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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. 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 is affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center. He attended A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Metropolitan Hospital, Philadelphia and Botsford Hospital for residency. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Weinberger takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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

Dr. Junaid Syed graduated from Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences and then he performed his residency at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center, Phoenix. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Syed takes Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, 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. Muhammad Ayaz Hizkil, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
802 West Oak Street
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Muhammad Hizkil's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Hizkil (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. Dr. Hizkil's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, Osceola Regional Medical Center, and Orlando Health. He graduated from Dow Medical College. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville. The average patient rating for Dr. Hizkil is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Hizkil takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 is a general internist. The average patient rating for Dr. Afzal is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center. Dr. Afzal takes Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Afzal attended Sindh Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Flushing Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Afzal (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu and Spanish.

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

Dr. Imtiaz Ahmed's specialty is allergy & immunology. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His professional affiliations include Osceola Regional Medical Center and Orlando Health. Dr. Ahmed is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before performing his residency at New York Methodist Hospital, Dr. Ahmed attended the University of Mysore and Government Medical College, Bhavnagar for medical school. In addition to English, Dr. Ahmed (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi.

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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's specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Frame's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. 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 attended Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Hurley Medical Center. He is conversant in 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. Israel I Caro, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics
327 West Oak Street
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Israel Caro practices family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Caro honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He attended medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. Dr. Caro 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, Electrocardiogram, Bone Density Test, Heart Failure

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

Dr. Muhammad Khan practices anesthesiology and pain medicine. After attending Dow Medical College for medical school, Dr. Khan completed his residency training at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Khan (or staff) speaks Urdu. His professional 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: Restless Leg Syndrome, Immunization, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Bone Density Test, PET Scan, Irritable ... (Read more)

Dr. Syed Tariq Mumtaz, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Other
724 West Vine Street
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Syed Mumtaz specializes in general internal medicine. His average rating from his 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. Mumtaz accepts. Before performing his residency at Queens Hospital Center, Dr. Mumtaz attended Sindh Medical College for medical school. Dr. Mumtaz is conversant in 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)

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

Dr. Conrado Talampas is an internist in Kissimmee, FL and Tallahassee, FL. He 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 a graduate of the University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center and a graduate of Coney Island Hospital's residency program. 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 is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. After attending Dow Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at MacNeal Hospital. Dr. Rahmatullah honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Rahmatullah (or staff) is conversant in Urdu. He is professionally 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. 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. On average, patients gave Dr. Sovran a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Coresource, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at New York Medical College and performed his residency at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center. 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 Family Medicine
911 North Central Avenue
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Mario Sobrino's area of specialization is family medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sobrino obtained his medical school training at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and Autonomous University of Puebla Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at San Pablo Hospital. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

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

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

Dr. Asdrubal Sepulveda practices general internal medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sepulveda honors. For his residency, Dr. Sepulveda trained at Hospital de la Concepcion. Dr. Sepulveda speaks Spanish. He 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. 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, Tallahassee, FL, and Saint Cloud, FL. 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. He obtained his medical school training at Dow Medical College and performed his residency at Westlake Hospital, Resurrection Medical Center, and Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Ahmed (or staff) speaks Urdu and Spanish. Dr. Ahmed is professionally affiliated with 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)

Dr. Irfan Siddique, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
720 W Oak Street; Suite 312
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Irfan Siddique 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. After attending Nishtar Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at New York Methodist Hospital. Dr. Siddique (or staff) speaks Urdu and Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Osceola Regional Medical Center and Orlando Health.

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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.