We found 6 providers with an interest in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and who accept BlueCare Everyday Health 1477 near Saint Cloud, FL.

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Dr. Junaid A Syed, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine
2906 17th Street
St. Cloud, FL
 

Dr. Junaid Syed (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. These areas are among his clinical interests: facial problems, juvederm, and laser hair removal. Dr. Syed's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, Osceola Regional Medical Center, and Orlando Health. He graduated from Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences. His medical residency was performed at Banner - University Medical Center Phoenix and a hospital affiliated with the University of South Alabama. Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Syed honors. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Syed's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

All Interests: Depression, Immunization, Injectable Fillers, Juvederm, Hypertension, Facial Problems, Allergy Skin ... (Read more)

Dr. Muhammad Amir Khan, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2906 17th Street
St. Cloud, FL
 

Dr. Muhammad Khan sees patients in Kissimmee, FL and Saint Cloud, FL. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Khan (or staff) speaks Urdu. His professional affiliations include St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, Osceola Regional Medical Center, and Orlando Health. After completing medical school at Dow Medical College, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Immunization, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Bone Density Test, PET Scan, Irritable ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
3505 Progress Lane
Saint Cloud, FL
 

Dr. Sanjay Shah works as an internist in Saint Cloud, FL. Dr. Shah's hospital/clinic affiliations include Osceola Regional Medical Center and Orlando Health. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more. After completing medical school at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, he performed his residency at PinnacleHealth. In addition to English, Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks Spanish and Gujarati.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Immunization, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Bone Density Test, PET Scan, Irritable ... (Read more)

Dr. Muhammad A Hizkil, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2906 17th Street
St. Cloud, FL
 

Dr. Muhammad Hizkil specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Hizkil's patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. His professional affiliations include St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, Osceola Regional Medical Center, and Orlando Health. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. He is a graduate of Dow Medical College. Dr. Hizkil's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville. Dr. Hizkil (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Immunization, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Bone Density Test, Irritable Bowel ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Other
2920 17th Street
St. Cloud, FL
 

Dr. Ernest Chung's area of specialization is general internal medicine. He is professionally affiliated with St. Cloud Regional Medical Center and Osceola Regional Medical Center. Dr. Chung takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. He attended the University of the West Indies Faculty of Medical Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Hypertension, Acid Reflux, Diabetes, Obesity, Asthma

Dr. Syed Amir Ahmed, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
2906 17th Street
St. Cloud, FL
 

Dr. Syed Ahmed is an adult infectious disease specialist. In addition to English, Dr. Ahmed (or staff) speaks Urdu and Spanish. Dr. Ahmed's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Cloud Regional Medical Center and Osceola Regional Medical Center. His education and training includes medical school at Dow Medical College and residency at Westlake Hospital and Rush University Medical Center. He takes 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: Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Cryosurgery, Immunization, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, ... (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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