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Dr. Aaron Milstone

Pulmonology
Franklin, TN
28 years experience male

Locations

Office

Franklin, TN

Address

4323 Carothers Pkwy # 605, Franklin, TN
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About

Bio

Dr. Aaron Milstone completed his medical residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in 1997. He then went on to do a fellowship in pulmonary & critical care at the same location. Following his training he became the medical director of the Vanderbilt Lung Transplant program for a decade. He then moved his medical practice to a suburb of Nashville (Franklin, TN); he has lectured regionally and nationally on many subjects but is best known for his expertise in the treatment of COPD/emphysema. He is compassionate and passionate about his medical practice. His wife is a nurse at Vanderbilt Children's hospital in Nashville, TN and he has three children.

Specialties
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Pulmonology

Licenses

United States: Tennessee

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Milstone
Pulmonology 28 years experience
Common: This can be common especially if you are overweight. Bending over forces the diaphragm to rise which decreases your total lung capacity. If this has... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Milstone
Pulmonology 28 years experience
Many possibilities: Many causes are possible including a stomach ulcer, pleurisy, esophagitis (inflammation of the esophagus) and muscle pull. Best to seek medical atten... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Milstone
Pulmonology 28 years experience
Yes: Sometimes steroids are given to decrease inflammation and mucolytic drugs to help decrease secretion thickness. Sometimes your doctor may have to cha... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aaron Milstone
Pulmonology 28 years experience
Bronchitis: Cough and wheezing can easily be a sign or symptom of bronchitis. It is unlikely that the Amoxicillin is causing the call although occasionally allerg... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Milstone
Pulmonology 28 years experience
No: It is fine to be vigilant but I have used the drug in many patients with minimal problems. At the en of the day you are probably on the drug because ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Milstone
Pulmonology 28 years experience
Pleurisy: You may have an inflammation of the lining of the lung called pleurisy. It usually is associated with pain when you take a deep breath.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Milstone
Pulmonology 28 years experience
No fever: It has been shown to be safe to exercise after you are fever free. In fact increasing exercise and activity may shorten te length of the infection.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Milstone
Pulmonology 28 years experience
Stop smoking: The main ways to decrease sputum are: 1. Stop smoking (best) 2. Try a mucolytic agent (over the counter) 3. Increase your fluid intake.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Milstone
Pulmonology 28 years experience
Depends: There is a national standard for the safety of chemicals called msds. You should ask your employer to provide you the msds data for the chemical you ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Milstone
Pulmonology 28 years experience
Unsure: Your complaint is unusual; you should try and save some of your phlegm in a glass/cup for your healthcare provider to look at. Sometimes directly vis... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Milstone
Pulmonology 28 years experience
Pica: Pica, or the craving for ice chips can be associated with iron deficiency anemia. You should mention this to your doctor and have your iron levels ch... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Milstone
Pulmonology 28 years experience
Oxygen: Whe you expel mucous from the airways you are able to improve the exchange of oxygen for carbon dioxide. When the airways are full of secretions you ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Milstone
Pulmonology 28 years experience
Doubtful: ANA positivity and a low C3 are more markers seen in lupus rather than sarcoidosis. Our doctor could check other inflammatory markers such as an ace ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Milstone
Pulmonology 28 years experience
Debated: There are multiple medications available to treat pulmonary hypertension. Most of these function to cause vasodilation (relaxation of the blood vesse... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Milstone
Pulmonology 28 years experience
No worries: The flu can sometimes cause pulmonary congestion like this. Probably ok unless it is getting worse.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Milstone
Pulmonology 28 years experience
Asthma?: You could have exercise induced asthma. Not all patients with asthma wheeze - some get chest pain or chest tightness. Check in with our doctor.
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Milstone
Pulmonology 28 years experience
Stress: Your blood pressure and pulse readings are a little elevated but still within normal limits. Clearly the chest pain or worry may be affecting both you... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aaron Milstone
Pulmonology 28 years experience
Various: Pleurisy, pneumonia or a muscle pull are all possible causes for your discomfort. Start with anti inflammatory medications for pain control. If no i... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Aaron Milstone
Pulmonology 28 years experience
Yes: It is fine just make sure it is cut up.
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A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aaron Milstone
Pulmonology 28 years experience
No: In the us the drug is indicated for use in children aged 10 and above. It is probably best to avoid its use in an eight year old.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Milstone
Pulmonology 28 years experience
Maybe: Pleurisy is an inflammation of the lining of the lungs. The pain can sometimes radiate up into the neck but this is uncommon.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Milstone
Pulmonology 28 years experience
Post viral: Cough afteran upper respiratory tract infection is very common. The fact that you mucus is clear and you're not running a significant fever are reassu... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Milstone
Pulmonology 28 years experience
Multiple: The best use of oxygen is in patients who have hypoxemia (low oxygen levels). Many lung diseases can cause hypoxemia including emphysema, cystic fibr... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Milstone
Pulmonology 28 years experience
Urine analysis: You should consider having your doctor do a urine analysis. This type of analysis involves giving a small sample of urine and testing urine to make su... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Milstone
Pulmonology 28 years experience
