We found 21 providers with an interest in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease near Miami, FL.

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Dr. David Alfredo Orta Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
7500 Sw 8th Street; Suite 209
Miami, FL
 

Dr. David Orta's areas of specialization are adult critical care and adult pulmonology; he sees patients in Miami, FL. He speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Orta include emphysema, sleep apnea, and asthma. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and Baptist Hospital. He is a graduate of the University of Zaragoza Faculty of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Orta completed residency programs at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Orta takes.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

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

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

Dr. Jorge Ortega's specialties are critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. He practices in Miami, FL. He is a graduate of the University of Santiago de Compostela and Technical University of Santiago (UTESA). He completed his residency training at Synergy Medical Education Alliance and a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Ortega's areas of expertise consist of sleep disorders, emphysema, and asthma. 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. Ortega's professional affiliations include Doctors Hospital, Mercy Hospital, and Mercy Miami 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. 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 sees patients in South Miami, FL and Miami, FL. His medical specialties are critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. Dr. Palma is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: sleep disorders, emphysema, and asthma. He is professionally affiliated with Mariners Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Doctors Hospital. Dr. Palma takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Panama School of Medicine and performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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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 practices critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology in Miami, FL. He has a special interest in emphysema, cancer, and cystic fibrosis (CF). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Valor honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from Central University of the East School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Conemaugh Health System. Dr. Valor (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French. Dr. Valor's professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and West Kendall 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)

Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
351 Nw 42nd Avenue; Suite 406
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Jose Birriel specializes in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. Dr. Birriel has a special interest in emphysema, cancer, and cystic fibrosis (CF). He is affiliated with Kendall Regional Medical Center. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Birriel honors. He attended Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Providence Hospital, Southfield for residency. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

All Interests: Tuberculosis, Cystic Fibrosis, Cancer, Emphysema

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

Dr. John Hoover specializes in family medicine, urgent care, and emergency medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Hoover's areas of expertise include the following: depression, acne, and laser treatment. He is affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital. He is a graduate of American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and a graduate of Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare's residency program. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Hoover 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

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Dr. Kevin Baruch Fox, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
606 West Flagler Street
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Kevin Fox's specialty is family medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: bulimia, depression, and hepatitis. Dr. Fox is professionally affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center. He attended Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Westchester General Hospital for residency. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Fox is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more.

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

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

Dr. Alejandro Loynaz's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Loynaz is rated highly by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Loynaz include bell's palsy, migraine, and thyroid problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital. Dr. Loynaz accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before completing his residency at Chicago Medical School, 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. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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

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

Dr. Jose Morgan's areas of clinical interest consist of obesity, thyroid problems, and anemia. Dr. Morgan is professionally affiliated with Kendall Regional Medical Center. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Morgan takes. He 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. Juan Alberto Prieto, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6741 Sw 24 St S/50-51
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Juan Prieto practices general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Prieto include bulimia, depression, and hepatitis. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as 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, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Prieto is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Mercy Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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

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Dr. Nydia Patricia Martinez Galvis, MD
1611 Nw 12th Avenue
Miami, FL
 

The average patient rating for Dr. Nydia Martinez Galvis is 5.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include collapsed lung (pneumothorax), lung cancer, and shortness of breath (dyspnea). Dr. Martinez Galvis is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Her medical residency was performed at Cleveland Clinic Florida.

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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. Miguel Antonio Lanz, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
365 Alcazar Avenue
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Miguel Lanz sees patients in Coral Gables, FL. His medical specialty is pediatric allergy & immunology. Dr. Lanz studied medicine at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Lanz trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Lanz include immunization (preventive vaccines), asthma, and food allergy. 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 Gold. He has received professional recognition including the following: South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors. Dr. Lanz is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital and Doctors Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Immunization, Food Allergy, Allergy Testing, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Jorge Beato's area of specialization is cardiology (heart disease). His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, migraine, and depression. He is affiliated with Doctors Hospital, Mercy Hospital, and Mercy Miami Hospital. Dr. Beato is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Zaragoza Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at Saint Francis Hospital, Evanston. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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

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Dr. Rolando Cesar Mendizabal, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1295 Nw 14th Street; Suite 1
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Rolando Mendizabal works as an adult cardiologist. He speaks Spanish. His clinical interests include obesity, sleep disorders, and diabetes. Dr. Mendizabal is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital. He is a graduate of Greater Bolivian University of San Andres Faculty of Medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mendizabal accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Snoring, Diabetes, Obesity, Thyroid Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Henry Paez's area of specialization is family medicine. After attending Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Central University of the Caribbean. These areas are among Dr. Paez's clinical interests: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), migraine, and depression. He honors AvMed, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Paez 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)

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

Dr. Robert Thomas' specialty is general internal medicine. Patient reviews placed Dr. Thomas at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, emphysema, and thyroid problems. He is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Baptist Hospital. After completing medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He has received the distinction of South Florida Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Thomas speaks Spanish.

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

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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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