We found 22 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 Pulmonology
3535 Little Road
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Sivakumar Amar is a Trinity, FL physician who specializes in adult pulmonology. His clinical interests include aspiration and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Dr. Amar honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HMO, and Most Insurance Plans. He attended medical school at Kakatiya Medical College. His training includes a residency program at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center.

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

Dr. Zahid Akram is an adult pulmonology specialist in New Port Richey, FL. He has indicated that his clinical interests include lung cancer, asthma, and sleep apnea. Dr. Akram has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. His education and training includes medical school at Dow Medical College and residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Dr. Akram (or staff) is conversant in Urdu. He is affiliated with BayCare Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

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

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. The average patient rating for Dr. Noorani is 2.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Noorani include holter monitoring, lung cancer, and bronchitis. Dr. Noorani is affiliated with BayCare Health System. Dr. Noorani is an in-network provider for Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Dow Medical College. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). He has received the following distinction: 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. 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. Jayadeva Chowdappa, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Other
3535 Little Road
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Jayadeva Chowdappa's specialty is general internal medicine. His professional affiliations include Apollo Medical Center and BayCare Health System. He attended medical school at Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and Bangalore University. Dr. Chowdappa trained at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers for residency. He accepts 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: , emphysema

All Interests: Depression, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Sleep Apnea, Liver Disease, Obesity, Nerve ... (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 medical specialty is general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). After attending Ross University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Jersey Shore University Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Patel average 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. Dr. Patel has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital - North, 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 works as a family practitioner in New Port Richey, FL. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center, Dr. Ibrahim attended medical school at Medical University of the Americas. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is affiliated with BayCare Health System.

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

Dr. Jeffrey Davis, who practices in Holiday, FL, is a medical specialist in adolescent medicine. He attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Dr. Davis trained at Monmouth Medical Center for his residency. Patient ratings for Dr. Davis average 4.0 stars out of 5. 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: Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Parkinson's Disease, Hypertension, ... (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. Richard A Miller, DO
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Adolescent Medicine, Geriatrics
4642 Darlington Road
Holiday, FL
 

Dr. Richard Miller sees patients in Holiday, FL. His medical specialties are geriatrics (elderly care) and adolescent medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Miller average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Miller's areas of expertise include obesity, diabetes, and emphysema. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine and Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at Monmouth Medical Center.

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

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Osteoporosis, 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.
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