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We found 8 providers with an interest in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and who accept Aetna Leap Diabetes near Forked River, NJ.

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Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
422 Lacey Road
Forked River, NJ
 

Dr. Raquel Empedrad's medical specialty is allergy & immunology. Dr. Empedrad's clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. Dr. Empedrad is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. After attending Cebu Institute of Medicine and Cebu Doctors' University College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Empedrad completed Dr. Empedrad's residency training at Nassau University Medical Center. Dr. Empedrad's hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Virtua Memorial, and Allergic Disease Associates.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Eczema, Conjunctivitis, Contact Dermatitis, Hoarseness, Sinus Problems, Nasal Polyps, Food Allergy, ... (Read more)

Dr. George Alec Belecanech, MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
422 Lacey Road
Forked River, NJ
 

Dr. George Belecanech practices adult allergy & immunology. Clinical interests for Dr. Belecanech include sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. Dr. Belecanech is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He studied medicine at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. He trained at Keesler Air Force Base Medical Center for residency. Dr. Belecanech has received the following distinction: Recognized as a "Top Doc" by South Jersey Magazine. His professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Virtua Memorial, and Allergic Disease Associates.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Eczema, Conjunctivitis, Contact Dermatitis, Hoarseness, Sinus Problems, Nasal Polyps, Food Allergy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Marc Fred Goldstein, MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
422 Lacey Road
Forked River, NJ
 

Dr. Marc Goldstein works as an adult allergist and immunologist. His areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Goldstein accepts. After attending the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Dr. Goldstein completed his residency training at Hahnemann University Hospital. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Goldstein has received include Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized in Courier Post's 2008 Best of South Jersey Doctors; and Recognized in Delaware Valley Consumers 2007 Best Doctors. He is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Virtua Memorial, and Allergic Disease Associates.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Eczema, Conjunctivitis, Contact Dermatitis, Hoarseness, Sinus Problems, Nasal Polyps, Food Allergy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Donald Jeffrey Dvorin, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
422 Lacey Road
Forked River, NJ
 

Dr. Donald Dvorin's medical specialty is allergy & immunology. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. Dr. Dvorin is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Far Eastern University, Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation. Dr. Dvorin's residency was performed at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford and Long Island Jewish Medical Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Virtua Memorial, and Allergic Disease Associates.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Eczema, Conjunctivitis, Contact Dermatitis, Hoarseness, Sinus Problems, Nasal Polyps, Food Allergy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Irene Christa Haralabatos, MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
422 Lacey Road
Forked River, NJ
 

Dr. Irene Haralabatos specializes in adult allergy & immunology. After attending UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, she completed her residency training at Parkland Health & Hospital System. Areas of expertise for Dr. Haralabatos include sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Virtua Memorial, and Allergic Disease Associates.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Eczema, Conjunctivitis, Contact Dermatitis, Hoarseness, Sinus Problems, Nasal Polyps, Food Allergy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Nancy Deborah Gordon, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
422 Lacey Road
Forked River, NJ
 

Dr. Nancy Gordon's area of specialization is allergy & immunology. She graduated from Temple University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Temple University Hospital. Dr. Gordon's clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Gordon is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Virtua Memorial, and Allergic Disease Associates.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Eczema, Conjunctivitis, Contact Dermatitis, Hoarseness, Sinus Problems, Nasal Polyps, Food Allergy, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
422 Lacey Road
Forked River, NJ
 

Dr. David Larosa is a physician who specializes in allergy & immunology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Larosa include sinusitis (sinus infection), skin allergy, and hives (uritcaria). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna, Aetna Bronze, and Aetna HSA. He studied medicine at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Larosa's professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital and Hahnemann University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Ear Infection, Allergies, Conjunctivitis, Contact ... (Read more)

Dr. Juen Kim, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
422 Lacey Road
Forked River, NJ
 

Dr. Juen Kim is a physician who specializes in allergy & immunology. Her areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), emphysema, and asthma. She is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital and Hahnemann University Hospital. Dr. Kim is an in-network provider for Aetna, Aetna Bronze, Aetna HSA, and more. Dr. Kim attended the University of Michigan Medical School and subsequently trained at Spectrum Health for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, 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.