We found 21 providers with an interest in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and who accept Humana HMO Premier near Holiday, FL.

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

Dr. Amir Noorani's specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He practices in New Port Richey, FL. He attended Dow Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU) for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Noorani include holter monitoring, lung cancer, and bronchitis. Patients gave Dr. Noorani an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Noorani has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. Dr. Noorani (or staff) speaks Urdu.

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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. Sivakumar V Amar, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
3535 Little Road
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Sivakumar Amar specializes in adult pulmonology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in aspiration and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HMO, Most Insurance Plans, and more. Before completing his residency at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, Dr. Amar attended medical school at Kakatiya Medical College.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

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

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

Dr. Mukesh Patel is an adult pulmonology specialist. He is a graduate of Medical College Baroda and a graduate of Woodhull Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Patel's clinical interests encompass sleep apnea. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks Gujarati and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

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

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

Dr. Bina Jain's specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Patient ratings for Dr. Jain average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Jain is especially interested in asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She studied medicine at Lady Hardinge Medical College. For her professional training, Dr. Jain completed a residency program at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

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

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

Dr. Zahid Akram practices adult pulmonology. He attended medical school at Dow Medical College. His residency was performed at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Dr. Akram's areas of expertise consist of lung cancer, asthma, and sleep apnea. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 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. Akram honors. Dr. Akram (or staff) is conversant in Urdu.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Bronchoscopy, Sleep Apnea, Lung Problems, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Lung ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Najam Javeed practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology in Holiday, FL. Dr. Javeed graduated from Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and then he performed his residency at Jersey City Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Javeed include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), holter monitoring, and carotid ultrasound. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. 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. Javeed (or staff) is conversant in Urdu and Hindi.

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

Dr. Hayath Javeed is a general internist. Dr. Javeed's areas of expertise include trigger point injections, nutrition counseling, and lupus. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Medical College. His residency was performed at Jersey City Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Javeed (or staff) speaks Spanish and Indian Languages.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

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

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

Dr. Usha Agarwal is a medical specialist in adult infectious disease. Patients gave her an average rating of 1.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes, herpes, and tropical diseases. Dr. Agarwal accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College, Dr. Agarwal performed her residency at Harlem Hospital Center. Dr. Agarwal (or staff) is conversant in Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

All Interests: Herpes, Fibromyalgia, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Diabetes, Sexual ... (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 specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Patel's average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Ross University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Jersey Shore University Medical Center. Dr. Patel has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, 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. Norma Bernardina Sanchez-Herrera, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
5340 Gulf Drive; Suite 102
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Norma Sanchez's area of specialization is family medicine. Dr. Sanchez has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sanchez honors. She attended Cayetano Heredia University and then went on to complete her residency at Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center..

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Depression, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Hypertension, Physical Exams, Diabetes, High ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Jayadeva Chowdappa specializes in general internal medicine. After completing medical school at Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and Bangalore University, he performed his residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. 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. Chowdappa is affiliated with Apollo Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

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

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

Dr. John Ibrahim practices family medicine. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center, Dr. Ibrahim attended medical school at Medical University of the Americas.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Warts, Depression, Sports Health, Diabetes Management, Immunization, Bronchitis, Contraception, ... (Read more)

Dr. Douglas Allen Wert, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
4648 Grand Boulevard
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Douglas Wert is an internist in New Port Richey, FL. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, trigger point injections, and holter monitoring. Patients gave Dr. Wert an average rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He studied medicine at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. He trained at Greater Baltimore Medical Center for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Wert speaks French.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Holter Monitoring, Parkinson's Disease, Biopsy, Heart Problems, Dermatitis, Nutrition ... (Read more)

Dr. Jordan Terrell Young Pa, BS, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
Suite 202, Office of Dr. Jordan Young; 9332 State Rd 54
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Jordan Young is a Trinity, FL physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Young 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 studied medicine at Medical University of the Americas. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with East Carolina University.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Low Testosterone, Hypertension, Vitamin B12 Deficiency, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ehab Mounir Michael, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
5411 Grand Boulevard; Suite 101
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Ehab Michael's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Michael has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He studied medicine at Tanta University Faculty of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Obesity, Asthma, Injuries, Acid Reflux, Emphysema

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

Dr. David Herndon specializes in family medicine. Dr. Herndon's areas of expertise include emphysema, menopause, and immunization (preventive vaccines). He is professionally affiliated with Access Healthcare. He attended A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Largo Medical Center. He takes 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

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