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We found 7 providers with an interest in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and who accept Aetna near Boston, MA.

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
Mass General Pulmonary Associates; White 905
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Leo Ginns is a Boston, MA physician who specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He offers interpreting services for his patients. Dr. Ginns's areas of expertise include lung transplant, emphysema, and pulmonary fibrosis. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. After completing medical school at the University of Vermont College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ginns honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Beta Kappa, Cum Laude; Senior Honors, .; and Alpha Omega Alpha, Lamb Fellowship for best. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

All Interests: Lung Transplant, Interstitial Lung Disease, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Pulmonary Hypertension, Emphysema

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
55 Fruit Street; Cox 2
Boston, MA
 

Dr. R. Harris is an adult critical care and adult pulmonology specialist. Dr. Harris's areas of expertise consist of asthma, acute respiratory distress syndrome, and interstitial lung disease. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Massachusetts Medical School, he completed his residency training at Tufts Medical Center. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Harris include: Boston Super Doctors; Teacher of the Year; and MICU Teaching Award. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Interstitial Lung Disease, Asthma, Acute Respiratory ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
55 Fruit Street; Mass. General Hospital Pulmonary Unit
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Robert Brown's specialty is adult pulmonology. Dr. Brown's education and training includes medical school at McGill University Faculty of Medicine and residency at International. His areas of expertise consist of shortness of breath (dyspnea), asthma, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. His distinctions include: **Additional specialty and board certification and internal medicine**. Dr. Brown (or staff) speaks French and Yiddish. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Problems, Shortness of Breath, Asthma

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Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
Ambulatory C Ctre; Room 536 Mass General Hosital
Boston, MA
 

Dr. David Kanarek's medical specialty is adult pulmonology. His areas of expertise include emphysema and lung cancer. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Dr. Kanarek is a graduate of the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. For his professional training, Dr. Kanarek completed a residency program at The Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital. He has received the distinction of Boston Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

All Interests: Lung Problems, Lung Cancer, Emphysema

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
725 Albany Street; Shapiro 9, Suite B
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Kevin Wilson works as a critical care specialist and pulmonologist in Boston, MA and Westwood, MA. He takes Cigna, Aetna, and Medicaid, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Medicine and a graduate of Massachusetts General Hospital's residency program. Dr. Wilson's distinctions include: Amercian Thoracic Society Clinical Expert; Pulmonary and Critical Care Teaching Award; and America's Top Physicians. He offers interpreting services for his patients. He is professionally affiliated with Boston Medical Center (BMC). New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Wilson's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Infections, Asthma, Interstitial Lung Disease

Dr. Henning Arthur Gaissert, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
55 Fruit Street; Blk 1570
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Henning Gaissert is a medical specialist in general surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. Dr. Gaissert's clinical interests encompass esophageal cancer, hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), and lung cancer. His professional affiliations include The Miriam Hospital, Rhode Island Hospital, and Foundation Medical Partners. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gaissert is accepting new patients. His education and training includes medical school at Technical University Munich, Faculty of Medicine and Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich Faculty of Medicine and residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Boston Super Doctors; Faculty Teaching Award, Dept Of Surg, Brown; and the University. Dr. Gaissert (or staff) speaks the following languages: German and French.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

All Interests: Myasthenia Gravis, Surgical Procedures, Hyperhidrosis, Esophageal Cancer, Lung Cancer, Thymoma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Caroline Anne McFadden, MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
40 Holland Street
Somerville, MA
 

Dr. Caroline McFadden is a physician who specializes in adult allergy & immunology. She attended Trinity College Dublin School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Boston Medical Center. Dr. McFadden is an in-network provider for Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Neighborhood Health Plan, Coventry, and more. She is professionally affiliated with Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates. Unfortunately, she is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Food Allergy, Rhinitis, 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.