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We found 22 providers with an interest in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and who accept Medicare near Summit, NJ.

Dr. Jessie Swain Robertson, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
140 Park Avenue; (enter "the Green at Florham Park" at Florham Road, Across From The.
Florham Park, NJ
 

Dr. Jessie Wilt is a critical care specialist and pulmonologist. Dr. Wilt is conversant in Spanish. These areas are among her clinical interests: shortness of breath (dyspnea), cystic fibrosis (CF), and sleep apnea. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Summit Medical Group and Overlook Medical Center. She graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and then she performed her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. She honors AARP, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Wilt is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Sleep Disorders, Bronchitis, Thoracic Problems, Sarcoidosis, Borderline ... (Read more)

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Dr. Jon Lawrence Bass, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1 Diamond Hill Road; Lawrence Building, Floor 2
Berkeley Heights, NJ
 

Dr. Jon Bass is a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He works in Berkeley Heights, NJ. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: shortness of breath (dyspnea), alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, and cystic fibrosis (CF). Dr. Bass's hospital/clinic affiliations include Summit Medical Group and Overlook Medical Center. He takes Coventry, Aetna, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bass is accepting new patients. After completing medical school at New York Medical College, he performed his residency at Stamford Hospital, Connecticut.

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

All Interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Bronchitis, Sarcoidosis, Borderline Personality Disorder, Cystic Fibrosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Peter George Polos, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
99 Beauvoir Avenue
Summit, NJ
 

Dr. Peter Polos practices adult pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Polos include shortness of breath (dyspnea), cystic fibrosis (CF), and sleep apnea. Dr. Polos accepts Medicaid and Medicare insurance. He graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and then he performed his residency at New York Downtown Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Polos (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with JFK Medical Center, Summit Medical Group, and Overlook Medical Center. Unfortunately, Dr. Polos is not currently accepting new patients.

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

All Interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Problems, Bronchitis, Chest ... (Read more)

Dr. Marc L Benton, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
300 Madison Avenue; 3rd Floor
Madison, NJ
 

Dr. Marc Benton, who practices in Madison, NJ, is a medical specialist in adult pulmonology. His areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), intensive care, and asthma. Dr. Benton is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Overlook Medical Center. He obtained his medical school training at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Disorders, Allergies, Intensive Care, Sleep Apnea, ... (Read more)

Dr. Howard S Blaustein, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1 Diamond Hill Road; Lawrence Building Floor 2
Berkeley Heights, NJ
 

Dr. Howard Blaustein's specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He practices in Berkeley Heights, NJ. Dr. Blaustein's areas of expertise include the following: shortness of breath (dyspnea), alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, and cystic fibrosis (CF). He takes Coventry, Aetna, and Railroad Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He trained at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Summit Medical Group and Overlook Medical Center.

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

All Interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Bronchitis, Sarcoidosis, Borderline Personality Disorder, Cystic Fibrosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Smita Shamji Shah, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
96 Millburn Avenue; Suite 200a
Millburn, NJ
 

Dr. Smita Shah is an adult critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist. Her areas of expertise include the following: lung cancer, asthma, and sleep apnea. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Aetna, and more. After attending Seth G.S. Medical College for medical school, Dr. Shah completed her residency training at St. Mary's Hospital, Rochester, New York. She has received professional recognition including the following: Millburn-Short Hills Super Doctors. She is affiliated with Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Barnabas Health Medical Group.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Interstitial Lung Disease, Sleep Apnea, Lung Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Alison S Kole, MPH, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
140 Park Avenue; (enter "the Green at Florham Park" at Florham Road, Across From The.
Florham Park, NJ
 

Dr. Alison Kole sees patients in Englewood, NJ, Florham Park, NJ, and Berkeley Heights, NJ. Her medical specialties are adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Dr. Kole's areas of expertise include the following: shortness of breath (dyspnea), cystic fibrosis (CF), and sleep apnea. She takes Medicare insurance. She attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine. She trained at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for residency. Dr. Kole is professionally affiliated with Summit Medical Group. Her practice is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Problems, Bronchitis, Chest ... (Read more)

Dr. Chirag Vijaykumar Shah, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1 Springfield Avenue; Third Floor
Summit, NJ
 

Dr. Chirag Shah is a physician who specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Clinical interests for Dr. Shah include asthma, pulmonary embolism, and pulmonary fibrosis. Dr. Shah accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Shah's professional affiliations include Morristown Medical Center and Atlantic Medical Group.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Thoracic Problems, Sarcoidosis, Allergies, Interstitial Lung ... (Read more)

