We found 27 providers with an interest in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and who accept Humana Platinum HMO near New Port Richey, FL.

Dr. Sivakumar V Amar, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
3535 Little Road
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Kumar Amar is a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He works in Trinity, FL. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, sleep disorders, and heart problems. Dr. Amar honors Coventry, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, Dr. Amar attended Kakatiya Medical College for medical school. He is professionally affiliated with Medical Center of Trinity.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Aspiration, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Disorders, Hypertension, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Muhammad Ashraf Khan, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
4746 Rowan Road
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Imran Khan works as a critical care specialist and pulmonologist in New Port Richey, FL. These areas are among his clinical interests: intensive care, asthma, and sleep apnea. Dr. Khan's hospital/clinic affiliations include Morton Plant North Bay Hospital and Medical Center of Trinity. He honors 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 a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University, Dr. Khan attended Army Medical College and Quaid-e-Azam Medical College for medical school.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Sleep Apnea, Lung Problems, Asthma, Sepsis, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Zahid Mohammad Akram, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
4746 Rowan Road
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Zahid Akram works as an adult critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist. In addition to English, Dr. Akram (or staff) speaks Urdu. His areas of expertise consist of lung cancer, asthma, and sleep apnea. His professional affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners and Morton Plant North Bay Hospital. Dr. Akram attended medical school at Dow Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Akram trained at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Bronchoscopy, Sleep Apnea, Lung Problems, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Lung ... (Read more)

Dr. Mukesh R Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
4738 Grand Boulevard; Suite H
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Mukesh Patel specializes in adult pulmonology and practices in Hudson, FL and New Port Richey, FL. Dr. Patel (or staff) is conversant in Gujarati and Hindi. His clinical interests include emphysema, cancer, and bronchitis. Dr. Patel is professionally affiliated with Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, Morton Plant North Bay Hospital, and Medical Center of Trinity. He graduated from Medical College Baroda and then he performed his residency at Woodhull Medical Center. 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.

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

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Lung Biopsy, Bronchitis, Bronchoscopy, Cystic Fibrosis, Sleep Apnea, Lung ... (Read more)

Dr. Amir Ali Noorani, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
4746 Rowan Road
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Amir Noorani is a specialist in adult pulmonology. He attended Dow Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). His clinical interests include holter monitoring, lung cancer, and bronchitis. Dr. Noorani's average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. 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. Dr. Noorani has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. Dr. Noorani (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Gujarati, and Hindi. His professional affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, Morton Plant North Bay Hospital, and Medical Center of Trinity.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Bronchitis, Sleep Apnea, Lung Problems, Lung Cancer, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive ... (Read more)

Dr. Bina Jain, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
5522 Trouble Creek Road; Suite 102
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Bina Jain is a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. She works in New Port Richey, FL. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Jain include sleep disorders, emphysema, and lung cancer. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Jain studied medicine at Lady Hardinge Medical College. She trained at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County for her residency. In addition to English, Dr. Jain (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Jain is professionally affiliated with Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, Morton Plant North Bay Hospital, and Medical Center of Trinity.

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

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Bronchitis, Lung Problems, Lung Cancer, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Asthma, Chronic ... (Read more)

Dr. Jayadeva Chowdappa, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Other
3535 Little Road
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Jayadeva Chowdappa sees patients in Trinity, FL and New Port Richey, FL. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chowdappa include depression, holter monitoring, and audiometry test. His professional affiliations include Morton Plant North Bay Hospital and Medical Center of Trinity. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chowdappa honors. He attended medical school at Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and Bangalore University. Dr. Chowdappa trained at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers for his residency. He speaks Persian.

