We found 23 providers with an interest in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease near Miami, FL.

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Dr. David Alfredo Orta Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
7500 Sw 8th Street; Suite 209
Miami, FL
 

Dr. David Orta works as a critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist. After attending the University of Zaragoza Faculty of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Orta completed his residency training at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. In his practice, he is particularly interested in emphysema, sleep apnea, and asthma. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Orta speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and Baptist Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Jorge Miguel Ortega, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
242 N Lejeune Road; Third Floor
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Jorge Ortega works as a critical care specialist and pulmonologist in Miami, FL. His areas of expertise include sleep disorders, emphysema, and asthma. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ortega takes. He graduated from the University of Santiago de Compostela and Technical University of Santiago (UTESA) and then he performed his residency at Synergy Medical Education Alliance and a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Ortega is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Doctors Hospital, Mercy Hospital, and Mercy Miami Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Erick Abdiel Palma, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1295 Nw 14 Street; South Building Second Floor Suite A
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Erick Palma is a specialist in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. He works in South Miami, FL and Miami, FL. Dr. Palma has indicated that his clinical interests include sleep disorders, emphysema, and asthma. The average patient rating for Dr. Palma is 2.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Panama School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Palma trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Palma speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Mariners Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Doctors Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Snoring, Emphysema, Asthma, Smoking Cessation

Dr. Raul R Valor, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
242 Nw Lejeune Road; Third Floor
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Raul Valor is a physician who specializes in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in emphysema, cancer, and cystic fibrosis (CF). Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Valor honors. He is a graduate of Central University of the East School of Medicine and a graduate of Conemaugh Health System's residency program. Dr. Valor (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and West Kendall Baptist Hospital.

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

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

Dr. George Daniel Yatzkan, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
10925 Sw 26 Street
Miami, FL
 

Dr. George Yatzkan's specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He practices in Miami, FL and Homestead, FL. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including AvMed, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. Dr. Yatzkan graduated from Autonomous University of Santo Domingo Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at VA Caribbean Healthcare System and a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and West Kendall Baptist Hospital.

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

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

Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
351 Nw 42nd Avenue; Suite 406
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Jose Birriel is a critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology specialist in Miami, FL. He has a special interest in emphysema, cancer, and cystic fibrosis (CF). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Before completing his residency at Providence Hospital, Southfield, Dr. Birriel attended medical school at Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Kendall Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

All Interests: Tuberculosis, Cystic Fibrosis, Cancer, Emphysema

Dr. John Woodward Hoover III, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Urgent Care, Emergency Medicine
2575 Sw 67th Avenue
Miami, FL
 

Dr. John Hoover practices family medicine, urgent care, and emergency medicine in Miami, FL and South Miami, FL. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hoover include depression, acne, and laser treatment. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Hoover is a graduate of American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. He trained at Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare for his residency. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital.

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

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Dr. Kevin Baruch Fox, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
606 West Flagler Street
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Kevin Fox's specialty is family medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Fox include bulimia, depression, and hepatitis. Dr. Fox is affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center. Dr. Fox honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. He attended medical school at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. He trained at Westchester General Hospital for residency. Dr. Fox speaks Spanish.

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

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Dr. Nydia Patricia Martinez Galvis, MD
1611 Nw 12th Avenue
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Nydia Martinez Galvis' areas of expertise include the following: collapsed lung (pneumothorax), lung cancer, and shortness of breath (dyspnea). Patient reviews placed her at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Martinez Galvis honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She trained at Cleveland Clinic Florida for residency. She is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston.

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

All Interests: Bronchiectasis, Bronchitis, Bronchoscopy, Mechanical Ventilation, Sarcoidosis, Scleroderma, Lung ... (Read more)

Dr. Ricardo Adolfo Girala, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
3661 S. Miami Avenue; Suite 510
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Ricardo Girala is a family medicine practitioner in Miami, FL. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and a graduate of California Hospital Medical Center's residency program. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Girala accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Girala speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Doctors Hospital, Mercy Hospital, and Mercy Miami Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

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

Dr. Alejandro Loynaz, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2601 Sw 37th Avenue; Suite 505
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Alejandro Loynaz's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Loynaz has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Loynaz include bell's palsy, migraine, and thyroid problems. He is affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital. 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. Loynaz attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and Central University of the East School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Chicago Medical School for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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

All Interests: Depression, Postmenopause, Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Fibromyalgia, Hypertension, Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. Miguel Antonio Lanz, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
365 Alcazar Avenue
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Miguel Lanz's medical specialty is pediatric allergy & immunology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lanz include immunization (preventive vaccines), asthma, and food allergy. Dr. Lanz is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Lanz attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Lanz has received include South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Nicklaus Children's Hospital and Doctors Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

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

Dr. Jorge Rafael Beato, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Cardiology
5524 Southwest 8th Street
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Jorge Beato specializes in cardiology (heart disease) and practices in Coral Gables, FL and Miami, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Beato include knee problems, migraine, and depression. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Saint Francis Hospital, Evanston, Dr. Beato attended the University of Zaragoza Faculty of Medicine for medical school. In addition to English, Dr. Beato speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Doctors Hospital, Mercy Hospital, and Mercy Miami Hospital.

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

All Interests: Depression, Graves Disease, Sleep Disorders, Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Sickle Cell ... (Read more)

Dr. Jose David Morgan, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine
3650 Nw 82nd Avenue
Doral, FL
 

In Dr. Jose Morgan's practice, he is particularly interested in obesity, thyroid problems, and anemia. Dr. Morgan is affiliated with Kendall Regional Medical Center. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Low Testosterone, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Hypertension, Preventive ... (Read more)

Dr. Rolando Cesar Mendizabal, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1295 Nw 14th Street; Suite 1
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Rolando Mendizabal's area of specialization is adult cardiology. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mendizabal include obesity, sleep disorders, and diabetes. Dr. Mendizabal's professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital. He is a graduate of Greater Bolivian University of San Andres Faculty of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Snoring, Diabetes, Obesity, Thyroid Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Henry Elias Paez Durango, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1898 Southwest 27 Avenue; Suite 1
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Henry Paez is a family practice physician in Miami, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Paez include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), migraine, and depression. He accepts AvMed, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. He attended Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Central University of the Caribbean. He is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Mercy Hospital.

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

All Interests: Depression, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Osteoporosis, Hypertension, Migraine, Liver ... (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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