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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 an adult pulmonologist in Miami, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ortega include sleep disorders, emphysema, and asthma. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ortega attended medical school at the University of Santiago de Compostela and Technical University of Santiago (UTESA). He trained at Synergy Medical Education Alliance and a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) for residency. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Ortega is 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. Dr. Orta's clinical interests include sleep disorders, emphysema, and asthma. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Before completing his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Orta attended medical school at the University of Zaragoza Faculty of Medicine. 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. Raul R Valor, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
242 Nw Lejeune Road; Third Floor
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Raul Valor's specialties are critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. He practices in Miami, FL. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Valor include emphysema, cancer, and cystic fibrosis (CF). He is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, West Kendall Baptist Hospital, and Baptist Hospital. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Central University of the East School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Conemaugh Health System. Dr. Valor (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French.

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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 is a critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology specialist. Patient ratings for Dr. Palma average 2.5 stars out of 5. His areas of clinical interest consist of sleep disorders, emphysema, and asthma. Dr. Palma is professionally affiliated with Mariners Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Doctors Hospital. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Before completing his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Palma attended medical school at the University of Panama School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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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 works as a family medicine practitioner. Areas of expertise for Dr. Paez include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), migraine, and depression. He accepts several insurance carriers, including AvMed, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. Dr. Paez attended Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Central University of the Caribbean for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His 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
 

Dr. Nydia Martinez Galvis has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Martinez Galvis include collapsed lung (pneumothorax), lung cancer, and shortness of breath (dyspnea). She is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Our Lady of the Rosary University, School of Medicine and Health Sciences. For her professional training, Dr. Martinez Galvis completed a residency program at Cleveland Clinic Florida.

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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 is a Miami, FL physician who specializes in general internal medicine. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Loynaz's areas of expertise include bell's palsy, migraine, and thyroid problems. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After attending 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. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Loynaz's professional affiliations include 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 sees patients in Miami, FL and Coral Gables, FL. His medical specialty is cardiology (heart disease). These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, migraine, and depression. Dr. Beato is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Zaragoza Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Saint Francis Hospital, Evanston for residency. 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 is a general internist in Miami, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Prieto include bulimia, depression, and hepatitis. Dr. Prieto is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and Mercy Hospital. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more. His practice is open to new patients. He trained at St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, Ponce and a hospital affiliated with Ponce School of Medicine for residency. Dr. Prieto 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 practices family medicine, urgent care, and emergency medicine in Miami, FL and South Miami, FL. His areas of expertise include the following: depression, diabetes, and obesity. Dr. Hoover 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. Before completing his residency at Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare, Dr. Hoover attended medical school at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic 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 works as an internist. Clinical interests for Dr. Landa-Galindez include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), migraine, and acne. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Landa-Galindez is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Landa-Galindez's professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital.

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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 practices general internal medicine in Coral Gables, FL. Dr. Thomas's clinical interests include thyroid problems, depression, and hepatitis. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. AvMed, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Thomas takes. He studied medicine at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Thomas's residency was performed at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: South Florida Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include 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. Rosendo Ignacio Collazo, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
336 Nw 5th Street
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Rosendo Collazo works as a general internist in Miami, FL and Homestead, FL. His areas of expertise include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), graves disease, and liver disease. Dr. Collazo is affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Collazo honors. He obtained his medical school training at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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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. 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. Clinical interests for Dr. Gonzalez include knee problems, migraine, and depression. She is affiliated with Doctors Hospital and Mercy Hospital. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After attending Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at West Suburban Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Gonzalez speaks Spanish.

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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 is a family practice physician in Miami, FL and Coral Gables, FL. These areas are among his clinical interests: bulimia, depression, and hepatitis. Dr. Boudet honors AvMed, Neighborhood Health Plan, and AARP, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. He trained 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 for residency. Dr. Boudet (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French. Dr. Boudet is professionally 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)

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Specializes in Internal Medicine
3650 Nw 82 Avenue; Suite 502
Doral, FL
 

Clinical interests for Dr. Jose Morgan include obesity, thyroid problems, and anemia. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He 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.