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We found 100 providers with an interest in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and who accept Platinum Navigate Plus 0 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 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 cystic fibrosis (CF). United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kane honors. Dr. Kane studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. His training includes a residency program at Lankenau Medical Center. Dr. Kane has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is professionally 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 is a medical specialist in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Dr. Grewal is a graduate of All India Institute of Medical Sciences and a graduate of Long Island College Hospital's residency program. Her clinical interests include phototherapy (light therapy), shortness of breath (dyspnea), and cystic fibrosis (CF). United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Grewal takes. Her hospital/clinic 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, 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 works as an adult pulmonologist. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. In Dr. Piatt's practice, he is particularly interested in lung cancer, intensive care, and asthma. He is affiliated with Bryn Mawr Medical Specialists and Bryn Mawr Hospital. He is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Piatt is accepting new patients. Before performing his residency at Temple University Hospital, Dr. Piatt attended Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Piatt has received professional recognition including the following: 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. 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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Swartz include non-small cell lung cancer, small cell lung cancer, and second opinions. Dr. Swartz's hospital/clinic affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He is a graduate of the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and a graduate of Temple University Hospital's residency program. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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. Dr. Gooneratne speaks French. His areas of clinical interest consist of sleep study, asthma, and sleep apnea. His professional affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then he performed his residency 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: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Sleep Apnea, Lung Problems, Sleep Study, Asthma, Insomnia, Chronic Obstructive ... (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. Clinical interests for Dr. Scharf include shortness of breath (dyspnea), cystic fibrosis (CF), and pulmonary fibrosis. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. Dr. Scharf obtained his medical school training at New York Medical College and performed his residency 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. 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: 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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sexauer include emphysema, shortness of breath (dyspnea), and cystic fibrosis (CF). He is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital. Dr. Sexauer studied medicine at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University. He is in-network for 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: 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 is a Philadelphia, PA physician who specializes in adult pulmonology. She attended medical school at McGill University Faculty of Medicine. She trained at Duke University Medical Center for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Carstens include shortness of breath (dyspnea), cystic fibrosis (CF), and pulmonary fibrosis. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Carstens honors. Dr. Carstens 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 specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology and practices in Philadelphia, PA. In Dr. Sims's practice, he is particularly interested in emphysema, bronchitis, and lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS). He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. 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: 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 specialist and adult pulmonologist. He graduated from Wake Forest University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Jefferson University Hospitals. Areas of expertise for Dr. Awsare include shortness of breath (dyspnea), lung cancer, and cystic fibrosis (CF). Dr. Awsare is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. He is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist 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, Sarcoidosis, Pneumonia, Influenza, ... (Read more)

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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. Clinical interests for Dr. Pitman include lung cancer, asthma, and pulmonary embolism. He is professionally affiliated with Bryn Mawr Medical Specialists and Bryn Mawr Hospital. He studied medicine at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine, State University of New York (SUNY), and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Pitman has received include Recognition Award for Teaching, American Academy of Family Physicians; Family Practice Residency Teaching Award, Bryn Mawr Hospital; and 'Best Doc in America'. He has an open panel.

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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 specializes in adult critical care and pulmonology (lung & respiratory disease) and practices in Philadelphia, PA. In addition to English, Dr. Tino speaks Italian. In his practice, he is particularly interested in emphysema, lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS), and second opinions. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine, and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He attended medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Tino trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. 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.

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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 an adult critical care and adult pulmonology specialist in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Deitz's areas of expertise include the following: second opinions, intensive care, and respiratory failure. His professional affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He attended Tufts University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) for residency. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Deitz has received 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 is a medical specialist in adult immunology and adult pulmonology. Clinical interests for Dr. Weibel 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. Weibel takes. Dr. Weibel attended medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Weibel trained 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. 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's specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He practices in Philadelphia, PA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Fritz include lung cancer, second opinions, and intensive care. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Before performing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Fritz attended Temple University School of Medicine. 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, Respiratory ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Harold Palevsky sees patients in Philadelphia, PA. His medical specialty is adult pulmonology. Dr. Palevsky attended Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Areas of expertise for Dr. Palevsky include lung transplant, emphysema, and lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS). His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Palevsky takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He has received distinctions including 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. He is affiliated with 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)

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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.