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

Dr. Martin Levinson is a physician who specializes in family medicine, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. These areas are among his clinical interests: bronchitis, asthma, and sleep apnea. Dr. Levinson accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Levinson trained at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Levinson is affiliated with 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

Specializes in Family Medicine
1028 Oregon Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Marc Matozzo's specialty is family medicine. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), sexually transmitted diseases (STds), and cystocele (bladder prolapse). Dr. Matozzo is professionally affiliated with Methodist Hospital Division of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. He accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. Dr. Matozzo is not currently accepting new patients. He is a graduate of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Matozzo trained at a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic bronchitis

All Interests: Cystocele, Ear Infection, Fever, Hoarseness, Hypertension, Influenza, Diabetes, Sinusitis, Sexually ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Raquel Empedrad is an allergy & immunology specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Empedrad include sinusitis (sinus infection), emphysema, and asthma. She is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital. Dr. Empedrad accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. Before completing her residency at Nassau University Medical Center, Dr. Empedrad attended medical school at Cebu Doctors' University College of Medicine.

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

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Ear Infection, Allergies, Conjunctivitis, Contact ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Jeremy Close practices family medicine and sports medicine in Philadelphia, PA. His areas of expertise include the following: lower back strain, paget's disease, and elbow pain. Dr. Close is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. He attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. He is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic bronchitis

All Interests: Elbow Pain, Sports Health, Knee Pain, Neck Pain, Bursitis, Shoulder Pain, Hoarseness, Hypertension, ... (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's specialty is family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. De La Cruz include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), diabetes, and sinusitis (sinus infection). She is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan, Dr. De La Cruz attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. She 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: Ear Infection, Fever, Hoarseness, Hypertension, Influenza, Diabetes, Sinusitis, Sexually ... (Read more)

Dr. George A Belecanech, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
608 North Broad Street; Suite 310
Woodbury, NJ
 

Dr. George Belecanech is a specialist in allergy & immunology. These areas are among Dr. Belecanech's clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), emphysema, and asthma. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Keesler Air Force Base Medical Center. Dr. Belecanech has received the following distinction: Recognized as a "Top Doc" by South Jersey Magazine. He is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital.

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

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Ear Infection, Allergies, Conjunctivitis, Contact ... (Read more)

Dr. Marc F Goldstein, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
608 North Broad Street; Suite 310
Woodbury, NJ
 

Dr. Marc Goldstein is an allergy & immunology specialist. His areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), emphysema, and asthma. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Goldstein is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Goldstein trained at Hahnemann University Hospital. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Goldstein include: Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized in Courier Post's 2008 Best of South Jersey Doctors; and Recognized in Delaware Valley Consumers 2007 Best Doctors. He is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital.

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

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Ear Infection, Allergies, Conjunctivitis, Contact ... (Read more)

Dr. Donald J Dvorin, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
608 North Broad Street; Suite 310
Woodbury, NJ
 

Dr. Donald Dvorin is an allergy & immunology specialist. Dr. Dvorin's areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), emphysema, and asthma. He is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital. After attending Far Eastern University, Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation for medical school, he completed his residency training at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford and Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Dr. Dvorin has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Ear Infection, Allergies, Conjunctivitis, Contact ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Joseph Steingard's specialty is family medicine. He attended medical school at the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences. Dr. Steingard's clinical interests include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), urge incontinence (overactive bladder), and sinusitis (sinus infection). He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Methodist Hospital Division of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic bronchitis

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

Specializes in Family Medicine
2047 W Oregon Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Anthony Mela specializes in family medicine. He studied medicine at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Mela's areas of expertise include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), urge incontinence (overactive bladder), and sinusitis (sinus infection). He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. Dr. Mela is professionally affiliated with Methodist Hospital Division of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. He is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic bronchitis

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

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

Dr. Nancy Gordon is an allergy & immunology specialist. These areas are among Dr. Gordon's clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), emphysema, and asthma. She accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. After completing medical school at Temple University School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Temple University Hospital. Dr. Gordon is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital.

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

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Ear Infection, Allergies, Conjunctivitis, Contact ... (Read more)

Dr. Irene C Haralabatos, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
608 North Broad Street; Suite 310
Woodbury, NJ
 

Dr. Irene Haralabatos' area of specialization is allergy & immunology. Dr. Haralabatos graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Areas of expertise for Dr. Haralabatos include sinusitis (sinus infection), emphysema, and asthma. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Haralabatos accepts. She is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital.

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

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Ear Infection, Allergies, Conjunctivitis, Contact ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Mark Testa's specialty is family medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: urge incontinence (overactive bladder), sinusitis (sinus infection), and sexually transmitted diseases (STds). His professional affiliations include Kennedy Health System and Methodist Hospital Division of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Dr. Testa is a graduate of New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic bronchitis

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