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We found 24 providers with an interest in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and who accept BlueOptions All Copay 1505 near New Port Richey, FL.

Dr. Amir Ali Noorani, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
4746 Rowan Road
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Amir Noorani practices adult critical care and adult pulmonology. His average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Noorani include holter monitoring, lung cancer, and bronchitis. Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Noorani takes. Dr. Noorani obtained his medical school training at Dow Medical College and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). He has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. In addition to English, Dr. Noorani (or staff) speaks Urdu.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Bronchitis, Sleep Apnea, Lung Problems, Lung Cancer, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mukesh R Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
4738 Grand Boulevard; Suite H
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Mukesh Patel practices adult pulmonology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in sleep apnea. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Patel takes. After attending Medical College Baroda for medical school, he completed his residency training at Woodhull Medical Center. Dr. Patel (or staff) is conversant in Gujarati and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Bronchitis, Cystic Fibrosis, Sleep Apnea, Lung Cancer, Asthma, Emphysema

Dr. Bharat M Desai, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
8140 Picton Way; Suite 102
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Bharat Desai is an adult pulmonologist in New Port Richey, FL and Trinity, FL. Patients rated Dr. Desai highly, giving Dr. Desai an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Desai's areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Desai takes. Dr. Desai studied medicine at Medical College Baroda. Dr. Desai completed Dr. Desai's residency training at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Immunization, Bronchoscopy, Hypertension, Lung Problems, Diabetes, Excision of Skin Lesion, ... (Read more)

Dr. Bina Jain, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
5522 Trouble Creek; Suite 102
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Bina Jain is an adult critical care and adult pulmonology specialist. Dr. Jain's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. In her practice, Dr. Jain focuses on asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). 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 Lady Hardinge Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Lung Problems, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Dr. Zahid Mohammad Akram, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
4746 Rowan Road
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Zahid Akram sees patients in New Port Richey, FL. His medical specialty is adult pulmonology. These areas are among his clinical interests: lung cancer, asthma, and sleep apnea. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Akram is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before completing his residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County, Dr. Akram attended medical school at Dow Medical College. Dr. Akram (or staff) speaks Urdu.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Bronchoscopy, Sleep Apnea, Lung Problems, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Lung ... (Read more)

Dr. Najam Javeed, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
4740 Mile Stretch Drive
Holiday, FL
 

Dr. Najam Javeed's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He practices in Holiday, FL. He studied medicine at Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute. He trained at Jersey City Medical Center for his residency. Dr. Javeed's clinical interests include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), holter monitoring, and carotid ultrasound. Dr. Javeed's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. 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. Dr. Javeed (or staff) is conversant in Urdu and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Nuclear Stress Test, Hypertension, Diabetes, Arrhythmias, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Usha Agarwal, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
3543 Little Road; Suite B
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Usha Agarwal's specialty is adult infectious disease. Dr. Agarwal (or staff) speaks Hindi. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, herpes, and tropical diseases. She graduated from Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College and then she performed her residency at Harlem Hospital Center. Dr. Agarwal's average patient rating is 2.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for 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

All Interests: Herpes, Fibromyalgia, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Diabetes, Sexual ... (Read more)

Dr. Pritesh Nandu Patel, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
1838 Healthcare Drive; Building 2 Unit 2
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Pritesh Patel's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care); he sees patients in Lutz, FL and Trinity, FL. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Patel accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before completing his residency at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Dr. Patel attended medical school at Ross University School of Medicine. Dr. Patel has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. Dr. Patel (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Hypoglycemia, Sleep Apnea, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jayadeva Chowdappa, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Other
3535 Little Road
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Jayadeva Chowdappa specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Trinity, FL and New Port Richey, FL. He is professionally affiliated with Apollo Medical Center. Dr. Chowdappa accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and Bangalore University and then went on to complete his residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

All Interests: Depression, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Sleep Apnea, Liver Disease, Obesity, Nerve ... (Read more)

Dr. John Dean Ibrahim, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
8133 State Road 54
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. John Ibrahim specializes in family medicine. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Ibrahim honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Medical University of the Americas and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Warts, Depression, Sports Health, Diabetes Management, Immunization, Bronchitis, Contraception, ... (Read more)

Dr. Hayath Javeed, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
4904 Moog Road
Holiday, FL
 

Dr. Hayath Javeed specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Holiday, FL. Dr. Javeed (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Indian Languages. These areas are among his clinical interests: trigger point injections, nutrition counseling, and lupus. Dr. Javeed is a graduate of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Javeed completed a residency program at Jersey City Medical Center. Dr. Javeed 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

All Interests: Auto Injuries, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Estrogen Replacement Therapy, Herpes, Fibromyalgia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Norma Bernardina Sanchez-Herrera, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
5340 Gulf Drive; Suite 102
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Norma Sanchez is a New Port Richey, FL physician who specializes in family medicine. Patient reviews placed Dr. Sanchez at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She graduated from Cayetano Heredia University and then she performed her residency at Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center..

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Depression, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Hypertension, Physical Exams, Diabetes, High ... (Read more)

Dr. Jordan Terrell Young Pa, BS, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
9332 State Road 54; #202
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Jordan Young's specialty is general internal medicine. 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. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with East Carolina University, Dr. Young attended medical school at Medical University of the Americas.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Low Testosterone, Hypertension, Vitamin B12 Deficiency, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Douglas Allen Wert, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
4648 Grand Boulevard
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Douglas Wert's specialty is general internal medicine. He has a 2.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Wert's areas of expertise include diabetes, cryotherapy, and trigger point injections. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Greater Baltimore Medical Center, Dr. Wert attended medical school at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks French.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Holter Monitoring, Parkinson's Disease, Biopsy, Heart Problems, Dermatitis, Nutrition ... (Read more)

Dr. David Lawrence Herndon, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
7633 Cita Ln; New Port
Richey, FL
 

Dr. David Herndon specializes in family medicine and practices in New Port Richey, FL and Richey, FL. These areas are among his clinical interests: emphysema, menopause, and immunization (preventive vaccines). He is professionally affiliated with Access Healthcare. Dr. Herndon is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After attending A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Largo Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

All Interests: Immunization, Hypertension, Arthritis, High Cholesterol, General Care, Asthma, Menopause, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeffrey Michael Davis, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Adolescent Medicine
4642 Darlington Road
Holiday, FL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Davis is a specialist in adolescent medicine. Dr. Davis graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. His residency was performed at Monmouth Medical Center. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for 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

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Hypoglycemia, Heart 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.