We found 20 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 practices adult critical care and adult pulmonology in Mineola, NY and New York, NY. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Niederman include pneumonia, respiratory failure, and sepsis (blood poisoning). Dr. Niederman honors Coresource, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of 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. Rameen Mohammad Miarrostami, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
263 Seventh Avenue; Suite 5h, Nypbmh Medical Pavilion
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Rameen Miarrostami, who practices in Brooklyn, NY, is a medical specialist in adult pulmonology. Dr. Miarrostami obtained his medical school training at World University and performed his residency at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center. In his practice, he is particularly interested in emphysema, lung cancer, and pulmonary rehabilitation treatment. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Miarrostami is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Miarrostami (or staff) speaks the following 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 practices adult pulmonology. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include sleep disorders, emphysema, and lung cancer. Dr. Lombardo is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended St. George's University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at New York Methodist Hospital for residency. He has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. Dr. Lombardo (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Italian. He is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital.

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

Dr. Michael Matarese, who practices in New York, NY, is a medical specialist in adult pulmonology. Patient ratings for Dr. Matarese average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Matarese's areas of expertise include asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He accepts Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, POMCO, and more. He studied medicine at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Matarese has received professional recognition including the following: Patient's Choice Award issued by Vitals and Compassionate Doctor's Award issued by Vitals. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Matarese is 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. Dana Zappetti, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
425 East 61st Street; 4th Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Dana Zappetti is a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. After attending Brown University, Alpert Medical School, Dr. Zappetti completed her residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. These areas are among her clinical interests: lung cancer, asthma, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). She accepts Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include One of America's Top Doctors; Assistant Chief Medical Resident -New York Presbyterian Hospital, Department of Medicine; and J. James Smith Teaching Award. Dr. Zappetti 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. David L Kamelhar, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
404 Park Avenue S; Suite 701
New York, NY
 

Dr. David Kamelhar is an adult pulmonologist in New York, NY. Dr. Kamelhar (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew, Spanish, and Russian. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kamelhar include lung cancer, asthma, and pulmonary function test (PFT). He is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Kamelhar studied medicine at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He trained at NYU Langone Medical Center for his residency. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Viant, and more.

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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)

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

Dr. Abraham Sanders is a medical specialist in adult pulmonology. He speaks Spanish. His areas of clinical interest consist of emphysema, asthma, and chronic bronchitis. Dr. Sanders is professionally affiliated with Rockefeller University Hospital and Weill Cornell Medicine. Dr. Sanders attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center for his residency. Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sanders accepts. He has received distinctions including One of America's Top Doctors; New York Super Doctors; and J. J. Smith Memorial Award.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, chronic bronchitis

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

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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 medical specialty is adult pulmonology. Dr. Turetz (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Hebrew, and Spanish. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Turetz include tuberculosis (TB), pulmonary embolism, and pulmonary hypertension. Dr. Turetz is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. After completing medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College, she 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 accepts. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Turetz has received include 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. 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 foreign languages: Bengali and Hindi. Dr. Rahman's clinical interests include diabetes, emphysema, and anemia. She is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital. She graduated from Dhaka Medical College and then she performed her residency at The Brooklyn Hospital Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Aetna Medicare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rahman honors.

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

Dr. Anthony Saleh's medical specialty is general internal medicine and adult pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Saleh include emphysema, lung cancer, and bronchoscopy. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Saleh takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Aetna Medicare. Before completing his residency at New York Methodist Hospital, Dr. Saleh attended medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine. Dr. Saleh has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Saleh (or staff) speaks Spanish and Russian. He 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)

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

Dr. Andy Wen is a specialist in pediatric critical care. He attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at the University Hospital of Brooklyn. Dr. Wen's clinical interests include hospital acquired infection, rheumatic heart disease, and ventricular arrhythmia. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, TRICARE, and more. He 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)

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

Dr. Christine Zawistowski is a pediatric critical care specialist in New York, NY. Dr. Zawistowski's areas of expertise include hospital acquired infection, rheumatic heart disease, and ventricular arrhythmia. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Aetna Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Zawistowski's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. In addition to English, Dr. Zawistowski (or staff) speaks Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian. She is professionally 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)

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

Dr. Laszlo Feher specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) and practices in New York, NY. He speaks Spanish. His clinical interests include hypertension (high blood pressure), type 2 diabetes, and asthma. Dr. Feher is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. Before completing his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, Dr. Feher attended medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and United Healthcare Plans. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic bronchitis

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

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Dr. Jeffrey Blake Alpert, MD
Specializes in Diagnostic Radiology
550 1st Avenue; Nyu Langone Medical Center, Department of Radiology
New York, NY
 

Dr. Jeffrey Alpert's specialty is diagnostic radiology. These areas are among his clinical interests: lung cancer, interstitial lung disease, and thoracic aortic aneurysm. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Alpert honors. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Vermont College of Medicine and performed his residency at Lenox Hill Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with NYU Radiology Associates.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Sarcoidosis, Lung Problems, Lung Cancer, Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm, Thoracic Imaging, Chronic ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Laura Santos' specialty is pediatric critical care. Her clinical interests include hospital acquired infection, rheumatic heart disease, and ventricular arrhythmia. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Aetna Medicare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Santos takes. She obtained her medical school training at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. She has received the distinction of New York Rising Stars. In addition to English, Dr. Santos speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Christopher's Hospital for Children and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic bronchitis

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

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

Dr. Jonathan Austrian is an adult hospital medicine specialist in New York, NY. His clinical interests include diarrhea, heart failure, and chest pain. He is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Austrian is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Weill Cornell Medical College. He trained at Montefiore Medical Center for residency. Dr. Austrian has received the distinction of New York Rising Stars.

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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)

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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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