We found 14 providers with an interest in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and who accept Bronze Compass 4200 near New Port Richey, FL.

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

Dr. Mukesh Patel works as a pulmonologist in Hudson, FL and New Port Richey, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Patel include sleep apnea. 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. He is a graduate of Medical College Baroda. His medical residency was performed at Woodhull Medical Center. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Gujarati and Hindi. He is affiliated with BayCare Health System.

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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 pulmonology specialist. Dr. Desai has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Desai's clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Dr. Desai is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Desai attended Medical College Baroda and then went on to complete Dr. Desai's residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Dr. Desai is affiliated with BayCare Health System.

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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 a critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist. After completing medical school at Lady Hardinge Medical College, Dr. Jain performed her residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Jain include asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with BayCare Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

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

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. Her areas of expertise include diabetes, herpes, and tropical diseases. The average patient rating for Dr. Agarwal is 1.5 stars out of 5. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before completing her residency at Harlem Hospital Center, Dr. Agarwal attended medical school at Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College. Dr. Agarwal (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. Dr. Agarwal is affiliated with BayCare Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

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

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

Dr. Najam Javeed sees patients in Holiday, FL. His medical specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), holter monitoring, and carotid ultrasound. Dr. Javeed's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Javeed graduated from Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute. For his professional training, Dr. Javeed completed a residency program at Jersey City Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Javeed (or staff) speaks Urdu and Hindi. He is affiliated with BayCare Health System.

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

Dr. Norma Sanchez's specialty is family medicine. After completing medical school at Cayetano Heredia University, she performed her residency at Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center.. She is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Sanchez 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: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

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

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

Dr. David Herndon's area of specialization is family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Herndon include emphysema, menopause, and immunization (preventive vaccines). Dr. Herndon is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended medical school at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Largo Medical Center. Dr. Herndon is professionally affiliated with BayCare Health System and Access Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

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

Dr. Nilesh Bharat Desai, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
8140 Picton Way; Suite #102
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Nilesh Desai practices general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Desai include diabetes, sinusitis (sinus infection), and osteoporosis. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. After attending the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Desai is conversant in Gujarati. He is affiliated with BayCare Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Osteoporosis, Hypertension, Pneumonia, Diabetes, Arthritis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Navnit Ukabhai Patel, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, General Pediatrics
2254 Us Hwy 19 N
Holiday, FL
 

Dr. Navnit Patel's medical specialty is general internal medicine and general pediatrics. Patient ratings for Dr. Patel average 3.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include diabetes, herpes, and geriatric health. 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. He graduated from the University of Zambia School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center. Dr. Patel is affiliated with BayCare Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Herpes, Fibromyalgia, Hypertension, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Diabetes, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Hayath Javeed sees patients in Holiday, FL. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Javeed (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Indian Languages. Areas of expertise for Dr. Javeed include trigger point injections, nutrition counseling, and lupus. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Health System. Dr. Javeed attended medical school at Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Javeed completed a residency program at Jersey City Medical Center. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

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

Dr. Hemant N Shah, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
3306 Us Highway 19
Holiday, FL
 

Dr. Hemant Shah specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Holiday, FL and Port Richey, FL. Dr. Shah studied medicine at Government Medical College. His training includes a residency program at Lutheran Medical Center. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Shah takes 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: Depression, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Ambulatory Phlebectomy, Diabetes, Abscess ... (Read more)

Dr. Ehab Mounir Michael, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
5411 Grand Boulevard; Suite 101
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Ehab Michael works as a general internist. On average, patients gave Dr. Michael a rating of 3.5 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. He attended medical school at Tanta University Faculty of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Obesity, Asthma, Injuries, Acid Reflux, Emphysema

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

Dr. Jordan Young is a general internist in Trinity, FL. 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. He is a graduate of Medical University of the Americas. Dr. Young trained at a hospital affiliated with East Carolina University for his residency.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

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

Dr. Angelo Michael Cappiello, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
4915 Mile Stretch Drive
Holiday, FL
 

Dr. Angelo Cappiello's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Cappiello include diabetes, emphysema, and depression. The average patient rating for Dr. Cappiello is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Cappiello attended the University of the Northeast School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center for residency.

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

All Interests: Depression, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Spirometry, Asthma, ... (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.
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