We found 5 providers with an interest in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and who accept Humana Platinum near Cincinnati, OH.

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Dr Christopher B Schmitt MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
Average rating 4.75 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
2123 Auburn Avenue; Suite 401
Cincinnati, OH

Dr. Christopher Schmitt's medical specialty is adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Clinical interests for Dr. Schmitt include lung cancer, bronchitis, and asthma. He is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Dr. Schmitt's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schmitt accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Bronchitis, Bronchoscopy, Pulmonary Function Test, Lung Cance ... (Read more)

Dr Sunil K Dama MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
2123 Auburn Avenue; Suite 401
Cincinnati, OH

Dr. Sunil Dama practices adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include lung cancer, navigational bronchoscopy, and pulmonary hypertension. Dr. Dama is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. His training includes a residency program at New York Methodist Hospital. Dr. Dama is professionally affiliated with The Christ Hospital Outpatient Center - Montgomery.

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Relevant Interests: , Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Navigational Bronchoscopy, Lung Cancer, Pulmonary Hypertensio ... (Read more)

Dr Eric Jason Weinstein MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
2123 Auburn Avenue; Suite 401
Cincinnati, OH

Dr. Eric Weinstein is an adult critical care specialist and pulmonologist. His clinical interests include lung cancer, bronchitis, and pleural effusion (water on the lungs). He graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Dr. Weinstein honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Bronchitis, Navigational Bronchoscopy, Pleural Effusion, Pulm ... (Read more)

Mark J Scott MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
Average rating 4.75 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
2123 Auburn Avenue; Suite 401
Cincinnati, OH

Dr. Mark Scott sees patients in Cincinnati, OH. His medical specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He obtained his medical school training at Ohio State University College of Medicine and performed his residency at Ohio State University Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Scott include lung cancer, bronchitis, and pleural effusion (water on the lungs). Dr. Scott is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Bronchitis, Bronchoscopy, Pleural Effusion, Pulmonary Functio ... (Read more)

Dr Kiranmayee Lanka MPH MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
2123 Auburn Avenue; Suite 401
Cincinnati, OH

Dr. Kiranmayee Lanka is a physician who specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Her areas of expertise include the following: lung cancer, bronchitis, and pleural effusion (water on the lungs). Dr. Lanka attended medical school at Osmania Medical College. She trained at a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo for residency. Dr. Lanka takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Bronchitis, Bronchoscopy, Navigational Bronchoscopy, Pleural ... (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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