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We found 38 providers with an interest in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and who accept United Healthcare near Palmetto Bay, FL.

Dr. Javier Perez Perez Fernandez, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
8900 North Kendall Drive; Critical Care Unit
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Javier Perez-Fernandez practices critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology in South Miami, FL, Miami, FL, and Coral Gables, FL. His clinical interests include sleep disorders, emphysema, and cancer. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Perez-Fernandez honors. Before completing his residency at VA Caribbean Healthcare System and a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico, Dr. Perez-Fernandez attended medical school at the University of Navarra School of Medicine. Dr. Perez-Fernandez speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center.

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

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Cystic Fibrosis, Snoring, Cancer, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeremy Ira Tabak, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
8600 Sw 92 Street; Suite 204-b
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Jeremy Tabak specializes in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Clinical interests for Dr. Tabak include sleep disorders, emphysema, and cystic fibrosis (CF). He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Tabak is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and a graduate of Jackson Memorial Medical Center's residency program. He has received the distinction of South Florida Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Tabak is professionally affiliated with Mariners Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and West Kendall Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Cystic Fibrosis, Snoring, Asthma, Emphysema, Smoking Cessation

Dr. Fabriccio Melanio Letellier, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
8750 Sw 144 Street; Suite 208
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Fabriccio Letellier is an intensivist and adult pulmonologist in Palmetto Bay, FL and Miami, FL. He is especially interested in sleep disorders, emphysema, and asthma. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Letellier accepts. He is a graduate of Ibero-American University (UNIBE). Dr. Letellier's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Baptist Hospital, and Homestead Hospital.

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

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Snoring, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Emphysema, Smoking ... (Read more)

Dr. Raymond Latanae Parker Jr., MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
8600 Sw 92 Street; Suite 204-b
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Raymond Parker's specialties are critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. Dr. Parker's areas of clinical interest consist of sleep disorders, emphysema, and cystic fibrosis (CF). His professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and West Kendall Baptist Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Parker completed a residency program at Jackson Memorial Medical Center.

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

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Cystic Fibrosis, Snoring, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Emphysema, ... (Read more)

Dr. Juan Francisco Rodriguez-Moran, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
8900 North Kendall Drive; Critical Care Unit
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Juan Rodriguez-Moran specializes in adult pulmonology and practices in South Miami, FL, Miami, FL, and Coral Gables, FL. Before performing his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida, Dr. Rodriguez-Moran attended Autonomous University of Central America for medical school. These areas are among his clinical interests: sleep disorders, cystic fibrosis (CF), and asthma. Dr. Rodriguez-Moran accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. In addition to English, Dr. Rodriguez-Moran speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, West Kendall Baptist Hospital, and Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Cystic Fibrosis, Snoring, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Smoking ... (Read more)

Dr. Leonard Simon, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Primary Care, Adult Pulmonology
9299 South West 152nd Street, Intensive Care Services; Suite 203
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Leonard Simon works as a critical care specialist, primary care doctor, and adult pulmonologist. These areas are among Dr. Simon's clinical interests: sleep disorders, asthma, and snoring. He is an in-network provider for 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 the University of San Carlos of Guatemala, Faculty of Medical Sciences and Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at Elmhurst Hospital Center and Beth Israel Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Simon speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Snoring, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Smoking Cessation

Dr. Richard Steven Prager, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Pulmonology
9299 South West 152nd Street, Intensive Care Services; Suite 203
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Richard Prager sees patients in Pinecrest, FL and Miami, FL. His medical specialties are adult critical care and pulmonology (lung & respiratory disease). Dr. Prager's clinical interests include obesity, sleep disorders, and emphysema. He is affiliated with Baptist Hospital and Homestead Hospital. 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. He is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Prager has received the following distinctions: South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors.

