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

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

Dr. Ruben Penaranda's medical specialty is critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. 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 clinical interests include emphysema and asthma. 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. Penaranda has received the following distinctions: South Florida Super Doctors and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Penaranda's professional affiliations include 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. Javier Perez Fernandez, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
7000 Sw 62 Avenue; Suite 201
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Javier Perez-Fernandez is a medical specialist in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. He speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Perez-Fernandez include sleep disorders, emphysema, and cancer. His professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center. After completing medical school at the University of Navarra School of Medicine, he performed his residency at VA Caribbean Healthcare System and a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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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. 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 medical specialist in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. Patient ratings for Dr. Mangas average 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mangas include sleep disorders, emphysema, and immunization (preventive vaccines). Dr. Mangas's hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and Baptist Hospital. Dr. Mangas accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He obtained his medical school training at Central University of the East School of Medicine and performed his residency at West Suburban Medical Center. His distinctions include: 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. Jorge Miguel Ortega, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
242 Nw Lejeune Road; Third Floor
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Jorge Ortega sees patients in Miami, FL. His medical specialties are critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include sleep disorders, emphysema, and asthma. Dr. Ortega honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He obtained his medical school training at Technical University of Santiago (UTESA) and performed 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. Dr. Ortega's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. 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). He is affiliated with Mariners Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and West Kendall Baptist Hospital. Dr. Tabak takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Tabak has received the following distinction: South Florida Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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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 practices critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Letellier include sleep disorders, emphysema, and asthma. He is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Baptist Hospital, and Homestead Hospital. Dr. Letellier honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Ibero-American University (UNIBE) and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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

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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. Clinical interests for Dr. Valor include emphysema, cancer, and cystic fibrosis (CF). Dr. Valor's average patient rating is 4.0 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. Valor honors. He is a graduate of Central University of the East School of Medicine. Dr. Valor completed his residency training at Conemaugh Health System. Dr. Valor (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. Dr. Valor's 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. Barry A Reed, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
7000 Sw 97th Avenue; Suite 207
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Barry Reed's specialty is adult pulmonology. Clinical interests for Dr. Reed include sleep disorders, cancer, and asthma. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital. After attending SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Reed completed his residency training at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Reed takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He 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. 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 is a physician who specializes in adult critical care, primary care, and adult pulmonology. His clinical interests include sleep disorders, asthma, and snoring. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Simon graduated from the University of San Carlos of Guatemala, Faculty of Medical Sciences and Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Elmhurst Hospital Center and Beth Israel Medical Center. Dr. Simon has received distinctions including South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

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

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

Dr. Richard Prager is a specialist in adult critical care and pulmonology (lung & respiratory disease). He works in Pinecrest, FL and Miami, FL. His areas of expertise include obesity, sleep disorders, and emphysema. Dr. Prager's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baptist Hospital and Homestead Hospital. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is a graduate of 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. Rodney Graham Benjamin, MD
Specializes in Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine, Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
6250 Sunset Drive; 2nd Floor
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Rodney Benjamin's specialties are undersea and hyperbaric medicine, critical care (intensive care medicine), and adult pulmonology. He practices in South Miami, FL and Miami, FL. Patients rated Dr. Benjamin highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: sleep disorders, emphysema, and asthma. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital. Dr. Benjamin is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at 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. 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. Clinical interests for Dr. Rodriguez-Moran include sleep disorders, cystic fibrosis (CF), and asthma. He honors 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's education and training includes medical school at Autonomous University of Central America and residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. Raymond Latanae Parker, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
7000 Sw 62 Avenue; Suite 201
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Raymond Parker works as an intensive care specialist and adult pulmonologist. Dr. Parker has indicated that his clinical interests include sleep disorders, emphysema, and cystic fibrosis (CF). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He studied medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He is professionally 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. Michael John Hernandez, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
6855 Red Road
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Michael Hernandez practices adult critical care and adult pulmonology. His areas of expertise include the following: sleep disorders, emphysema, and cystic fibrosis (CF). Dr. Hernandez honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Hernandez trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Hernandez is professionally affiliated with Mariners Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Doctors Hospital.

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

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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 sees patients in Miami, FL and Homestead, FL. His medical specialties are adult critical care, adult endocrinology, and primary care. Areas of expertise for Dr. Barrera include diabetes, sleep disorders, and emphysema. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He obtained his medical school training at Tulane University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. His professional affiliations include 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's areas of specialization are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Pastewski's areas of expertise include the following: sleep disorders, emphysema, and cancer. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Ross University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Maimonides Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Pastewski's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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.
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