We found 19 providers with an interest in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and who accept BlueCare Everyday Health 1477 near Pinellas Park, FL.

Dr. Vinubhai Chhaganbhai Pansuriya, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
6029 9th Street North
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Vinubhai Pansuriya practices adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology in Saint Petersburg, FL. Dr. Pansuriya (or staff) speaks the following languages: Gujarati and Hindi. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pansuriya include emphysema, bronchoscopy, and sleep apnea. His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Northside Hospital. Dr. Pansuriya studied medicine at M.P. Shah Medical College. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pansuriya accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Bronchoscopy, Sleep Apnea, Asthma, Pulmonary Function Test, Emphysema, Smoking ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Minhle Newan, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
1075 9th Avenue N
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Michael Newan is a specialist in adult pulmonology. His average patient rating is 2.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include asthma, sleep apnea, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Dr. Newan is an in-network provider for Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. In addition to English, Dr. Newan (or staff) speaks Vietnamese and French. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital and Northside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Sleep Disorders, Abdominal Paracentesis, Blood Tests, Tracheal Suctioning, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ashok Mittal, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
6185 54th Avenue N
Kenneth City, FL
 

Dr. Ashok Mittal works as a pulmonologist in Kenneth City, FL and Saint Petersburg, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mittal include diabetes, geriatric health, and shingles. Dr. Mittal accepts several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Before performing his residency at Grant Hospital of Chicago, Dr. Mittal attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and Dayanand Medical College & Hospital for medical school. Dr. Mittal (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. Dr. Mittal's professional affiliations include St. Petersburg General Hospital and Northside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, chronic bronchitis

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Sarcoidosis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Influenza, Cystic Fibrosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Vijaya Lakshmi Cherukuri, MD
Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine, Geriatrics
218 Pasadena Avenue S
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Vijaya Cherukuri is a medical specialist in adult hospital medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Areas of expertise for Dr. Cherukuri include depression, heart problems, and hernia. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Andhra Medical College and Rangaraya Medical College and a graduate of Long Island College Hospital's residency program. Dr. Cherukuri (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Telugu, Tamil, and Hindi. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital.

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

All Interests: Depression, Flu Shot, Bone Marrow Aspiration, Abdominal Paracentesis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Burns, ... (Read more)

Dr. Allen Finkelstein, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
10225 Ulmerton Road; 1a
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Allen Finkelstein specializes in family medicine and practices in Seminole, FL and Largo, FL. Dr. Finkelstein (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center. After completing medical school at West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine, he performed his residency at Largo Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Finkelstein average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Finkelstein 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: Depression, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Hypoglycemia, Skin Cancer, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Priyadarshini Gopinath Rao, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
8130 66th Street N; Suite 1
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Dr. Priyadarshini Rao practices general internal medicine. Patients gave her an average rating of 2.5 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. Rao takes. She is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of Northside Hospital and Heart Institute's residency program. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, Largo Medical Center, and Northside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

All Interests: Depression, Immunization, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Hypoglycemia, Sleep Apnea, Liver ... (Read more)

Dr. Gregorio Samuel Santos, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6125 54th Avenue N.; Suite B
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Gregorio Santos' area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Santos has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes, geriatric health, and nutrition counseling. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Santos honors. He graduated from Pontifical Catholic University Mother and Teacher, Faculty of Health Sciences and then he performed his residency at The Miriam Hospital. Dr. Santos speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Northside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

All Interests: Depression, Hypertension, Sleep Apnea, Diabetes, Skin Biopsy, Spirometry, High Cholesterol, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kavita Bakthavatsalam Rao, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
4957 38th Avenue North; Suite C
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Kavita Rao specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Saint Petersburg, FL. Patient ratings for Dr. Rao average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Rao takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She trained at Hurley Medical Center for residency. Dr. Rao (or staff) speaks Tamil, Hindi, and Indonesian. Her professional affiliations include St. Petersburg General Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Northside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Depression, Hypertension, Skin Cancer, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Obesity, Asthma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Aurindom Narayan, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
4820 5th Avenue North
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Aurindom Narayan is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Narayan include diabetes, obesity, and depression. Dr. Narayan is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He obtained his medical school training at All India Institute of Medical Sciences and performed his residency at Saint Peter's University Hospital. Dr. Narayan (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Bengali and Hindi. His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Northside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Depression, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Sleep Apnea, Diabetes, Obesity, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jason Hal Howard, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
13787 Belcher Road S; Suite 100
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Jason Howard's specialty is family medicine. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at Largo Medical Center. Dr. Howard's hospital/clinic affiliations include Largo Medical Center and Morton Plant Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

All Interests: Depression, Hypertension, Skin Cancer, Heart Problems, Minor Surgery, Urinalysis, Physical Exams, ... (Read more)

Dr. Nadarajah Nirmalan, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
3831 16th Street N
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Nadarajah Nirmalan practices general internal medicine in Saint Petersburg, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nirmalan include depression, heart problems, and sleep apnea. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Largo Medical Center. Dr. Nirmalan takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended St. George's University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. He is conversant in Tamil.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

All Interests: Depression, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Hypoglycemia, Heart Problems, Sleep Apnea, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sarah Anne Digby, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
8130 66th Street N.
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Dr. Sarah Digby specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Pinellas Park, FL. Dr. Digby honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She graduated from A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and then she performed her residency at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute. She is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center and Northside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

All Interests: Depression, Immunization, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Hypoglycemia, Sleep Apnea, Liver ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
5985 49th Street N
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Carlos Brea sees patients in Saint Petersburg, FL. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Brea include diabetes, obesity, and thyroid problems. He takes 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 Pontifical Catholic University Mother and Teacher, Faculty of Health Sciences. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Northside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Immunization, Hypertension, Influenza, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Obesity, High Cholesterol, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sara Michelle Downs, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
10707 66th Street N; Suite 1
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Dr. Sara Downs is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Before performing her residency at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute, Dr. Downs attended Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. Dr. Downs 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. Her professional affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, Largo Medical Center, and Bay Pines VA Healthcare System.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

All Interests: Depression, Immunization, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Hypoglycemia, Sleep Apnea, Liver ... (Read more)

Dr. Ingrid Zumaran, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
9555 Seminole Boulevard; Suite 104
Seminole, FL
 

Dr. Ingrid Zumaran's specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Zumaran (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Czech, and Slovak. Dr. Zumaran is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Largo Medical Center. She trained at Lutheran Medical Center for residency. Dr. Zumaran 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: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Immunization, Hypertension, Physical Exams, Diabetes, High Cholesterol, Chronic Obstructive ... (Read more)

Dr. Rashmi P Nanda, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6088 Park Boulevard
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Dr. Rashmi Nanda is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Nanda (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. Her professional affiliations include St. Petersburg General Hospital and Northside Hospital. She attended medical school at Lady Hardinge Medical College and the University of Delhi, University College of Medical Sciences. Her training includes residency programs at Weiss Memorial Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. Her average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Nanda honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Headache, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Electrocardiogram, ... (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.