We found 14 providers with an interest in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueCare Everyday Health near Saint Petersburg, FL.

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Dr. Michael Minhle Newan, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
1075 9th Avenue N
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Michael Newan sees patients in Saint Petersburg, FL. His medical specialty is adult pulmonology. Dr. Newan is rated 2.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His clinical interests include asthma, sleep apnea, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital and BayCare Health System. Dr. Newan is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Newan (or staff) speaks Vietnamese and French.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Sleep Apnea, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Dr. Ashok Mittal, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
6185 54th Avenue N
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Ashok Mittal works as an adult pulmonologist in Saint Petersburg, FL and Kenneth City, FL. Dr. Mittal graduated from Dayanand Medical College & Hospital and then he performed his residency at Grant Hospital of Chicago and Chicago Medical School. Clinical interests for Dr. Mittal include intensive care, sleep apnea, and pulse oximetry. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Mittal (or staff) speaks Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, Northside Hospital, and Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

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Dr. Vinubhai C Pansuriya, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
2180 9th Avenue North
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Vinubhai Pansuriya specializes in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Dr. Pansuriya (or staff) is conversant in Gujarati and Hindi. His areas of expertise include intensive care, asthma, and sleep apnea. Dr. Pansuriya's professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, Northside Hospital, and St. Petersburg General Hospital. He studied medicine at M.P. Shah Medical College. He trained at VA Medical Center for his residency. Dr. Pansuriya honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

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Dr. Alan A. Smith, MD
Specializes in General Practice, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Preventive Medicine
1769 66th Street N
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Alan Smith is a general practitioner, family medicine physician, and geriatrician. He is conversant in Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Smith include diabetes, substance abuse, and emphysema. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, BayCare Physician Partners, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital. After completing medical school at the University of Louisville School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Bayfront Medical Center. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

All Interests: Depression, Substance Abuse, Hypertension, Skin Cancer, Esophagus Problems, Sleep Apnea, Diabetes, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jaysukhlal Veljibhai Panara, MD
Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine
2299 9th Avenue North; Suite 1f
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Jaysukhlal Panara practices adult hospital medicine. Dr. Panara graduated from M.P. Shah Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Panara trained at a hospital affiliated with Marshall University, Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, infections, and electrocardiogram (EKG). Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Panara accepts. In addition to English, Dr. Panara (or staff) speaks Gujarati and Hindi. Dr. Panara is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, Northside Hospital, and BayCare Physician Partners.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Lung Problems, Diabetes, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary ... (Read more)

Dr. William Henry Minnix, MD
Specializes in Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine
1615 Pasadena Avenue S; Suite 430
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. William Minnix's specialty is general internal medicine. These areas are among Dr. Minnix's clinical interests: thyroid problems, heart problems, and liver disease. He is professionally affiliated with Palms of Pasadena Hospital. After attending the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Shands Jacksonville Medical Center. Dr. Minnix's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. 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.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

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Dr. Tim Paul Carlson, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1615 Pasadena Avenue S; Suite 430
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Tim Carlson's medical specialty is family medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Carlson include thyroid problems, heart problems, and liver disease. He is professionally affiliated with Palms of Pasadena Hospital. After completing medical school at the University of Health Sciences Antigua, he performed his residency at Bayfront Medical Center. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Carlson accepts 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

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Dr. Mohammad Ilyas Yamani, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
5301 Park Street N
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Mohammad Yamani sees patients in Clearwater, FL, Palm Harbor, FL, and Saint Petersburg, FL. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Yamani (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu and Vietnamese. Dr. Yamani's areas of expertise include trigger point injections, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and diabetes. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus and Morton Plant Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and Dow Medical College and performed his residency at Sound Shore Medical Center. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Yamani is in-network for 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 (COPD)

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Dr. Venkata G Budharaju, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
2763 1st Avenue N
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Venkata Budharaju is a specialist in adult endocrinology. He works in Saint Petersburg, FL and Largo, FL. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: menopause, well woman care, and migraine. Dr. Budharaju's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, Northside Hospital, and Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus. Dr. Budharaju honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Osmania Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Pennsylvania Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Budharaju (or staff) speaks Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

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Dr. Oswald Anthony Williams, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
502 Pasadena Avenue South
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Oswald Williams is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Williams's clinical interests include diabetes, emphysema, and parkinson's disease. He is professionally affiliated with Palms of Pasadena Hospital. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU), Dr. Williams attended medical school at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Williams average 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Williams honors 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, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

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Specializes in Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine, Family Medicine
2191 9th Avenue N; Suite 105
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Karen Monroe sees patients in Saint Petersburg, FL. Her medical specialties are undersea and hyperbaric medicine and family medicine. Patient reviews placed Dr. Monroe at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include diabetes, emphysema, and parkinson's disease. She is affiliated with Palms of Pasadena Hospital. Dr. Monroe is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and the University of Florida College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF).

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

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Dr. Pedro J Morales, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
2191 9th Avenue N; Suite 220
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Pedro Morales is a family medicine physician in Saint Pete, FL and Saint Petersburg, FL. Patient reviews placed Dr. Morales at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: minor surgery, sleep apnea, and diabetes. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northside Hospital and Palms of Pasadena 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.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

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Dr. Nadarajah Nirmalan, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
3831 16th Street North
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Nadarajah Nirmalan practices general internal medicine in Saint Petersburg, FL. After completing medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. Clinical interests for Dr. Nirmalan include diabetes, emphysema, and immunization (preventive vaccines). Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nirmalan honors. He speaks Tamil. His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, Northside Hospital, and Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus.

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

All Interests: Depression, Immunization, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Sleep Apnea, Diabetes, Hernia, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine, Family Medicine
6560 9th Avenue N
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Julije Vucemilovic practices undersea and hyperbaric medicine and family medicine in Saint Petersburg, FL. He speaks Croatian. Areas of expertise for Dr. Vucemilovic include sleep apnea, wellness visit, and women's health issues. He is professionally affiliated with Palms of Pasadena Hospital. Before completing his residency at Mid-Hudson Valley Family Practice Residency Program and a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Dr. Vucemilovic attended medical school at the University of Zagreb School of Medicine. Dr. Vucemilovic accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

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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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