We found 5 providers with an interest in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and who accept Health Insurance Plan of New York near Rye, NY.

Dr. Bruno Francesco Dicosmo, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1 Theall Road
Rye, NY
 

Dr. Bruno Dicosmo is an adult critical care and adult pulmonology specialist. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), ConnectiCare, and POMCO. He attended the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut for residency. Dr. Dicosmo (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Italian. His professional affiliations include White Plains Hospital, WESTMED Medical Group, and Greenwich Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

All Interests: Bronchitis, Tuberculosis, Sarcoidosis, Pneumonia, Interstitial Lung Disease, Shortness of Breath, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Lisa Hope Youkeles, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
644 West Putnam Avenue
Greenwich, CT
 

Dr. Lisa Youkeles is a physician who specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Youkeles speaks Spanish. Her professional affiliations include White Plains Hospital, WESTMED Medical Group, and Greenwich Hospital. Her education and training includes medical school at Boston University School of Medicine and residency at Beth Israel Medical Center. She is an in-network provider for Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), ConnectiCare, POMCO, and more. Dr. Youkeles is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

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

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Dr. Bruce Elliot Sherling, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
1 Theall Road
Rye, NY
 

Dr. Bruce Sherling's area of specialization is adult pulmonology. Dr. Sherling (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Italian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include White Plains Hospital, WESTMED Medical Group, and Greenwich Hospital. After completing medical school at New York Medical College, Dr. Sherling performed his residency at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York. Dr. Sherling is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), ConnectiCare, and POMCO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sherling honors. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

All Interests: Bronchitis, Tuberculosis, Sarcoidosis, Pneumonia, Interstitial Lung Disease, Cystic Fibrosis, Sleep ... (Read more)

Dr. William Anthony Martimucci, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
1 Theall Road
Rye, NY
 

Dr. William Martimucci practices general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), ConnectiCare, and POMCO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Martimucci accepts. After attending St. George's University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at The Brooklyn Hospital Center. In addition to English, Dr. Martimucci speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with White Plains Hospital, WESTMED Medical Group, and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Martimucci has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

All Interests: Osteoporosis, Pneumonia, Diabetes, Cholesterol Problems, Emphysema, Nursing Home Care, Blood ... (Read more)

Dr. Roger Scott Madris, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
14 Rye Ridge Plaza; Suite 151
Rye Brook, NY
 

Dr. Roger Madris is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Madris (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Italian. Dr. Madris is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Before completing his residency at Westchester Medical Center, Dr. Madris attended medical school at New York Medical College. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), and POMCO. Dr. Madris is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Immunization, Bronchitis, Incontinence, Neck Pain, Bone Density Test, ... (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.