We found 20 providers with an interest in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and who accept Aetna Medicare near Brooklyn, NY.

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

Dr. Rameen Miarrostami is a critical care specialist and pulmonologist in Brooklyn, NY. After attending World University for medical school, he completed his residency training at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center. His areas of expertise include emphysema, lung cancer, and pulmonary rehabilitation treatment. Dr. Miarrostami has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Miarrostami (or staff) is conversant in 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

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 has a special interest in pneumonia, respiratory failure, and sepsis (blood poisoning). He graduated from Boston University School of Medicine. He takes Coresource, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of 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

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

Dr. Michael Matarese works as a pulmonologist. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Dr. Matarese is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. Dr. Matarese accepts Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, POMCO, and more. He is a graduate of Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Patient's Choice Award issued by Vitals and Compassionate Doctor's Award issued by Vitals. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

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

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

Dr. David Kamelhar works as a pulmonologist in New York, NY. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Kamelhar's clinical interests include lung cancer, asthma, and pulmonary function test (PFT). He is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kamelhar honors. He is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Kamelhar's training includes a residency program at NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Kamelhar (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew, Spanish, and Russian.

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

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

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 medical specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Her clinical interests encompass lung cancer, asthma, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Dr. Zappetti is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. She attended medical school at Brown University, Alpert Medical School. She completed her residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Zappetti is an in-network provider for Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her distinctions include: One of America's Top Doctors; Assistant Chief Medical Resident -New York Presbyterian Hospital, Department of Medicine; and J. James Smith Teaching Award.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

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

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

Dr. Abraham Sanders is an adult pulmonologist in New York, NY. Clinical interests for Dr. Sanders include emphysema, asthma, and chronic bronchitis. He is professionally affiliated with Rockefeller University Hospital and Weill Cornell Medicine. Dr. Sanders honors Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, POMCO, and more. After completing medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Sanders include: One of America's Top Doctors; New York Super Doctors; and J. J. Smith Memorial Award. Dr. Sanders speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, chronic bronchitis

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

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

Dr. Meredith Turetz is an adult pulmonologist in New York, NY. Clinical interests for Dr. Turetz include tuberculosis (TB), pulmonary embolism, and pulmonary hypertension. Coresource, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Turetz takes. She attended Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College for residency. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include David E. Rogers Memorial Finalist; Zucker Fellow in International Medicine; and Papanicoleau Teaching Fellow in Anatomy. In addition to English, Dr. Turetz (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Hebrew, and Spanish. She is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

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

Dr. Rummana Rahman, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
263 Seventh Avenue; #5f
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Rummana Rahman is a specialist in adult pulmonology. She works in Brooklyn, NY. Dr. Rahman (or staff) speaks the following languages: Bengali and Hindi. Dr. Rahman's clinical interests include diabetes, emphysema, and anemia. She is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital. Before performing her residency at The Brooklyn Hospital Center, Dr. Rahman attended Dhaka Medical College for medical school. Dr. Rahman is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

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

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

Dr. Anthony Saleh specializes in general internal medicine and adult pulmonology. Dr. Saleh's clinical interests include emphysema, lung cancer, and bronchoscopy. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Aetna Medicare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Saleh honors. He is a graduate of St. George's University School of Medicine and a graduate of New York Methodist Hospital's residency program. He has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. Dr. Saleh (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Russian. Dr. Saleh is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

All Interests: Airway Stent, Bronchoscopy, Lung Problems, Lung Cancer, Asthma, Acute Respiratory Distress ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Gerard Lombardo practices adult pulmonology in Brooklyn, NY. Patient ratings for Dr. Lombardo average 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: sleep disorders, emphysema, and lung cancer. He is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital. Amerigroup, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lombardo honors. He graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine. Dr. Lombardo completed his residency training 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)

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

Dr. Andy Wen's medical specialty is pediatric critical care. He is a graduate of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and a graduate of the University Hospital of Brooklyn's residency program. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wen include hospital acquired infection, rheumatic heart disease, and ventricular arrhythmia. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wen accepts. Dr. Wen is 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)

Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
251 E 33rd Street; Suite 2 South
New York, NY
 

Dr. Laszlo Feher practices general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Feher include hypertension (high blood pressure), type 2 diabetes, and asthma. He is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and United Healthcare Plans. He graduated from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Feher's medical residency was performed at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic bronchitis

All Interests: Cancer Screening, Type 2 Diabetes, Hypertension, Dementia, Colorectal Cancer Screening, Asthma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Laura Santos, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Critical Care
550 1st Avenue
New York, NY
 

Dr. Laura Santos is a medical specialist in pediatric critical care. In addition to English, Dr. Santos speaks Spanish. Her areas of expertise include the following: hospital acquired infection, rheumatic heart disease, and ventricular arrhythmia. She is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. After attending UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Santos accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, Aetna Medicare, and more. She has received the distinction of New York Rising Stars.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic bronchitis

All Interests: Influenza, Viral Infection, Diabetes, Acute Kidney Failure, Hospital Acquired Infection, ... (Read more)

Dr. Christine Ann Zawistowski, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Critical Care
550 1st Avenue
New York, NY
 

Dr. Christine Zawistowski is a specialist in pediatric critical care. Her areas of expertise include the following: hospital acquired infection, rheumatic heart disease, and ventricular arrhythmia. Dr. Zawistowski takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Zawistowski completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. In addition to English, Dr. Zawistowski (or staff) speaks Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian. She is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic bronchitis

All Interests: Influenza, Viral Infection, Acute Kidney Failure, Hospital Acquired Infection, Chronic Respiratory ... (Read more)

Dr. Jonathan Saul Austrian, MD
Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine
550 1st Avenue
New York, NY
 

Dr. Jonathan Austrian is a medical specialist in adult hospital medicine. Dr. Austrian's areas of expertise include diarrhea, heart failure, and chest pain. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Montefiore Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Rising Stars. He is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Syncope, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Chest Pain, Nausea, Pancreas Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michelle Marie Ramirez Joglar, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Critical Care
550 First Avenue; Department of Pediatric Critical Care
New York, NY
 

Dr. Michelle Ramirez-Joglar's medical specialty is pediatric critical care. She attended medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Ramirez-Joglar's clinical interests include hospital acquired infection, rheumatic heart disease, and ventricular arrhythmia. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Aetna Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: New York Rising Stars. Dr. Ramirez-Joglar is 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, Acute ... (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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