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We found 31 providers with an interest in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and who accept Gold Compass 1000 near Philadelphia, PA.

Dr. Morris Alan Swartz, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
3737 Market Street; 10th Floor
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
3615 Chestnut Street
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. Gregory Tino, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Pulmonology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard, West Pavilion; 1st 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. Harold Ingram Palevsky, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
3400 Spruce Street; 3 Ravdin Building, Suite F
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
3737 Market Street; 10th Floor
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)

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
3737 Market Street; 10th 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. 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. Dr. Fritz's clinical interests include lung cancer, second opinions, and intensive care. He is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. His education and training includes medical school at Temple University School of Medicine and residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He 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: Second Opinions, Bronchitis, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Lung Problems, Lung Cancer, Respiratory ... (Read more)

Dr. John Hyman Hansen-Flaschen, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
3400 Spruce Street; 873 Maloney Building
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. John Hansen-Flaschen works as a pulmonologist. Dr. Hansen-Flaschen is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for his residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hansen-Flaschen include lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS), second opinions, and intensive care. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. 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)

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's specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. She practices in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Patterson graduated from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and then she performed her residency at Boston Medical Center. Her areas of expertise include the following: second opinions, cystic fibrosis (CF), and respiratory failure. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Patterson speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, 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, Beryllium Disease, Bronchitis, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Neuromuscular Disorders, ... (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 an adult critical care and adult pulmonology specialist in Philadelphia, PA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Leone include emphysema, asthma, and smoking cessation. Dr. Leone is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Before completing his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals, Dr. Leone attended medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2011-2012.

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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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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Aili Lazaar is an adult critical care and adult pulmonology specialist in Philadelphia, PA. Before performing her residency at Boston Medical Center, Dr. Lazaar attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Lazaar has a special interest in asthma, clinical trials, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She 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: Clinical Trials, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Obstructive Lung Disease, Asthma

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1930 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Michael Venditto is an adult critical care and adult pulmonology specialist. His areas of expertise include the following: emphysema, shortness of breath (dyspnea), and cystic fibrosis (CF). His professional affiliations include Jefferson Health and Methodist Hospital. Dr. Venditto studied medicine at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is rated highly by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO.

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

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

Dr. Judd David Flesch, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
3737 Market Street; 10th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Judd Flesch specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology and practices in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Flesch's areas of expertise include collapsed lung (pneumothorax), swollen lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy), and intensive care. His professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for residency.

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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 Family Medicine, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
3624 Market Street; Suite 201
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Martin Levinson's medical specialty is family medicine, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Dr. Levinson's areas of expertise consist of bronchitis, asthma, and sleep apnea. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He attended Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Rush University Medical Center for residency. 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, Bronchitis, Sleep Apnea, Lung Problems, Asthma

Dr. Scott Manaker, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
3400 Spruce Street, Centrex Building; Suite 100
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Scott Manaker practices adult critical care and adult pulmonology in Philadelphia, PA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Manaker include emphysema, lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS), and second opinions. Dr. Manaker is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Manaker studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Boston Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

All Interests: Second Opinions, Tuberculosis, Intensive Care, Lung Volume Reduction Surgery, Lung Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Taine Tayard Valere Valere Pechet, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
3737 Market Street; 4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Taine Pechet specializes in thoracic surgery. He studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. His medical residency was performed at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis, Caritas Carney Hospital, and Brigham and Women's Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Pechet include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), cancer surgery, and collapsed lung (pneumothorax). He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Pechet's distinctions include: Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue, 2011 through 2016; Philadelphia Super Doctors; and Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2013-14. His professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Philadelphia VA Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Stenosis, Bronchoscopy, Esophagus Problems, Laser Treatment, Lung Problems, Minimally Invasive ... (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.