We found 41 providers with an interest in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and who accept United Healthcare near Palmetto Bay, FL.

Dr. Javier Perez Fernandez, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
8600 Sw 92 Street; Suite 103
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Javier Perez-Fernandez is a medical specialist in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. He speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Perez-Fernandez include sleep disorders, emphysema, and cancer. His professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center. After completing medical school at the University of Navarra School of Medicine, he performed his residency at VA Caribbean Healthcare System and a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico. He 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, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Cystic Fibrosis, Snoring, Cancer, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, ... (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 is a medical specialist in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. Patient ratings for Dr. Mangas average 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mangas include sleep disorders, emphysema, and immunization (preventive vaccines). Dr. Mangas's hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and Baptist Hospital. Dr. Mangas accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He obtained his medical school training at Central University of the East School of Medicine and performed his residency at West Suburban Medical Center. His distinctions include: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition and Florida Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish.

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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. 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 medical specialty is adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Clinical interests for Dr. Tabak include sleep disorders, emphysema, and cystic fibrosis (CF). He is affiliated with Mariners Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and West Kendall Baptist Hospital. Dr. Tabak takes 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 New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Tabak has received the following distinction: South Florida Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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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 practices critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Letellier include sleep disorders, emphysema, and asthma. He is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Baptist Hospital, and Homestead Hospital. Dr. Letellier honors 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 Ibero-American University (UNIBE) and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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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 is a physician who specializes in adult critical care, primary care, and adult pulmonology. His clinical interests include 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. Dr. Simon graduated from the University of San Carlos of Guatemala, Faculty of Medical Sciences and Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Elmhurst Hospital Center and Beth Israel Medical Center. Dr. Simon has received distinctions including South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with 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 is a specialist in adult critical care and pulmonology (lung & respiratory disease). He works in Pinecrest, FL and Miami, FL. His areas of expertise include obesity, sleep disorders, and emphysema. Dr. Prager's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baptist Hospital and Homestead Hospital. 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. He is a graduate of 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)

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. Clinical interests for Dr. Rodriguez-Moran include sleep disorders, cystic fibrosis (CF), and asthma. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rodriguez-Moran's education and training includes medical school at Autonomous University of Central America and residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic 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. Raymond Latanae Parker, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
8600 Sw 92 Street; Suite 204-b
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Raymond Parker works as an intensive care specialist and adult pulmonologist. Dr. Parker has indicated that his clinical interests include sleep disorders, emphysema, and cystic fibrosis (CF). 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. He studied medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with 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)

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

Dr. Andrew Pastewski's areas of specialization are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Pastewski's areas of expertise include the following: sleep disorders, emphysema, and cancer. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Ross University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Maimonides Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Pastewski's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baptist Hospital and Homestead Hospital.

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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. 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. Before performing his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Blanco attended Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Blanco's clinical interests include 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, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is conversant in 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 works as an internist in Village of Palmetto Bay, FL and Miami, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Joseph include knee problems, thyroid problems, and depression. He accepts several insurance carriers, including AvMed, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. He studied medicine at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Henry Ford Hospital. Dr. Joseph is affiliated with South Miami Hospital. His practice is open to 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. Lisardo Garcia Garcia Covarrubias, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery
8950 N. Kendall Drive; Suite 607w
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Lisado Covarrubias is a specialist in general surgery and cardiothoracic surgery. He works in Miami, FL. In Dr. Covarrubias's practice, he is particularly interested in emphysema, heart surgery, and tumor. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. His training includes residency programs at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University and a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. He speaks 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. Carlos Jesus Piniella, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
9275 Sw 152 Street; Suite 210
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Carlos Piniella's medical specialty is allergy & immunology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: immunization (preventive vaccines), asthma, and food allergy. Dr. Piniella's professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Cabrini Medical Center, Dr. Piniella attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Piniella has received the distinction of South Florida Super Doctors. In addition to English, he 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, Urgent Care
11535 N Kendall Drive
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Jose Soza specializes in family medicine and urgent care. Areas of expertise for Dr. Soza include diabetes, obesity, and sexually transmitted diseases (STds). Dr. Soza is affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital. 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 National Autonomous University of Nicaragua Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center.. He is conversant in Spanish.

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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 a general internist. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and migraine. Dr. Cordero is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He attended Pontifical Catholic University Mother and Teacher, Faculty of Health Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at New York Hospital Queens. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Cordero's hospital/clinic affiliations include West Kendall Baptist Hospital and Baptist Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

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

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

Dr. Elise McCormack-Granja sees patients in Miami, FL. Her medical specialty is general internal medicine. She studied medicine at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Roger Williams Medical Center. These areas are among Dr. McCormack-Granja's clinical interests: diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive care. The average patient rating for Dr. McCormack-Granja is 5.0 stars out of 5. She 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. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

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

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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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