We found 118 providers with an interest in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and who accept United Healthcare Silver near Philadelphia, PA.

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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's specialties are adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Grewal include shortness of breath (dyspnea), cystic fibrosis (CF), and sleep apnea. Her professional affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital. Dr. Grewal is a graduate of All India Institute of Medical Sciences. For her professional training, Dr. Grewal completed a residency program at Long Island College Hospital. She takes 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: Restless Leg Syndrome, Bronchiectasis, Sarcoidosis, Multiple Sleep Latency Test, Influenza, Cystic ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Donald Peterson is a Wynnewood, PA physician who specializes in adult pulmonology. Clinical interests for Dr. Peterson include lung cancer, cystic fibrosis (CF), and sleep apnea. Dr. Peterson is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. He takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Peterson is accepting new patients. He attended Harvard Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Gregory Kane specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. His areas of expertise include the following: shortness of breath (dyspnea), lung cancer, and anemia. He is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Dr. Kane attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Lankenau Medical Center for residency. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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

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

Dr. Donna Dolores Carstens, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
1015 Chestnut Street; Suite 1300
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Donna Carstens' medical specialty is adult pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Carstens include shortness of breath (dyspnea), anemia, and cystic fibrosis (CF). She is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. She attended McGill University Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Duke University Medical Center for residency. She has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Carstens takes 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: Bronchiectasis, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Arterial Blood ... (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 physician who specializes 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. Dr. Swartz honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and performed his residency at Temple University Hospital. Dr. Swartz has received distinctions including Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2007-2008, 2009-2010, 2011-2012 and Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's, 2010 Top Docs issue. 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, 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 Philadelphia, PA physician who specializes in sleep medicine, geriatrics (elderly care), and adult pulmonology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Gooneratne include sleep study, asthma, and sleep apnea. Dr. Gooneratne takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, he performed his 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. Bharat Kumar Awsare, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
834 Walnut Street; Suite 650
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Bharat Awsare's specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. These areas are among his clinical interests: shortness of breath (dyspnea), lung cancer, and anemia. Dr. Awsare is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Awsare honors. He is not currently accepting new patients. He obtained his medical school training at Wake Forest University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals.

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

All Interests: Bronchiectasis, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sarcoidosis, Pneumonia, Influenza, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Leonard Scharf, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
834 Walnut Street; Suite 650
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Michael Scharf is a specialist in adult pulmonology. Dr. Scharf's clinical interests include shortness of breath (dyspnea), cystic fibrosis (CF), and anemia. He is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital. Before completing his residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dr. Scharf attended medical school at New York Medical College. He accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. Dr. Scharf has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2009,2008.

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

All Interests: Bronchiectasis, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Scleroderma, ... (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. His areas of expertise include shortness of breath (dyspnea), cystic fibrosis (CF), and sleep apnea. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University, Dr. Sexauer attended UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He takes 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: Bronchiectasis, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Influenza, ... (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 specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sims include emphysema, bronchitis, and lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS). Dr. Sims is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Before performing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Sims attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Sims takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.

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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's areas of specialization are adult critical care and pulmonology (lung & respiratory disease). He graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for residency. Dr. Tino's clinical interests include emphysema, lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS), and second opinions. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Tino 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. In addition to English, he speaks Italian. Dr. Tino's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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, Bronchiectasis, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Interstitial Lung Disease, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
3737 Market Street; 10th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Joel Deitz is an adult critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist in Philadelphia, PA. His areas of expertise include the following: 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). Dr. Deitz 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.

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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 specialist in adult immunology and adult pulmonology. She works in Philadelphia, PA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Weibel include shortness of breath (dyspnea), lung cancer, and anemia. She is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. She attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Jefferson University Hospitals and a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University. She is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Unfortunately, Dr. Weibel is not currently accepting new patients.

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

All Interests: Bronchiectasis, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Scleroderma, ... (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 medical specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. These areas are among Dr. Fritz's clinical interests: lung cancer, second opinions, and intensive care. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He graduated from Temple University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. 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, 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 physician who specializes in adult pulmonology. He is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Palevsky completed a residency program at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Clinical interests for Dr. Palevsky include lung transplant, emphysema, and lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS). He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Palevsky accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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. 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, 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, who practices in Philadelphia, PA, is a medical specialist in adult pulmonology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS), second opinions, and intensive care. Dr. Hansen-Flaschen honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. His distinctions include: 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 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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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.
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