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We found 115 providers with an interest in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and who accept United Healthcare Silver near Philadelphia, PA.

Dr. Gregory Charles Kane, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
834 Walnut Street; Suite 650
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Gregory Kane is a Philadelphia, PA physician who specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. His areas of expertise include the following: shortness of breath (dyspnea), lung cancer, and cystic fibrosis (CF). Dr. Kane takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then went on to complete his residency 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. Unfortunately, he 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, 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 specializes in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology and practices in Philadelphia, PA. These areas are among Dr. Grewal's clinical interests: phototherapy (light therapy), shortness of breath (dyspnea), and cystic fibrosis (CF). She takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. She attended All India Institute of Medical Sciences and then went on to complete her residency at Long Island College Hospital. Her 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: Restless Leg Syndrome, Sarcoidosis, Multiple Sleep Latency Test, Influenza, Cystic Fibrosis, Sleep ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Donald Peterson works as a pulmonologist in Wynnewood, PA. His clinical interests include lung cancer, cystic fibrosis (CF), and sleep apnea. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Peterson takes. After completing medical school at Harvard Medical School, he performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Peterson is affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. 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 is a Philadelphia, PA physician who specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He graduated from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. Dr. Swartz trained at Temple University Hospital for his residency. His clinical interests include non-small cell lung cancer, small cell lung cancer, and second opinions. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Swartz's distinctions 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 sees patients in Philadelphia, PA. His medical specialties are sleep medicine, geriatrics (elderly care), and adult pulmonology. He speaks French. These areas are among Dr. Gooneratne's clinical interests: 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. He trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for his residency. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gooneratne accepts.

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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 an adult pulmonologist in Philadelphia, PA. His areas of expertise include the following: shortness of breath (dyspnea), cystic fibrosis (CF), and pulmonary fibrosis. Dr. Scharf's hospital/clinic affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital. Before performing his residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dr. Scharf attended New York Medical College for medical school. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Scharf has received the distinction of 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's area of specialization is adult pulmonology. Clinical interests 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. He graduated from UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry.

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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, who practices in Philadelphia, PA, is a medical specialist in adult pulmonology. These areas are among Dr. Carstens's clinical interests: shortness of breath (dyspnea), cystic fibrosis (CF), and pulmonary fibrosis. She has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. After completing medical school at McGill University Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Carstens performed her residency at Duke University Medical Center. 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
3737 Market Street; 10th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Michael Sims is a medical specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Before completing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Sims attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. His areas of expertise consist of emphysema, bronchitis, and lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. 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 and adult pulmonology specialist in Philadelphia, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. Awsare include shortness of breath (dyspnea), lung cancer, and cystic fibrosis (CF). He is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Awsare has a closed panel. His education and training includes medical school at Wake Forest University School of Medicine and 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)

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. These areas are among his clinical interests: emphysema, lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS), and second opinions. Dr. Tino's hospital/clinic affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine, and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for residency. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Tino 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. In addition to English, Dr. Tino speaks Italian.

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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. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), Dr. Deitz attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Deitz include second opinions, intensive care, and respiratory failure. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Deitz 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. He 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, 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 practices adult immunology and adult pulmonology in Philadelphia, PA. These areas are among her clinical interests: shortness of breath (dyspnea), lung cancer, and cystic fibrosis (CF). Dr. Weibel is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. She honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Unfortunately, she is not accepting new patients at this time. Before performing her residency at Jefferson University Hospitals and a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University, Dr. Weibel attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

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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. Lee William Greenspon, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
100 E Lancaster Avenue; Suite 230
Wynnewood, PA
 

Dr. Lee Greenspon, who practices in Wynnewood, PA, is a medical specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Clinical interests for Dr. Greenspon include emphysema, sleep study, and bronchitis. He is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. He graduated from Temple University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Medical College of Pennsylvania Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Greenspon is open to 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 is an adult critical care and adult pulmonology specialist in Philadelphia, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. Fritz include lung cancer, second opinions, and intensive care. He is an in-network provider for 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. 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
3400 Spruce Street; 3 Ravdin Building, Suite F
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Harold Palevsky works as a pulmonologist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Palevsky include lung transplant, emphysema, and lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS). His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and residency 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. His hospital/clinic 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)

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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.