We found 22 providers with an interest in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueOptions Essential near Holiday, FL.

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Dr. Mukesh R Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
4738 Grand Boulevard; Suite H
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Mukesh Patel's area of specialization is adult pulmonology. His clinical interests encompass sleep apnea. Dr. Patel 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. He is a graduate of Medical College Baroda. His medical residency was performed at Woodhull Medical Center. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Gujarati and Hindi. Dr. Patel's professional affiliations include BayCare Health System and Medical Center of Trinity.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Bronchitis, Cystic Fibrosis, Sleep Apnea, Lung Cancer, Asthma, Emphysema

Dr. Bharat M Desai, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
8140 Picton Way; Suite 102
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Bharat Desai's area of specialization is adult pulmonology. Dr. Desai is rated highly by Dr. Desai's patients. Dr. Desai's areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Dr. Desai is affiliated with BayCare Health System and Medical Center of Trinity. Dr. Desai 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 Dr. Desai's residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University, Dr. Desai attended medical school at Medical College Baroda.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Immunization, Bronchoscopy, Hypertension, Lung Problems, Diabetes, Excision of Skin Lesion, ... (Read more)

Dr. Zahid Mohammad Akram, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
4746 Rowan Road
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Zahid Akram practices adult pulmonology in New Port Richey, FL. He graduated from Dow Medical College and then he performed his residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. These areas are among Dr. Akram's clinical interests: lung cancer, asthma, and sleep apnea. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. 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. Dr. Akram (or staff) is conversant in Urdu. His professional affiliations include BayCare Health System and Medical Center of Trinity.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

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Dr. Amir Ali Noorani, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
4746 Rowan Road
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Amir Noorani is an adult critical care specialist and pulmonologist in New Port Richey, FL. Dr. Noorani (or staff) is conversant in Urdu. These areas are among Dr. Noorani's clinical interests: holter monitoring, lung cancer, and bronchitis. His professional affiliations include BayCare Health System and Medical Center of Trinity. He is a graduate of Dow Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Noorani completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Noorani has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Bronchitis, Sleep Apnea, Lung Problems, Lung Cancer, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Bina Jain, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
5522 Trouble Creek Road
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Bina Jain is an adult critical care and adult pulmonology specialist. Patient ratings for Dr. Jain average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Jain's areas of expertise consist of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Her professional affiliations include BayCare Health System and Medical Center of Trinity. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She attended Lady Hardinge Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Lung Problems, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Dr. Usha Agarwal, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
3543 Little Road; Suite B
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Usha Agarwal's specialty is adult infectious disease. Clinical interests for Dr. Agarwal include diabetes, herpes, and tropical diseases. Dr. Agarwal's average rating from her patients is 1.5 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. Agarwal takes. She obtained her medical school training at Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College and performed her residency at Harlem Hospital Center. In addition to English, Dr. Agarwal (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Agarwal's professional affiliations include BayCare Health System and Medical Center of Trinity.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

All Interests: Herpes, Fibromyalgia, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Diabetes, Sexual ... (Read more)

Dr. Jayadeva Chowdappa, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Other
3535 Little Road
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Jayadeva Chowdappa's area of specialization is general internal medicine. He attended medical school at Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and Bangalore University. He completed his residency training at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. Dr. Chowdappa takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Apollo Medical Center, BayCare Health System, and Medical Center of Trinity.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

All Interests: Depression, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Sleep Apnea, Liver Disease, Obesity, Nerve ... (Read more)

Dr. Pritesh Nandu Patel, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
1838 Healthcare Drive; Building 2 Unit 2
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Pritesh Patel's specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Patient reviews placed Dr. Patel at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. 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. After completing medical school at Ross University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Jersey Shore University Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital - North, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Hypoglycemia, Sleep Apnea, ... (Read more)

Dr. John Dean Ibrahim, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
8215 State Road 54
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. John Ibrahim is a physician who specializes in family medicine. Dr. Ibrahim is a graduate of Medical University of the Americas. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center for his residency. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Health System and Medical Center of Trinity.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

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Dr. Najam Javeed, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
4740 Mile Stretch Drive
Holiday, FL
 

Dr. Najam Javeed is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Before completing his residency at Jersey City Medical Center, Dr. Javeed attended medical school at Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute. He is especially interested in arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), holter monitoring, and carotid ultrasound. Patient ratings for Dr. Javeed average 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Javeed (or staff) speaks Urdu and Hindi. He is affiliated with BayCare Health System and Medical Center of Trinity.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Nuclear Stress Test, Hypertension, Diabetes, Arrhythmias, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Norma Bernardina Sanchez-Herrera, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
5340 Gulf Drive; Suite 102
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Norma Sanchez's medical specialty is family medicine. Her average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Sanchez is professionally affiliated with Medical Center of Trinity. She 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. Sanchez studied medicine at Cayetano Heredia University. She completed her residency training at Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center..

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

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Dr. David Lawrence Herndon, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
7633 Cita Ln; New Port
Richey, FL
 

Dr. David Herndon's area of specialization is family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Herndon include emphysema, menopause, and immunization (preventive vaccines). Dr. Herndon's hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Health System, Access Healthcare, and Medical Center of Trinity. Before performing his residency at Largo Medical Center, Dr. Herndon attended A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

All Interests: Immunization, Hypertension, Arthritis, High Cholesterol, General Care, Asthma, Menopause, ... (Read more)

Dr. Nilesh Bharat Desai, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
8140 Picton Way; Suite #102
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Nilesh Desai is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, sinusitis (sinus infection), and osteoporosis. Dr. Desai's professional affiliations include BayCare Health System and Medical Center of Trinity. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Desai studied medicine at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He trained at Rush University Medical Center for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Gujarati.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Osteoporosis, Hypertension, Pneumonia, Diabetes, Arthritis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeffrey M Davis, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Adolescent Medicine
4642 Darlington Road
Holiday, FL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Davis is an adolescent medicine specialist in Holiday, FL. He is affiliated with Medical Center of Trinity. Dr. Davis is a graduate of SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and a graduate of Monmouth Medical Center's residency program. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Davis accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

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Dr. Navnit Ukabhai Patel, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, General Pediatrics
2254 Us Highway 19
Holiday, FL
 

Dr. Navnit Patel is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine and general pediatrics. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Patel's areas of expertise include diabetes, herpes, and geriatric health. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Patel accepts. After completing medical school at the University of Zambia School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center. Dr. Patel is professionally affiliated with BayCare Health System and Medical Center of Trinity.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

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Dr. Hayath Javeed, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
4904 Moog Road
Holiday, FL
 

Dr. Hayath Javeed practices general internal medicine in Holiday, FL. He attended medical school at Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Javeed completed a residency program at Jersey City Medical Center. These areas are among his clinical interests: trigger point injections, nutrition counseling, and lupus. 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. Dr. Javeed (or staff) speaks Spanish and Indian Languages. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Health System and Medical Center of Trinity.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

All Interests: Auto Injuries, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Estrogen Replacement Therapy, Herpes, Fibromyalgia, ... (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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