We found 5 providers with an interest in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and who accept Humana Platinum near Cincinnati, OH.

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Dr. Mark Joseph Scott, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
2123 Auburn Avenue; Suite 401, The Christ Hospital Medical Office Building
Cincinnati, OH
 

Dr. Mark Scott is an adult critical care and adult pulmonology specialist in Cincinnati, OH. Dr. Scott is affiliated with The Christ Hospital Health Network. His education and training includes medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine and residency at Ohio State University Medical Center. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

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Dr. Eric Jason Weinstein, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
2123 Auburn Avenue; Suite 401, The Christ Hospital Medical Office Building
Cincinnati, OH
 

Dr. Eric Weinstein's areas of specialization are adult critical care and adult pulmonology; he sees patients in Cincinnati, OH. He is professionally affiliated with The Christ Hospital Health Network. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Weinstein graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

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Dr. Sunil K Dama, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
2123 Auburn Avenue; Suite 401, The Christ Hospital Medical Office Building
Cincinnati, OH
 

Dr. Sunil Dama's areas of specialization are adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology; he sees patients in Cincinnati, OH. Dr. Dama is affiliated with The Christ Hospital Health Network. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He trained at New York Methodist Hospital for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

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Dr. Kiranmayee Lanka, MPH, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
2123 Auburn Avenue; Suite 401, The Christ Hospital Medical Office Building
Cincinnati, OH
 

Dr. Kiranmayee Lanka specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology and practices in Cincinnati, OH. She is affiliated with The Christ Hospital Health Network. Dr. Lanka honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at Osmania Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

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Dr. Christopher B Schmitt, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
2123 Auburn Avenue; Suite 401, The Christ Hospital Medical Office Building
Cincinnati, OH
 

Dr. Christopher Schmitt is an adult critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist. He is affiliated with The Christ Hospital Health Network. He graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Dr. Schmitt is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

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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.
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