We found 21 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's medical specialty is adult critical care and adult pulmonology. These areas are among his clinical interests: emphysema, sleep apnea, and asthma. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Orta is a graduate of the University of Zaragoza Faculty of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Orta completed residency programs at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Dr. Orta is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Emphysema, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

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

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's medical specialty is critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. Dr. Ortega has indicated that his clinical interests 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 accepts. After attending the University of Santiago de Compostela and Technical University of Santiago (UTESA) for medical school, he completed his residency training at Synergy Medical Education Alliance and a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). He speaks Spanish. Dr. Ortega's professional affiliations include Doctors Hospital, Mercy Hospital, and Mercy Miami Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Emphysema, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

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

Erick Abdiel Palma MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
Average rating 2.6 stars out of 5 (5 ratings)
1600 Nw 10 Avenue, 7 Floor; Suite 7052-r47
Miami, FL

Dr. Erick Palma is a physician who specializes in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. The average patient rating for Dr. Palma is 2.5 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in sleep disorders, emphysema, and asthma. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He graduated from the University of Panama School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Palma is affiliated with 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 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 is a physician who specializes in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. Patient ratings for Dr. Valor average 4.0 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in emphysema, cancer, and cystic fibrosis (CF). He is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and West Kendall 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. Valor attended medical school at Central University of the East School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Valor trained at Conemaugh Health System. Dr. Valor (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French.

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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)

Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
351 Northwest 42 Avenue; Suite 406
Miami, FL

Dr. Jose Birriel's areas of specialization are critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology; he sees patients in Miami, FL. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Birriel include emphysema, cancer, and cystic fibrosis (CF). Dr. Birriel is professionally affiliated with Kendall Regional Medical Center. He graduated from Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Providence Hospital, Southfield. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , Emphysema

All Interests: Tuberculosis, Cystic Fibrosis, Cancer, Emphysema

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's area of specialization is family medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Girala average 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include diabetes, migraine, and osteoporosis. Dr. Girala's hospital/clinic affiliations include Doctors Hospital, Mercy Hospital, and Mercy Miami Hospital. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before performing his residency at California Hospital Medical Center, Dr. Girala attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

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

Nydia Patricia Martinez Galvis M D
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (10 ratings)
1611 Nw 12th Avenue
Miami, FL

Dr. Nydia Martinez Galvis' average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: collapsed lung (pneumothorax), lung cancer, and shortness of breath (dyspnea). Dr. Martinez Galvis honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Her residency was performed at Cleveland Clinic Florida. Dr. Martinez Galvis is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston.

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Relevant Interests: , Emphysema, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

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

Dr John Woodward Hoover III MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Urgent Care, Emergency Medicine
Average rating 3.66 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
2575 Sw 67 Avenue
Miami, FL

Dr. John Hoover specializes in family medicine, urgent care, and emergency medicine and practices in Miami, FL and South Miami, FL. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include migraine, acne, and graves disease. Dr. Hoover is affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After attending American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare. Dr. Hoover is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , Emphysema, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

All Interests: Graves Disease, Postmenopause, Erectile Dysfunction, Injectable Fillers, Juvederm, Sickle Cell Disea ... (Read more)

Jorge R Beato MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Cardiology
330 Sw 27th Avenue; Suite 305
Miami, FL

Dr. Jorge Beato is a cardiology (heart disease) specialist. These areas are among Dr. Beato's clinical interests: knee problems, migraine, and depression. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Zaragoza Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at Saint Francis Hospital, Evanston. Dr. Beato is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Doctors Hospital, Mercy Hospital, and Mercy Miami Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Emphysema, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

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

Henry E Paez M D
Specializes in Family Medicine
Average rating 1.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
1898 Sw 27th Avenue; Suite 1
Miami, FL

Dr. Henry Paez's area of specialization is family medicine. His areas of expertise include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), migraine, and depression. He is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center. Dr. Paez takes several insurance carriers, including AvMed, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. Dr. Paez's practice is open to new patients. He attended Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Central University of the Caribbean for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , Emphysema, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

All Interests: Depression, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Osteoporosis, Hypertension, Migraine, Liver Disea ... (Read more)

Dr Kevin Baruch Fox DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
Average rating 3.46 stars out of 5 (59 ratings)
606 West Flagler Street
Miami, FL

Dr. Kevin Fox practices family medicine in Miami, FL. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Fox include bulimia, depression, and hepatitis. Dr. Fox's professional affiliations include Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center. Dr. Fox honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Westchester General Hospital, Dr. Fox attended medical school at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , Emphysema, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

All Interests: Depression, Graves Disease, Immunization, Down Syndrome, Incontinence, Eating Disorders, Wrist Probl ... (Read more)

Dr Alejandro Loynaz MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
Average rating 4.06 stars out of 5 (8 ratings)
2601 Douglas Road; Suite 505
Miami, FL

Dr. Alejandro Loynaz specializes in general internal medicine. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, migraine, and thyroid problems. Dr. Loynaz is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and Central University of the East School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Chicago Medical School. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Loynaz's professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Emphysema, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

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

Dr Rolando Cesar Mendizabal MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
Average rating 4.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
1295 Nw 14th Street; Suite I
Miami, FL

Dr. Rolando Mendizabal practices adult cardiology. These areas are among his clinical interests: obesity, sleep disorders, and diabetes. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mendizabal takes. He studied medicine at Greater Bolivian University of San Andres Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Mendizabal is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

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

Dr Miguel J Lanz MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
Average rating 4.5 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
365 Alcazar Avenue
Coral Gables, FL

Dr. Miguel Lanz is a Coral Gables, FL physician who specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology. Dr. Lanz's clinical interests include immunization (preventive vaccines), asthma, and food allergy. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Lanz include: South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors. Dr. Lanz speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital and Doctors Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

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

Rosendo Collazo DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
Average rating 4.5 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
336 Nw 5th Street
Miami, FL

Dr. Rosendo Collazo is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. His areas of expertise include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), graves disease, and liver disease. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital. Dr. Collazo accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Collazo studied medicine at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. He trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center for his residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , Emphysema, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Graves Disease, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Wounds, Hypertension, Preve ... (Read more)

Dr Robert Henry Thomas MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (7 ratings)
550 Biltmore Way; Suite 101
Coral Gables, FL

Dr. Robert Thomas' medical specialty is general internal medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Thomas speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Thomas include diabetes, emphysema, and thyroid problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Baptist Hospital. He studied medicine at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Thomas completed his residency training at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He has received the distinction of South Florida Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , Emphysema, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Depression, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Diabetes, Osteoporosis, Attenti ... (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).

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