastern Virginia Medical School. His areas of expertise include alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. 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. His distinctions include: Outstanding Faculty Achievement Award, University of Florida; Outstanding Clinical Research Faculty, University of Florida College of Medicine; and Alpha1 National Association Award. Dr. Brantly is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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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 is a physician who specializes in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. She speaks Spanish. These areas are among her clinical interests: asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Dr. Moguillansky is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). After attending the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at Allegheny General Hospital. Dr. Moguillansky is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She has received professional recognition including the following: the University of Buenos Aires - School of Medicine: Graduated with honors and Annual Chest Meeting. Finalist, 2006 Chest Foundation's Young Investigator Award.

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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 specializes in family medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, preventive care, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). Dr. Quillen is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He studied medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Dr. Quillen's residency was performed at Duke University Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Exemplary Teacher Award, University of Florida College of Medicine, 2008, 2009 and College of Medicine Dean's Top 5% Teachers, 2003, 2004.

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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.
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