We found 86 providers with an interest in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and who accept Aetna Gold HMO near Bala Cynwyd, PA.

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Dr Ritu G Grewal MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Other, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
834 Walnut Street; Suite 650
Philadelphia, PA

Dr. Ritu Grewal practices adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology in Philadelphia, PA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Grewal include shortness of breath (dyspnea), cystic fibrosis (CF), and sleep apnea. She is professionally affiliated with Methodist Hospital (Philadelphia, PA) and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. She is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at Long Island College Hospital, Dr. Grewal attended medical school at All India Institute of Medical Sciences.

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Relevant Interests: , Emphysema, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Bronchitis

All Interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Bronchiectasis, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Biofeedback, Pleural E ... (Read more)

Karen C Patterson MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
3400 Spruce Street; 3 Ravdin Building Ste. F.
Philadelphia, PA

Dr. Karen Patterson's specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. She practices in Philadelphia, PA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Patterson include second opinions, cystic fibrosis (CF), and pleural effusion (water on the lungs). Her professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Penn Medicine Institute for Rehabilitation Medicine (Penn Rehab) and Specialty Hospital at Rittenhouse, and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. She is not accepting new patients at this time. Before completing her residency at Boston Medical Center, Dr. Patterson attended medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. Dr. Patterson speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , Emphysema, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

All Interests: Second Opinions, Bronchitis, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Neuromuscular Disorders, Cystic Fibrosis, Lu ... (Read more)

Dr Catherine Ann Riley MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
825 Old Lancaster Road; Suite 420
Bryn Mawr, PA

Dr. Catherine Riley is a Bryn Mawr, PA physician who specializes in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. Clinical interests for Dr. Riley include emphysema, sleep study, and pneumonia. Dr. Riley honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended Drexel University College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Lankenau Medical Center for residency. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Bryn Mawr Medical Specialists and Bryn Mawr Hospital. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Emphysema, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Problems, Sleep Disorders, Pneumonia, Sleep Apnea, Snor ... (Read more)

Dr Jessica Freyer Most MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
834 Walnut Street; Suite 650
Philadelphia, PA

Dr. Jessica Most works as an intensivist and adult pulmonologist. Her areas of clinical interest consist of hospice (end-of-life care), intensive care, and asthma. Dr. Most is affiliated with Drexel Medicine. She accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. After completing medical school at Drexel University College of Medicine, she performed her residency at Hahnemann University Hospital. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Most include: American Thoracic Society Fellows Symposium Award; Gold Humanism Honor Society, Yale School of Medicine; and Chief pulmonary and critical care fellow (2012-2013).

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Relevant Interests: , Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Intensive Care, Pulmonary Rehabilitation Treatment, Hospice, ... (Read more)

Michael W Sims MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
3737 Market Street; 10th Floor
Philadelphia, PA

Dr. Michael Sims is a medical specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include emphysema, bronchitis, and lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS). Dr. Sims honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Sims is professionally affiliated with Penn Medicine Institute for Rehabilitation Medicine (Penn Rehab) and Specialty Hospital at Rittenhouse, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , Emphysema, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Bronchitis, Intensive Care, Lung Volume Reduction Surgery, Ob ... (Read more)

Nalaka S Gooneratne MD
Specializes in Sleep Medicine, Geriatrics, Adult Pulmonology
3615 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA

Dr. Nalaka Gooneratne sees patients in Philadelphia, PA. His medical specialties are sleep medicine, geriatrics (elderly care), and adult pulmonology. His areas of expertise include sleep study, asthma, and sleep apnea. Dr. Gooneratne's hospital/clinic affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He is conversant in French.

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Relevant Interests: , Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Problems, Sleep Disorders, Sleep Apnea, Lung Problems, ... (Read more)

Boyd Hehn MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
834 Walnut Street; Suite 650
Philadelphia, PA

Dr. Boyd Hehn's medical specialty is adult pulmonology. His clinical interests include shortness of breath (dyspnea), lung cancer, and pleural effusion (water on the lungs). Dr. Hehn is professionally affiliated with Methodist Hospital (Philadelphia, PA) and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. He graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Hehn is in-network for Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , Emphysema, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Bronchitis

All Interests: Bronchiectasis, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Bronchoscopy, Ultrasound, Pleural Effusion, T ... (Read more)

Ross S Summer MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
834 Walnut Street; Suite 650
Philadelphia, PA

Dr. Ross Summer's specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He practices in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Summer's areas of expertise include shortness of breath (dyspnea), influenza (flu), and pleural effusion (water on the lungs). He is affiliated with Methodist Hospital (Philadelphia, PA) and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. He takes Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Bronchoscopy, Pleural Effusion, Influenza, Shortness of Breat ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
Average rating 4.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
100 E Lancaster Avenue; Suite 230
Wynnewood, PA

