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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 practices adult pulmonology. His clinical interests include emphysema, lung cancer, and asthma. Dr. Schachter is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Bellevue Hospital Center, Dr. Schachter attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He has received the following distinctions: 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. Dr. Schachter is professionally affiliated with Pulmonary Associates. He is open to new patients.

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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 area of specialization is adult pulmonology. She studied medicine at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Her areas of clinical interest consist of emphysema, asthma, and pulmonary function test (PFT). Dr. Skloot takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. She is conversant in Spanish. She welcomes new patients.

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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. 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. 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; he sees patients in New York, NY. Before performing his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, Dr. Ghassibi attended American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine for medical school. These areas are among Dr. Ghassibi's clinical interests: diagnostic bronchoscopy, sleep apnea, and cough. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. Dr. Ghassibi (or staff) speaks 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. 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. 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 specialist in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Dr. Weingarten's areas of expertise include sleep disorders, emphysema, and bronchitis. He honors Amerigroup, Coresource, and Anthem, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. Dr. Weingarten completed his residency training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Weingarten (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Arabic, and Sign Language. He is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Bronchitis, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Exercise Physiology, Thoracentesis, ... (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 is a physician who specializes in adult pulmonology. Dr. Harkin has indicated that his clinical interests include emphysema, lung cancer, and diagnostic bronchoscopy. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. After attending SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Long Island College Hospital. Dr. Harkin (or staff) speaks Sign Language, Spanish, and Khmer. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

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

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

Dr. Thomas Chan is an adult critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist in New York, NY. These areas are among his clinical interests: lung cancer, asthma, and pulmonary fibrosis. He honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at New York Downtown Hospital, Dr. Chan attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. He is conversant in Mandarin and Cantonese. He is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic bronchitis

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

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 adult pulmonologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Abott include sleep disorders, emphysema, and lung cancer. Patient ratings for Dr. Abott average 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Coresource, Vytra, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Abott graduated from Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences and then he performed his residency at Coney Island Hospital. Dr. Abott (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Italian. He is professionally affiliated with 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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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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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
501 Sixth Street; Suite 1st Floor
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Keerthana Keshava practices adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Keshava's areas of expertise include the following: VATS pleurodesis, emphysema, and lung cancer. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Coresource, and Anthem. After completing medical school at M.S. Ramaiah Medical College, she performed her residency at New York Hospital Queens. Dr. Keshava (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and Cantonese. She is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital.

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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 sees patients in Brooklyn, NY. His medical specialties are geriatrics (elderly care) and adult pulmonology. His clinical interests include emphysema, bronchitis, and asthma. He is in-network for Amerigroup, Coresource, and Anthem, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Gudi is a graduate of Siddhartha Medical College and a graduate of New York Methodist Hospital's residency program. Dr. Gudi (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Italian, and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital.

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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. Clinical interests for Dr. Kazachkov include pneumonia, asthma, and pulmonary function test (PFT). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Kazachkov studied medicine at Saint Petersburg State Pediatric Medical Academy. For his professional training, Dr. Kazachkov completed residency programs at Albany Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC). In addition to English, Dr. Kazachkov (or staff) speaks Urdu, Mandarin, and Arabic. He is professionally affiliated with Fink Children’s Ambulatory Care Center.

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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 is a medical specialist in pediatric pulmonology. Dr. Giusti (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Cantonese. Areas of expertise for Dr. Giusti include cystic fibrosis (CF), pneumonia, and chest pain. He is affiliated with Fink Children’s Ambulatory Care Center. He attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Giusti takes Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors.

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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, who practices in Brooklyn, NY, is a medical specialist in vascular surgery and thoracic surgery. Dr. Acinapura is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine and a graduate of Duke University Medical Center's residency program. His areas of expertise include the following: lung cancer, heart bypass surgery (CABG), and esophageal motility disorders. He accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. Dr. Acinapura has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Acinapura (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Arabic, and Sign Language. He is 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.