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

All Interests: Depression, Audiometry Test, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Sleep Apnea, ... (Read more)

Dr. Navnit Ukabhai Patel, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, General Pediatrics
2254 Us Hwy 19 North; Mount Vernon Plaza
Holiday, FL
 

Dr. Navnit Patel is an internist and general pediatrician in Holiday, FL and New Port Richey, FL. He speaks Gujarati. His clinical interests include diabetes, herpes, and geriatric health. Dr. Patel's hospital/clinic affiliations include Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, Morton Plant North Bay Hospital, and Medical Center of Trinity. Dr. Patel is a graduate of the University of Zambia School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes 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: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Herpes, Fibromyalgia, Hypertension, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Diabetes, ... (Read more)

Dr. Usha Agarwal, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
3543 Little Road; Suite B
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Usha Agarwal is a physician who specializes in adult infectious disease. Dr. Agarwal is a graduate of Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College and a graduate of Harlem Hospital Center's residency program. These areas are among her clinical interests: heart problems, hepatitis, and lupus. Her average rating from her patients is 1.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Agarwal accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Agarwal (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. Her professional affiliations include Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, Morton Plant North Bay Hospital, and Medical Center of Trinity.

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

All Interests: Herpes, Fibromyalgia, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Diabetes, Sexual ... (Read more)

Dr. David Lawrence Herndon, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
7633 Cita Ln; New Port
Richey, FL
 

Dr. David Herndon's area of specialization is family medicine. Dr. Herndon studied medicine at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. His residency was performed at Largo Medical Center. His areas of expertise include the following: warts, menopause, and cryotherapy. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Herndon (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Bulgarian, and Russian. Dr. Herndon's hospital/clinic affiliations include Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, Access Healthcare, and Morton Plant North Bay Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

All Interests: Warts, Cryosurgery, Depression, Primary Care, Immunization, Hypertension, Surgical Procedures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Prakash B Machhar, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6811 State Rd 54
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Prakash Machhar is a general internist. He obtained his medical school training at Medical College Baroda and performed his residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. These areas are among Dr. Machhar's clinical interests: diabetes, osteoporosis, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Machhar (or staff) speaks Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Medical Center of Trinity.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Lung Problems, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Diabetes, Osteoporosis, Electrocardiogram, ... (Read more)

Dr. Najam Javeed, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
4740 Mile Stretch Drive
Holiday, FL
 

Dr. Najam Javeed is an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. Dr. Javeed's clinical interests include diabetes, arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and holter monitoring. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Javeed is a graduate of Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute. For his residency, Dr. Javeed trained at Jersey City Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Seton Hall University. Dr. Javeed (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. Dr. Javeed's hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, and Morton Plant North Bay Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Nuclear Stress Test, Hypertension, Diabetes, Arrhythmias, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Norma Bernardina Sanchez Herrera, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
5340 Gulf Drive; Suite 102
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Norma Sanchez Humala's specialty is family medicine. She attended Cayetano Heredia University for medical school and subsequently trained at Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center. for residency. These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes, depression, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Sanchez Humala's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. She 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. Dr. Sanchez Humala speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Medical Center of Trinity.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Depression, Hypertension, Physical Exams, Diabetes, High Cholesterol, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive ... (Read more)

Dr. Tarak Suman Choksi, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
1838 Health Care Drive
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Tarak Choksi's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care); he sees patients in Lutz, FL, Tampa, FL, and Trinity, FL. His areas of expertise include the following: heart problems, sleep apnea, and liver disease. Dr. Choksi's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital - North, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College and then he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and New York Methodist Hospital. Dr. Choksi (or staff) speaks Russian, Ukrainian, and Gujarati.

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

All Interests: Depression, Substance Abuse, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Sleep Apnea, ... (Read more)

Dr. John Dean Ibrahim, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
8133 State Road 54
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. John Ibrahim is a family practice physician in New Port Richey, FL. He attended medical school at Medical University of the Americas. Dr. Ibrahim's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. These areas are among his clinical interests: well woman care, thyroid problems, and depression. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ibrahim is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Ibrahim's hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, Morton Plant North Bay Hospital, and Medical Center of Trinity.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Depression, Sports Health, Diabetes Management, Immunization, Bronchitis, Influenza, ... (Read more)

Dr. Hemant N Shah, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
3306 Us Highway 19
Holiday, FL
 

Dr. Hemant Shah is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include heart problems, depression, and ambulatory phlebectomy. Dr. Shah is professionally affiliated with Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point and Medical Center of Trinity. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Government Medical College and residency at Lutheran Medical Center. Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Gujarati and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

All Interests: Depression, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Skin Cancer, Gastrointestinal Problems, Heart ... (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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