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

Dr. Majeed A 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. Patients rated Dr. Paduvana highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include diabetes, emphysema, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He is professionally affiliated with St. John's Hospital, St. John Hospital and Medical Center, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. Dr. Paduvana is in-network for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Calicut Medical College. His training includes a residency program at St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Detroit. Dr. Paduvana (or staff) is conversant in Hindi and Malayalam.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

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

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

Dr. Shaun Jayakar is a general internist and geriatrician. He attended American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Detroit. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Jayakar takes Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. His professional 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)

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
20901 Moross Road
Detroit, MI
 

Dr. Matthew Ott works as an internist in Detroit, MI. He has a special interest in diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and asthma. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and Priority Health, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ott obtained his medical school training at Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Dr. Ott's hospital/clinic 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

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

Dr. Bharat Patel's specialty is addiction medicine. He is a graduate of Grant Medical College. His areas of expertise include diabetes, hospice (end-of-life care), and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Patel honors Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Gujarati and Hindi. Dr. Patel is professionally affiliated with St. John's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Hypertension, ... (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.
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