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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 specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Kane's areas of expertise include the following: 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 is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. His residency was performed at Lankenau Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: 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's specialties are adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Clinical interests for Dr. Grewal include phototherapy (light therapy), shortness of breath (dyspnea), and cystic fibrosis (CF). Dr. Grewal is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital. She is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at All India Institute of Medical Sciences. Her medical residency was performed at Long Island College 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. Bharat Kumar Awsare, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
834 Walnut Street; Suite 650
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Bharat Awsare specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Clinical interests for Dr. Awsare include shortness of breath (dyspnea), lung cancer, and cystic fibrosis (CF). He is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. Dr. Awsare is not currently accepting new patients. He obtained his medical school training at Wake Forest University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals.

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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 Pulmonology
100 E Lancaster Avenue; Suite 230
Wynnewood, PA
 

Dr. Donald Peterson is a Wynnewood, PA physician who specializes in adult pulmonology. These areas are among Dr. Peterson's clinical interests: lung cancer, cystic fibrosis (CF), and sleep apnea. He honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Before completing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Peterson attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. He has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Peterson's office for an appointment.

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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 is a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Clinical interests for Dr. Swartz 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 honors. Before completing his residency at Temple University Hospital, Dr. Swartz attended medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. Dr. Swartz 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. 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, 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. He studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for his residency. In Dr. Gooneratne's practice, he is particularly interested in sleep study, asthma, and sleep apnea. Dr. Gooneratne is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks French. His professional 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: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Problems, Sleep Disorders, Sleep Apnea, Lung Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Boyd Hehn is a pulmonologist. These areas are among his clinical interests: shortness of breath (dyspnea), lung cancer, and mediastinoscopy. He is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital. After completing medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Dr. Hehn performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hehn honors.

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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 is an adult pulmonology specialist in Philadelphia, PA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Scharf include shortness of breath (dyspnea), cystic fibrosis (CF), and pulmonary fibrosis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital. After attending New York Medical College for medical school, Dr. Scharf completed his residency training at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: 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 is a specialist in adult pulmonology. Clinical interests for Dr. Sexauer include emphysema, shortness of breath (dyspnea), and cystic fibrosis (CF). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University. He 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, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Donna Carstens' area of specialization is adult pulmonology. She has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Her clinical interests include shortness of breath (dyspnea), cystic fibrosis (CF), and pulmonary fibrosis. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Carstens honors. Before performing her residency at Duke University Medical Center, Dr. Carstens attended McGill University Faculty of Medicine for medical school. 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: 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 practices adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Clinical interests for Dr. Sims include emphysema, bronchitis, and lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS). He is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Sims graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He is in-network 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)

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

Dr. Gregory Tino is an adult critical care and pulmonology (lung & respiratory disease) specialist. In addition to English, Dr. Tino speaks Italian. His areas of expertise consist of emphysema, lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS), and second opinions. He is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine, and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He is a graduate of Mount Sinai School of Medicine and a graduate of Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania's residency program. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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.

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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 is a physician who specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. His clinical interests include second opinions, intensive care, and respiratory failure. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Deitz honors. After completing medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine, Dr. Deitz performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Dr. Deitz has received the following distinctions: 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 hospital/clinic 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, who practices in Philadelphia, PA, is a medical specialist in adult immunology and adult pulmonology. Her areas of expertise include shortness of breath (dyspnea), lung cancer, and cystic fibrosis (CF). She is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Dr. Weibel attended medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Jefferson University Hospitals and a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University. She accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. 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)

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

Dr. Jason Fritz is a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He works in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Fritz's clinical interests include lung cancer, second opinions, and intensive care. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Before completing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Fritz attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Fritz 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, Respiratory ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Harold Palevsky's area of specialization is adult pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Palevsky include lung transplant, emphysema, and lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS). His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He studied medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Palevsky trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Palevsky 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, Transplant Procedures, Lung Transplant, Vascular Disease, Lung Volume Reduction ... (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.