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 a critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist in Cincinnati, OH. Dr. Scott accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Ohio State University Medical Center, Dr. Scott attended medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine. 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 is a physician who specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He is affiliated with The Christ Hospital Health Network. Dr. Weinstein attended medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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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 specializes in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology and practices in Cincinnati, OH. He completed his residency training at New York Methodist Hospital. Dr. Dama accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with The Christ Hospital Health Network.

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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 and adult pulmonology specialist. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Schmitt accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He studied medicine at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with The Christ Hospital Health Network.

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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 practices adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Lanka is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo, Dr. Lanka attended medical school at Osmania Medical College. She is professionally affiliated with The Christ Hospital Health Network.

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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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