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We found 25 providers with an interest in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and who accept Aetna Medicare near Brooklyn, NY.

Dr. Michael Steven Niederman, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
425 East 61st Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Michael Niederman's areas of specialization are adult critical care and adult pulmonology; he sees patients in Mineola, NY and New York, NY. Dr. Niederman's clinical interests include pneumonia, respiratory failure, and sepsis (blood poisoning). He is in-network for Coresource, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He graduated from Boston University School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: One of America's Top Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Pneumonia, Respiratory Infection, Respiratory Failure, Sepsis

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Dr. Robert Jeffrey Kaner, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
425 East 61st Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Robert Kaner works as an adult pulmonologist in New York, NY. Dr. Kaner graduated from Penn State College of Medicine and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Kaner trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. His areas of expertise include idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kaner takes. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Kaner has received include New York Super Doctors; Alpha Omega Alpha, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine; and Dalsemar Research Scholar Award: American Lung Association. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Interstitial Lung Disease, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Idiopathic ... (Read more)

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Dr. Lester W Blair, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
156 William Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Lester Blair works as an adult pulmonologist in New York, NY. Dr. Blair has a special interest in bronchitis, tuberculosis (TB), and asthma. He honors Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Blair completed his residency training at Columbia University Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors and One of America's Top Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Blair (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and Cantonese. He is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Bronchitis, Tuberculosis, Sarcoidosis, Asthma

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Dr. Rameen Mohammad Miarrostami, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
263 Seventh Avenue; Suite 5h, Nym Medical Pavilion
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Rameen Miarrostami practices adult pulmonology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Miarrostami's areas of expertise include the following: emphysema, lung cancer, and pulmonary rehabilitation treatment. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Miarrostami honors. Dr. Miarrostami obtained his medical school training at World University and performed his residency at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center. Dr. Miarrostami (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Chinese, and Italian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital and Maimonides Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

All Interests: Lung Problems, Pulmonary Rehabilitation Treatment, Lung Cancer, Pulmonary Hypertension, Emphysema

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Dr. Gerard T Lombardo, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
808 8th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Gerard Lombardo sees patients in Brooklyn, NY. His medical specialty is adult pulmonology. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lombardo include sleep disorders, emphysema, and lung cancer. He is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital. He takes Amerigroup, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Lombardo completed a residency program at New York Methodist Hospital. Dr. Lombardo has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Lombardo (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Italian.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Bronchitis, Tuberculosis, Sarcoidosis, Pulmonary Testing, Pulmonary Rehabilitation ... (Read more)

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Dr. Joseph T Cooke, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
520 E 70th Street; # Starr-505
New York, NY
 

Dr. Joseph Cooke works as an adult pulmonologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Cooke include lung cancer, bronchoscopy, and asthma. Dr. Cooke honors several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. He attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and New York Hospital for residency. His distinctions include: One of America's Top Doctors and Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Cooke speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Queens.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Bronchoscopy, Mechanical Ventilation, Interstitial Lung ... (Read more)

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Dr. Michael J Matarese, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
254 West 10th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Michael Matarese practices adult pulmonology in New York, NY. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Matarese's areas of expertise consist of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He takes several insurance carriers, including Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO. He graduated from Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. He has received distinctions including Patient's Choice Award issued by Vitals and Compassionate Doctor's Award issued by Vitals. In addition to English, Dr. Matarese speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sarcoidosis, Hypertension, Lung Problems, Asthma

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Dr. David L Kamelhar, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
404 Park Avenue S; Suite 701
New York, NY
 

Dr. David Kamelhar is an adult pulmonology specialist in New York, NY. His areas of expertise include lung cancer, asthma, and pulmonary function test (PFT). He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kamelhar accepts. Dr. Kamelhar graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He trained at NYU Langone Medical Center for residency. Dr. Kamelhar (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Spanish, and Russian. He is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sarcoidosis, Pulmonary Function Test, Lung Cancer, Chronic ... (Read more)