Dr. Donald Peterson is a specialist in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. These areas are among his clinical interests: lung cancer, cystic fibrosis (CF), and sleep apnea. Dr. Peterson is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Peterson completed a residency program at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Peterson has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. Dr. Peterson welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Emphysema, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Problems, Bronchitis, Tuberculosis, Tests, Pneumonia, I ... (Read more)

Jason S Fritz MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
3737 Market Street; 10th Floor
Philadelphia, PA

Dr. Jason Fritz sees patients in Philadelphia, PA. His medical specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. His areas of expertise include the following: lung cancer, second opinions, and intensive care. Dr. Fritz is affiliated with Penn Medicine Institute for Rehabilitation Medicine (Penn Rehab) and Specialty Hospital at Rittenhouse, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He attended Temple University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Fritz accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , Emphysema, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

All Interests: Second Opinions, Bronchitis, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Lung Problems, Lung Cancer, Respiratory Fail ... (Read more)

Frank T Leone MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; West Pavilion, 1st Floor
Philadelphia, PA

Dr. Frank Leone is an adult critical care specialist and pulmonologist. Dr. Leone graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. His areas of expertise consist of emphysema, asthma, and smoking cessation. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Leone honors. He has received professional recognition including the following: Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2011-2012. He is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , Emphysema, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

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

Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
100 E Lancaster Avenue; Suite 230
Wynnewood, PA

Dr. Lee Greenspon is a critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Greenspon include sleep study, cystic fibrosis (CF), and sleep apnea. Dr. Greenspon is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Greenspon honors. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Greenspon graduated from Temple University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Medical College of Pennsylvania Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Emphysema, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Problems, Bronchitis, Indirect Calorimetry, Cystic Fibr ... (Read more)

Harold I Palevsky MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
Average rating 4.83 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
3400 Spruce Street; 3 Ravdin Building, Suite F
Philadelphia, PA

Dr. Harold Palevsky is an adult pulmonologist. He is rated highly by his patients. He has a special interest in lung transplant, emphysema, and lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS). Dr. Palevsky's hospital/clinic affiliations include Penn Medicine Institute for Rehabilitation Medicine (Penn Rehab) and Specialty Hospital at Rittenhouse, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Palevsky is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and a graduate of Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania's residency program. He has received distinctions including Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized annually in Philadelphia magazine's Top Docs issue from 2004 through 2017; and Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012-14.

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Relevant Interests: , Emphysema

All Interests: Second Opinions, Lung Transplant, Lung Volume Reduction Surgery, Lung Problems, Emphysema

Dr Donna D Carstens MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
Average rating 3.37 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
1015 Chestnut Street; Suite 1300
Philadelphia, PA

Dr. Donna Carstens is a Philadelphia, PA physician who specializes in adult pulmonology. Clinical interests for Dr. Carstens include shortness of breath (dyspnea), anemia, and cystic fibrosis (CF). The average patient rating for Dr. Carstens is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Carstens accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Carstens attended medical school at McGill University Faculty of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Carstens completed a residency program at Duke University Medical Center. She is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Emphysema, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Bronchitis

All Interests: Bronchiectasis, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Bronchoscopy, Pleural Effusion, Arterial Bloo ... (Read more)

Andrew R Haas MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA

Dr. Andrew Haas is an adult critical care and adult pulmonology specialist. Dr. Haas attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for residency. His clinical interests include collapsed lung (pneumothorax), swollen lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy), and non-small cell lung cancer. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Haas accepts. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Penn Medicine Institute for Rehabilitation Medicine (Penn Rehab) and Specialty Hospital at Rittenhouse, and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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Relevant Interests: , Emphysema, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

All Interests: Airway Stent Placement, Bronchoscopy, Laser Treatment, Lung Cancer, Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer, Smal ... (Read more)

Michael Scharf MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
834 Walnut Street; Suite 650
Philadelphia, PA

Dr. Michael Scharf, who practices in Philadelphia, PA, is a medical specialist in adult pulmonology. His areas of expertise include shortness of breath (dyspnea), cystic fibrosis (CF), and anemia. Dr. Scharf's professional affiliations include Methodist Hospital (Philadelphia, PA) and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Scharf honors. After completing medical school at New York Medical College, he performed his residency at Montefiore Medical Center. He has received the distinction of Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2009,2008.

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Relevant Interests: , Emphysema, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Bronchitis

All Interests: Bronchiectasis, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Bronchoscopy, Scleroderma, Pleural Effusion, ... (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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