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

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

Dr. Gerald Staton's specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Staton is especially interested in emphysema, asthma, and pulmonary fibrosis. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. After completing medical school at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia, he performed his residency at Stanford University Medical Center. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Atlanta Super Doctors; Best Pulmonary Physicians in Atlanta; and The Best Doctors in America. Dr. Staton's professional affiliations include 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. David Marshall Guidot, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
1365 Clifton Road; Ne 3rd Floor
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. David Guidot practices adult pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Guidot include emphysema, bronchoscopy, and asthma. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Guidot trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Atlanta VA Medical Center, Emory Clinic, and Emory University Hospital.

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

Dr. Jose Aristizabal specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology and practices in Decatur, GA and Duluth, GA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Aristizabal include cystic fibrosis (CF), sleep apnea, and pulmonary fibrosis. He is professionally affiliated with Emory Johns Creek Hospital. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Valle and performed his residency at Carraway Methodist Medical Center. 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 works as a pulmonologist in Atlanta, GA. He graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Plummer trained at Mayo Clinic. His clinical interests include emphysema, intensive care, and cystic fibrosis (CF). Dr. Plummer accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional 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 critical care specialist and pulmonologist. Dr. Veeraraghavan's areas of expertise include the following: emphysema, intensive care, and bronchoscopy. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Emory Clinic, Emory University Hospital, and Emory University Hospital Midtown. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is a graduate of Kilpauk Medical College and Lady Hardinge Medical College. Dr. Veeraraghavan speaks Tamil.

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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 is a critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist in Decatur, GA and Johns Creek, GA. These areas are among his clinical interests: lung transplant, lung cancer, and sleep apnea. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Demarini is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. He has received the distinction of Atlanta Super Doctors. Dr. Demarini is 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 works as an adult critical care specialist and pulmonologist in Atlanta, GA. He attended Tulane University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Yale University for residency. Dr. Truong's areas of expertise include emphysema, bronchoscopy, and asthma. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Truong honors. Dr. Truong speaks Vietnamese. He is professionally affiliated with 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, Interstitial Lung Disease, Lung Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. William Crosland is a critical care specialist and pulmonologist in Atlanta, GA. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Crosland's clinical interests: intensive care, bronchoscopy, and pneumonia. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia and residency at Brooke Army Medical Center. Dr. Crosland is affiliated with WellStar and Atlanta Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Lung Problems, Respiratory Failure, Thoracentesis, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary ... (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.