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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 is an Atlanta, GA physician who specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Staton include emphysema, asthma, and pulmonary fibrosis. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Staton studied medicine at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. His medical residency was performed at Stanford University Medical Center. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Staton include: Atlanta Super Doctors; Best Pulmonary Physicians in Atlanta; and The Best Doctors in America. His 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's medical specialty is adult pulmonology. Clinical interests for Dr. Guidot include emphysema, bronchoscopy, and asthma. Dr. Guidot's hospital/clinic affiliations include Atlanta VA Medical Center, Emory Clinic, and Emory University Hospital. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Guidot graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota.

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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, who practices in Decatur, GA and Duluth, GA, is a medical specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. His clinical interests include cystic fibrosis (CF), sleep apnea, and pulmonary fibrosis. Dr. Aristizabal is professionally affiliated with Emory Johns Creek Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Valle, he performed his residency at Carraway Methodist Medical Center. Dr. Aristizabal has received the distinction of 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. His areas of expertise include emphysema, intensive care, and cystic fibrosis (CF). Dr. Plummer is professionally affiliated with Emory Clinic, Emory University Hospital, and Emory University Hospital Midtown. Before completing his residency at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Plummer attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Plummer takes 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, 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 an adult critical care and adult pulmonology specialist in Atlanta, GA. His clinical interests include emphysema, intensive care, and bronchoscopy. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Veeraraghavan is a graduate of Kilpauk Medical College and Lady Hardinge Medical College. He speaks Tamil. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Emory Clinic, Emory University Hospital, and Emory University Hospital Midtown.

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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, who practices in Decatur, GA and Johns Creek, GA, is a medical specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. His areas of expertise include the following: lung transplant, lung cancer, and sleep apnea. Dr. Demarini is affiliated with Emory Johns Creek Hospital. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Demarini graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Demarini trained at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. He has received the distinction of Atlanta Super Doctors.

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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 a critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist in Atlanta, GA. He is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Yale University. Areas of expertise for Dr. Truong include emphysema, bronchoscopy, and asthma. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Vietnamese. Dr. Truong's 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, 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's specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Crosland's clinical interests include intensive care, bronchoscopy, and pneumonia. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. After attending Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia for medical school, he completed his residency training at Brooke Army Medical Center. His professional affiliations include 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.