We found 11 providers with an interest in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and who accept AARP near Mount Holly, NJ.

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

Dr. Andrew Schriber's specialties are adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. He practices in Mount Laurel, NJ and Moorestown, NJ. Clinical interests for Dr. Schriber include collapsed lung (pneumothorax), cystic fibrosis (CF), and sleep apnea. He graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He trained at the University of Chicago Medical Center for residency. Dr. Schriber takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Douglas Cohen specializes in adult pulmonology. His areas of expertise include collapsed lung (pneumothorax), intensive care, and cystic fibrosis (CF). He is affiliated with Kennedy Health System. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cohen accepts. He studied medicine at New York Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Cohen trained 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 clinical interests include collapsed lung (pneumothorax), intensive care, and cystic fibrosis (CF). Before completing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Trudo attended medical school at Albany Medical College. He takes 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)

Dr. Jin Ping Guo, MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
6 Daffodil Lane
Lumberton, NJ
 

Dr. Jin Guo's area of specialization is adult allergy & immunology. She is conversant in Chinese. Areas of expertise for Dr. Guo include sinusitis (sinus infection), contact dermatitis, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). She is affiliated with Kennedy Health System. Her education and training includes medical school at Shanxi Medical University and Shanghai Medical University and residency at Temple University Hospital. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Medicare Supplement (Medigap).

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Eczema, Immunotherapy, Contact Dermatitis, Nasal Polyps, Food Allergy, Skin Testing, Skin Biopsy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Christopher J Salerno, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
811 Sunset Road
Burlington, NJ
 

Dr. Christopher Salerno's specialty is family medicine. His clinical interests include post-polio syndrome (PPS), warts, and ankle sprain. Dr. Salerno is professionally affiliated with Jefferson Health. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Salerno attended medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.

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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)

Dr. Jennifer M Naticchia, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1636 Route 38
Lumberton, NJ
 

Dr. Jennifer Naticchia's area of specialization is family medicine. After completing medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College, she performed her residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. Clinical interests for Dr. Naticchia include post-polio syndrome (PPS), warts, and ankle sprain. Dr. Naticchia accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Coventry Health Care Plans, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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)

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. These areas are among his clinical interests: warts, ankle sprain, and athlete's foot. Dr. Denniston has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Denniston takes. He graduated from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Denniston trained at Grady Memorial Hospital.

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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 General Internal Medicine
1 Medford Leas
Medford, NJ
 

Dr. James D'amico is an internist. Areas of expertise for Dr. D'amico include post-polio syndrome (PPS), warts, and ankle sprain. Dr. D'amico is affiliated with Kennedy Health System. After attending UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. D'amico accepts.

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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)

Dr. Diego R Ortega, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
175 Madison Avenue
Mount Holly, NJ
 

Dr. Diego Ortega is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Ortega is a graduate of UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and a graduate of Temple University Hospital's residency program. His areas of expertise include cardiac risk reduction, tinnitus, and headache. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ortega honors.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Diabetes Management, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Cellulitis, Conjunctivitis, Erectile Dysfunction, Edema, ... (Read more)

Dr. Raul Luis Berio-Dorta, MD
Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine
175 Madison Avenue
Mount Holly, NJ
 

Dr. Raul Berio-Dorta specializes in hospital medicine (hospitalist) and practices in Voorhees, NJ and Mount Holly, NJ. Dr. Berio-Dorta's areas of expertise include the following: cardiac risk reduction, tinnitus, and headache. He attended the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Temple University Hospital. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Diabetes Management, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Cellulitis, Conjunctivitis, Erectile Dysfunction, Edema, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Family Medicine
310 Creek Crossing Boulevard
Hainesport, NJ
 

Dr. Michael Meltzer practices family medicine in Cherry Hill, NJ and Hainesport, NJ. The average patient rating for Dr. Meltzer is 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include post-polio syndrome (PPS), warts, and ankle sprain. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He graduated from Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford. He is affiliated with Virtua Memorial.

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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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