We found 41 providers with an interest in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and who accept BlueCare Everyday Health 1477 near Coral Gables, FL.

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Dr Ruben Penaranda
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1150 Campo Sano Avenue; Suite 400
Coral Gables, FL

Dr. Ruben Penaranda is a physician who specializes in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. Clinical interests for Dr. Penaranda include emphysema and asthma. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and the University of Maryland Medical Center. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Penaranda include: South Florida Super Doctors and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Doctors Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Emphysema, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

All Interests: Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Emphysema

Dr Jorge Miguel Ortega MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
242 Nw Lejeune Road; Third Floor
Miami, FL

Dr. Jorge Ortega is a physician who specializes in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. He is especially interested in sleep disorders, emphysema, and asthma. He is affiliated with Doctors Hospital, Mercy Hospital, and Mercy Miami Hospital. Dr. Ortega is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before completing his residency at Synergy Medical Education Alliance and a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF), Dr. Ortega attended medical school at the University of Santiago de Compostela and Technical University of Santiago (UTESA). He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , Emphysema, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Snoring, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, HIV/AIDS, Emphysema

Dr Mario Mangas MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
Average rating 4.08 stars out of 5 (12 ratings)
9200 Sw 72nd Street; Building 4 Suite 100
Miami, FL

Dr. Mario Mangas is a Miami, FL physician who specializes in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Mangas's areas of clinical interest consist of sleep disorders, emphysema, and asthma. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and Baptist Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at West Suburban Medical Center, Dr. Mangas attended medical school at Central University of the East School of Medicine. Dr. Mangas has received the following distinctions: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition and Florida Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Mangas speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , Emphysema, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Emphysema, Smoking Cessation

Dr Michael John Hernandez MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
Average rating 2.16 stars out of 5 (6 ratings)
6705 Sw 57th Avenue; 510
South Miami, FL

Dr. Michael Hernandez is a medical specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. On average, patients gave Dr. Hernandez a rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Hernandez include sleep disorders, emphysema, and cystic fibrosis (CF). His professional affiliations include Mariners Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Doctors Hospital. Dr. Hernandez honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , Emphysema, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Cystic Fibrosis, Snoring, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Emphysema, ... (Read more)

Dr Raul Valor MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
Average rating 3.87 stars out of 5 (8 ratings)
242 Nw Lejeune Road; Third Floor
Miami, FL

Dr. Raul Valor practices critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. In addition to English, Dr. Valor (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. His areas of expertise include the following: emphysema, cancer, and cystic fibrosis (CF). Dr. Valor's hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and West Kendall Baptist Hospital. He graduated from Central University of the East School of Medicine. Dr. Valor's training includes a residency program at Conemaugh Health System. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , Emphysema, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Snoring, Cancer, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Emphysema, Smoking Cessatio ... (Read more)

Dr Barry Reed MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
7000 Sw 97th Avenue; Suite 207
Miami, FL

Dr. Barry Reed is a physician who specializes in adult pulmonology. Clinical interests for Dr. Reed include sleep disorders, cancer, and asthma. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He obtained his medical school training at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. Dr. Reed's hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Snoring, Cancer, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Smoking Cessation

Richard Prager MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Pulmonology
8950 Sw 57th Avenue
Pinecrest, FL

Dr. Richard Prager practices adult critical care and pulmonology (lung & respiratory disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Prager include obesity, sleep disorders, and emphysema. Dr. Prager's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baptist Hospital and Homestead Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He studied medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Prager's distinctions include: South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , Emphysema, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Snoring, Obesity, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Emphysema, Smoking ... (Read more)

Veronica Palmero MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
6250 Sunset Drive; 2nd Floor
Miami, FL

Dr. Veronica Palmero's medical specialty is critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. She has indicated that her clinical interests include sleep disorders, emphysema, and asthma. Dr. Palmero takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Luis Razetti School of Medicine. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Palmero is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Emphysema, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Disorders, Snoring, Emphysema, Asthma

Dr Carlos Morton Barrera MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Endocrinology, Primary Care, Adult Pulmonology
Average rating 3.75 stars out of 5 (5 ratings)
7190 Sw 87 Avenue; Suite 306
Miami, FL

