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

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

Dr. Lee Greenspon's areas of specialization are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. His clinical interests include emphysema, sleep study, and bronchitis. He is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. Dr. Greenspon honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Greenspon's office for an appointment. He attended Temple University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Medical College of Pennsylvania Hospital.

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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 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
3400 Spruce Street; 3 Ravdin Building, Suite F
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)

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

Dr. John Hansen-Flaschen's medical specialty is adult pulmonology. Clinical interests for Dr. Hansen-Flaschen include lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS), second opinions, and intensive care. Dr. Hansen-Flaschen takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for residency. He has received the following distinctions: 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. Dr. Hansen-Flaschen's 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: 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 works as a pulmonologist. Her clinical interests include emphysema, lung cancer, and bronchitis. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Before performing her residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, Dr. Rome attended the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg for medical school. She is affiliated with Main Line Health. Dr. Rome has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

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

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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. Dr. Lazaar's clinical interests include asthma, clinical trials, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Boston Medical Center. Dr. Lazaar 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: Clinical Trials, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Obstructive Lung Disease, Asthma

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

Dr. Thomas Meyer is a medical specialist in adult pulmonology. Dr. Meyer studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. These areas are among his clinical interests: emphysema, lung cancer, and bronchitis. Dr. Meyer honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 medical specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Patterson graduated from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. Her training includes a residency program at Boston Medical Center. Her clinical interests include second opinions, cystic fibrosis (CF), and respiratory failure. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Patterson takes. Dr. Patterson speaks Spanish. She is 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)

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

Dr. Leah Lande sees patients in Wynnewood, PA. Her medical specialties are critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. Her areas of expertise include the following: sleep study, pneumonia, and asthma. She accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Dr. Lande performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Lande is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. Her practice 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)

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

Dr. Susan Gregory is an intensive care specialist and pulmonologist in Wynnewood, PA. She attended the University of Toledo College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for residency. Dr. Gregory's areas of expertise include emphysema, pneumonia, and asthma. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. She is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gregory is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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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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.