Pleurisy: You may have pleurisy which is an inflammation of the lining of the lung. It is common with viral illnesses or pneumonia and causes a sharp pain sens... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Milstone
Pulmonology 28 years experience
Pari: Pari makes excellent nebulizers of all sizes/types/portability.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Milstone
Pulmonology 28 years experience
Not Directly: A cracked or broken rib can result in pain. Pain can result in the patient not taking deep breaths. In turn the small airsacs of the lung (known as ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Milstone
Pulmonology 28 years experience
Options: Pulmonary fibrosis is treated with supportive care and oxygen. There are no drugs that have been proven to help at this time although a drug called p... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Milstone
Pulmonology 28 years experience
Type of obstruction: Chronic bronchitis is a type of obstructive lung disease. It is characterized by cough and sputum production for approximately 100 days out of the ye... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Milstone
Pulmonology 28 years experience
Yes: Pleurisy can resolve on its own - usually 7 to 10 days.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Milstone
Pulmonology 28 years experience
No: COPD (emphysema/chronic bronchitis) is not a communicable disease. It usually occurs in past or current smokers and can sometimes have a genetic pred... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Milstone
Pulmonology 28 years experience
Yes: She probably should be evaluated by a pulmonologist for this. That way she can get a definitive measurement of her lung function and help determine w... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Milstone
Pulmonology 28 years experience
Various: 1 collapsed lung 2 bleeding 3 death (rare 1 in 10000 for bronchoscopy biopsies).
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Milstone
Pulmonology 28 years experience
Low Carbs: Followong a low carb diet and increasing your caloric output with exercise has been shown to help prevent weight gain while on steroids/prednisone.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Milstone
Pulmonology 28 years experience
Yes: Rheumatoid arthritis can be associated with a variety of pulmonary/respiratory conditions; recurrent pleurisy can occur with rheumatoid arthritis. It... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Milstone
Pulmonology 28 years experience
Yes: Echo or cardiac ultrasound is a good non invasive way to detect pulm htn.
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Milstone
Pulmonology 28 years experience
Yes: Yes many people (especially children) can grow out of allergies and asthma.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Milstone
Pulmonology 28 years experience
Weeks: Sometimes up to 4-6 weeks.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Milstone
Pulmonology 28 years experience
Depends: Most asthma attacks resolve in 3 to 7 days.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Milstone
Pulmonology 28 years experience
No: If this is your first clot national guidelines recommend 6-12 months of blood thinner.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Milstone
Pulmonology 28 years experience
Inhalers: Inhalers can be very successful at decreasing cough from emphysema - especially anticholinergic drugs like tiotropium and ipratropium.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Milstone
Pulmonology 28 years experience
Yes: Hot flashes and mood changes can occur when taking prednisone. Night sweats can occur with prednisone/steroids as well.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Milstone
Pulmonology 28 years experience
Yes: Emphysema is the most common indication for ling transplant in the us.
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Milstone
Pulmonology 28 years experience
Injury: Usually coughing up blood after a stab wound to the chest is related to injury to the bronchial (airway) tree. Other possibilities would include rupt... Read More
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A 16-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Milstone
Pulmonology 28 years experience
Slows breathing: Alcohol is a brain depressant - it causes a part of the brain called the medulla to slow heart rate and depress breathing. In severe alcohol poisonin... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Milstone
Pulmonology 28 years experience
FEV1: An expiratory volume is usually how much air your expell from your lungs in a unit of time (fev1 = expiratory volume in 1 second). There are predicte... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Milstone
Pulmonology 28 years experience
Yes: Sepsis is a broad term used to describe infection than enters the bloodstream and causes low blood pressure, poor oxygenation and organ dysfunction. T... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Milstone
Pulmonology 28 years experience
Airway splint: CPAP forces positive pressure into the nose/ mouth or both. It acts as a pneumatic splint to open up a closed airway. It can provide pressure when y... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Milstone
Pulmonology 28 years experience
Unknown: Symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) is a pregnancy class c meaning animal stooges suggest possible fetal harm. One component in symbicort (budesoni... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Milstone
Pulmonology 28 years experience
Improvement: The vast number of patients improve within 2-4 weeks after a pulmonary embolism. This means that exercise capacity returns to normal and breathlessne... Read More
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Testimonials
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Feb 6, 2013
I have known Dr. Milstone for many years. We have several common patients. He is a brilliant compassionate doctor with the highest talent and integrity.
Oct 13, 2012
ery accurate & helpful. Impressive.
I recommend this physician
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Thanks. This has been driving me crazy trying to figure out. We have only ever had 50' tubing to cover our 30' trip along the outer edge of the room. Appreciate your thoughts and reference on this. Be...Read More
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Thank you!! My 2 year old was diagnosed with pneumonia in Oct. of 2009, and she's never really gotten over it. We are just trying to narrow down the possibilities. Thank you so much for your answer!
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Thanks Dr Milstone. I'll ask my PCP tomorrow about a test for sleep apnea. I am not over weight, maybe just a little, but I do snore. Thanks again--charles

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Wayne State University School of Medicine, MI
Graduated 1994MD

Awards

Best Doctors Award 2009-2010, 2010-2011 and 2011-2012
Top Doctor, Third Place, Nashville, TN - Winter
2013
Most Influential, Second Place, Nashville, TN - Winter
2013

Affiliations

Williamson Medical Center
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