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We found 5 providers with an interest in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and who accept United Healthcare Silver near Tallahassee, FL.

Dr. Junaid A Syed, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine
101 N Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL
 

Dr. Junaid Syed's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. After completing medical school at Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences, he performed his residency at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center, Phoenix. Dr. Syed (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. His professional affiliations include Osceola Regional Medical Center and Orlando Health. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

All Interests: Depression, Immunization, Hypertension, Allergy Skin Testing, Sleep Apnea, Urinalysis, Diabetes, ... (Read more)

Dr. Imtiaz Ahmed, MD
Specializes in Other, Allergy & Immunology
101 N Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL
 

Dr. Imtiaz Ahmed works as an allergist/immunologist in Kissimmee, FL and Tallahassee, FL. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Ahmed attended medical school at the University of Mysore and Government Medical College, Bhavnagar. His medical residency was performed at New York Methodist Hospital. Dr. Ahmed (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. His professional affiliations include Osceola Regional Medical Center and Orlando Health.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Eczema, Bronchitis, Conjunctivitis, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Sinusitis

Dr. Edward L J Frame, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
101 N Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL
 

Dr. Edward Frame practices general internal medicine in Kissimmee, FL and Tallahassee, FL. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Frame is affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center. Before performing his residency at Hurley Medical Center, Dr. Frame attended Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Frame takes.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Immunization, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Hypoglycemia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Conrado Elyeran Talampas, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
101 N Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL
 

Dr. Conrado Talampas' medical specialty is general internal medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center. Dr. Talampas accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended the University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center and then went on to complete his residency at Coney Island Hospital. Dr. Talampas (or staff) speaks the following languages: Filipino, Sign Language, and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Depression, Restless Leg Syndrome, Immunization, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Urinalysis, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Family Medicine
101 N Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL
 

Dr. Mario Sobrino's specialty is family medicine. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and Autonomous University of Puebla Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at San Pablo Hospital. Dr. Sobrino is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Echocardiogram, Radiofrequency Ablation, Asthma

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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.