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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 Pulmonology
263 Seventh Avenue; Suite 5h, Nym Medical Pavilion
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Rameen Miarrostami practices adult pulmonology. Dr. Miarrostami (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Chinese, and Italian. His areas of expertise include the following: emphysema, lung cancer, and pulmonary rehabilitation treatment. Dr. Miarrostami's professional affiliations include New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital and Maimonides Medical Center. He is a graduate of World University and a graduate of Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center's residency program. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Miarrostami is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

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

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

Dr. Michael Niederman works as a critical care specialist and pulmonologist in Mineola, NY and New York, NY. His areas of expertise include the following: pneumonia, respiratory failure, and sepsis (blood poisoning). Dr. Niederman graduated from Boston University School of Medicine. He accepts Coresource, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. 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. Gerard T Lombardo, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
808 8th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Gerard Lombardo is a Brooklyn, NY physician who specializes in adult pulmonology. On average, patients gave Dr. Lombardo a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Lombardo include sleep disorders, emphysema, and lung cancer. He honors Amerigroup, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at New York Methodist Hospital. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Lombardo (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian. He is professionally 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 is a New York, NY physician who specializes in adult pulmonology. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He has a special interest in asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Dr. Matarese is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. Dr. Matarese is an in-network provider for Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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 speaks Spanish.

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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, who practices in New York, NY, is a medical specialist in adult pulmonology. Dr. Kamelhar graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kamelhar include lung cancer, asthma, and pulmonary function test (PFT). His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kamelhar accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kamelhar (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: 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. Meredith Leigh Turetz, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
425 East 61st Street; 4th Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Meredith Turetz, who practices in New York, NY, is a medical specialist in adult pulmonology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Turetz include tuberculosis (TB), pulmonary embolism, and pulmonary hypertension. Dr. Turetz takes several insurance carriers, including Coresource, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. 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. Her distinctions include: David E. Rogers Memorial Finalist; Zucker Fellow in International Medicine; and Papanicoleau Teaching Fellow in Anatomy. Dr. Turetz (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Hebrew, and Spanish. She is professionally 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

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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 specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology and practices in New York, NY. Her areas of clinical interest consist of lung cancer, asthma, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). She is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. Dr. Zappetti graduated from Brown University, Alpert Medical School and then she performed her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. She takes Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, POMCO, and more. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Zappetti 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

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

Dr. Abraham Sanders' specialty is adult pulmonology. His areas of clinical interest consist of emphysema, asthma, and chronic bronchitis. Dr. Sanders is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO. He is a graduate of SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Dr. Sanders's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. He has received the following distinctions: One of America's Top Doctors; New York Super Doctors; and J. J. Smith Memorial Award. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with 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 pulmonologist in Brooklyn, NY. These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes, emphysema, and anemia. Dr. Rahman is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, Aetna Medicare, and more. She graduated from Dhaka Medical College and then she performed her residency at The Brooklyn Hospital Center. In addition to English, Dr. Rahman (or staff) speaks Bengali and Hindi.

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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 is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine and adult pulmonology. Dr. Saleh (or staff) speaks Spanish and Russian. He has a special interest in emphysema, lung cancer, and bronchoscopy. He is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital. He graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Saleh completed a residency program at New York Methodist Hospital. Dr. Saleh's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors.

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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 is a pediatric critical care specialist in New York, NY. After attending UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, he completed his residency training at the University Hospital of Brooklyn. Clinical interests for Dr. Wen include hospital acquired infection, rheumatic heart disease, and ventricular arrhythmia. Dr. Wen is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and TRICARE. 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. These areas are among Dr. Zawistowski's clinical interests: hospital acquired infection, rheumatic heart disease, and ventricular arrhythmia. She is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. Dr. Zawistowski (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian.

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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 is a general internist and geriatrician. He is conversant in Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Feher include hypertension (high blood pressure), type 2 diabetes, and asthma. Dr. Feher is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Feher attended New York College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center for residency. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Feher has received the distinction of 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 is a diagnostic radiology specialist in New York, NY. His clinical interests include lung cancer, interstitial lung disease, and thoracic aortic aneurysm. Dr. Alpert takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, TRICARE, and more. He attended the University of Vermont College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Lenox Hill Hospital. Dr. Alpert 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. Dr. Santos'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 attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University for residency. She has received the distinction of New York Rising Stars. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Santos's 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's specialty is adult hospital medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Austrian include diarrhea, heart failure, and chest pain. He is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Austrian takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, TRICARE, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Weill Cornell Medical College and performed his residency at Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Austrian has received professional recognition including the following: 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.