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We found 16 providers with an interest in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold near Kissimmee, FL.

Dr. Junaid A Syed, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine
3262 Vineland Road; #102
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Junaid Syed's education and training includes medical school at Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences and residency at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center, Phoenix. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Syed honors Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Syed (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. His professional affiliations include Osceola Regional Medical Center and Orlando Health. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

All Interests: Depression, Immunization, Hypertension, Allergy Skin Testing, Sleep Apnea, Urinalysis, Diabetes, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joel Marc Weinberger, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
720 Oak Commons Boulevard
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Joel Weinberger's area of specialization is family medicine. Dr. Weinberger's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at Metropolitan Hospital, Philadelphia and Botsford Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Eye Foreign Body Removal, Influenza, ... (Read more)

Dr. Muhammad Ayaz Hizkil, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
802 West Oak Street
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Muhammad Hizkil's specialty is general internal medicine. He is a graduate of Dow Medical College. Dr. Hizkil's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hizkil (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, Osceola Regional Medical Center, and Orlando Health.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Immunization, Nerve Conduction Studies, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Electrocardiogram, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ajaz Afzal, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1032 Mann Street; Oak Medical Plaza 1
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Ajaz Afzal specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Afzal is a graduate of Sindh Medical College and a graduate of Flushing Hospital Medical Center's residency program. Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Afzal honors. Dr. Afzal (or staff) is conversant in Urdu and Spanish. Dr. Afzal is professionally affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Immunization, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Sleep Apnea, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary ... (Read more)

Dr. Muhammad Amir Khan, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine, Internal Medicine
802 West Oak Street
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Muhammad Khan's specialties are anesthesiology and pain medicine. He practices in Kissimmee, FL and Saint Cloud, FL. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more. He graduated from Dow Medical College and then he performed his residency at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. In addition to English, Dr. Khan (or staff) speaks Urdu. He is professionally affiliated with St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, Osceola Regional Medical Center, and Orlando Health.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Immunization, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Bone Density Test, PET Scan, Irritable ... (Read more)

Dr. Imtiaz Ahmed, MD
Specializes in Other, Allergy & Immunology
903 W Oak Street
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Imtiaz Ahmed's medical specialty is allergy & immunology. He attended the University of Mysore and Government Medical College, Bhavnagar and then went on to complete his residency at New York Methodist Hospital. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ahmed is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Ahmed (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. His professional affiliations include Osceola Regional Medical Center and Orlando Health.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Eczema, Bronchitis, Conjunctivitis, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Sinusitis

Dr. Edward L J Frame, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
3227 Hills Dale Lane
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Edward Frame specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Kissimmee, FL. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Frame obtained his medical school training at Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and performed his residency at Hurley Medical Center. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Frame is professionally affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

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

Dr. Conrado Elyeran Talampas, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1506 Village Oak Lane
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Conrado Talampas is an internist. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Talampas trained at Coney Island Hospital for residency. Dr. Talampas (or staff) is conversant in Filipino, Sign Language, and Spanish. Dr. Talampas is professionally affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Depression, Restless Leg Syndrome, Immunization, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Urinalysis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Nasir Iqbal Rahmatullah, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Other
1819 West Oak Street
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Nasir Rahmatullah's specialty is adult cardiology. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rahmatullah takes. After attending Dow Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at MacNeal Hospital. Dr. Rahmatullah (or staff) is conversant in Urdu. He is affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center and Orlando Health.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Bone Density Test, Tricuspid Valve Disease, Heart Problems, Lung Problems, Aortic Aneurysm, ... (Read more)

Dr. Asdrubal De Jesus Sepulveda, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
14075 Town Loop Boulevard
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. Asdrubal Sepulveda specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Orlando, FL. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He trained at Hospital de la Concepcion for his residency. Dr. Sepulveda speaks Spanish. Dr. Sepulveda is professionally affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Electrocardiogram, Ultrasound, Bone Density Test, ... (Read more)

Dr. Paul David Sovran, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Geriatrics, Aerospace Medicine
211 East Ruby Avenue
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Paul Sovran's medical specialty is geriatrics (elderly care) and aerospace medicine. He graduated from New York Medical College. Dr. Sovran's training includes a residency program at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Sovran accepts Coresource, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, chronic bronchitis

All Interests: Graves Disease, Restless Leg Syndrome, Nosebleeds, Atrial Fibrillation, Dizziness, Incontinence, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Other
724 West Vine Street
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Syed Mumtaz's area of specialization is general internal medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Mumtaz is 1.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Mumtaz takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended Sindh Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Queens Hospital Center. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

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

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Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics
911 North Central Avenue
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Mario Sobrino is a Kissimmee, FL physician who specializes in family medicine. Dr. Sobrino takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and Autonomous University of Puebla Faculty of Medicine. He completed his residency training at San Pablo Hospital. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Echocardiogram, Radiofrequency Ablation, Asthma

Dr. Israel I Caro, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics
327 West Oak Street
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Israel Caro is a physician who specializes in family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Patient ratings for Dr. Caro average 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Caro honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Caro is professionally affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Electrocardiogram, Bone Density Test, Heart Failure

Dr. Syed Amir Ahmed, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
1504 Village Oak Lane; Suite A
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Syed Ahmed specializes in adult infectious disease and practices in Kissimmee, FL and Saint Cloud, FL. Dr. Ahmed takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Dow Medical College. His training includes residency programs at Westlake Hospital, Resurrection Medical Center, and Rush University Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Ahmed (or staff) speaks Urdu and Spanish. His professional affiliations include St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, Osceola Regional Medical Center, and Orlando Health.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Cryosurgery, Depression, Immunization, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
720 W Oak Street; Suite 312
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Irfan Siddique's specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Siddique's professional affiliations include Osceola Regional Medical Center and Orlando Health. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at New York Methodist Hospital, Dr. Siddique attended medical school at Nishtar Medical College. Dr. Siddique (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

All Interests: Depression, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Hypoglycemia, Cystic Fibrosis, Sleep Apnea, ... (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.