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We found 40 providers with an interest in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and who accept Gold Compass 1000 near Philadelphia, PA.

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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
3737 Market Street; 10th Floor
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
3615 Chestnut Street
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. Michael William Sims, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
3737 Market Street; 10th Floor
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. Gregory Tino, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Pulmonology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard, West Pavilion; 1st 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
3737 Market Street; 10th 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. 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)

Dr. Harold Ingram Palevsky, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
3400 Spruce Street; 3 Ravdin Building, Suite F
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Harold Palevsky is a pulmonologist in Philadelphia, PA. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Palevsky include lung transplant, emphysema, and lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Palevsky honors. He attended medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Palevsky trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Palevsky's distinctions 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. Dr. Palevsky's 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. John Hyman Hansen-Flaschen, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
3400 Spruce Street; 873 Maloney Building
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. John Hansen-Flaschen practices adult pulmonology. Before performing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Hansen-Flaschen attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. His clinical interests include lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS), second opinions, and intensive care. Dr. Hansen-Flaschen honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Hansen-Flaschen has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012-14; and Recognized annually in Philadelphia Magazine 's Top Docs issue from 2004 through 2016. 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: Second Opinions, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Interstitial Lung Disease, Intensive Care, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Lauren Rome practices adult pulmonology in Wynnewood, PA, Paoli, PA, and Broomall, PA. She attended the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg for medical school and subsequently trained at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia for residency. Her areas of expertise include emphysema, lung cancer, and bronchitis. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rome takes. Dr. Rome is affiliated with Main Line Health. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

All Interests: Bronchitis, Tuberculosis, Tests, Pneumonia, Lung Problems, Lung Cancer, Cancer, Emphysema, Asthma

Dr. Susan Ann Gregory, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
100 E Lancaster Avenue; Suite 230
Wynnewood, PA
 

Dr. Susan Gregory's specialties are critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. She has indicated that her clinical interests include emphysema, pneumonia, and asthma. She is affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. Dr. Gregory attended the University of Toledo College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for residency. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gregory's practice is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Pneumonia, Cough, Emphysema, Asthma

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

Dr. Thomas Meyer sees patients in Wynnewood, PA. His medical specialty is adult pulmonology. His areas of expertise include the following: emphysema, lung cancer, and bronchitis. He honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University, Dr. Meyer attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Meyer is affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

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

Dr. Karen C Patterson, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
3400 Spruce Street; 3 Ravdin Building Ste. F.
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Karen Patterson is a Philadelphia, PA physician who specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. She speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Patterson include second opinions, cystic fibrosis (CF), and respiratory failure. She is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. She graduated from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. Dr. Patterson's residency was performed at Boston Medical Center. She 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: Second Opinions, Beryllium Disease, Bronchitis, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Neuromuscular Disorders, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Leah Lande is a critical care specialist and pulmonologist. She attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College for residency. These areas are among Dr. Lande's clinical interests: sleep study, pneumonia, and asthma. She is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Lande is affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

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

Dr. Frank Thomas Leone, MS, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; West Pavilion, 1st Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Frank Leone is a physician who specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Before completing his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals, Dr. Leone attended medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. In his practice, he is particularly interested in emphysema, asthma, and smoking cessation. Dr. Leone is an in-network provider for 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 2011-2012. Dr. Leone'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: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Emphysema, Asthma, Smoking Cessation

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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.