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We found 88 providers with an interest in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and who accept Aetna Gold HMO near Bala Cynwyd, PA.

Dr. Gregory Charles Kane, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
834 Walnut Street; Suite 650
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Gregory Kane is a critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist. His clinical interests include shortness of breath (dyspnea), lung cancer, and cystic fibrosis (CF). United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kane honors. He obtained his medical school training at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and performed his residency at Lankenau Medical Center. He has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Kane is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. He is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), chronic bronchitis

All Interests: Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Arterial ... (Read more)

Dr. Ritu Gupta Grewal, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Other, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
211 S 9th Street; Suite 500
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Ritu Grewal sees patients in Philadelphia, PA. Her medical specialties are adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. These areas are among her clinical interests: phototherapy (light therapy), shortness of breath (dyspnea), and cystic fibrosis (CF). She is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital. Dr. Grewal graduated from All India Institute of Medical Sciences and then she performed her residency at Long Island College Hospital. Dr. Grewal accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), chronic bronchitis

All Interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Sarcoidosis, Multiple Sleep Latency Test, Influenza, Cystic Fibrosis, Sleep ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
100 E Lancaster Avenue; Suite 230
Wynnewood, PA
 

Dr. Donald Peterson's area of specialization is adult pulmonology. Dr. Peterson's areas of expertise include the following: lung cancer, cystic fibrosis (CF), and sleep apnea. He is affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. His education and training includes medical school at Harvard Medical School and residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Peterson has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Problems, Bronchitis, Tuberculosis, Tests, Pneumonia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Morris Alan Swartz, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
51 North 39th Street; Penn Lung Center, 1 Phi
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Morris Swartz's areas of specialization are adult critical care and adult pulmonology; he sees patients in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Swartz's areas of expertise include non-small cell lung cancer, small cell lung cancer, and second opinions. He is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He graduated from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and then he performed his residency at Temple University Hospital. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2007-2008, 2009-2010, 2011-2012 and Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's, 2010 Top Docs issue.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Second Opinions, Bronchitis, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Lung Problems, Lung Cancer, Non-Small Cell ... (Read more)

Dr. Nalaka Sudheera Gooneratne, MD
Specializes in Sleep Medicine, Geriatrics, Adult Pulmonology
3624 Market Street; Suite 201
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Nalaka Gooneratne is a physician who specializes in sleep medicine, geriatrics (elderly care), and adult pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gooneratne include sleep study, asthma, and sleep apnea. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. In addition to English, Dr. Gooneratne speaks French. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Sleep Apnea, Lung Problems, Sleep Study, Asthma, Insomnia, Chronic Obstructive ... (Read more)

Dr. Boyd Taylor Hehn, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
834 Walnut Street; Suite 650
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Boyd Hehn sees patients in Philadelphia, PA. His medical specialty is adult pulmonology. His areas of expertise include shortness of breath (dyspnea), lung cancer, and mediastinoscopy. Dr. Hehn's professional affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Hehn honors Coventry, Aetna HSA, Coventry HSA, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), chronic bronchitis

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Bronchoscopy, Ultrasound, Sarcoidosis, Tympanomastoidectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Leonard Scharf, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
834 Walnut Street; Suite 650
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Michael Scharf practices adult pulmonology in Philadelphia, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. Scharf include shortness of breath (dyspnea), cystic fibrosis (CF), and pulmonary fibrosis. He is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital. He takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. Before completing his residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dr. Scharf attended medical school at New York Medical College. He has received the distinction of Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2009,2008.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), chronic bronchitis

All Interests: Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. William Patrick Sexauer, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
834 Walnut Street; Suite 650
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. William Sexauer's specialty is adult pulmonology. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University, Dr. Sexauer attended medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. His areas of expertise include emphysema, shortness of breath (dyspnea), and cystic fibrosis (CF). Dr. Sexauer accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. Dr. Sexauer is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), chronic bronchitis

All Interests: Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Donna Dolores Carstens, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
1015 Chestnut Street; Suite 1300
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Donna Carstens, who practices in Philadelphia, PA, is a medical specialist in adult pulmonology. She has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Her areas of expertise include shortness of breath (dyspnea), cystic fibrosis (CF), and pulmonary fibrosis. Dr. Carstens is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. She honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended McGill University Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Duke University Medical Center for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), chronic bronchitis

All Interests: Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Arterial ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael William Sims, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
39th & Market Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Michael Sims' specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Sims has a special interest in emphysema, bronchitis, and lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Sims trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for his residency. He is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Bronchitis, Intensive Care, Lung Volume Reduction Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Bharat Kumar Awsare, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
834 Walnut Street; Suite 650
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Bharat Awsare is an adult critical care and adult pulmonology specialist in Philadelphia, PA. These areas are among his clinical interests: shortness of breath (dyspnea), lung cancer, and cystic fibrosis (CF). Dr. Awsare accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. He is a graduate of Wake Forest University School of Medicine and a graduate of Jefferson University Hospitals' residency program. Dr. Awsare is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital. Unfortunately, he is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), chronic bronchitis

All Interests: Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sarcoidosis, Pneumonia, Influenza, ... (Read more)

Dr. Gregory Tino, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Pulmonology
3737 Market Street; 10th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Gregory Tino is a medical specialist in adult critical care and pulmonology (lung & respiratory disease). He is especially interested in emphysema, lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS), and second opinions. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Tino is a graduate of Mount Sinai School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Tino completed a residency program at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He has received the following distinctions: Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue from 2004 - 2007, and 2010 - 2016; Philadelphia Super Doctors; and Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012-14. He is conversant in Italian. Dr. Tino is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine, and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Second Opinions, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Interstitial Lung Disease, Lung Volume ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
51 N. 39th Street; Phi 1st Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Joel Deitz's specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He practices in Philadelphia, PA. After completing medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Clinical interests for Dr. Deitz include second opinions, intensive care, and respiratory failure. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue from 2008 through 2016; Recognized in America's Top Doctors, 2008, 2010, 2012-14; and Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2011-2012, 2013-2014. His professional affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Second Opinions, Bronchitis, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Neuromuscular Disorders, Lung Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sandra B Weibel, MD
Specializes in Adult Immunology, Adult Pulmonology
834 Chestnut Street; Suite 650
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Sandra Weibel specializes in adult immunology and adult pulmonology. Dr. Weibel's clinical interests include shortness of breath (dyspnea), lung cancer, and cystic fibrosis (CF). She takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. She graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Jefferson University Hospitals and a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University. She is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Unfortunately, she is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), chronic bronchitis

All Interests: Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Lee William Greenspon, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
100 E Lancaster Avenue; Suite 230
Wynnewood, PA
 

Dr. Lee Greenspon works as an adult critical care specialist and pulmonologist in Wynnewood, PA. His areas of expertise include emphysema, sleep study, and bronchitis. He takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Medical College of Pennsylvania Hospital, Dr. Greenspon attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Greenspon is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Bronchitis, Cystic Fibrosis, Sleep Apnea, Sleep Study, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jason Scott Fritz, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
3737 Market Street; 10th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Jason Fritz, who practices in Philadelphia, PA, is a medical specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He graduated from Temple University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Clinical interests for Dr. Fritz include lung cancer, second opinions, and intensive care. Dr. Fritz is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Fritz is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Second Opinions, Bronchitis, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Lung Problems, Lung Cancer, Respiratory ... (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.