We found 42 providers with an interest in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and who accept United Healthcare near Palmetto Bay, FL.

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Dr. Javier Perez Fernandez, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
8600 Sw 92 Street; Suite 204-b
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Javier Perez-Fernandez's specialties are critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. He practices in South Miami, FL and Miami, FL. Dr. Perez-Fernandez speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: sleep disorders, emphysema, and cancer. He is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center. 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 in-network for 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. Fabriccio Melanio Letellier, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
8750 Sw 144 Street; Suite 208
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Fabriccio Letellier's areas of specialization are critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology; he sees patients in Palmetto Bay, FL and Miami, FL. His areas of expertise include sleep disorders, emphysema, and asthma. Dr. Letellier's professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Baptist Hospital, and Homestead 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 attended Ibero-American University (UNIBE) for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) for residency. 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. 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 critical care specialist and pulmonologist. Dr. Mangas attended Central University of the East School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at West Suburban Medical Center. His clinical interests include sleep disorders, emphysema, and immunization (preventive vaccines). He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Mangas accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition and Florida Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and Baptist Hospital.

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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 practices adult pulmonology in South Miami, FL and Miami, FL. 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. His areas of expertise include the following: 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, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and West Kendall 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's medical specialty is adult critical care and pulmonology (lung & respiratory disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Prager include obesity, sleep disorders, and emphysema. 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. Dr. Prager has received distinctions including South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Baptist Hospital and Homestead Hospital.

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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. 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 and practices in South Miami, FL, Miami, FL, and Tavernier, FL. Dr. Tabak's areas of expertise include the following: sleep disorders, emphysema, and cystic fibrosis (CF). He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He obtained his medical school training at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Tabak has received the following distinction: South Florida Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Mariners Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Doctors Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

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

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 areas of expertise include the following: sleep disorders, asthma, and snoring. Dr. Simon is affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West. He 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 San Carlos of Guatemala, Faculty of Medical Sciences and Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Elmhurst Hospital Center and Beth Israel Medical Center. Dr. Simon's distinctions include: South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors. He 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, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
8600 Sw 92 Street; Suite 204-b
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Raymond Parker works as an intensivist and pulmonologist in South Miami, FL, Miami, FL, and Tavernier, FL. Before completing his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Parker attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: sleep disorders, emphysema, and cystic fibrosis (CF). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. 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)

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Dr. John Woodward Hoover III, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Urgent Care, Emergency Medicine
9130 S Dadeland Boulevard; Two Datran Center, Suite 1202
Miami, FL
 

Dr. John Hoover specializes in family medicine, urgent care, and emergency medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Hoover's areas of expertise include the following: depression, acne, and laser treatment. He is affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital. He is a graduate of American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and a graduate of Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare's residency program. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Hoover honors 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: , emphysema

All Interests: Depression, Injectable Fillers, Juvederm, Sickle Cell Disease, Hypertension, Food Allergy, Skin ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Antonio Blanco works as an internist in Homestead, FL and Miami, FL. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Blanco's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, emphysema, and migraine. He is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Baptist Hospital, and Homestead Hospital. Before performing his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Blanco attended Georgetown University School of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Blanco average 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Blanco 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: Incontinence, Migraine, Diabetes, Arthritis, Asthma, Thyroid Problems, Acne, Emphysema, Smoking ... (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 Miami, FL physician who specializes in general surgery and cardiothoracic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Covarrubias include emphysema, heart surgery, and tumor. Dr. Covarrubias's hospital/clinic affiliations include Bethesda Health, 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. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University and a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

All Interests: Heart Surgery, Tumor, Emphysema

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

Dr. Alejandro Cordero sees patients in Miami, FL. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Cordero speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include knee problems, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and migraine. His professional affiliations include West Kendall Baptist Hospital and Baptist Hospital. Before performing his residency at New York Hospital Queens, Dr. Cordero attended Pontifical Catholic University Mother and Teacher, Faculty of Health Sciences for medical school. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cordero accepts. Dr. Cordero is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

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

Dr. Kevin Baruch Fox, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
10860 Southwest; 88 Street
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Kevin Fox's specialty is family medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: bulimia, depression, and hepatitis. Dr. Fox is professionally affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center. He attended Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Westchester General Hospital for residency. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Fox is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more.

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

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Dr. Jose David Morgan, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine
7190 Southwest; 87 Avenue
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Jose Morgan's areas of clinical interest consist of obesity, thyroid problems, and anemia. Dr. Morgan is professionally affiliated with Kendall Regional Medical Center. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Morgan takes. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Low Testosterone, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Hypertension, Preventive ... (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's specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Joseph's areas of expertise include knee problems, thyroid problems, and depression. He is affiliated with South Miami Hospital. He accepts AvMed, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. He welcomes new patients. He graduated from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. Dr. Joseph's medical residency was performed 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. Alfonso Jose Monge, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
9045 Sw 87 Court
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Alfonso Monge's specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Monge has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Monge include diabetes, depression, and arthritis. He is affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Monge takes. He attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Georgetown University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Depression, Diabetes, Arthritis, Alzheimer's Disease, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

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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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