We found 4 providers with an interest in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and who accept BlueOptions Essential Health S1400 near Gainesville, FL.

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Dr. Mark Louis Brantly, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Mark Brantly specializes in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. Dr. Brantly's areas of expertise consist of alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). He is a graduate of the University of Florida College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Eastern Virginia Medical School. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Brantly accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Brantly has received the following distinctions: Outstanding Faculty Achievement Award, University of Florida; Outstanding Clinical Research Faculty, University of Florida College of Medicine; and Alpha1 National Association Award.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency

Dr. Peruvemba Sundaram Sriram, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Peruvemba Sriram's specialties are critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. He practices in Gainesville, FL. His clinical interests encompass lung cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Dr. Sriram's hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Sriram graduated from Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. Dr. Sriram (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Gujarati, Tamil, and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Lung Cancer, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Dr. Natalia Isabel Moguillansky, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Natalia Moguillansky specializes in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. In her practice, Dr. Moguillansky focuses on asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Dr. Moguillansky is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). She graduated from the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Allegheny General Hospital. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Moguillansky's distinctions include: the University of Buenos Aires - School of Medicine: Graduated with honors and Annual Chest Meeting. Finalist, 2006 Chest Foundation's Young Investigator Award.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Dr. David Michael Quillen, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1707 North Main Street
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. David Quillen practices family medicine in Gainesville, FL. Dr. Quillen's clinical interests encompass diabetes, preventive care, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). Before completing his residency at Duke University Medical Center, Dr. Quillen attended medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. His distinctions include: Exemplary Teacher Award, University of Florida College of Medicine, 2008, 2009 and College of Medicine Dean's Top 5% Teachers, 2003, 2004.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Diabetes, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Preventive Care

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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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