We found 11 providers with an interest in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and who accept Catastrophic Compass 6850 near Saint Petersburg, FL.

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

Dr. Michael Newan practices adult pulmonology. He attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Newan include asthma, sleep apnea, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Patients gave him an average rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Newan honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Newan (or staff) is conversant in Vietnamese and French. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital and BayCare Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Sleep Apnea, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

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

Dr. Ashok Mittal works as an adult pulmonologist in Saint Petersburg, FL and Kenneth City, FL. After completing medical school at Dayanand Medical College & Hospital, he performed his residency at Grant Hospital of Chicago and Chicago Medical School. His areas of expertise include intensive care, sleep apnea, and pulse oximetry. Dr. Mittal is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Mittal (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Mittal is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus, and BayCare Physician Partners.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Hypertension, Sleep Apnea, Snoring, Lung ... (Read more)

Dr. Alan A. Smith, MD
Specializes in General Practice, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Preventive Medicine
1769 66th Street N
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Alan Smith is a physician who specializes in general practice, family medicine, and geriatrics (elderly care). Areas of expertise for Dr. Smith include diabetes, substance abuse, and emphysema. On average, patients gave Dr. Smith a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Louisville School of Medicine and a graduate of Bayfront Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Smith speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, BayCare Physician Partners, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

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Dr. Hazem Fuad Al Andary, MD
Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine
1839 Central Avenue
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Hazem Al-Andary is an adult hospital medicine specialist in Saint Petersburg, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Al-Andary include diabetes, asthma, and arthritis. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, TRICARE, United Healthcare HSA, and more. After attending American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Good Samaritan Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. In addition to English, Dr. Al-Andary (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and Vietnamese. Dr. Al-Andary is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus, and BayCare Physician Partners.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Arthritis, Heart Failure, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. William Henry Minnix, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1615 Pasadena Avenue S; Suite 430
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. William Minnix's medical specialty is general internal medicine. He graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Shands Jacksonville Medical Center. Dr. Minnix's areas of expertise include the following: thyroid problems, heart problems, and liver disease. The average patient rating for Dr. Minnix is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Minnix takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is affiliated with Palms of Pasadena Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

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Dr. Tim Paul Carlson, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1615 Pasadena Avenue S; Suite 430
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Tim Carlson specializes in family medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Carlson include thyroid problems, heart problems, and liver disease. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Health Sciences Antigua. For his residency, Dr. Carlson trained at Bayfront Medical Center. Dr. Carlson is professionally affiliated with Palms of Pasadena Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

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Dr. Venkata G Budharaju, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
2763 1st Avenue N
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Venkata Budharaju's medical specialty is adult endocrinology. He is a graduate of Osmania Medical College and a graduate of Pennsylvania Hospital's residency program. His areas of expertise include the following: menopause, migraine, and depression. Dr. Budharaju has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Budharaju (or staff) speaks Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus, and St. Petersburg General Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

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Dr. Oswald Anthony Williams, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
502 Pasadena Avenue South
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Oswald Williams works as an internist and geriatrician. Dr. Williams's areas of expertise include diabetes, emphysema, and parkinson's disease. He is professionally affiliated with Palms of Pasadena Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). On average, patients gave Dr. Williams a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts 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, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

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Specializes in Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine, Family Medicine
2191 9th Avenue N; Suite 105
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Karen Monroe practices undersea and hyperbaric medicine and family medicine in Saint Petersburg, FL. She has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Monroe include diabetes, emphysema, and parkinson's disease. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and the University of Florida College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). She is affiliated with Palms of Pasadena Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

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Dr. Pedro J Morales, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
2191 9th Avenue N; Suite 220
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Pedro Morales' area of specialization is family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Morales include minor surgery, sleep apnea, and diabetes. He is affiliated with Palms of Pasadena Hospital and Northside Hospital (Georgia). Dr. Morales's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. 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: Depression, Substance Abuse, Hypertension, Sinus Problems, Skin Cancer, Heart Problems, Minor ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Nadarajah Nirmalan sees patients in Saint Petersburg, FL. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. After attending St. George's University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. His areas of expertise include diabetes, emphysema, and immunization (preventive vaccines). Dr. Nirmalan is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. In addition to English, he speaks Tamil. He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus, and St. Petersburg General Hospital.

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

All Interests: Depression, Immunization, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Sleep Apnea, Diabetes, Hernia, ... (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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