We found 22 providers with an interest in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and who accept Humana Platinum HMO 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 specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Patient ratings for Dr. Noorani average 2.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: holter monitoring, lung cancer, and bronchitis. He honors Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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. Dr. Noorani (or staff) is conversant in 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. Sivakumar V Amar, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
3535 Little Road
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Sivakumar Amar specializes in adult pulmonology. Dr. Amar has a special interest in aspiration and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Coventry, United Healthcare HMO, and Most Insurance Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Amar takes. He attended Kakatiya Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

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

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

Dr. Mukesh Patel is a medical specialist in adult pulmonology. His clinical interests include sleep apnea. Dr. Patel accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended Medical College Baroda for medical school and subsequently trained at Woodhull Medical Center for residency. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks the following languages: Gujarati and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

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

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

Dr. Bina Jain's specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. She practices in New Port Richey, FL. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. In Dr. Jain's practice, she is particularly interested in asthma 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. Jain honors. She is a graduate of Lady Hardinge Medical College. For her residency, Dr. Jain trained at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County.

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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 is a medical specialist in adult pulmonology. Dr. Akram has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He has indicated that his clinical interests include lung cancer, asthma, and sleep apnea. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Akram attended Dow Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. In addition to English, 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 specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Javeed's areas of clinical interest consist of arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), holter monitoring, and carotid ultrasound. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Javeed takes. After completing medical school at Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute, he performed his residency at Jersey City Medical Center. Dr. Javeed (or staff) speaks 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. Hayath Javeed, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
4904 Moog Road
Holiday, FL
 

Dr. Hayath Javeed's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Javeed (or staff) speaks Spanish and Indian Languages. These areas are among his clinical interests: trigger point injections, nutrition counseling, and lupus. He graduated from Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Medical College and then he performed his residency at Jersey City Medical Center. Dr. Javeed honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

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

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

Dr. Douglas Wert specializes in general internal medicine. His areas of expertise include diabetes, trigger point injections, and holter monitoring. Dr. Wert is rated 2.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. 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. Usha Agarwal, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
3543 Little Road; Suite B
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Usha Agarwal practices adult infectious disease in New Port Richey, FL and Trinity, FL. Dr. Agarwal has received a 1.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Agarwal include diabetes, herpes, and tropical diseases. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After completing medical school at Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College, she performed her residency at Harlem Hospital Center. Dr. Agarwal (or staff) speaks Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

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

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

Dr. Jayadeva Chowdappa sees patients in Trinity, FL and New Port Richey, FL. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Chowdappa obtained his medical school training at Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and Bangalore University and performed his residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. He is professionally affiliated with Apollo Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

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

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

Dr. Jordan Young practices general internal medicine in Trinity, FL. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Medical University of the Americas, Dr. Young performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with East Carolina University.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Low Testosterone, Hypertension, Vitamin B12 Deficiency, Heart Problems, ... (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 is an internist and geriatrician. Patients gave Dr. Patel an average rating of 2.5 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. Patel honors. He graduated from Ross University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Jersey Shore University Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. Dr. Patel (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi. Dr. Patel is professionally 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. John Dean Ibrahim, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
8133 State Road 54
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. John Ibrahim is a physician who specializes in family medicine. He graduated from Medical University of the Americas. Dr. Ibrahim trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center for residency. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Norma Sanchez's area of specialization is family medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Sanchez average 4.5 stars out of 5. 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 studied medicine at Cayetano Heredia University. For her professional training, Dr. Sanchez completed a residency program 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. David Lawrence Herndon, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
7633 Cita Ln; New Port
Richey, FL
 

Dr. David Herndon works as a family practitioner in New Port Richey, FL and Richey, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Herndon include emphysema, menopause, and immunization (preventive vaccines). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is a graduate of A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of Largo Medical Center's residency program. He is professionally affiliated with Access Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

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

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

Dr. Jeffrey Davis is a Holiday, FL physician who specializes in adolescent medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Davis attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Monmouth Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

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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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