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, who practices in South Miami, FL, Miami, FL, and Coral Gables, FL, is a medical specialist in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: sleep disorders, emphysema, and cancer. Dr. Perez-Fernandez is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center. 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 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.

Read more

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 is a specialist in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. He works in South Miami, FL, Miami, FL, and Coral Gables, FL. Dr. Tabak's areas of expertise include sleep disorders, emphysema, and cystic fibrosis (CF). His professional affiliations include Mariners Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and West Kendall Baptist Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Tabak attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: South Florida Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

Read more

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 an adult critical care specialist, primary care doctor, and adult pulmonologist in Palmetto Bay, FL, Miami, FL, and Hollywood, FL. Dr. Simon speaks Spanish. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Simon include sleep disorders, asthma, and snoring. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West. 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. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Simon has received include South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Snoring, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, 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 areas of specialization are critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology; he sees patients in Palmetto Bay, FL and Miami, FL. He has indicated that his clinical interests include sleep disorders, emphysema, and asthma. Dr. Letellier is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Ibero-American University (UNIBE) and residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). He speaks Spanish. Dr. Letellier is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Baptist Hospital, and Homestead Hospital.

Read more

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

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Snoring, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Emphysema, 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 is a critical care specialist and pulmonologist in Pinecrest, FL and Miami, FL. Dr. Prager's areas of expertise 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 attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Prager has received professional recognition including the following: South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors.

Read more

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

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Snoring, Obesity, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Emphysema, ... (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 specializes in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology and practices in South Miami, FL, Miami, FL, and Coral Gables, FL. He attended Tulane University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. His areas of clinical interest consist of sleep disorders, emphysema, and cystic fibrosis (CF). Dr. Parker 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 affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and West Kendall Baptist Hospital.

Read more

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 specializes in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology and practices in Miami, FL. Dr. Mangas's areas of expertise include the following: sleep disorders, emphysema, and immunization (preventive vaccines). He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from Central University of the East School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition and Florida Super Doctors. Dr. Mangas speaks Spanish. Dr. Mangas's professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and Baptist Hospital.

Read more

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's specialty is adult pulmonology. He graduated from Autonomous University of Central America. He completed his residency training at Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rodriguez-Moran include sleep disorders, cystic fibrosis (CF), and asthma. 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. Dr. Rodriguez-Moran speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, West Kendall Baptist Hospital, and Baptist Hospital.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

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

Dr. Andrew Andrew Pastewski, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
9299 Coral Reef Drive; Suite 203
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Andrew Pastewski is a physician who specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pastewski include sleep disorders, emphysema, and cancer. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Pastewski obtained his medical school training at Ross University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Maimonides Medical Center. Dr. Pastewski speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baptist Hospital and Homestead Hospital.

Read more

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 works as a general surgeon and cardiothoracic surgeon. Dr. Covarrubias has a special interest in emphysema, heart surgery, and tumor. 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. For his residency, Dr. Covarrubias trained 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.

Read more

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. Before performing his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Blanco attended Georgetown University School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Blanco include diabetes, emphysema, and migraine. Dr. Blanco has received a 2.5 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. Blanco honors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Blanco is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Baptist Hospital, and Homestead Hospital.

Read more

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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Joseph include knee problems, thyroid problems, and depression. He is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and residency at Henry Ford Hospital. AvMed, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Joseph accepts. He is accepting new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , emphysema

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

Dr. Elise Michelle M 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. Areas of particular interest for Dr. McCormack-Granja include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive care. Dr. McCormack-Granja is affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital. Before performing her residency at Roger Williams Medical Center, Dr. McCormack-Granja attended American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. McCormack-Granja average 5.0 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

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

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 and practices in South Miami, FL and Miami, FL. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. 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. 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.. 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.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

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

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

Dr. Carlos Piniella is an allergy & immunology specialist in Miami, FL, Key West, FL, and Palmetto Bay, FL. He speaks Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: immunization (preventive vaccines), asthma, and food allergy. Dr. Piniella is affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and residency at Cabrini Medical Center. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Piniella takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He has received the distinction of South Florida Super Doctors.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

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

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

Dr. Alejandro Cordero is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. He graduated from Pontifical Catholic University Mother and Teacher, Faculty of Health Sciences and then he performed his residency at New York Hospital Queens. His areas of expertise include knee problems, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and migraine. Dr. Cordero honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Cordero speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with West Kendall Baptist Hospital and Baptist Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , emphysema

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

Conditions / Treatments

Gender

Insurance

New Patients

Medicare Patient Age

Medicare Patient Conditions

Medicare Patient Ethnicity

Medicare Patient Gender

Medicare Patient Insurance Eligibility

Additional Information

Distinctions

Foreign Language

Online Communication

Patient Demographic

Practice Affiliation

Time Commitments

Certifications

Credentials

Fellowship

Medical School

Residency

Specialty

Years Since Graduation

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.