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

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

Dr. Jorge Ortega is a specialist in adult pulmonology. He works in Miami, FL. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Ortega is especially interested in sleep disorders, emphysema, and asthma. His professional affiliations include Doctors Hospital and Mercy Hospital. Before completing his residency at Synergy Medical Education Alliance and a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF), Dr. Ortega attended medical school at the University of Santiago de Compostela and Technical University of Santiago (UTESA). Dr. Ortega honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 practices adult pulmonology in Miami, FL. His areas of clinical interest consist of sleep disorders, emphysema, and asthma. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Orta is a graduate of the University of Zaragoza Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of Jackson Memorial Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Orta speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

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

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 is a physician who specializes in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. In addition to English, Dr. Palma speaks Spanish. His clinical interests include sleep disorders, emphysema, and asthma. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Mariners Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Doctors Hospital. He attended medical school at the University of Panama School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. On average, patients gave Dr. Palma a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Snoring, 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 specialist and adult pulmonologist in Miami, FL. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Valor's clinical interests: emphysema, cancer, and cystic fibrosis (CF). He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended Central University of the East School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Conemaugh Health System. Dr. Valor (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French. Dr. Valor's professional 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. Henry Elias Paez, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1898 Sw 27 Avenue; Suite 1
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Henry Paez's area of specialization is family medicine. His clinical interests include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), migraine, and depression. He is in-network for AvMed, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. After completing medical school at Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Paez performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Central University of the Caribbean. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Paez's professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center.

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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)

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1611 Nw 12th Avenue
Miami, FL
 

Areas of expertise for Dr. Nydia Martinez Galvis include collapsed lung (pneumothorax), lung cancer, and shortness of breath (dyspnea). Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Martinez Galvis honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at Our Lady of the Rosary University, School of Medicine and Health Sciences and residency at Cleveland Clinic Florida. She is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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

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

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

Dr. Alejandro Loynaz specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Miami, FL. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include bell's palsy, migraine, and thyroid problems. Dr. Loynaz is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Loynaz attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and Central University of the East School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Chicago Medical School. Dr. Loynaz speaks Spanish.

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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 physician who specializes in cardiology (heart disease). These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, migraine, and depression. Dr. Beato is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. After attending the University of Zaragoza Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Saint Francis Hospital, Evanston. Dr. Beato speaks Spanish. His 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 works as a general internist in Miami, FL. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Prieto's areas of expertise include bulimia, depression, and hepatitis. He is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and Mercy Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Prieto takes. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He trained at St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, Ponce and a hospital affiliated with Ponce School of Medicine for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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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 medical specialty is family medicine, urgent care, and emergency medicine. Dr. Hoover attended American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare. These areas are among his clinical interests: depression, diabetes, and obesity. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hoover speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

All Interests: Depression, Sickle Cell Disease, Hypertension, Food Allergy, Skin Cancer, Scar Revision, Diabetes, ... (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 practices general internal medicine in Miami, FL. Dr. Landa-Galindez speaks Spanish. Her areas of expertise include the following: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), migraine, and acne. Her professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital. Dr. Landa-Galindez is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine. She is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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

Dr. Rosendo Collazo specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Miami, FL and Homestead, FL. He attended medical school at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Collazo's residency was performed at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Collazo include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), graves disease, and liver disease. Dr. Collazo accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with 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. Robert Henry Thomas, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
550 Biltmore Way; Suite 101
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Robert Thomas is a general internist. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. These areas are among Dr. Thomas's clinical interests: thyroid problems, depression, and hepatitis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Baptist Hospital. Before performing his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Thomas attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Thomas average 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts AvMed, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Thomas has received the distinction of South Florida Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Amarilis Gonzalez's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Her areas of expertise include knee problems, migraine, and depression. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gonzalez attended medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at West Suburban Medical Center. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Gonzalez's professional 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, Eating Disorders, Wrist Problems, ... (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. These areas are among Dr. Boudet's clinical interests: bulimia, depression, and hepatitis. He is affiliated with Doctors Hospital. He takes AvMed, Neighborhood Health Plan, and AARP, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Boudet studied medicine at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Boudet completed residency programs 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.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

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

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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. Dr. Morgan accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to 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)

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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.