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

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 a specialist in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Clinical interests for Dr. Grewal include shortness of breath (dyspnea), cystic fibrosis (CF), and sleep apnea. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. Dr. Grewal is a graduate of All India Institute of Medical Sciences and a graduate of Long Island College Hospital's residency program. Dr. Grewal'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: Restless Leg Syndrome, Bronchiectasis, Sarcoidosis, Multiple Sleep Latency Test, Influenza, Cystic ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
100 E Lancaster Avenue; Suite 230
Wynnewood, PA
 

Dr. Donald Peterson specializes in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Dr. Peterson attended Harvard Medical School and subsequently trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for residency. These areas are among his clinical interests: lung cancer, cystic fibrosis (CF), and sleep apnea. He is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Peterson has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Gregory Kane is an adult critical care and adult pulmonology specialist in Philadelphia, PA. His areas of expertise include the following: shortness of breath (dyspnea), lung cancer, and anemia. Dr. Kane is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. After attending Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Lankenau Medical Center. He honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. He has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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

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

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

Dr. Donna Carstens works as a pulmonologist. She has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Carstens include shortness of breath (dyspnea), anemia, and cystic fibrosis (CF). She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. After attending McGill University Faculty of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Carstens completed her residency training at Duke University Medical Center. She is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

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

All Interests: Bronchiectasis, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Arterial Blood ... (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 is a critical care specialist and pulmonologist. Dr. Swartz's areas of expertise include non-small cell lung cancer, small cell lung cancer, and second opinions. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Swartz honors. Before performing his residency at Temple University Hospital, Dr. Swartz attended the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry for medical school. He has received the following distinctions: 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 specializes in sleep medicine, geriatrics (elderly care), and adult pulmonology. He obtained his medical school training at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. These areas are among his clinical interests: sleep study, asthma, and sleep apnea. Dr. Gooneratne is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He speaks French. He is professionally 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. Bharat Kumar Awsare, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
834 Walnut Street; Suite 650
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Bharat Awsare practices adult critical care and adult pulmonology in Philadelphia, PA. His areas of expertise include shortness of breath (dyspnea), lung cancer, and anemia. He is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital. Before completing his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals, Dr. Awsare attended medical school at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Unfortunately, Dr. Awsare is not currently accepting new patients.

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

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

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

Dr. Boyd Hehn specializes in adult pulmonology. These areas are among Dr. Hehn's clinical interests: shortness of breath (dyspnea), lung cancer, and mediastinoscopy. His professional affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital. He studied medicine at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. His training includes a residency program at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Hehn takes Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

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

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

Dr. Michael Scharf is a physician who specializes in adult pulmonology. These areas are among his clinical interests: shortness of breath (dyspnea), cystic fibrosis (CF), and anemia. Dr. Scharf is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. 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. 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: Bronchiectasis, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Scleroderma, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. William Sexauer sees patients in Philadelphia, PA. His medical specialty is adult pulmonology. 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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sexauer include shortness of breath (dyspnea), cystic fibrosis (CF), and sleep apnea. Dr. Sexauer is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Sexauer 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: Bronchiectasis, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Influenza, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Michael Sims is an adult critical care and adult pulmonology specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sims include emphysema, bronchitis, and lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS). His professional affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. After attending the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more.

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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)

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

Dr. Andrew Pitman is a Bryn Mawr, PA physician who specializes in adult pulmonology. He is a graduate of Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine, State University of New York (SUNY), and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: emphysema, barrett's esophagus, and lung cancer. Dr. Pitman is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Pitman has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Bryn Mawr Medical Specialists and Bryn Mawr Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

All Interests: Sleep Problems, Bronchitis, Tuberculosis, Tests, Pneumonia, Sleep Apnea, Snoring, Lung Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Gregory Tino is a critical care specialist and pulmonologist. He attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Tino include emphysema, lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS), and second opinions. Dr. Tino honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. 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. Dr. Tino is conversant in Italian. His professional affiliations include 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, Bronchiectasis, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Interstitial Lung Disease, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Joel Deitz is a physician who specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Deitz's clinical interests include second opinions, intensive care, and respiratory failure. His professional affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), Dr. Deitz attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine. He has received distinctions including 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 practices adult immunology and adult pulmonology in Philadelphia, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. Weibel include shortness of breath (dyspnea), lung cancer, and anemia. She is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. She graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Weibel completed residency programs at Jefferson University Hospitals and a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University. Dr. Weibel takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. She is not currently accepting new patients.

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

All Interests: Bronchiectasis, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Scleroderma, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Jason Fritz is a medical specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Clinical interests for Dr. Fritz include lung cancer, second opinions, and intensive care. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Before completing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Fritz attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Fritz's 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, 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.
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