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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 sees patients in Cincinnati, OH. His medical specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He graduated from Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr. Scott completed his residency training at Ohio State University Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with The Christ Hospital Health Network.

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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 sees patients in Cincinnati, OH. His medical specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He is affiliated with The Christ Hospital Health Network. Dr. Weinstein is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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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 is an adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology specialist. He trained at New York Methodist Hospital for residency. Dr. Dama takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with The Christ Hospital Health Network.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Bronchoscopy, Lung Cancer, Pulmonary Hypertension

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 and adult pulmonology specialist in Cincinnati, OH and Seaman, OH. He is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Dr. Schmitt has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is professionally affiliated with The Christ Hospital Health Network.

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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. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lanka attended Osmania Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo. She is affiliated with The Christ Hospital Health Network.

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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.