We found 52 providers with an interest in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and who accept BlueCare Everyday Health 1490 near South Miami, FL.

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Dr. Ruben Penaranda
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1150 Campo Sano Avenue; Suite 400
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Ruben Penaranda's medical specialty is critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. These areas are among his clinical interests: emphysema and asthma. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Penaranda graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and the University of Maryland Medical Center. He has received distinctions including South Florida Super Doctors and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. Dr. Penaranda is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital and Doctors Hospital.

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

All Interests: Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Emphysema

Dr. Jorge Miguel Ortega MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
242 Nw Lejeune Road; Third Floor
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Jorge Ortega is an intensivist and adult pulmonologist in Miami, FL. His clinical interests include sleep disorders, emphysema, and asthma. Dr. Ortega honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended the University of Santiago de Compostela and Technical University of Santiago (UTESA) for medical school and subsequently trained at Synergy Medical Education Alliance and a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include 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. Fabriccio Melanio Letellier M.D.
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
average rating 4.5 stars (1 rating)
8750 Sw 144 Street; Suite 208
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Fabriccio Letellier's areas of specialization are critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology; he sees patients in Palmetto Bay, FL and Miami, FL. Dr. Letellier is conversant in Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Letellier include sleep disorders, emphysema, and asthma. His professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Baptist Hospital, and Homestead Hospital. Dr. Letellier attended Ibero-American University (UNIBE) and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). 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, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

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Dr. Mario Mangas M.D.
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
average rating 4.08 stars (12 ratings)
9200 Sw 72nd Street; Building 4 Suite 100
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Mario Mangas works as an intensivist and pulmonologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Mangas include sleep disorders, emphysema, and asthma. Patient ratings for Dr. Mangas average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Mangas is an in-network provider 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 Central University of the East School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Mangas trained at West Suburban Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition and Florida Super Doctors. Dr. Mangas speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and Baptist Hospital.

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

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Emphysema, Smoking Cessation

Dr. Michael John Hernandez M.D.
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
average rating 2.16 stars (6 ratings)
6705 Sw 57 Avenue; Suite 510
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Michael Hernandez practices adult critical care and adult pulmonology in Miami, FL and South Miami, FL. Dr. Hernandez graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. These areas are among his clinical interests: sleep disorders, emphysema, and cystic fibrosis (CF). His average rating from his patients is 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hernandez accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Mariners Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Doctors Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Raul Valor M.D.
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
average rating 3.87 stars (8 ratings)
7000 Sw 62 Avenue; Suite 201
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Raul Valor specializes in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. Dr. Valor is a graduate of Central University of the East School of Medicine and a graduate of Conemaugh Health System's residency program. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Valor include emphysema, cancer, and cystic fibrosis (CF). His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Valor 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 (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French. He is professionally 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: Cystic Fibrosis, Snoring, Cancer, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Emphysema, Smoking ... (Read more)

Dr. Barry Reed M.D.
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
7000 Sw 97th Avenue; Suite 207
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Barry Reed's area of specialization is adult pulmonology. His areas of expertise include the following: sleep disorders, cancer, and asthma. He is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital. Dr. Reed studied medicine at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. He trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center for his residency. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Reed takes. Dr. Reed has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Snoring, Cancer, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Smoking Cessation

Richard Prager MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Pulmonology
8950 Sw 57th Avenue
Pinecrest, FL
 

Dr. Richard Prager specializes in adult critical care and pulmonology (lung & respiratory disease) and practices in Pinecrest, FL and Miami, FL. Dr. Prager's areas of expertise include obesity, sleep disorders, and emphysema. His professional affiliations include Baptist Hospital and Homestead Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Prager takes. He attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. His distinctions include: South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors.

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

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Dr. Juan Lopetegui MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Primary Care, Other, Adult Pulmonology
8750 Sw 144 Street; Suite 208
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Juan Lopetegui is a critical care specialist, primary care doctor, and adult pulmonologist in Palmetto Bay, FL and Miami, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Lopetegui include emphysema and snoring. His professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Baptist Hospital. Dr. Lopetegui accepts 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 Higher Institute of Medical Sciences of Havana. He trained at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center for residency. Dr. Lopetegui speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

All Interests: Snoring, Emphysema

Leonard Simon MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Primary Care, Adult Pulmonology
9299 South West 152nd Street; Suite 203
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Leonard Simon specializes in adult critical care, primary care, and adult pulmonology. After completing medical school at the University of San Carlos of Guatemala, Faculty of Medical Sciences and Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Simon performed his residency at Elmhurst Hospital Center and Beth Israel Medical Center. He has a special interest in sleep disorders, asthma, and snoring. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Simon 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 Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Snoring, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Smoking Cessation

Veronica Palmero M.D.
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
6250 Sunset Drive; 2nd Floor
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Veronica Palmero practices critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology in Miami, FL. She graduated from Luis Razetti School of Medicine. She is especially interested in sleep disorders, emphysema, and asthma. Dr. Palmero is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Palmero is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Carlos Morton Barrera M.D.
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Endocrinology, Primary Care, Adult Pulmonology
average rating 3.75 stars (5 ratings)
7190 Sw 87 Avenue; Suite 306
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Carlos Barrera's areas of specialization are adult critical care, adult endocrinology, and primary care; he sees patients in Miami, FL and Homestead, FL. Dr. Barrera's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, sleep disorders, and emphysema. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He studied medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Barrera trained at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. He is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Baptist Hospital, and Homestead Hospital.

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

All Interests: Graves Disease, Sleep Disorders, Hypertension, Snoring, Diabetes, Asthma, Thyroid Problems, Chronic ... (Read more)

Juan Luis Barrio M.D.
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
average rating 3.61 stars (11 ratings)
9495 Sw 72 Street; Suite B-210
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Juan Barrio practices adult pulmonology. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: emphysema, asthma, and snoring. Dr. Barrio's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. Barrio attended medical school at Ponce School of Medicine.

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

All Interests: Snoring, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Emphysema

Dr. A. Ruben Caride, MD
Specializes in General Practice, General Internal Medicine, Preventive Medicine
average rating 3.33 stars (3 ratings)
7000 Sw 97th Avenue; Suite 208
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Avelino Caride's areas of specialization are general practice, general internal medicine, and preventive medicine. Dr. Caride is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He is especially interested in diabetes, elder care, and alzheimer's disease. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Caride accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Diabetes, Elder Care, Alzheimer's Disease

Peter A. Martinez-Noda D.O.
Specializes in Family Medicine, General Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
average rating 1.58 stars (6 ratings)
7000 Sw 97 Avenue; Suite 101
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Peter Martinez-Noda's medical specialty is family medicine, adolescent medicine, and general pediatrics. Dr. Martinez-Noda's education and training includes medical school at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Miami Children's Hospital. These areas are among his clinical interests: holistic medicine, migraine, and thyroid problems. Patient ratings for Dr. Martinez-Noda average 1.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Martinez-Noda takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

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Dr. Ricardo A. Girala M.D.
Specializes in Family Medicine
average rating 4.21 stars (7 ratings)
3661 S. Miami Avenue; Suite 510
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Ricardo Girala specializes in family medicine and practices in Miami, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Girala include diabetes, migraine, and osteoporosis. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Girala honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He studied medicine at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Girala trained at California Hospital Medical Center for residency. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Girala's 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)

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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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