We found 40 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
8600 Sw 92 Street; Suite 103
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Javier Perez-Fernandez is a specialist in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. These areas are among his clinical interests: sleep disorders, emphysema, and cancer. Dr. Perez-Fernandez's hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center. 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. Dr. Perez-Fernandez attended the University of Navarra School of Medicine and subsequently trained at VA Caribbean Healthcare System and a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico for residency. He is conversant in Spanish.

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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's areas of specialization are adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. In addition to English, Dr. Tabak speaks Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: sleep disorders, emphysema, and cystic fibrosis (CF). He is professionally affiliated with Mariners Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and West Kendall Baptist Hospital. Dr. Tabak graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He has received the distinction of South Florida Super Doctors.

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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's medical specialty is critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. Dr. Letellier's clinical interests include sleep disorders, emphysema, and asthma. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), Dr. Letellier attended Ibero-American University (UNIBE) for medical school. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Letellier is professionally 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. 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 specializes in adult critical care, primary care, and adult pulmonology. Clinical interests for Dr. Simon include sleep disorders, asthma, and snoring. He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West. He accepts 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 the University of San Carlos of Guatemala, Faculty of Medical Sciences and Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. He trained at Elmhurst Hospital Center and Beth Israel Medical Center for residency. Dr. Simon has received the following distinctions: South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Simon speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

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

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

Dr. Raymond Parker sees patients in South Miami, FL, Miami, FL, and Coral Gables, FL. His medical specialties are critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. Clinical interests for Dr. Parker include sleep disorders, emphysema, and cystic fibrosis (CF). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before completing his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Parker attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. His professional 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: Sleep Disorders, Cystic Fibrosis, Snoring, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Emphysema, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mario Jose Mangas, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
9200 Sw 72nd Street; Building 4 Suite 100
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Mario Mangas practices critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology in Miami, FL. Dr. Mangas is conversant in Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mangas include sleep disorders, emphysema, and immunization (preventive vaccines). His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and Baptist Hospital. Dr. Mangas's education and training includes medical school at Central University of the East School of Medicine and residency at West Suburban Medical Center. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Mangas has received the following distinctions: 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, Immunization, Snoring, Allergy Testing, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary ... (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 is a physician who specializes in adult pulmonology. Dr. Rodriguez-Moran's clinical interests include sleep disorders, cystic fibrosis (CF), and asthma. 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 Autonomous University of Central America. His residency was performed at Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida. Dr. Rodriguez-Moran is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with 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. 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 specializes in adult critical care and pulmonology (lung & respiratory disease) and practices in Pinecrest, FL and Miami, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Prager include obesity, sleep disorders, and emphysema. He is affiliated with Baptist Hospital and Homestead Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He studied medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Prager has received include 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)

Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
9299 Coral Reef Drive; Suite 203
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Andrew Pastewski is a critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist in Palmetto Bay, FL and Miami, FL. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Pastewski include sleep disorders, emphysema, and cancer. His professional affiliations include Baptist Hospital and Homestead Hospital. Before completing his residency at Maimonides Medical Center, Dr. Pastewski attended medical school at Ross University School of Medicine. Dr. Pastewski honors 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, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Cystic Fibrosis, Snoring, Cancer, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, ... (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. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University and a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Covarrubias include emphysema, heart surgery, and tumor. Dr. Covarrubias 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. He is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Bethesda Health, South Miami Hospital, and Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

All Interests: Heart Surgery, Tumor, Emphysema

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

Dr. Elise McCormack-Granja specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Miami, FL. Dr. McCormack-Granja's areas of expertise consist of diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive care. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital. She studied medicine at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at Roger Williams Medical Center. She is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. McCormack-Granja accepts 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 Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Hypertension, Preventive Care, Diabetes, Smoking Cessation

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

Dr. Antonio Blanco's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Blanco include diabetes, emphysema, and migraine. He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Blanco takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Blanco completed his residency training at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He 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. 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. Clinical interests for Dr. Joseph include knee problems, thyroid problems, and depression. He is affiliated with South Miami Hospital. AvMed, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Joseph honors. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Joseph's office for an appointment. After attending the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Henry Ford Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

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

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

Dr. Jose Soza's areas of specialization are family medicine and urgent care; he sees patients in South Miami, FL and Miami, FL. Before performing his residency at Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center., Dr. Soza attended National Autonomous University of Nicaragua Faculty of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Soza's clinical interests include diabetes, obesity, and sexually transmitted diseases (STds). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Soza's hospital/clinic 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 works as an internist in Miami, FL. He speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include knee problems, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and migraine. Dr. Cordero's hospital/clinic affiliations include West Kendall Baptist Hospital and Baptist Hospital. He graduated from Pontifical Catholic University Mother and Teacher, Faculty of Health Sciences and then he performed his residency at New York Hospital Queens. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Cordero's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

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

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

Dr. Carlos Piniella is an allergist/immunologist. His areas of expertise include the following: immunization (preventive vaccines), asthma, and food allergy. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Piniella 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 the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Piniella completed a residency program at Cabrini Medical Center. Dr. Piniella has received the distinction of South Florida Super Doctors. Dr. Piniella is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital.

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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)

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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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