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We found 4 providers with an interest in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and who accept BlueCare Everyday Health 1483 near Gainesville, FL.

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

Dr. Mark Brantly specializes in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. He has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. These areas are among his clinical interests: alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Dr. Brantly is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). He 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. 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. He has received the following distinctions: 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. Peruvemba Sundaram Sriram, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. P. Sriram works as an intensive care specialist and pulmonologist in Gainesville, FL. After completing medical school at Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College, Dr. Sriram performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. His areas of expertise include the following: lung cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Sriram (or staff) is conversant in Gujarati, Tamil, and Hindi. Dr. Sriram's hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Lung Cancer, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

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

Dr. Natalia Moguillansky is a critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Moguillansky include asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Awards and/or distinctions she has received 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 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 medicine practitioner. Dr. Quillen's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). Before performing his residency at Duke University Medical Center, Dr. Quillen attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. 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. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Quillen 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.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Diabetes, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

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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.