We found 8 providers with an interest in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and who accept Humana Catastrophic near Decatur, GA.

Dr. David Marshall Guidot, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
1365 Clifton Road; Ne 3rd Floor
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. David Guidot's medical specialty is adult pulmonology. His areas of expertise include emphysema, bronchoscopy, and asthma. Dr. Guidot's professional affiliations include Atlanta VA Medical Center, Emory Clinic, and Emory University Hospital. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota, Dr. Guidot attended the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Guidot honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Interstitial Lung Disease, Lung ... (Read more)

Dr. Gerald Wayne Staton Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1365 Clifton Road, Ne
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Gerald Staton works as an adult critical care specialist and pulmonologist. Dr. Staton is a graduate of Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia and a graduate of Stanford University Medical Center's residency program. He has indicated that his clinical interests include emphysema, asthma, and pulmonary fibrosis. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He has received the following distinctions: Atlanta Super Doctors; Best Pulmonary Physicians in Atlanta; and The Best Doctors in America. Dr. Staton is affiliated with Emory University Hospital, The Emory Clinic at Building A, and Emory University Hospital Midtown.

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

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sarcoidosis, Interstitial Lung Disease, Pulmonary Fibrosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jose Fernando Aristizabal, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
2665 N Decatur Road; Suite 430
Decatur, GA
 

Dr. Jose Aristizabal's areas of specialization are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. His areas of expertise include cystic fibrosis (CF), sleep apnea, and pulmonary fibrosis. He is professionally affiliated with Emory Johns Creek Hospital. Dr. Aristizabal is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Aristizabal attended the University of Valle for medical school and subsequently trained at Carraway Methodist Medical Center for residency. He has received the following distinction: Atlanta Super Doctors.

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

All Interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Disorders, Bronchoscopy, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
1365 Clifton Road Ne
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Alan Plummer is an Atlanta, GA physician who specializes in adult pulmonology. Dr. Plummer's clinical interests include emphysema, intensive care, and cystic fibrosis (CF). He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Plummer completed his residency training at Mayo Clinic. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Emory Clinic, Emory University Hospital, and Emory University Hospital Midtown.

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

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Interstitial Lung Disease, Cystic ... (Read more)

Dr. Srihari Veeraraghavan, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1365 Clifton Road Ne; Building A, 4th Floor
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Srihari Veeraraghavan is a medical specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He is conversant in Tamil. Dr. Veeraraghavan's clinical interests include emphysema, intensive care, and bronchoscopy. He is professionally affiliated with Emory Clinic, Emory University Hospital, and Emory University Hospital Midtown. Dr. Veeraraghavan graduated from Kilpauk Medical College and Lady Hardinge Medical College. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Interstitial Lung Disease, Intensive Care, Lung Problems, Interventional ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas Patrick Demarini, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
2665 N. Decautr Road; Suite 430
Decatur, GA
 

Dr. Thomas Demarini's specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He practices in Decatur, GA and Johns Creek, GA. Dr. Demarini's areas of expertise include the following: lung transplant, lung cancer, and sleep apnea. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Demarini's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. He has received the distinction of Atlanta Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Emory Johns Creek Hospital.

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

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Disorders, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Lung Transplant, ... (Read more)

Dr. Alexander Dung Truong, MPH, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1365 Clifton Road Ne
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Alexander Truong's areas of specialization are adult critical care and adult pulmonology; he sees patients in Atlanta, GA. Clinical interests for Dr. Truong include emphysema, bronchoscopy, and asthma. He is professionally affiliated with Emory Clinic, Emory University Hospital, and Emory University Hospital Midtown. Dr. Truong takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Truong attended Tulane University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Yale University for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Vietnamese.

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

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Dr. William Alexander Crosland, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
315 Boulevard Ne; Suite 400
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. William Crosland is a physician who specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Crosland's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: intensive care, bronchoscopy, and pneumonia. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Brooke Army Medical Center, Dr. Crosland attended Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia for medical school. Dr. Crosland's professional affiliations include WellStar and Atlanta Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

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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.