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We found 15 providers with an interest in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and who accept Amerigroup near New York, NY.

Dr. Edwin Neil Schachter, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
5 East 98
New York, NY
 

Dr. Edwin Schachter's specialty is adult pulmonology. Before performing his residency at Bellevue Hospital Center, Dr. Schachter attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. These areas are among Dr. Schachter's clinical interests: emphysema, lung cancer, and asthma. He takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. Dr. Schachter's distinctions include: Edward, Livingston Trudeau Fellow; New York Super Doctors; and Keynote Speaker ALA of Chicago World COPD Day. Dr. Schachter (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Hebrew, and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Pulmonary Associates. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

All Interests: Lung Cancer, Cough, Asthma, Pulmonary Function Test, Emphysema

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Dr. Gwen Susan Skloot, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
5 East 98th Street; 10th Floor Bo Mount Sinai Hospital Pulmonary
New York, NY
 

Dr. Gwen Skloot's specialty is adult pulmonology. Dr. Skloot's areas of clinical interest consist of emphysema, asthma, and pulmonary function test (PFT). She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients. She studied medicine at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. She speaks Spanish.

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

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Pulmonary Function Test, Emphysema, Asthma, Chronic ... (Read more)

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Dr. Joseph M Ghassibi, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
423 West 55th Street; 4th Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Joseph Ghassibi's areas of specialization are adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. His clinical interests include diagnostic bronchoscopy, sleep apnea, and cough. Dr. Ghassibi accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. His education and training includes medical school at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. Dr. Ghassibi has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. Dr. Ghassibi (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French.

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

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sarcoidosis, Arterial Blood Gas, Diagnostic Bronchoscopy, ... (Read more)

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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 is a specialist in adult pulmonology. His areas of expertise include emphysema, lung cancer, and pulmonary rehabilitation treatment. Patients gave Dr. Miarrostami an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending World University for medical school, Dr. Miarrostami completed his residency training at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center. Dr. Miarrostami (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Chinese, and Italian. His professional 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 is an adult pulmonology specialist in Brooklyn, NY. Dr. Lombardo (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Italian. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lombardo include sleep disorders, emphysema, and lung cancer. He is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine and residency at New York Methodist Hospital. The average patient rating for Dr. Lombardo is 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Lombardo has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors.

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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. Timothy Joseph Harkin, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
5 E 98th Street; Box 1232
New York, NY
 

Dr. Timothy Harkin, who practices in New York, NY, is a medical specialist in adult pulmonology. Dr. Harkin (or staff) speaks Sign Language, Spanish, and Khmer. Clinical interests for Dr. Harkin include emphysema, lung cancer, and diagnostic bronchoscopy. Dr. Harkin is a graduate of SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. He trained at Long Island College Hospital for his residency. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Harkin is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

All Interests: Diagnostic Bronchoscopy, Lung Cancer, Emphysema, Thoracentesis

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Dr. Jeremy Adam Weingarten, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
501 Sixth Street; Suite 1st Floor
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Jeremy Weingarten is a medical specialist in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. His areas of expertise include sleep disorders, emphysema, and bronchitis. He is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital. Dr. Weingarten is in-network for Amerigroup, Coresource, and Anthem, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). In addition to English, Dr. Weingarten (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Arabic, and Sign Language.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Bronchitis, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Exercise Physiology, Thoracentesis, ... (Read more)

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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. She works in Brooklyn, NY. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rahman include diabetes, emphysema, and anemia. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Aetna Medicare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rahman honors. Dr. Rahman attended Dhaka Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at The Brooklyn Hospital Center. Dr. Rahman (or staff) is conversant in Bengali and Hindi. Dr. Rahman is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital.