Dr. Carlos Barrera's medical specialty is adult critical care, adult endocrinology, and primary care. Dr. Barrera is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Barrera include diabetes, sleep disorders, and emphysema. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. Dr. Barrera's professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Baptist Hospital, and Homestead Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Emphysema, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

All Interests: Graves Disease, Sleep Disorders, Hypertension, Snoring, Diabetes, Asthma, Thyroid Problems, Chronic ... (Read more)

Juan Luis Barrio MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
Average rating 3.61 stars out of 5 (11 ratings)
9495 Sw 72 Street; Suite B-210
Miami, FL

Dr. Juan Barrio is an adult pulmonology specialist in Miami, FL. He studied medicine at Ponce School of Medicine. Dr. Barrio has indicated that his clinical interests include emphysema, asthma, and snoring. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Barrio is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Emphysema, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

All Interests: Snoring, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Emphysema

Dr A Ruben Caride MD
Specializes in General Practice, General Internal Medicine, Preventive Medicine
Average rating 3.33 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
7000 Sw 97th Avenue; Suite 208
Miami, FL

Dr. Avelino Caride works as a general practitioner, general internist, and preventive medicine specialist. Dr. Caride's clinical interests include diabetes, elder care, and alzheimer's disease. He is professionally affiliated with Baptist Hospital. He is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Caride accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Diabetes, Elder Care, Alzheimer's Disease

Carlos Jesus Piniella MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
Average rating 4.55 stars out of 5 (41 ratings)
6705 Red Road; Suite 520
Miami, FL

Dr. Carlos Piniella practices allergy & immunology in Miami, FL, Key West, FL, and Palmetto Bay, FL. His clinical interests include immunization (preventive vaccines), asthma, and food allergy. The average patient rating for Dr. Piniella is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Piniella accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Dr. Piniella performed his residency at Cabrini Medical Center. He has received the distinction of South Florida Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Baptist Hospital of Miami, and Jackson Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

All Interests: Immunization, Food Allergy, Skin Cancer, Allergy Testing, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Dise ... (Read more)

Peter A MartinezNoda DO
Specializes in Family Medicine, General Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
Average rating 1.58 stars out of 5 (6 ratings)
7000 Sw 97 Avenue; Suite 101
Miami, FL

Dr. Peter Martinez-Noda's specialties are family medicine, adolescent medicine, and general pediatrics. Dr. Martinez-Noda's areas of expertise include the following: holistic medicine, migraine, and thyroid problems. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. His residency was performed at Miami Children's Hospital. Dr. Martinez-Noda is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Baptist Hospital of Miami.

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Relevant Interests: , Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

All Interests: Depression, Postmenopause, Sleep Disorders, Eating Disorders, Erectile Dysfunction, Fibromyalgia, Hy ... (Read more)

Dr Ricardo A Girala MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
Average rating 4.21 stars out of 5 (7 ratings)
3661 S Miami Avenue; Suite 510
Miami, FL

Dr. Ricardo Girala is a family practice physician in Miami, FL. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and performed his residency at California Hospital Medical Center. His clinical interests include diabetes, migraine, and osteoporosis. Dr. Girala is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Girala honors. Dr. Girala is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Doctors Hospital, Mercy Hospital, and Mercy Miami Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

All Interests: Hypertension, Migraine, Diabetes, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Osteoporosis, Elder ... (Read more)

Dr Lisardo Garcia MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery
8950 N. Kendall Drive; Suite 607w
Miami, FL

Dr. Lisardo Garcia is a specialist in general surgery and cardiothoracic surgery. He works in Miami, FL. These areas are among his clinical interests: emphysema, heart surgery, and tumor. Dr. Garcia is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University and a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Garcia is affiliated with Bethesda Health, South Miami Hospital, and Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Emphysema

All Interests: Heart Surgery, Tumor, Emphysema

Dr Antonio E Blanco MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
Average rating 2.5 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
7775 Sw 87 Avenue; Suite 100
Miami, FL

Dr. Antonio Blanco is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Blanco is conversant in Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Blanco include knee problems, migraine, and depression. He is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Baptist Hospital of Miami, and Homestead Hospital. Before completing his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Blanco attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Blanco accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , Emphysema, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

All Interests: Depression, Graves Disease, Sleep Disorders, Incontinence, Scoliosis, Kidney Stones, Fibromyalgia, H ... (Read more)

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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).

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