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Dr. Ben-Gary Harvey, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
425 East 61st Street; 4th Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Ben-Gary Harvey's specialty is adult pulmonology. These areas are among his clinical interests: emphysema, lung cancer, and cystic fibrosis (CF). Dr. Harvey is professionally affiliated with Rockefeller University Hospital and Weill Cornell Medicine. He is in-network for Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Harvey attended the University of the North for medical school and subsequently trained at the University Hospital of Brooklyn for residency. He has received distinctions including American Thoracic Society, International Conference; Fellow, Stony-Wold Herbert Fund, Inc.; and Stonywall Herbert Research Fellow. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Bronchitis, Tuberculosis, Mechanical Ventilation, Cystic ... (Read more)

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Dr. Meredith Leigh Turetz, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
425 East 61st Street; 4th Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Meredith Turetz's specialty is adult pulmonology. Dr. Turetz (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Hebrew, and Spanish. Dr. Turetz is especially interested in tuberculosis (TB), pulmonary embolism, and pulmonary hypertension. She is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. She obtained her medical school training at Weill Cornell Medical College and performed her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Coresource, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Turetz honors. Dr. Turetz has received distinctions including David E. Rogers Memorial Finalist; Zucker Fellow in International Medicine; and Papanicoleau Teaching Fellow in Anatomy.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Tuberculosis, Pulmonary Hypertension, Pulmonary Embolism

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Dr. Dana Zappetti, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
425 East 61st Street; 4th Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Dana Zappetti is a physician who specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Her clinical interests include lung cancer, asthma, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Dr. Zappetti is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO. Before performing her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Zappetti attended Brown University, Alpert Medical School. Dr. Zappetti has received distinctions including One of America's Top Doctors; Assistant Chief Medical Resident -New York Presbyterian Hospital, Department of Medicine; and J. James Smith Teaching Award. She is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Lung Problems, Lung Cancer, Asthma

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Dr. Abraham Sanders, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
425 East 61st Street; 4th Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Abraham Sanders' area of specialization is adult pulmonology. He graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Dr. Sanders trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center for his residency. His clinical interests encompass emphysema, asthma, and chronic bronchitis. Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sanders honors. He has received professional recognition including the following: One of America's Top Doctors; New York Super Doctors; and J. J. Smith Memorial Award. Dr. Sanders is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Sanders's professional affiliations include Rockefeller University Hospital and Weill Cornell Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, chronic bronchitis

All Interests: Intensive Care, Lung Problems, Emphysema, Asthma, Chronic Bronchitis

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Dr. Rummana Rahman, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
263 Seventh Avenue; Suite 4d, Nym Medical Pavilion
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Rummana Rahman is a specialist in adult pulmonology. Dr. Rahman (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Bengali and Hindi. Dr. Rahman's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, emphysema, and anemia. She is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital. She graduated from Dhaka Medical College. Dr. Rahman trained at The Brooklyn Hospital Center for residency. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, Aetna Medicare, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

All Interests: Bronchitis, Tuberculosis, Sarcoidosis, Hypertension, Hypoglycemia, Lung Problems, Diabetes, Anemia, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Stephen J Bennett, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
254 West 10th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Stephen Bennett is a physician who specializes in adult pulmonology. His areas of expertise include hypertension (high blood pressure), tuberculosis (TB), and asthma. The average patient rating for Dr. Bennett is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Bennett accepts several insurance carriers, including Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO. He graduated from Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Kings County Hospital Center. Dr. Bennett's hospital/clinic affiliations include Weill Cornell Medicine and Mount Sinai Roosevelt.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Tuberculosis, Sarcoidosis, Diabetic Nephropathy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Anthony George Saleh, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
7206 7th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Anthony Saleh is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine and adult pulmonology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Saleh include emphysema, lung cancer, and bronchoscopy. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Saleh takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Aetna Medicare. Dr. Saleh attended St. George's University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at New York Methodist Hospital for residency. He has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Saleh (or staff) speaks Spanish and Russian. Dr. Saleh is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Lung Problems, Lung Cancer, Asthma, Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Emphysema

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Dr. Andy Yen-Ming Wen, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Critical Care
550 1st Avenue
New York, NY
 

Dr. Andy Wen works as a pediatric critical care specialist in New York, NY. Clinical interests for Dr. Wen include hospital acquired infection, rheumatic heart disease, and ventricular arrhythmia. Dr. Wen is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and TRICARE. After completing medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, he performed his residency at the University Hospital of Brooklyn. He is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic bronchitis

All Interests: Rheumatic Heart Disease, Ventricular Arrhythmia, Pneumonia, Influenza, Viral Infection, 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.