We found 18 providers with an interest in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold near Kissimmee, FL.

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

Dr. Junaid Syed's hospital/clinic affiliations include Osceola Regional Medical Center and Orlando Health. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Syed attended Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center, Phoenix for residency. Dr. Syed (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi.

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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 practices family medicine. Dr. Weinberger's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, he performed his residency at Metropolitan Hospital, Philadelphia and Botsford Hospital. Dr. Weinberger is affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Depression, Restless Leg Syndrome, Immunization, Eye Foreign Body Removal, Family ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Henry Link, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
461 West Oak Street; Suite A
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Michael Link practices family medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. 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. Link graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Naval Hospital Jacksonville. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Link is professionally affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Hypertension, Skin Cancer, Fractures, Heart Problems, Sleep Apnea, ... (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. Dr. Khan (or staff) is conversant in Urdu. His professional affiliations include St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, Osceola Regional Medical Center, and Orlando Health. His education and training includes medical school at Dow Medical College and residency at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Khan takes.

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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)

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
3227 Hills Dale Lane
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Edward Frame's area of specialization is general internal medicine. After completing medical school at Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Hurley Medical Center. Dr. Frame is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Frame speaks Spanish. He is 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. Ajaz Afzal, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1032 Mann Street; Oak Medical Plaza 1
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Ajaz Afzal is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Afzal (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu and Spanish. He is affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center. After attending Sindh Medical College for medical school, Dr. Afzal completed his residency training at Flushing Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Afzal is in-network for Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Bone Density Test, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Heart ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Conrado Talampas practices general internal medicine. 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. Talampas obtained his medical school training at the University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center and performed his residency at Coney Island Hospital. Dr. Talampas (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Filipino, Sign Language, and Spanish. He is 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. John Thomas Littell, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
300 Park Place Boulevard
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. John Littell is a family practitioner. Patient ratings for Dr. Littell average 4.0 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center. Dr. Littell accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He studied medicine at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Littell trained at Madigan Army Medical Center for residency. Dr. Littell (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and German.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Hypertension, Skin Cancer, Fractures, Heart Problems, Sleep Apnea, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Imtiaz Ahmed works as an allergist/immunologist. Dr. Ahmed (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center and Orlando Health. He is a graduate of the University of Mysore and Government Medical College, Bhavnagar and a graduate of New York Methodist Hospital's residency program. He is rated highly by his patients. 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: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Eczema, Immunodeficiency, Bronchitis, Conjunctivitis, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Muhammad Hizkil's specialty is general internal medicine. After attending Dow Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville. On average, patients gave Dr. Hizkil a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hizkil (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. 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, Irritable Bowel ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Nasir Rahmatullah specializes in adult cardiology. He graduated from Dow Medical College. His residency was performed at MacNeal Hospital. Dr. Rahmatullah is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Rahmatullah (or staff) is conversant in Urdu. Dr. Rahmatullah's professional affiliations include Osceola Regional Medical Center and Orlando Health.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

All Interests: Depression, Cardiomyopathy, Enlarged Heart, Bone Density Test, Nuclear Stress Test, Irritable Bowel ... (Read more)

Specializes in Family Medicine
911 North Central Avenue
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Mario Sobrino's specialty is family medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center. Dr. Sobrino attended the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and Autonomous University of Puebla Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at San Pablo Hospital. Dr. Sobrino honors 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: Depression, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Osteoporosis, Hydrocephalus, Irritable Bowel ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Israel Caro's specialties are family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He practices in Kissimmee, FL. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Caro is affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center. He studied medicine at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Caro accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

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

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

Dr. Irfan Siddique's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Siddique's areas of expertise include electrocardiogram (EKG). He is affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center and Orlando Health. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Siddique graduated from Nishtar Medical College and then he performed his residency at New York Methodist Hospital. 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)

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

Dr. Asdrubal Sepulveda's specialty is general internal medicine. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He trained at Hospital de la Concepcion for 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 is a geriatrician and aerospace medicine specialist. He is affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center. He attended medical school at New York Medical College. Dr. Sovran's training includes a residency program at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Coresource, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more.

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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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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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