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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. Michael Larry Abott, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Geriatrics, Adult Pulmonology
263 Seventh Avenue; Suite 5h, Nym Medical Pavilion
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Michael Abott is an adult critical care specialist, geriatrician, and pulmonologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Abott include sleep disorders, emphysema, and lung cancer. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Vytra, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences. He trained at Coney Island Hospital for residency. Dr. Abott (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Italian. His professional affiliations include New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, Maimonides Medical Center, and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Sarcoidosis, Lung Problems, Pulmonary Rehabilitation Treatment, Lung Cancer, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
170 William Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Thomas Chan is a medical specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. His areas of expertise include the following: lung cancer, asthma, and pulmonary fibrosis. He is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chan takes. After attending MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at New York Downtown Hospital. Dr. Chan is conversant in Mandarin and Cantonese.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic bronchitis

All Interests: Bronchitis, Lung Problems, Pulmonary Function Test, Lung Cancer, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Asthma, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
501 Sixth Street; Suite 1st Floor
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Keerthana Keshava is a physician who specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Keshava (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and Cantonese. Her clinical interests include VATS pleurodesis, emphysema, and lung cancer. Dr. Keshava is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital. Before completing her residency at New York Hospital Queens, Dr. Keshava attended medical school at M.S. Ramaiah Medical College. Dr. Keshava takes Amerigroup, Coresource, and Anthem, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Lung Problems, Interventional Pulmonology, VATS Pleurodesis, Lung ... (Read more)

Dr. Madhav A Gudi, MD
Specializes in Geriatrics, Adult Pulmonology
263 Seventh Avenue; Suite 5h, Nym Medical Pavilion
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Madhav Gudi's areas of specialization are geriatrics (elderly care) and adult pulmonology. In addition to English, Dr. Gudi (or staff) speaks Spanish, Italian, and Hindi. Clinical interests for Dr. Gudi include emphysema, bronchitis, and asthma. He is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital. Before completing his residency at New York Methodist Hospital, Dr. Gudi attended medical school at Siddhartha Medical College. Amerigroup, Coresource, and Anthem are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gudi takes.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

All Interests: Bronchitis, Lung Problems, Emphysema, Asthma

Dr. Mikhail Yuryevich Kazachkov, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
160 East 32nd Street; 3rd Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Mikhail Kazachkov sees patients in Brooklyn, NY and New York, NY. His medical specialty is pediatric pulmonology. His areas of expertise include the following: pneumonia, asthma, and pulmonary function test (PFT). He is professionally affiliated with Fink Children’s Ambulatory Care Center. Dr. Kazachkov is in-network for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Albany Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC), Dr. Kazachkov attended medical school at Saint Petersburg State Pediatric Medical Academy. Dr. Kazachkov (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Mandarin, and Arabic.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic bronchitis

All Interests: Stenosis, Trachea Problems, Autonomic Disorders, Asthma, Pneumonia, Pulmonary Function Test, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Robert J Giusti, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
160 E 32nd Street, Fink Ambulatory Care Center; L3 Medical
New York, NY
 

Dr. Robert Giusti's area of specialization is pediatric pulmonology. These areas are among Dr. Giusti's clinical interests: cystic fibrosis (CF), pneumonia, and chest pain. He is an in-network provider for Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at NYU Langone Medical Center for residency. He has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. Dr. Giusti (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Cantonese. He is affiliated with Fink Children’s Ambulatory Care Center.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic bronchitis

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Chest Pain, Pneumonia, Interstitial Lung Disease, Pulmonary Function Test, Chronic ... (Read more)

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Dr. Anthony Joseph Acinapura, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
506 6th Street
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Anthony Acinapura is a Brooklyn, NY physician who specializes in vascular surgery and thoracic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Acinapura include lung cancer, heart bypass surgery (CABG), and esophageal motility disorders. Dr. Acinapura is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Acinapura completed a residency program at Duke University Medical Center. He has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. Dr. Acinapura (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Arabic, and Sign Language. He is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital and Maimonides Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Esophageal Motility Disorders, Atrial Fibrillation, Bronchoscopy, Heart Valve ... (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.