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

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

Dr. Javier Perez-Fernandez is a specialist in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. These areas are among his clinical interests: sleep disorders, emphysema, and cancer. Dr. Perez-Fernandez's hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Perez-Fernandez attended the University of Navarra School of Medicine and subsequently trained at VA Caribbean Healthcare System and a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico for residency. He is conversant in Spanish.

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

Dr. Jorge Ortega is an adult pulmonologist. In his practice, he is particularly interested in sleep disorders, emphysema, 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. After completing medical school at the University of Santiago de Compostela and Technical University of Santiago (UTESA), Dr. Ortega performed his residency at Synergy Medical Education Alliance and a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Ortega is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Doctors Hospital and Mercy Hospital.

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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 a physician who specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He is conversant in Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: sleep disorders, emphysema, and cystic fibrosis (CF). Dr. Hernandez is professionally affiliated with Mariners Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Doctors Hospital. Dr. Hernandez attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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

Dr. Ruben Penaranda practices critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology in Coral Gables, FL. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Penaranda include emphysema and asthma. He takes 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 Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and the University of Maryland Medical Center for residency. Dr. Penaranda's distinctions include: South Florida Super Doctors and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Penaranda is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Doctors Hospital.

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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 areas of specialization are adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. In addition to English, Dr. Tabak speaks Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: sleep disorders, emphysema, and cystic fibrosis (CF). He is professionally affiliated with Mariners Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and West Kendall Baptist Hospital. Dr. Tabak graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He has received the distinction of South Florida Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Cystic Fibrosis, Snoring, Asthma, Emphysema, 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 medical specialty is critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. Dr. Letellier's clinical interests include sleep disorders, emphysema, and asthma. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), Dr. Letellier attended Ibero-American University (UNIBE) for medical school. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Letellier 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: Sleep Disorders, Snoring, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Emphysema, Smoking ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Raul Valor is a critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology specialist in Miami, FL. In his practice, he is particularly interested in emphysema, cancer, and cystic fibrosis (CF). On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Valor is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from Central University of the East School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Conemaugh Health System. In addition to English, Dr. Valor (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. Dr. Valor's hospital/clinic 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. 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 specializes in adult critical care, primary care, and adult pulmonology. Clinical interests for Dr. Simon include sleep disorders, asthma, and snoring. He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West. He 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 a graduate of the University of San Carlos of Guatemala, Faculty of Medical Sciences and Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. He trained at Elmhurst Hospital Center and Beth Israel Medical Center for residency. Dr. Simon has received the following distinctions: South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Simon speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

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

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. Clinical interests for Dr. Parker include sleep disorders, emphysema, and cystic fibrosis (CF). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before completing his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Parker attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. His professional affiliations include 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 practices critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology in Miami, FL. Dr. Mangas is conversant in Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mangas include sleep disorders, emphysema, and immunization (preventive vaccines). His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and Baptist Hospital. Dr. Mangas's education and training includes medical school at Central University of the East School of Medicine and residency at West Suburban Medical Center. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Mangas has received the following distinctions: 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, Immunization, Snoring, Allergy Testing, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary ... (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 a medical specialist in undersea and hyperbaric medicine, critical care (intensive care medicine), and adult pulmonology. Dr. Benjamin has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Benjamin include sleep disorders, emphysema, and asthma. He is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Benjamin takes. He graduated from the University of Cape Town Faculty of Health Sciences.

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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 sees patients in Miami, FL. His medical specialty is adult pulmonology. His clinical interests include sleep disorders, cancer, and asthma. Dr. Reed accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Reed attended SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school. He has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. Dr. Reed's hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital.

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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. Juan Francisco Rodriguez-Moran, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
7000 Sw 62 Avenue; Suite 201
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Juan Rodriguez-Moran is a physician who specializes in adult pulmonology. Dr. Rodriguez-Moran's 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. He attended medical school at Autonomous University of Central America. His residency was performed at Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida. Dr. Rodriguez-Moran is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, West Kendall Baptist Hospital, and Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , 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 specializes in adult critical care and pulmonology (lung & respiratory disease) and practices in Pinecrest, FL and Miami, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Prager 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 studied medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Prager has received 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. 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 specialties are adult critical care, adult endocrinology, and primary care. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include diabetes, sleep disorders, and emphysema. Dr. Barrera is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended Tulane University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University for residency. He 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)

Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
9299 Coral Reef Drive; Suite 203
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Andrew Pastewski is a critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist in Palmetto Bay, FL and Miami, FL. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Pastewski include sleep disorders, emphysema, and cancer. His professional affiliations include Baptist Hospital and Homestead Hospital. Before completing his residency at Maimonides Medical Center, Dr. Pastewski attended medical school at Ross University School of Medicine. Dr. Pastewski honors 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, 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.
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