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We found 20 providers with an interest in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and who accept TRICARE near Sewell, NJ.

Dr. Roman Krol, MD
Specializes in Primary Care, Adult Pulmonology
239 Hurffville Cross Keys Road
Sewell, NJ
 

Dr. Roman Krol's specialties are primary care and adult pulmonology. His areas of expertise include the following: sleep study, collapsed lung (pneumothorax), and lung cancer. Dr. Krol is professionally affiliated with Inspira Medical Center Vineland, The Memorial Hospital of Salem County, and Inspira Medical Center Elmer. After completing medical school at Ross University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Drexel University. Patient reviews placed Dr. Krol at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Krol honors. His practice is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Lung Biopsy, Bronchitis, Sarcoidosis, Sleep Apnea, Lung Problems, Sleep Study, ... (Read more)

Dr. Eric Steven Sztejman, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
239 Hurffville Cross Keys Road
Sewell, NJ
 

Dr. Eric Sztejman's medical specialty is adult pulmonology. His areas of expertise include collapsed lung (pneumothorax), shortness of breath (dyspnea), and intensive care. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital, Dr. Sztejman attended medical school at Saba University School of Medicine.

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

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Lung Biopsy, Dizziness, Bronchitis, Sarcoidosis, Hypertension, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Allen Jay Salm, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
239 Hurffville Cross Keys Road
Sewell, NJ
 

Dr. Allen Salm's medical specialty is adult pulmonology. His clinical interests include sleep study, collapsed lung (pneumothorax), and lung cancer. Dr. Salm studied medicine at St. George's University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Salm's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Salm honors.

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

All Interests: Endarterectomy, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Disorders, Lung Biopsy, Bronchitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Angel Victor E Rodis, MD
Specializes in Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
239 Hurffville Cross Keys Road
Sewell, NJ
 

Dr. Angel Rodis practices sleep medicine and adult pulmonology. His medical residency was performed at Saint Peter's University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Trenton. Dr. Rodis's areas of expertise include the following: sleep study, collapsed lung (pneumothorax), and lung cancer. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors 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: Endarterectomy, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Disorders, Lung Biopsy, Bronchitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jewelle R Sutherland, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
239 Hurffville Cross Keys Road
Sewell, NJ
 

Dr. Jewelle Sutherland is a medical specialist in adult pulmonology. Clinical interests for Dr. Sutherland include sleep study, collapsed lung (pneumothorax), and lung cancer. She attended Temple University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University for residency. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant.

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

All Interests: Endarterectomy, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Disorders, Lung Biopsy, Bronchitis, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Family Medicine, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
1006 Mantua Pike
Woodbury Heights, NJ
 

Dr. Martin Levinson specializes in family medicine, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. He obtained his medical school training at Weill Cornell Medical College and performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center. In Dr. Levinson's practice, he is particularly interested in bronchitis, asthma, and sleep apnea. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Bronchitis, Sleep Apnea, Lung Problems, Asthma

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Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
608 North Broad Street; Suite 310
Woodbury, NJ
 

Dr. Raquel Empedrad is a specialist in allergy & immunology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Empedrad include sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. Dr. Empedrad's hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Virtua Memorial, and Allergic Disease Associates. Dr. Empedrad obtained Dr. Empedrad's medical school training at Cebu Institute of Medicine and Cebu Doctors' University College of Medicine and performed Dr. Empedrad's residency at Nassau University Medical Center. Dr. Empedrad takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.

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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
608 North Broad Street; Suite 310
Woodbury, NJ
 

Dr. George Belecanech specializes in adult allergy & immunology. His areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. Dr. Belecanech's professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Virtua Memorial, and Allergic Disease Associates. He graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Keesler Air Force Base Medical Center. Dr. Belecanech is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Recognized as a "Top Doc" by South Jersey Magazine.

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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
608 North Broad Street; Suite 310
Woodbury, NJ
 

Dr. Marc Goldstein practices adult allergy & immunology. His areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. Dr. Goldstein's professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Virtua Memorial, and Allergic Disease Associates. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and residency at Hahnemann University Hospital. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He has received the following distinctions: Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized in Courier Post's 2008 Best of South Jersey Doctors; and Recognized in Delaware Valley Consumers 2007 Best Doctors.

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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
608 North Broad Street; Suite 310
Woodbury, NJ
 

Dr. Donald Dvorin's medical specialty is allergy & immunology. Dr. Dvorin's areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. His professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Virtua Memorial, and Allergic Disease Associates. He attended Far Eastern University, Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation and then went on to complete his residency at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford and Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Dvorin average 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.

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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
608 North Broad Street; Suite 310
Woodbury, NJ
 

Dr. Irene Haralabatos is a medical specialist in adult allergy & immunology. These areas are among her clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. Dr. Haralabatos is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Virtua Memorial, and Allergic Disease Associates. She graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. She trained at Parkland Health & Hospital System for her residency. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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. Paul Jerome Berlin, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
155 Bridgeton Park
Mullica Hill, NJ
 

Dr. Paul Berlin practices allergy & immunology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Berlin include contact dermatitis, autoimmune disorders, and allergy testing. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. His residency was performed at Schneider Children's Hospital, National Cancer Institute, and Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Dr. Berlin is affiliated with Kennedy Health System, The Memorial Hospital of Salem County, and Inspira Medical Center Elmer. Dr. Berlin has an open panel.

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

All Interests: Eczema, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Immunotherapy, Bronchitis, Allergies, Contact ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
608 North Broad Street; Suite 310
Woodbury, NJ
 

Dr. Nancy Gordon is a specialist in allergy & immunology. Dr. Gordon's areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Virtua Memorial, and Allergic Disease Associates. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gordon takes. After attending Temple University School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Temple University Hospital.

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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 Family Medicine
612 Glassboro Road
Woodbury Heights, NJ
 

Dr. Tara Tomasso practices family medicine. Her clinical interests include warts, ankle sprain, and sports health. Dr. Tomasso is professionally affiliated with Associates in Family Healthcare. Before completing her residency at Abington Memorial Hospital, Dr. Tomasso attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. Dr. Tomasso has an open panel.

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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. Steven Andrew Litz, MD
Specializes in Other, Allergy & Immunology
600 Jessup Road; Suite 102
West Deptford, NJ
 

Dr. Steven Litz is an allergist/immunologist. His areas of expertise include tonsilitis, contact dermatitis, and pulmonary testing. He is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System. After completing medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences, Dr. Litz performed his residency at Winthrop University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Litz honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic bronchitis

All Interests: Eczema, Immunotherapy, Bronchitis, Contact Dermatitis, Hoarseness, Lung Problems, Tonsilitis, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Family Medicine
1300 Black Horse Pike
Glendora, NJ
 

Dr. Benjamin Blank works as a family practitioner. He is a graduate of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford's residency program. Dr. Blank's clinical interests include warts, ankle sprain, and athlete's foot. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Blank accepts. He is affiliated with Kennedy Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

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