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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's specialty is adult pulmonology. He speaks Spanish. His areas of clinical interest consist of sleep disorders, emphysema, and asthma. Dr. Ortega is professionally affiliated with Doctors Hospital and Mercy Hospital. He attended the University of Santiago de Compostela and Technical University of Santiago (UTESA) and then went on to complete his residency at Synergy Medical Education Alliance and a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ortega honors.

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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's specialty is adult pulmonology. He has a special interest in sleep disorders, emphysema, and asthma. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Orta is a graduate of the University of Zaragoza Faculty of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Orta's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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's area of specialization is adult pulmonology. He speaks Spanish. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Palma include sleep disorders, emphysema, and asthma. He is professionally affiliated with Mariners Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Doctors Hospital. He graduated from the University of Panama School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Palma trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 works as a critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist. He studied medicine at Central University of the East School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Conemaugh Health System. Dr. Valor is especially interested in emphysema, cancer, and cystic fibrosis (CF). His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Valor (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French. He is professionally affiliated with 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 sees patients in Miami, FL and Fort Lauderdale, FL. His medical specialty is family medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), migraine, and depression. Dr. Paez's professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center. He is in-network for AvMed, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. He attended Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Central University of the Caribbean. He is conversant in Spanish.

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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)

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

Dr. Alejandro Loynaz is a Miami, FL physician who specializes in general internal medicine. 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. Clinical interests for Dr. Loynaz include bell's palsy, migraine, and thyroid problems. Dr. Loynaz's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. 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)

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1611 Nw 12th Avenue
Miami, FL
 

Clinical interests for Dr. Nydia Martinez Galvis include collapsed lung (pneumothorax), lung cancer, and shortness of breath (dyspnea). On average, patients gave her a rating of 5.0 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. Martinez Galvis takes. 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. 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. Jorge Rafael Beato, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Cardiology
5524 Sw 8th Street
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Jorge Beato practices cardiology (heart disease). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His clinical interests include knee problems, migraine, and depression. Dr. Beato is professionally affiliated with Doctors Hospital and Mercy Hospital. Dr. Beato graduated from the University of Zaragoza Faculty of Medicine. He trained at Saint Francis Hospital, Evanston for residency. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.

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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 area of specialization is general internal medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. His areas of expertise include bulimia, depression, and hepatitis. Dr. Prieto's hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and Mercy Hospital. He completed his residency training at St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, Ponce and a hospital affiliated with Ponce School of Medicine. On average, patients gave Dr. Prieto a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Prieto has an open panel.

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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. These areas are among his clinical interests: depression, diabetes, and obesity. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Hoover graduated from American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Hoover completed a residency program at Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare. Dr. Hoover speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with 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 works as a general internist. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Landa-Galindez include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), migraine, and acne. Dr. Landa-Galindez is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital. She 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. She attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Landa-Galindez speaks 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. Rosendo Ignacio Collazo, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
336 Nw 5th Street
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Rosendo Collazo's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Before completing his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Collazo attended medical school at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. His clinical interests include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), graves disease, and liver disease. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Collazo honors. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Collazo's hospital/clinic 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. Robert Henry Thomas, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
550 Biltmore Way; Suite 101
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Robert Thomas practices general internal medicine in Coral Gables, FL. He is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Thomas's medical residency was performed at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Thomas include thyroid problems, depression, and hepatitis. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. AvMed, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Thomas accepts. Dr. Thomas has received professional recognition including the following: South Florida Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Baptist Hospital.

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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 is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Her areas of expertise include knee problems, migraine, and depression. She accepts 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)

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

Dr. Ernest Boudet's specialty is family medicine. Dr. Boudet (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. Dr. Boudet's areas of expertise include bulimia, depression, and hepatitis. He is affiliated with Doctors Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and 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. Dr. Boudet is an in-network provider for AvMed, Neighborhood Health Plan, and AARP, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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
 

Dr. Jose Morgan's areas of expertise consist of obesity, thyroid problems, and anemia. He 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. Morgan 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.