We found 4 providers with an interest in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease near Saint Clair Shores, MI.

Dr. Majeed Abdul-Rahima Paduvana, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
18263 E 10 Mile Road; Suite E
Roseville, MI
 

Dr. Majeed Paduvana practices general internal medicine in Roseville, MI. He graduated from Calicut Medical College and then he performed his residency at St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Detroit. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Paduvana include diabetes, emphysema, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Patients rated Dr. Paduvana highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Paduvana (or staff) speaks Hindi and Malayalam. Dr. Paduvana's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. John's Hospital, St. John Hospital and Medical Center, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Hypertension, Diabetes, Emphysema, Asthma

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
21610 East 9 Mile Road
Saint Clair Shores, MI
 

Dr. Shaun Jayakar is a general internist and geriatrician. His clinical interests include diabetes, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jayakar honors. After attending American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, Dr. Jayakar completed his residency training at St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Detroit. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. John's Hospital, St. John Hospital and Medical Center, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Urinary ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
20901 Moross Road
Detroit, MI
 

Dr. Matthew Ott works as a general internist in Detroit, MI. His areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and asthma. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and Priority Health are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ott takes. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University, Dr. Ott attended Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific for medical school. Dr. Ott's professional affiliations include St. John's Hospital and St. John Hospital and Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Diabetes, Chronic Illness, Hypertension, Asthma

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Specializes in Addiction Medicine, Internal Medicine
21420 Harper Avenue; Suite 2
Saint Clair Shores, MI
 

Dr. Bharat Patel is a specialist in addiction medicine. He graduated from Grant Medical College. Dr. Patel's areas of expertise include diabetes, hospice (end-of-life care), and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He honors Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks Gujarati and Hindi. He is affiliated with St. John's Hospital.

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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.