We found 4 providers with an interest in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueOptions Essential near Clearwater, FL.

Showing 1-4 of 4
Selecting one of the sort options will cause this page to reload and list providers by the selected sort order.
Benjamin DeVries MD
Specializes in General Practice, Family Medicine
1573 South Fort Harrison Avenue
Clearwater, FL

Dr. Benjamin Devries' areas of specialization are general practice and family medicine. His education and training includes medical school at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Largo Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Devries include thyroid problems, minor surgery, and aspiration. Dr. Devries is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Devries is affiliated with Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

All Interests: Hypertension, Minor Surgery, Diabetes, Skin Issues, Spine Problems, Cough, Joint Problems, Skin Lesi ... (Read more)

Dr Mohammad Ilyas Yamani MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
Average rating 3.48 stars out of 5 (17 ratings)
1745 S Highland Avenue
Clearwater, FL

Dr. Mohammad Yamani's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Yamani's clinical interests include trigger point injections, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and diabetes. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Yamani studied medicine at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and Dow Medical College. He completed his residency training at Sound Shore Medical Center. Dr. Yamani (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu and Vietnamese. Dr. Yamani's hospital/clinic affiliations include All Care Medical, Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus, and Morton Plant Hospital.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , Emphysema, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

All Interests: Substance Abuse, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Hypoglycemia, Diabetes, Trigger Point Injec ... (Read more)

Dr Jaggers C Keene MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
Average rating 4.09 stars out of 5 (8 ratings)
1301 2nd Avenue Sw
Largo, FL

Dr. Jaggers Keene is a family practitioner in Largo, FL. These areas are among Dr. Keene's clinical interests: gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), erectile dysfunction (impotence), and thyroid problems. He is rated highly by his patients. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Central University of the East School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Memorial Hermann for residency. Dr. Keene is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Diagnostic Clinic Medical Group (Florida) and Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , Emphysema, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Dizziness, Immunization, Erectile Dysfunction, Skin Cancer, Fractures, Gastrointest ... (Read more)

Michael D Saccente DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
Average rating 4.34 stars out of 5 (8 ratings)
1251 Lakeview Road
Clearwater, FL

Dr. Michael Saccente practices general internal medicine in Clearwater, FL. His clinical interests include alcohol abuse, cystic fibrosis (CF), and lupus. Dr. Saccente is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus and Morton Plant Hospital. He graduated from Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute. On average, patients gave Dr. Saccente a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , Emphysema, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypoglycemia, Cystic Fibrosis, Sleep Apnea, Liver Disease, ... (Read more)

Advertisement
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.
Advertisement
Selecting a checkbox option will refresh the page.