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We found 79 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 specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. These areas are among Dr. Kane's clinical interests: 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. Before completing his residency at Lankenau Medical Center, Dr. Kane attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Kane has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. 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, 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 is an adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology specialist. She obtained her medical school training at All India Institute of Medical Sciences and performed her residency at Long Island College Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Grewal include phototherapy (light therapy), shortness of breath (dyspnea), and cystic fibrosis (CF). She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. Dr. Grewal is professionally 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: Restless Leg Syndrome, Sarcoidosis, Multiple Sleep Latency Test, Influenza, Cystic Fibrosis, Sleep ... (Read more)

Dr. Clarke Ulysses Piatt, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
825 Old Lancaster Road; Suite 320
Bryn Mawr, PA
 

Dr. Clarke Piatt practices adult pulmonology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Piatt include lung cancer, intensive care, and asthma. He is affiliated with Bryn Mawr Medical Specialists and Bryn Mawr Hospital. Dr. Piatt takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. His practice is open to new patients. His education and training includes medical school at Temple University School of Medicine and residency at Temple University Hospital. His distinctions include: Aventis Pulmonary and Fellow Scholar Sol Serry Research Symposium.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Intensive Care, Sleep Apnea, Lung Cancer, Asthma

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

Dr. Donna Carstens' medical specialty is adult pulmonology. Her areas of expertise include the following: shortness of breath (dyspnea), cystic fibrosis (CF), and pulmonary fibrosis. Dr. Carstens is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Before completing her residency at Duke University Medical Center, Dr. Carstens attended medical school at McGill University Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Carstens has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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. 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 medical specialty is adult critical care and adult pulmonology. His clinical interests include non-small cell lung cancer, small cell lung cancer, and second opinions. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Swartz takes. Dr. Swartz is a graduate of the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. His residency was performed at Temple University Hospital. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Swartz 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. 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: 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 practices sleep medicine, geriatrics (elderly care), and adult pulmonology in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Gooneratne's areas of expertise consist of sleep study, asthma, and sleep apnea. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and a graduate of Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania's residency program. Dr. Gooneratne is conversant in French. He is affiliated with 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 is a specialist in adult pulmonology. Dr. Hehn's areas of expertise include shortness of breath (dyspnea), lung cancer, and mediastinoscopy. He is in-network for Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Dr. Hehn attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school. His professional affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital.

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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)

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Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
830 Old Lancaster Road, Mob North; Suite 101
Bryn Mawr, PA
 

Dr. Andrew Pitman specializes in adult pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pitman include lung cancer, asthma, and pulmonary embolism. He is professionally affiliated with Bryn Mawr Medical Specialists and Bryn Mawr Hospital. Dr. Pitman graduated from Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine, State University of New York (SUNY), and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Pitman has received professional recognition including the following: Recognition Award for Teaching, American Academy of Family Physicians; Family Practice Residency Teaching Award, Bryn Mawr Hospital; and 'Best Doc in America'. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Sports Health, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Lung Cancer, Pulmonary Hypertension, Asthma, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Gregory Tino is a physician who specializes in adult critical care and pulmonology (lung & respiratory disease). Dr. Tino's areas of expertise include the following: emphysema, lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS), and second opinions. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. After completing medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Tino has received include 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 speaks Italian. He is professionally 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)

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

Dr. Michael Scharf sees patients in Philadelphia, PA. His medical specialty is adult pulmonology. These areas are among his clinical interests: shortness of breath (dyspnea), cystic fibrosis (CF), and pulmonary fibrosis. Dr. Scharf honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. After attending New York Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2009,2008. Dr. Scharf's professional affiliations include 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. William Patrick Sexauer, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
834 Walnut Street; Suite 650
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. William Sexauer specializes in adult pulmonology. These areas are among Dr. Sexauer's clinical interests: emphysema, shortness of breath (dyspnea), and cystic fibrosis (CF). He is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital. He attended UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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. Harold Ingram Palevsky, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
51 North 39th Street; 120 Phi Building
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Harold Palevsky practices adult pulmonology. Dr. Palevsky's areas of expertise consist of lung transplant, emphysema, and lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS). He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Palevsky attended Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Palevsky has received include Recognized annually in Philadelphia Magazine 's Top Docs issue from 2004 through 2016; Philadelphia Super Doctors; and Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012-14. His professional affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

All Interests: Second Opinions, Lung Problems, Pulmonary Hypertension, Pulmonary Embolism, Transplant Procedures, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Michael Sims' areas of specialization are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Clinical interests for Dr. Sims include emphysema, bronchitis, and lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS). He is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Sims honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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, who practices in Philadelphia, PA, is a medical specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. His areas of expertise include the following: shortness of breath (dyspnea), lung cancer, and cystic fibrosis (CF). Dr. Awsare's professional affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. He is not accepting new patients at this time. He graduated from Wake Forest University School of Medicine. Dr. Awsare trained at Jefferson University Hospitals 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, Sarcoidosis, Pneumonia, Influenza, ... (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, who practices in Philadelphia, PA, is a medical specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. His areas of expertise include second opinions, intensive care, and respiratory failure. He is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Deitz graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Deitz's distinctions include: 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.

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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 and practices in Philadelphia, PA. These areas are among her clinical interests: shortness of breath (dyspnea), lung cancer, and cystic fibrosis (CF). She is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. Dr. Weibel graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. She trained at Jefferson University Hospitals and a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University for residency. She is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Unfortunately, Dr. Weibel 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)

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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.