We found 26 providers with an interest in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and who accept Humana Platinum HMO near New Port Richey, FL.

Dr. Sivakumar V Amar, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
3535 Little Road
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Kumar Amar's specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He practices in Trinity, FL. Dr. Amar's clinical interests include diabetes, sleep disorders, and heart problems. He is professionally affiliated with Medical Center of Trinity. He graduated from Kakatiya Medical College and then he performed his residency at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Amar takes Coventry, United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare Silver, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Aspiration, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Disorders, Hypertension, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Muhammad Ashraf Khan, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
4746 Rowan Road
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Imran Khan works as an adult critical care specialist and pulmonologist in New Port Richey, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Khan include intensive care, asthma, and sleep apnea. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Morton Plant North Bay Hospital and Medical Center of Trinity. His education and training includes medical school at Army Medical College and Quaid-e-Azam Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. He 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.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Sleep Apnea, Lung Problems, Asthma, Sepsis, 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 is an adult pulmonology specialist. His clinical interests include emphysema, cancer, and bronchitis. Dr. Patel takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from Medical College Baroda and then he performed his residency at Woodhull Medical Center. Dr. Patel (or staff) is conversant in Gujarati and Hindi. His professional affiliations include Morton Plant North Bay Hospital and Medical Center of Trinity.

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

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Lung Biopsy, Bronchitis, Bronchoscopy, Cystic Fibrosis, Sleep Apnea, Lung ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Amir Noorani sees patients in New Port Richey, FL and Tarpon Springs, FL. His medical specialty is adult pulmonology. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU), Dr. Noorani attended Dow Medical College for medical school. Dr. Noorani's areas of expertise include the following: holter monitoring, lung cancer, and bronchitis. The average patient rating for Dr. Noorani is 2.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Noorani has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. In addition to English, Dr. Noorani (or staff) speaks Urdu, Gujarati, and Hindi. Dr. Noorani is professionally affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, Morton Plant North Bay Hospital, and Medical Center of Trinity.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

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

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

Dr. Bina Jain practices adult critical care and adult pulmonology. These areas are among her clinical interests: sleep disorders, emphysema, and lung cancer. The average patient rating for Dr. Jain is 4.5 stars out of 5. She takes 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 Lady Hardinge Medical College. Dr. Jain completed her residency training at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Dr. Jain (or staff) speaks Hindi. She is affiliated with Morton Plant North Bay Hospital and Medical Center of Trinity.

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

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Bronchitis, Lung Problems, Lung Cancer, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Asthma, Chronic ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Jayadeva Chowdappa is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Chowdappa is conversant in Persian. These areas are among his clinical interests: depression, holter monitoring, and audiometry test. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Morton Plant North Bay Hospital and Medical Center of Trinity. He graduated from Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and Bangalore University and then he performed his residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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

All Interests: Depression, Audiometry Test, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Sleep Apnea, ... (Read more)

Dr. Navnit Ukabhai Patel, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, General Pediatrics
2254 Us Hwy 19 North; Mount Vernon Plaza
Holiday, FL
 

Dr. Navnit Patel sees patients in Holiday, FL and New Port Richey, FL. His medical specialties are general internal medicine and general pediatrics. In addition to English, Dr. Patel speaks Gujarati. Clinical interests for Dr. Patel include diabetes, herpes, and geriatric health. His professional affiliations include Morton Plant North Bay Hospital and Medical Center of Trinity. After attending the University of Zambia School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Patel 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.

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

Dr. Usha Agarwal is a specialist in adult infectious disease. She works in New Port Richey, FL and Trinity, FL. Her areas of expertise include heart problems, hepatitis, and lupus. Patient ratings for Dr. Agarwal average 1.5 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She obtained her medical school training at Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College and performed her residency at Harlem Hospital Center. In addition to English, Dr. Agarwal (or staff) speaks Hindi. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Morton Plant North Bay Hospital and Medical Center of Trinity.

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

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

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

Dr. David Herndon is a physician who specializes in family medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: warts, menopause, and cryotherapy. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Herndon obtained his medical school training at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at Largo Medical Center. Dr. Herndon (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Bulgarian, and Russian. Dr. Herndon's hospital/clinic affiliations include Access Healthcare, Morton Plant North Bay Hospital, and Medical Center of Trinity.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

All Interests: Warts, Cryosurgery, Depression, Immunization, Hypertension, Surgical Procedures, Diabetes, ... (Read more)

Dr. Prakash B Machhar, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6811 State Rd 54
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Prakash Machhar's medical specialty is general internal medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Machhar (or staff) speaks Hindi. His clinical interests include diabetes, osteoporosis, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Machhar is professionally affiliated with Medical Center of Trinity. He attended medical school at Medical College Baroda. For his professional training, Dr. Machhar completed a residency program at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Lung Problems, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Diabetes, Osteoporosis, Electrocardiogram, ... (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. Dr. Javeed (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. Dr. Javeed's clinical interests include diabetes, arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and holter monitoring. His professional affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, Morton Plant North Bay Hospital, and Medical Center of Trinity. After completing medical school at Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute, Dr. Javeed performed his residency at Jersey City Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Seton Hall University. The average patient rating for Dr. Javeed is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors 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: , 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 Humala is a family practice physician in New Port Richey, FL. Dr. Sanchez Humala's average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, depression, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is professionally affiliated with Medical Center of Trinity. Dr. Sanchez Humala accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before completing her residency at Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center., Dr. Sanchez Humala attended medical school at Cayetano Heredia University. She is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

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

Dr. Tarak Suman Choksi, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
1838 Health Care Drive
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Tarak Choksi practices general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). These areas are among Dr. Choksi's clinical interests: heart problems, sleep apnea, and liver disease. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and New York Methodist Hospital. Dr. Choksi (or staff) speaks the following languages: Russian, Ukrainian, and Gujarati. Dr. Choksi's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital - North, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital.

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

All Interests: Depression, Substance Abuse, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Heart Problems, 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 family practitioner in New Port Richey, FL. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include the following: thyroid problems, depression, and general care. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ibrahim accepts. His education and training includes medical school at Medical University of the Americas and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Dr. Ibrahim is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, Morton Plant North Bay Hospital, and Medical Center of Trinity.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

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

Dr. Richard A Miller, DO
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Adolescent Medicine, Geriatrics
4642 Darlington Road
Holiday, FL
 

Dr. Richard Miller specializes in geriatrics (elderly care) and adolescent medicine and practices in Holiday, FL. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Miller's areas of expertise include the following: gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), heart problems, and minor surgery. He is affiliated with Medical Center of Trinity. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Miller accepts. He attended medical school at Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Monmouth Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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

All Interests: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Hypertension, Hypoglycemia, Gastrointestinal Problems, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Hemant Shah is an internist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shah include heart problems, depression, and ambulatory phlebectomy. Patient reviews placed Dr. Shah at an average of 2.5 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. Dr. Shah attended Government Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Lutheran Medical Center for residency. Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Gujarati and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Medical Center of Trinity.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

All Interests: Depression, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Skin Cancer, Gastrointestinal Problems, Heart ... (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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