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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 a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He is an in-network provider for Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), ConnectiCare, POMCO, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut, Dr. Dicosmo attended medical school at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. Dr. Dicosmo (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Italian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include White Plains Hospital, WESTMED Medical Group, and Greenwich Hospital. Dr. Dicosmo welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Bruce Sherling is a specialist in adult pulmonology. The average patient rating for Dr. Sherling is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with White Plains Hospital, WESTMED Medical Group, and Greenwich Hospital. Dr. Sherling takes several insurance carriers, including Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), ConnectiCare, and POMCO. He is open to new patients. Dr. Sherling is a graduate of New York Medical College. His training includes a residency program at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York. Dr. Sherling (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Italian.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

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

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

Dr. Lisa Youkeles works as an adult critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include White Plains Hospital, WESTMED Medical Group, and Greenwich Hospital. She is in-network for Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), ConnectiCare, POMCO, and more. Dr. Youkeles is accepting new patients. She is a graduate of Boston University School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Beth Israel Medical Center. Dr. Youkeles speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. William Martimucci's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He takes Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), ConnectiCare, and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Martimucci's education and training includes medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine and residency at The Brooklyn Hospital Center. He is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include White Plains Hospital, WESTMED Medical Group, and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Martimucci welcomes new patients.

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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' areas of specialization are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Madris is in-network for Anthem, Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending New York Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Westchester Medical Center. Dr. Madris (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Italian. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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.