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 works as a critical care specialist and pulmonologist. Dr. Noorani (or staff) is conversant in Urdu. His areas of expertise include the following: holter monitoring, lung cancer, and bronchitis. He studied medicine at Dow Medical College. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Noorani is in-network for Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of 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. Sivakumar V Amar, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
3535 Little Road
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Sivakumar Amar practices adult pulmonology in Trinity, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Amar include aspiration and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He honors Coventry, United Healthcare HMO, Most Insurance Plans, and more. Dr. Amar is a graduate of Kakatiya Medical College and a graduate of Englewood Hospital and Medical Center's residency program.

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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's specialty is adult pulmonology. He has a special interest in sleep apnea. Dr. Patel accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from Medical College Baroda. His medical residency was performed at Woodhull Medical Center. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks the following languages: 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 is a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. She works in New Port Richey, FL. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Jain include asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Dr. Jain is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Jain's education and training includes medical school at Lady Hardinge Medical College and residency 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 is a medical specialist in adult pulmonology. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Akram's areas of expertise consist of lung cancer, asthma, and sleep apnea. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before performing his residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County, Dr. Akram attended Dow Medical College for medical school. 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's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He practices in Holiday, FL. Dr. Javeed (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu and Hindi. These areas are among Dr. Javeed's clinical interests: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), holter monitoring, and carotid ultrasound. He studied medicine at Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute. His training includes a residency program at Jersey City Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Javeed average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Javeed accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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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 practices general internal medicine in Holiday, FL. Dr. Javeed (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Indian Languages. These areas are among his clinical interests: trigger point injections, nutrition counseling, and lupus. He attended Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Jersey City Medical Center for residency. Dr. Javeed takes 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: , emphysema

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

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

Dr. Douglas Wert specializes in general internal medicine and practices in New Port Richey, FL. Before performing his residency at Greater Baltimore Medical Center, Dr. Wert attended American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. His clinical interests include diabetes, trigger point injections, and holter monitoring. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wert accepts. He is conversant in French.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

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

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

Dr. Usha Agarwal sees patients in New Port Richey, FL and Trinity, FL. Her medical specialty is adult infectious disease. Dr. Agarwal has a 1.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Agarwal include diabetes, herpes, and tropical diseases. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Agarwal is a graduate of Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College. For her residency, Dr. Agarwal trained at Harlem Hospital Center. Dr. Agarwal (or staff) speaks Hindi.

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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. Before performing his residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers, Dr. Chowdappa attended Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and Bangalore University for medical school. He honors 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.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

All Interests: Depression, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Sleep Apnea, Liver Disease, Obesity, Nerve ... (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 specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Trinity, FL. 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. His education and training includes medical school at Medical University of the Americas and residency 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. Pritesh Nandu Patel, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
1838 Healthcare Drive; Building 2 Unit 2
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Pritesh Patel is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Patel's education and training includes medical school at Ross University School of Medicine and residency at Jersey Shore University Medical Center. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 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. He has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. In addition to English, Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi. His professional 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. John Dean Ibrahim, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
8215 State Road 54
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. John Ibrahim's specialty is family medicine. He attended Medical University of the Americas for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center for residency. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Ibrahim accepts 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: Warts, Depression, Sports Health, Diabetes Management, Immunization, Bronchitis, Contraception, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Norma Sanchez practices family medicine. She has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sanchez takes. Before performing her residency at Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center., Dr. Sanchez attended Cayetano Heredia University for medical school.

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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. 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. Clinical interests for Dr. Herndon include emphysema, menopause, and immunization (preventive vaccines). He is affiliated with Access Healthcare. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Herndon accepts. He attended medical school at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. His residency was performed at Largo Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

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

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

Dr. Jeffrey Davis' specialty is adolescent medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Davis average 4.0 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. Davis honors. Dr. Davis attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Monmouth Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Parkinson's Disease, Hypertension, ... (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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