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Specializes in Family Medicine, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
1006 Mantua Pike
Woodbury Heights, NJ

Dr. Martin Levinson's medical specialty is family medicine, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Levinson include bronchitis, asthma, and sleep apnea. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He is a graduate of Weill Cornell Medical College and a graduate of Rush University Medical Center's residency program. He is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Bronchitis, Sleep Apnea, Lung Problems, Asthma

Specializes in Family Medicine
Average rating 4.58 stars out of 5 (6 ratings)
1028 W Oregon Avenue
Philadelphia, PA

Dr. Marc Matozzo's area of specialization is family medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Matozzo's areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), sexually transmitted diseases (STds), and cystocele (bladder prolapse). He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. After completing medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Matozzo performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is affiliated with Methodist Hospital (Philadelphia, PA). He is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , Chronic Bronchitis

All Interests: Cystocele, Ear Infection, Fever, Hoarseness, Hypertension, Influenza, Diabetes, Sinusitis, Sexually ... (Read more)

Dr Jeremy David Close MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
3 Crescent Drive; Suite 100
Philadelphia, PA

Dr. Jeremy Close's areas of specialization are family medicine and sports medicine. His clinical interests include lower back strain, paget's disease, and elbow pain. He is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Dr. Close graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Close's medical residency was performed at Jefferson University Hospitals. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , Chronic Bronchitis

All Interests: Elbow Pain, Sports Health, Knee Pain, Head Injury, Neck Pain, Bursitis, Shoulder Pain, Hoarseness, H ... (Read more)

Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
608 North Broad Street; Suite 310
Woodbury, NJ

Dr. Raquel Empedrad specializes in allergy & immunology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Empedrad include conjunctivitis (pink eye), sinusitis (sinus infection), and hives (uritcaria). She accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. After attending Cebu Doctors' University College of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at Nassau University Medical Center. Dr. Empedrad is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Emphysema, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Allergies, Conjunctivitis, Hives, Nasal Polyps, Food Allergy, ... (Read more)

Dr Maria Syl De La Cruz MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
3 Crescent Drive; Suite 100
Philadelphia, PA

Dr. Maria De La Cruz's specialty is family medicine. She is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Clinical interests for Dr. De La Cruz include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), diabetes, and sinusitis (sinus infection). She accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. Dr. De La Cruz is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Chronic Bronchitis

All Interests: Ear Infection, Fever, Hoarseness, Hypertension, Influenza, Diabetes, Sinusitis, Sexually Transmitted ... (Read more)

Dr George A Belecanech MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
Average rating 4.5 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
608 North Broad Street; Suite 310
Woodbury, NJ

Dr. George Belecanech works as an allergist/immunologist. His areas of expertise include the following: conjunctivitis (pink eye), sinusitis (sinus infection), and hives (uritcaria). Dr. Belecanech honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. After completing medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Keesler Air Force Base Medical Center. Dr. Belecanech has received the following distinction: Recognized as a "Top Doc" by South Jersey Magazine. He is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Emphysema, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Allergies, Conjunctivitis, Hives, Sinus Problems, Nasal Polyp ... (Read more)

Dr Marc F Goldstein MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
Average rating 4.5 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
608 North Broad Street; Suite 310
Woodbury, NJ

Dr. Marc Goldstein works as an allergist/immunologist. His areas of expertise include the following: conjunctivitis (pink eye), sinusitis (sinus infection), and skin allergy. He is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital. Before performing his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital, Dr. Goldstein attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Goldstein is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized in Courier Post's 2008 Best of South Jersey Doctors; and Recognized in Delaware Valley Consumers 2007 Best Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , Emphysema, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Allergies, Conjunctivitis, Hives, Sinus Problems, Nasal Polyp ... (Read more)

Specializes in Family Medicine
Average rating 2.25 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
2601 S 12th Street
Philadelphia, PA

Dr. Joseph Steingard is a family practice physician. His clinical interests include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), urge incontinence (overactive bladder), and sinusitis (sinus infection). Dr. Steingard is professionally affiliated with Methodist Hospital (Philadelphia, PA). He studied medicine at the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , Chronic Bronchitis

All Interests: Cystocele, Ear Infection, Fever, Urge Incontinence, Hoarseness, Hypertension, Influenza, Diabetes, S ... (Read more)

Specializes in Family Medicine
2047 W Oregon Avenue
Philadelphia, PA

Dr. Anthony Mela's area of specialization is family medicine. His areas of expertise include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), urge incontinence (overactive bladder), and sinusitis (sinus infection). Dr. Mela is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. He attended medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Mela is affiliated with Methodist Hospital (Philadelphia, PA). He is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Chronic Bronchitis

All Interests: Cystocele, Ear Infection, Fever, Urge Incontinence, Hoarseness, Hypertension, Influenza, Diabetes, S ... (Read more)

Dr Donald J Dvorin MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
Average rating 4.16 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
608 North Broad Street; Suite 310
Woodbury, NJ

Dr. Donald Dvorin is an allergist/immunologist. Before completing his residency at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford and Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Dr. Dvorin attended medical school at Far Eastern University, Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dvorin include conjunctivitis (pink eye), sinusitis (sinus infection), and hives (uritcaria). His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Dvorin honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Emphysema, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Allergies, Conjunctivitis, Hives, Sinus Problems, Nasal Polyp ... (Read more)

Dr Nancy D Gordon MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
Average rating 4.5 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
608 North Broad Street; Suite 310
Woodbury, NJ

Dr. Nancy Gordon is an allergist/immunologist. Before completing her residency at Temple University Hospital, Dr. Gordon attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. These areas are among her clinical interests: conjunctivitis (pink eye), sinusitis (sinus infection), and skin allergy. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gordon accepts. She is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Emphysema, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Allergies, Conjunctivitis, Hives, Sinus Problems, Nasal Polyp ... (Read more)

Dr Irene C Haralabatos MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
608 North Broad Street; Suite 310
Woodbury, NJ

Dr. Irene Haralabatos' area of specialization is allergy & immunology. Her areas of expertise include the following: conjunctivitis (pink eye), sinusitis (sinus infection), and skin allergy. Dr. Haralabatos is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Haralabatos honors. Dr. Haralabatos graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas.

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Relevant Interests: , Emphysema, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Allergies, Conjunctivitis, Hives, Sinus Problems, Nasal Polyp ... (Read more)

Specializes in Family Medicine
Average rating 3.68 stars out of 5 (36 ratings)
2601 S 12th Street
Philadelphia, PA

Dr. Mark Testa is a family practice physician. His clinical interests include urge incontinence (overactive bladder), sinusitis (sinus infection), and sexually transmitted diseases (STds). Dr. Testa's professional affiliations include Kennedy Health, Methodist Hospital (Philadelphia, PA), and Kennedy Health Alliance. He attended medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Testa accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , Chronic Bronchitis

All Interests: Cystocele, Ear Infection, Fever, Urge Incontinence, Hoarseness, Hypertension, Influenza, Diabetes, S ... (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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