We found 4 providers with an interest in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and who accept AARP near Mount Holly, NJ.

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Specializes in Other, Adult Pulmonology
204 Ark Road; Suite 206 Lmc I
Mount Laurel, NJ
 

Dr. Douglas Cohen is a specialist in adult pulmonology. He works in Mount Laurel, NJ. His clinical interests include collapsed lung (pneumothorax), intensive care, and cystic fibrosis (CF). Dr. Cohen is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. He studied medicine at New York Medical College. Dr. Cohen completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ).

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

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Lung Biopsy, Bronchitis, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Cystic Fibrosis, Sleep Apnea, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Other, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
204 Ark Road; Suite 206 Lmci
Mount Laurel, NJ
 

Dr. Frank Trudo is a medical specialist in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. His areas of expertise include the following: collapsed lung (pneumothorax), intensive care, and cystic fibrosis (CF). He is professionally affiliated with Virtua Memorial Hospital and Virtua Marlton Hospital. Before performing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Trudo attended Albany Medical College for medical school. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

All Interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Sleep Disorders, Lung Biopsy, Bronchitis, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
120 Madison Avenue
Mount Holly, NJ
 

Dr. Robert Denniston is a Mount Holly, NJ physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: warts, ankle sprain, and athlete's foot. Dr. Denniston takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Medicare Supplement (Medigap). Before performing his residency at Grady Memorial Hospital, Dr. Denniston attended the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine for medical school.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Warts, Ankle Sprain, Athlete's Foot, Eczema, Diabetes Management, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Cellulitis, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Family Medicine
310 Creek Crossing Boulevard
Hainesport, NJ
 

Dr. Michael Meltzer is a physician who specializes in family medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Meltzer is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Meltzer's clinical interests include post-polio syndrome (PPS), warts, and ankle sprain. He is professionally affiliated with Virtua Memorial Hospital. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Meltzer completed his residency training at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Warts, Ankle Sprain, Sports Health, Athlete's Foot, Eczema, Diabetes Management, Rheumatoid ... (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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