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We found 55 providers with an interest in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and who accept BlueCare Everyday Health 1490 near South Miami, FL.

Dr. Jorge Miguel Ortega, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
242 Nw Lejeune Road
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Jorge Ortega works as a pulmonologist. His clinical interests include sleep disorders, emphysema, and asthma. Dr. Ortega is affiliated with Doctors Hospital and Mercy Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Ortega attended the University of Santiago de Compostela and Technical University of Santiago (UTESA) and then went on to complete his residency at Synergy Medical Education Alliance and a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). 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, HIV/AIDS, Emphysema

Dr. Michael John Hernandez, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
7000 Sw 62 Avenue; Suite #200
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Michael Hernandez is an adult critical care and adult pulmonology specialist in Miami, FL, Coral Gables, FL, and South Miami, FL. His areas of expertise include sleep disorders, emphysema, and cystic fibrosis (CF). Dr. Hernandez's hospital/clinic affiliations include Mariners Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Doctors Hospital. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. In addition to English, Dr. Hernandez speaks Spanish.

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

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

Dr. Javier Perez Perez Fernandez, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
7000 Sw 62 Avenue; Suite 201
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Javier Perez-Fernandez specializes in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology and practices in South Miami, FL, Miami, FL, and Coral Gables, FL. He graduated from the University of Navarra School of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at VA Caribbean Healthcare System and a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico. Dr. Perez-Fernandez's areas of expertise include sleep disorders, emphysema, and cancer. Dr. Perez-Fernandez accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center.

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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. Ruben D Penaranda, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
6855 Red Road
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Ruben Penaranda sees patients in Coral Gables, FL. His medical specialties are critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include emphysema and asthma. Dr. Penaranda is affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Doctors Hospital. 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 the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and the University of Maryland Medical Center. Dr. Penaranda's distinctions include: South Florida Super Doctors and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. He speaks Spanish.

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

All Interests: Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Emphysema

Dr. Jeremy Ira Tabak, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
7000 Southwest 62nd Avenue; Suite 201
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Jeremy Tabak's medical specialty is adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Clinical interests for Dr. Tabak include sleep disorders, emphysema, and cystic fibrosis (CF). Dr. Tabak accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before performing his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Tabak attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: South Florida Super Doctors. Dr. Tabak speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Mariners Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and West Kendall Baptist 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's areas of specialization are adult critical care, primary care, and adult pulmonology; he sees patients in Palmetto Bay, FL, Miami, FL, and Hollywood, FL. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise consist of sleep disorders, asthma, and snoring. Dr. Simon is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West. After completing medical school at the University of San Carlos of Guatemala, Faculty of Medical Sciences and Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at Elmhurst Hospital Center and Beth Israel 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. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Simon include: South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Snoring, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Smoking Cessation

Dr. Raul R Valor, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
7000 Sw 62 Avenue; Suite 201
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Raul Valor specializes in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology and practices in Miami, FL. His areas of expertise consist of emphysema, cancer, and cystic fibrosis (CF). He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Valor honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Valor attended Central University of the East School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Conemaugh Health System. Dr. Valor (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French. His professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, West Kendall Baptist Hospital, and Baptist Hospital.

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

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Snoring, Cancer, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Emphysema, Smoking ... (Read more)

Dr. Rodney Graham Benjamin, MD
Specializes in Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine, Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
6250 Sunset Drive; 2nd Floor
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Rodney Benjamin is an undersea and hyperbaric medicine, critical care (intensive care medicine), and adult pulmonology specialist. These areas are among his clinical interests: sleep disorders, emphysema, and asthma. He is affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital. Dr. Benjamin studied medicine at the University of Cape Town Faculty of Health Sciences. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. 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: Sleep Disorders, Snoring, Asthma, Wounds, Emphysema, Smoking Cessation

Dr. Barry A Reed, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
7000 Sw 97th Avenue; Suite 207
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Barry Reed is a pulmonologist in Miami, FL. His areas of expertise include sleep disorders, cancer, and asthma. Dr. Reed's hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital and Baptist 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 obtained his medical school training at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Reed has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Snoring, Cancer, 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 is a critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology specialist in Palmetto Bay, FL and Miami, FL. He studied medicine at Ibero-American University (UNIBE). Dr. Letellier completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). His areas of expertise include the following: sleep disorders, emphysema, and asthma. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Letellier is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Baptist Hospital, and Homestead Hospital.

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

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Dr. Richard Steven Prager, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Pulmonology
8950 Sw 57th Avenue
Pinecrest, FL
 

Dr. Richard Prager's specialties are adult critical care and pulmonology (lung & respiratory disease). He practices in Pinecrest, FL and Miami, FL. These areas are among Dr. Prager's clinical interests: obesity, sleep disorders, and emphysema. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baptist Hospital and Homestead 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. He is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. His distinctions include: South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors.

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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. Raymond Latanae Parker Jr., MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
7000 Sw 62 Avenue; Suite 201
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Raymond Parker sees patients in South Miami, FL, Miami, FL, and Coral Gables, FL. His medical specialties are critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. Before performing his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Parker attended Tulane University School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: sleep disorders, emphysema, and cystic fibrosis (CF). He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Parker is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and West Kendall Baptist Hospital.

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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 is a critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology specialist in Miami, FL. Dr. Mangas has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include sleep disorders, emphysema, and immunization (preventive vaccines). His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and Baptist Hospital. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Mangas is a graduate of Central University of the East School of Medicine. He has received the following distinctions: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition and Florida Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish.

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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
7000 Sw 62 Avenue; Suite 201
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Juan Rodriguez-Moran's area of specialization is adult pulmonology. His clinical interests include sleep disorders, cystic fibrosis (CF), and asthma. He 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. Dr. Rodriguez-Moran attended Autonomous University of Central America and then went on to complete his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida. In addition to English, Dr. Rodriguez-Moran speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, West Kendall Baptist Hospital, and 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. Carlos Morton Barrera, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Endocrinology, Primary Care, Adult Pulmonology
7190 Sw 87 Avenue; Suite 306
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Carlos Barrera's areas of specialization are adult critical care, adult endocrinology, and primary care; he sees patients in Miami, FL and Homestead, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Barrera include diabetes, sleep disorders, and emphysema. The average patient rating for Dr. Barrera is 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended Tulane University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University for residency. Dr. Barrera is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Baptist Hospital, and Homestead Hospital.

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

All Interests: Graves Disease, Sleep Disorders, Hypertension, Snoring, Diabetes, Asthma, Thyroid Problems, Chronic ... (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, who practices in Palmetto Bay, FL and Miami, FL, is a medical specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Pastewski's education and training includes medical school at Ross University School of Medicine and residency at Maimonides Medical Center. His clinical interests include sleep disorders, emphysema, and cancer. He 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. In addition to English, Dr. Pastewski speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Baptist Hospital and Homestead Hospital.

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

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Cystic Fibrosis, Snoring, Cancer, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, ... (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.