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We found 8 providers with an interest in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and who accept Silver Compass 4500 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. His areas of expertise include the following: bronchitis, asthma, and sleep apnea. His professional affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. After completing medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Levinson performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 medical specialist in allergy & immunology. Dr. Empedrad's clinical interests 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 takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing Dr. Empedrad's residency at Nassau University Medical Center, Dr. Empedrad attended Cebu Institute of Medicine and Cebu Doctors' University College of Medicine for medical school.

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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. Clinical interests for Dr. Belecanech include sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. Dr. Belecanech is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Virtua Memorial, and Allergic Disease Associates. His education and training includes medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and residency at Keesler Air Force Base Medical Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Belecanech honors. 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 clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. Dr. Goldstein's hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Virtua Memorial, and Allergic Disease Associates. He attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Hahnemann University Hospital for residency. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Goldstein has received distinctions including 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. Nancy Deborah Gordon, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
608 North Broad Street; Suite 310
Woodbury, NJ
 

Dr. Nancy Gordon's area of specialization is allergy & immunology. Before performing her residency at Temple University Hospital, Dr. Gordon attended Temple University School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gordon include sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Her 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. Donald Jeffrey Dvorin, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
608 North Broad Street; Suite 310
Woodbury, NJ
 

Dr. Donald Dvorin is an allergy & immunology specialist. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dvorin takes. He graduated from Far Eastern University, Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation and then he performed his residency at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford and Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Dr. Dvorin's 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 is a medical specialist in adult allergy & immunology. Clinical interests for Dr. Haralabatos include sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. Dr. Haralabatos is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Virtua Memorial, and Allergic Disease Associates. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. She trained at Parkland Health & Hospital System for residency.

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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
2601 S 12th Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Mark Testa is a physician who specializes in family medicine. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: urge incontinence (overactive bladder), sexually transmitted diseases (STds), and sinusitis (sinus infection). Dr. Testa is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System, Jefferson Health, and Methodist Hospital. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. Dr. Testa graduated from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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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.