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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 specialist in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. Clinical interests for Dr. Wilt include shortness of breath (dyspnea), cystic fibrosis (CF), and sleep apnea. Dr. Wilt takes several insurance carriers, including AARP, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Her education and training includes medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Wilt is professionally affiliated with Summit Medical Group and Overlook Medical Center. She 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' specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bass include shortness of breath (dyspnea), alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, and cystic fibrosis (CF). Dr. Bass's professional affiliations include Summit Medical Group and Overlook Medical Center. Dr. Bass honors Coventry, Aetna, TRICARE, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He attended New York Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Stamford Hospital, Connecticut for residency.

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

Dr. Marc Benton's area of specialization is adult pulmonology. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His clinical interests 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 honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Benton 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.

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

Dr. Peter Polos is a medical specialist in adult pulmonology. His areas of expertise include the following: shortness of breath (dyspnea), cystic fibrosis (CF), and sleep apnea. Dr. Polos is professionally affiliated with JFK Medical Center, Summit Medical Group, and Overlook Medical Center. He honors Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Unfortunately, he is not currently accepting new patients. He attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans for medical school and subsequently trained at New York Downtown Hospital for residency. Dr. Polos (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Hindi.

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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. 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 is a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He works in Berkeley Heights, NJ. He attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. His clinical interests include shortness of breath (dyspnea), alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, and cystic fibrosis (CF). Dr. Blaustein honors Coventry, Aetna, Railroad Medicare, and more. His professional affiliations include 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 and adult pulmonology specialist in Millburn, NJ and West Orange, NJ. After attending Seth G.S. Medical College for medical school, Dr. Shah completed her residency training at St. Mary's Hospital, Rochester, New York. These areas are among her clinical interests: lung cancer, asthma, and sleep apnea. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna. She has received the following distinction: 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 specializes in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology and practices in Englewood, NJ, Florham Park, NJ, and Berkeley Heights, NJ. Her clinical interests include shortness of breath (dyspnea), cystic fibrosis (CF), and sleep apnea. She honors Medicare insurance. Dr. Kole's education and training includes medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine and residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. She is affiliated with Summit Medical Group. Dr. Kole's 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's areas of specialization are adult critical care and adult pulmonology; he sees patients in Cedar Knolls, NJ and Summit, NJ. Dr. Shah attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Shah completed a residency program at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. His clinical interests include asthma, pulmonary embolism, and pulmonary fibrosis. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. Dr. Shah's hospital/clinic 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 is a medical specialist in pulmonology (lung & respiratory disease), critical care (intensive care medicine), and sleep medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Cerrone is 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include sleep disorders, asthma, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Dr. Cerrone accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 is a specialist in pulmonology (lung & respiratory disease) and critical care (intensive care medicine). He works in Summit, NJ. His areas of expertise consist of sinusitis (sinus infection), sleep disorders, and asthma. Dr. Zimmerman's professional affiliations include Morristown Medical Center, Atlantic Medical Group, and Chilton Medical Center. He is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and a graduate of NYU Langone Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Zimmerman is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more.

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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 works as a critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist. She is especially interested in cystic fibrosis (CF), pulmonary fibrosis, and sarcoidosis. She is professionally affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, Chilton Medical Center, and Overlook Medical Center. Dr. Kim accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. For her residency, Dr. Kim trained at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. Dr. Kim is conversant in Korean.

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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 Berkeley Heights, NJ physician who specializes in family medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Reedy include prostate problems, warts, and polio vaccination. She honors Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, and more. She graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Reedy's professional affiliations include Summit Medical Group and Overlook Medical Center. 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 is a physician who specializes in pediatric pulmonology and pediatric critical care. Dr. Kohn's areas of expertise include the following: sleep study, shortness of breath (dyspnea), and intensive care. He is professionally affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, Summit Medical Group, and Saint Barnabas Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Kohn graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. He completed his residency training at Wyler Children's Hospital. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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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's area of specialization is family medicine. Dr. Henry-Dindial is conversant in Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Henry-Dindial include prostate problems, warts, and polio vaccination. Her professional affiliations include Summit Medical Group and Overlook Medical Center. Dr. Henry-Dindial attended medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. She is rated highly by her patients. She takes several insurance carriers, including MultiPlan, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She is accepting new patients.

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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 practices family medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Paris (or staff) speaks Sign Language, Spanish, and German. Areas of expertise for Dr. Paris include prostate problems, warts, and polio vaccination. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Morristown Medical Center, Summit Medical Group, and Overlook Medical Center. He graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and then he performed his residency at Overlook Family Medicine Residency Program. He accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Paris is open to 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. Claudia Anne Wagner, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1 Diamond Hill Road
Berkeley Heights, NJ
 

Dr. Claudia Wagner's medical specialty is family medicine. She studied medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wagner include prostate problems, warts, and polio vaccination. She is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She honors Medicare insurance. Her professional affiliations include Summit Medical Group and Overlook Medical Center. Dr. Wagner has a closed panel.

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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.