Dr. Federico Cerrone, MD
Specializes in Pulmonology, Other, Critical Care, Sleep Medicine
Pulmonary & Allergy Associates; One Springfield Avenue
Summit, NJ
 

Dr. Federico Cerrone's specialties are pulmonology (lung & respiratory disease), critical care (intensive care medicine), and sleep medicine. He is rated highly by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Cerrone include sleep disorders, asthma, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, Atlantic Medical Group, and Overlook Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Disorders, Asthma

Dr. Mark I Zimmerman, MD
Specializes in Pulmonology, Other, Critical Care
One Springfield Avenue
Summit, NJ
 

Dr. Mark Zimmerman's areas of specialization are pulmonology (lung & respiratory disease) and critical care (intensive care medicine). Dr. Zimmerman's areas of expertise consist of sinusitis (sinus infection), sleep disorders, and asthma. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Morristown Medical Center, Atlantic Medical Group, and Chilton Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Zimmerman graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Disorders, Thoracic Problems, Allergies, Lung ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1 Springfield Avenue; 3rd Floor
Summit, NJ
 

Dr. Heejin Kim's areas of specialization are adult critical care and adult pulmonology; she sees patients in Cedar Knolls, NJ and Summit, NJ. For her professional training, Dr. Kim completed a residency program at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. Her areas of expertise include cystic fibrosis (CF), pulmonary fibrosis, and sarcoidosis. Dr. Kim takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. She speaks Korean. She is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, Chilton Medical Center, and Overlook Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sarcoidosis, Pulmonary Fibrosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jamie Lynne Reedy, MD, MPH
Specializes in Family Medicine
1 Diamond Hill Road; Lawrence Pavilion
Berkeley Heights, NJ
 

Dr. Jamie Reedy is a physician who specializes in family medicine. She attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Reedy's areas of expertise include prostate problems, warts, and polio vaccination. She honors Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna, as well as other insurance carriers. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Reedy's hospital/clinic affiliations include Summit Medical Group and Overlook Medical Center. Unfortunately, she is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Warts, Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Eczema, Dizziness, Bronchitis, Rheumatoid ... (Read more)

Dr. Gary Lawrence Kohn, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology, Pediatric Critical Care
1 Springfield Avenue
Summit, NJ
 

Dr. Gary Kohn practices pediatric pulmonology and pediatric critical care in Summit, NJ, Livingston, NJ, and Florham Park, NJ. Clinical interests for Dr. Kohn include sleep study, shortness of breath (dyspnea), and intensive care. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kohn accepts. After attending Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, Dr. Kohn completed his residency training at Wyler Children's Hospital. Dr. Kohn speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Morristown Medical Center, Summit Medical Group, and Saint Barnabas Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Problems, Bronchitis, Tuberculosis, Bronchoscopy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Nicole Antoinette Henry Dindial, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
592 Springfield Avenue
Westfield, NJ
 

Dr. Nicole Henry-Dindial practices family medicine. Dr. Henry-Dindial studied medicine at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. Her clinical interests include prostate problems, warts, and polio vaccination. She is rated highly by her patients. She honors MultiPlan, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Henry-Dindial is professionally affiliated with Summit Medical Group and Overlook Medical Center. Dr. Henry-Dindial has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Warts, Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Eczema, Dizziness, Rheumatoid Arthritis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard Todd Paris, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1 Diamond Hill Road
Berkeley Heights, NJ
 

Dr. Richard Paris works as a family practitioner. His areas of expertise include the following: prostate problems, warts, and polio vaccination. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Morristown Medical Center, Summit Medical Group, and Overlook Medical Center. Dr. Paris is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Paris welcomes new patients. He studied medicine at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He trained at Overlook Family Medicine Residency Program for his residency. In addition to English, Dr. Paris (or staff) speaks Sign Language, Spanish, and German.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Warts, Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Eczema, Dizziness, Bronchitis, Rheumatoid ... (Read more)

Dr. Claudia Anne Wagner, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1 Diamond Hill Road
Berkeley Heights, NJ
 

Dr. Claudia Wagner is a physician who specializes in family medicine. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Wagner's clinical interests: prostate problems, warts, and polio vaccination. She is in-network for Medicare insurance. She is a graduate of Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Wagner is professionally affiliated with Summit Medical Group and Overlook Medical Center. She is closed to new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Warts, Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Eczema, Dizziness, Bronchitis, 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.