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We found 17 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 takes Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. After attending Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences for medical school, Dr. Syed completed his residency training at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center, Phoenix. Dr. Syed (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. His professional affiliations include Osceola Regional Medical Center and Orlando Health. He has an open panel.

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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 specialty is family medicine. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Weinberger is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He graduated from A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Weinberger's medical residency was performed at Metropolitan Hospital, Philadelphia and Botsford Hospital. He 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. John Thomas Littell, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
300 Park Place Boulevard
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. John Littell is a family medicine practitioner. Dr. Littell (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and German. He is affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center. Before completing his residency at Madigan Army Medical Center, Dr. Littell attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Littell's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

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

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

Dr. Muhammad Hizkil is a general internist. In addition to English, Dr. Hizkil (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, Osceola Regional Medical Center, and Orlando Health. After completing medical school at Dow Medical College, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more.

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

Dr. Ajaz Afzal's specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Afzal is affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center. He takes Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Flushing Hospital Medical Center, Dr. Afzal attended medical school at Sindh Medical College. In addition to English, Dr. Afzal (or staff) speaks Urdu and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

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

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

Dr. Muhammad Khan sees patients in Kissimmee, FL and Saint Cloud, FL. His medical specialties are anesthesiology and pain medicine. Dr. Khan is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. He graduated from Dow Medical College and then he performed his residency at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. Dr. Khan (or staff) speaks Urdu. He is 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 specialty is allergy & immunology. Patient ratings for Dr. Ahmed average 5.0 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center and Orlando Health. Dr. Ahmed accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After attending the University of Mysore and Government Medical College, Bhavnagar for medical school, he completed his residency training at New York Methodist Hospital. Dr. Ahmed (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

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

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

Dr. Edward Frame works as an internist. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Frame is affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Frame studied medicine at Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. He trained at Hurley Medical Center for residency. He speaks Spanish.

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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 specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Talampas (or staff) speaks the following languages: Filipino, Sign Language, and Spanish. Dr. Talampas is professionally affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center. He studied medicine at the University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center. He trained at Coney Island Hospital for residency. Dr. Talampas takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 area of specialization is adult cardiology. Dr. Rahmatullah (or staff) is conversant in Urdu. His professional affiliations include Osceola Regional Medical Center and Orlando Health. He graduated from Dow Medical College and then he performed his residency at MacNeal Hospital. He 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.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

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

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Specializes in Family Medicine
911 North Central Avenue
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Mario Sobrino is a family practitioner. He is affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center. Dr. Sobrino accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He 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. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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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). Dr. Caro graduated from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. 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, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Syed Mumtaz is a general internist in Kissimmee, FL. He graduated from Sindh Medical College and then he performed his residency at Queens Hospital Center. On average, patients gave Dr. Mumtaz a rating of 1.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Mumtaz 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. 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. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Dow Medical College for medical school, Dr. Ahmed completed his residency training at Westlake Hospital, Resurrection Medical Center, and Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Ahmed (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu and Spanish. His hospital/clinic 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)

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. In addition to English, Dr. Sepulveda speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center. He trained at Hospital de la Concepcion for residency. Dr. Sepulveda takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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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 geriatrics (elderly care) and aerospace medicine specialist in Kissimmee, FL. Dr. Sovran has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Coresource, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended New York Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Sovran 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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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.