We found 18 providers with an interest in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease near Miami, FL.

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Dr. Jorge Miguel Ortega, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
242 N Lejeune Road; Third Floor
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Jorge Ortega is an adult pulmonologist. In his practice, he is particularly interested in sleep disorders, emphysema, and asthma. 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. After completing medical school at the University of Santiago de Compostela and Technical University of Santiago (UTESA), Dr. Ortega performed his residency at Synergy Medical Education Alliance and a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Ortega is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Doctors Hospital and Mercy Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Snoring, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, HIV/AIDS, Emphysema

Dr. David Alfredo Orta Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
7500 S.w. 8 Street; Suite 209
Miami, FL
 

Dr. David Orta specializes in adult pulmonology. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Orta has indicated that his clinical interests include sleep disorders, emphysema, and asthma. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and Baptist Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Zaragoza Faculty of Medicine and residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Dr. Orta is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Emphysema, Asthma, Smoking Cessation

Dr. Raul R Valor, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
242 Nw Lejeune Road; Third Floor
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Raul Valor is a critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology specialist in Miami, FL. In his practice, he is particularly interested in emphysema, cancer, and cystic fibrosis (CF). On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Valor is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from Central University of the East School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Conemaugh Health System. In addition to English, Dr. Valor (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. Dr. Valor's hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, West Kendall Baptist Hospital, and Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Snoring, Cancer, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Emphysema, Smoking ... (Read more)

Dr. Erick Abdiel Palma, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1295 Nw 14 Street; South Building Second Floor Suite A
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Erick Palma, who practices in South Miami, FL and Miami, FL, is a medical specialist in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. After completing medical school at the University of Panama School of Medicine, Dr. Palma performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. His areas of expertise include the following: sleep disorders, emphysema, and asthma. Patient ratings for Dr. Palma average 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Palma is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Mariners Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Doctors Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Snoring, Emphysema, Asthma, Smoking Cessation

Dr. Henry Elias Paez, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1898 Sw 27 Avenue; Suite 1
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Henry Paez specializes in family medicine. Dr. Paez studied medicine at Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon Faculty of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Central University of the Caribbean. His areas of expertise include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), migraine, and depression. Dr. Paez honors AvMed, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Mercy Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Depression, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Osteoporosis, Hypertension, Migraine, Liver ... (Read more)

1611 Nw 12th Avenue
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Nydia Martinez Galvis' clinical interests include collapsed lung (pneumothorax), lung cancer, and shortness of breath (dyspnea). She is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. She attended Our Lady of the Rosary University, School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at Cleveland Clinic Florida for residency. Patients rated Dr. Martinez Galvis highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Martinez Galvis 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: , emphysema, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Bronchiectasis, Bronchitis, Bronchoscopy, Mechanical Ventilation, Sarcoidosis, Scleroderma, Lung ... (Read more)

Dr. Alejandro Nestor Loynaz, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2601 Sw 37th Avenue; Suite 505
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Alejandro Loynaz works as an internist. His clinical interests include bell's palsy, migraine, and thyroid problems. Dr. Loynaz's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. 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. After completing medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and Central University of the East School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Chicago Medical School. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Loynaz is affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Depression, Incontinence, Fibromyalgia, Hypertension, Back Problems, Migraine, Diabetes, Obesity, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jorge Rafael Beato, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Cardiology
5524 Sw 8th Street
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Jorge Beato is a cardiology (heart disease) specialist. He graduated from the University of Zaragoza Faculty of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Beato completed a residency program at Saint Francis Hospital, Evanston. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, migraine, and depression. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Beato's hospital/clinic affiliations include Doctors Hospital and Mercy Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Depression, Graves Disease, Sleep Disorders, Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Sickle Cell ... (Read more)

Dr. Juan Alberto Prieto, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6741 Sw 24 St S/50-51
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Juan Prieto's specialty is general internal medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: bulimia, depression, and hepatitis. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Prieto's training includes residency programs at St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, Ponce and a hospital affiliated with Ponce School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Prieto speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Mercy Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Depression, Graves Disease, Sleep Disorders, Incontinence, Eating Disorders, Scoliosis, Erectile ... (Read more)

Dr. John Woodward Hoover III, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Urgent Care, Emergency Medicine
2575 Sw 67th Avenue
Miami, FL
 

Dr. John Hoover's specialties are family medicine, urgent care, and emergency medicine. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. These areas are among his clinical interests: depression, acne, and laser treatment. Dr. Hoover is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before performing his residency at Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare, Dr. Hoover attended American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Hoover speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

All Interests: Depression, Injectable Fillers, Juvederm, Sickle Cell Disease, Hypertension, Food Allergy, Skin ... (Read more)

Dr. Amalia Mercedes Landa-Galindez, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
885 Sw 109th Avenue; Suite 131 Pg5 Building
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Amalia Landa-Galindez works as a general internist. Dr. Landa-Galindez's patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Her clinical interests include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), migraine, and acne. She is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital. Dr. Landa-Galindez honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine. She is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Eating Disorders, Hypertension, Migraine, Diabetes, Obesity, Arthritis, Hormone Therapy, Asthma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Henry Thomas, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
550 Biltmore Way; Suite 101
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Robert Thomas is a Coral Gables, FL physician who specializes in general internal medicine. He is rated highly by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Thomas include thyroid problems, depression, and hepatitis. Dr. Thomas's professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Baptist Hospital. AvMed, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Thomas accepts. Before performing his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Thomas attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: South Florida Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Holistic Medicine, Depression, Hepatitis, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Rosendo Ignacio Collazo, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
336 Nw 5th Street
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Rosendo Collazo sees patients in Miami, FL and Homestead, FL. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. He graduated from Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Collazo include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), graves disease, and liver disease. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more. Dr. Collazo speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Graves Disease, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Wounds, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jose David Morgan, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine
3650 Nw 82 Avenue; Suite 502
Doral, FL
 

Areas of particular interest for Dr. Jose Morgan include obesity, thyroid problems, and anemia. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Kendall Regional Medical Center. Dr. Morgan welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Low Testosterone, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Hypertension, Preventive ... (Read more)

Dr. Ernesto Ciro Guerra Boudet, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
717 Ponce De Leon Boulevard; Suite 321
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Ernest Boudet specializes in family medicine and practices in Miami, FL and Coral Gables, FL. His areas of expertise include bulimia, depression, and hepatitis. Dr. Boudet takes AvMed, Neighborhood Health Plan, and AARP, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System, and a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. In addition to English, Dr. Boudet (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. Dr. Boudet is affiliated with Doctors Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Depression, Graves Disease, Incontinence, Eating Disorders, Scoliosis, Erectile Dysfunction, ... (Read more)

Dr. Amarilis Gonzalez, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
4580 Sw 8th Street
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Amarilis Gonzalez sees patients in Coral Gables, FL. Her medical specialty is general internal medicine. Her areas of expertise include knee problems, migraine, and depression. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Gonzalez graduated from Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and then she performed her residency at West Suburban Medical Center. Dr. Gonzalez is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Doctors Hospital and Mercy Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Depression, Graves Disease, Sleep Disorders, Incontinence, Eating Disorders, Wrist Problems, ... (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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