We found 11 providers with an interest in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and who accept Catastrophic Compass 6850 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 is a pulmonologist in Saint Petersburg, FL. Dr. Newan is rated 2.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: asthma, sleep apnea, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital and BayCare Health System. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Newan (or staff) speaks the following languages: 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's area of specialization is adult pulmonology. His clinical interests include intensive care, sleep apnea, and pulse oximetry. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Mittal graduated from Dayanand Medical College & Hospital and then he performed his residency at Grant Hospital of Chicago and Chicago Medical School. 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

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Hypertension, Sleep Apnea, Snoring, Lung ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Alan Smith's medical specialty is general practice, family medicine, and geriatrics (elderly care). He speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include diabetes, substance abuse, and emphysema. Dr. Smith's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, BayCare Physician Partners, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital. He attended medical school at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. Dr. Smith completed his residency training at Bayfront Medical Center. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

All Interests: Depression, Substance Abuse, Hypertension, Skin Cancer, Esophagus Problems, Sleep Apnea, Diabetes, ... (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 works as a general internist in Saint Petersburg, FL and South Pasadena, FL. The average patient rating for Dr. Minnix is 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: thyroid problems, heart problems, and liver disease. He is affiliated with Palms of Pasadena Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Minnix honors. He studied medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Minnix's training includes a residency program at Shands Jacksonville Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

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Dr. Hazem F Al Andary, MD
Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine
1839 Central Avenue
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Hazem Al-Andary works as an internal medicine hospitalist. Dr. Al-Andary (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic, Spanish, and Vietnamese. Areas of expertise for Dr. Al-Andary include diabetes, asthma, and arthritis. Dr. Al-Andary is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, Northside Hospital, and Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus. Before completing his residency at Good Samaritan Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Al-Andary attended medical school at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. Coventry, TRICARE, and United Healthcare HSA are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Al-Andary takes.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Arthritis, Heart Failure, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Tim Carlson's specialty is family medicine. Dr. Carlson graduated from the University of Health Sciences Antigua. For his residency, Dr. Carlson trained at Bayfront Medical Center. These areas are among his clinical interests: thyroid problems, heart problems, and liver disease. Dr. Carlson is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Carlson honors. He is professionally affiliated with Palms of Pasadena Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

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

Dr. Venkata Budharaju is an endocrinologist in Saint Petersburg, FL and Largo, FL. His clinical interests include menopause, annual gynecological exam (well woman exam), and migraine. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Budharaju 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 a graduate of Osmania Medical College. He completed his residency training at Pennsylvania Hospital. Dr. Budharaju (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, Northside Hospital, and Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus.

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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' specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He practices in Saint Petersburg, FL. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, emphysema, and parkinson's disease. He is professionally affiliated with Palms of Pasadena Hospital. Dr. Williams attended medical school at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Dr. Williams trained at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU) for residency. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He 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, 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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Monroe include diabetes, emphysema, and parkinson's disease. She is affiliated with Palms of Pasadena Hospital. She graduated from the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and the University of Florida College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Monroe is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more.

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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 practices family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Morales include minor surgery, sleep apnea, and diabetes. He is affiliated with Northside Hospital and Palms of Pasadena Hospital. Dr. Morales's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Morales 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: , emphysema

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

Dr. Nadarajah Nirmalan is an internist in Saint Petersburg, FL. Dr. Nirmalan is a graduate of St. George's University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. Areas of expertise 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 accepts. He speaks Tamil. His hospital/clinic 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)

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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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