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

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Snoring, Obesity, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Emphysema, ... (Read more)

Dr. Lisardo Garcia Garcia Covarrubias, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery
8950 N. Kendall Drive; Suite 607w
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Lisado Covarrubias' areas of specialization are general surgery and cardiothoracic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: emphysema, heart surgery, and tumor. 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. Covarrubias trained at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University and a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami for residency. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Covarrubias is professionally affiliated with Bethesda Health, South Miami Hospital, and Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

All Interests: Heart Surgery, Tumor, Emphysema

Dr. Antonio Emilio Blanco, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
7775 Sw 87 Avenue; Suite 100
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Antonio Blanco practices general internal medicine in Homestead, FL and Miami, FL. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, emphysema, and migraine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Blanco 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. After attending Georgetown University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Blanco speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Baptist Hospital, and Homestead Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

All Interests: Incontinence, Migraine, Diabetes, Arthritis, Asthma, Thyroid Problems, Acne, Emphysema, Smoking ... (Read more)

Dr. Elise Michelle M McCormack-Granja, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
11535 N Kendall Drive
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Elise McCormack-Granja is a Miami, FL physician who specializes in general internal medicine. In her practice, she is particularly interested in diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive care. The average patient rating for Dr. McCormack-Granja is 5.0 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. McCormack-Granja takes. Before performing her residency at Roger Williams Medical Center, Dr. McCormack-Granja attended American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Dr. McCormack-Granja is affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Preventive Care, Smoking Cessation

Dr. Stuart Kent Joseph, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Other
9299 Coral Reef Drive
Village of Palmetto Bay, FL
 

Dr. Stuart Joseph practices general internal medicine in Village of Palmetto Bay, FL and Miami, FL. Patient ratings for Dr. Joseph average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Joseph's areas of expertise include knee problems, thyroid problems, and depression. He honors several insurance carriers, including AvMed, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. After attending the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Henry Ford Hospital. He is affiliated with South Miami Hospital. Dr. Joseph welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Depression, Varicose Veins, Hypertension, Back Problems, Knee Problems, Carpal ... (Read more)

Dr. Carlos Jesus Piniella, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
9275 Sw 152 Street; Suite 210
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Carlos Piniella is a specialist in allergy & immunology. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Piniella include immunization (preventive vaccines), asthma, and food allergy. He is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital. Dr. Piniella honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Cabrini Medical Center. He has received the distinction of South Florida Super Doctors. Dr. Piniella speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Immunization, Food Allergy, Skin Cancer, Allergy Testing, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary ... (Read more)

Dr. Jose Salvador Soza, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
11535 N Kendall Drive
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Jose Soza works as a family medicine physician. His education and training includes medical school at National Autonomous University of Nicaragua Faculty of Medicine and residency at Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center.. Areas of expertise for Dr. Soza include diabetes, obesity, and sexually transmitted diseases (STds). 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. He speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Incontinence, Hypertension, Diabetes, Obesity, Arthritis, Allergy Testing, Asthma, Chronic ... (Read more)

Dr. Alejandro Augusto Cordero, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
8500 Sw 92 Street; Suite 102
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Alejandro Cordero's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Cordero is rated highly by his patients. His clinical interests include knee problems, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and migraine. His professional affiliations include West Kendall Baptist Hospital and Baptist Hospital. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Cordero's office for an appointment. He attended medical school at Pontifical Catholic University Mother and Teacher, Faculty of Health Sciences. Dr. Cordero's residency was performed at New York Hospital Queens. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

All Interests: Depression, Sleep Disorders, Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Hypertension, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ramon Leon, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
7540 Sw 61st Avenue
South Miami, FL
 

Dr. Ramon Leon specializes in family medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Leon is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Leon's areas of expertise include diabetes, emphysema, and hypertension (high blood pressure). His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, West Kendall Baptist Hospital, and Baptist Hospital. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. For his professional training, Dr. Leon completed a residency program at Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center.. Dr. Leon speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Emphysema

Dr. Milton A Jimenez, MD
Specializes in Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine, General Internal Medicine
12002 Sw 128th Court; Suite 204
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Milton Jimenez is a Miami, FL physician who specializes in undersea and hyperbaric medicine and general internal medicine. Dr. Jimenez's areas of expertise include bulimia, depression, and hepatitis. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jimenez takes. After completing medical school at National University of Pedro Henriquez Urena, Dr. Jimenez performed his residency at Jersey City Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and West Kendall Baptist Hospital.

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

All Interests: Depression, Eating Disorders, Elbow Problems, Scoliosis, Erectile Dysfunction, Shoulder 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.