We found 13 providers with an interest in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and who accept Platinum Navigate Plus 0 near Woodbury, NJ.

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

Dr. Martin Levinson's areas of specialization are family medicine, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. He is especially interested in bronchitis, asthma, and sleep apnea. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Levinson studied medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. His training includes a residency program at Rush University Medical Center. His professional 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 works as an allergist/immunologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Empedrad include sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. Dr. Empedrad's professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Virtua Memorial, and Allergic Disease Associates. Dr. Empedrad graduated from Cebu Institute of Medicine and Cebu Doctors' University College of Medicine. Dr. Empedrad's medical residency was performed at Nassau University Medical Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Empedrad accepts.

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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 practices adult allergy & immunology. His clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. Dr. Belecanech is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Before completing his residency at Keesler Air Force Base Medical Center, Dr. Belecanech attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Recognized as a "Top Doc" by South Jersey Magazine. Dr. Belecanech is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Virtua Memorial, and Allergic Disease Associates.

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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 specializes in adult allergy & immunology. His areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. He is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Virtua Memorial, and Allergic Disease Associates. Dr. Goldstein takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Before completing his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital, Dr. Goldstein attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Goldstein 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. He graduated from Far Eastern University, Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation. For his professional training, Dr. Dvorin completed residency programs at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford and Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dvorin include sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. Patients gave Dr. Dvorin an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Virtua Memorial, and Allergic Disease Associates.

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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 practices adult allergy & immunology. These areas are among her clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Virtua Memorial, and Allergic Disease Associates. Before performing her residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System, Dr. Haralabatos attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Haralabatos takes 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)

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

Dr. Nancy Gordon is a medical specialist in allergy & immunology. Her education and training includes medical school at Temple University School of Medicine and residency at Temple University Hospital. These areas are among Dr. Gordon's clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Her professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Virtua Memorial, and Allergic Disease Associates.

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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. Jeremy David Close, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
3 Crescent Drive; Suite 100
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Jeremy Close specializes in family medicine and sports medicine and practices in Philadelphia, PA. His clinical interests include lower back strain, depression, and elbow pain. Dr. Close accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Close completed his residency training at Jefferson University Hospitals. He is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic bronchitis

All Interests: Depression, Elbow Pain, Sports Health, Knee Pain, Neck Pain, Bursitis, Shoulder Pain, Hoarseness, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Family Medicine
1028 Oregon Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Marc Matozzo's area of specialization is family medicine. His areas of expertise include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), sinusitis (sinus infection), and cystocele (bladder prolapse). Patients rated Dr. Matozzo highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Matozzo attended medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Matozzo is professionally affiliated with Jefferson Health and Methodist Hospital. He is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic bronchitis

All Interests: Depression, Cystocele, Ear Infection, Fever, Hoarseness, Hypertension, Influenza, Iron Deficiency ... (Read more)

Dr. Maria Syl De La Cruz, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
3 Crescent Drive; Suite 100
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Maria De La Cruz is a physician who specializes in family medicine. These areas are among Dr. De La Cruz's clinical interests: diabetes, sexually transmitted diseases (STds), and sinusitis (sinus infection). She is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. She attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. De La Cruz's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. She is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic bronchitis

All Interests: Depression, Ear Infection, Fever, Hoarseness, Hypertension, Influenza, Iron Deficiency Anemia, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Family Medicine
2601 S 12th Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Joseph Steingard is a physician who specializes in family medicine. His clinical interests include urge incontinence (overactive bladder), sexually transmitted diseases (STds), and sinusitis (sinus infection). His professional affiliations include Jefferson Health and Methodist Hospital. Dr. Steingard graduated from the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic bronchitis

All Interests: Depression, Cystocele, Ear Infection, Fever, Urge Incontinence, Hoarseness, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Family Medicine
2601 S 12th Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Mark Testa practices family medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Testa include urge incontinence (overactive bladder), sexually transmitted diseases (STds), and sinusitis (sinus infection). Dr. Testa's professional affiliations include Kennedy Health System, Jefferson Health, and Methodist Hospital. He studied medicine at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Testa is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic bronchitis

All Interests: Depression, Cystocele, Ear Infection, Fever, Urge Incontinence, Hoarseness, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Family Medicine
2047 W Oregon Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Anthony Mela's area of specialization is family medicine. These areas are among Dr. Mela's clinical interests: urge incontinence (overactive bladder), sexually transmitted diseases (STds), and sinusitis (sinus infection). He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. He studied medicine at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Mela is affiliated with Jefferson Health and Methodist Hospital. He is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic bronchitis

All Interests: Depression, Cystocele, Ear Infection, Fever, Urge Incontinence, Hoarseness, Hypertension, ... (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.