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Dr. Alvaro Aranda

Pulmonology
Guaynabo, PR
36 years experience male

Locations

Office

Guaynabo, PR

Address

Ste 1240 Maramar Plaza, 101 San Patricio Ave, Guaynabo, PR, US
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
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Fax

(787) 545-5127

Insurances accepted

No Value

Triple-S Inc

Medicare

MMM Healthcare Inc

Medical Card System Inc

Tricare

Humana Insurance Company

About

Bio

borned & raised in Puerto Rico. After fellowship went with the US Air Force for 3 years. In 1995 came back to PR. At present founded AlliancePulmonary Group in Guaynabo, an affluent suburb of San Juan. At present besides private practice, do research projects in asthma, COPD, allergies, Pulmonary hypertension & Sleep disorders. Ad honorem tittle with the UPR medical school where 4th year medical students, residents & pulmonary fellows do rotation in my practice as well as in the only Pulmonary hypertension center in PR. This center was established in a joint venture with other pulmonologist & a cardiologists at the Auxilio Mutuo hospital; the biggest hospital in PR with over 525 beds. Named among best Pulmonologist & Critical Care MDs of PR 10 yrs ia a row

Specialties
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Pulmonology

Critical Care

Sleep Medicine

Licenses

United States: Florida, Georgia,

Doctor Q&A

203 Answers
83 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvaro Aranda
Pulmonology 36 years experience
Yes: If a patient has bullous emphysema it will affect the flow then the v/q scan.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvaro Aranda
Pulmonology 36 years experience
No: Heart failure usually presents as fatigue , shortness of breath upon exertion, leg swelling, fatigue upon laying down, weakness but unusual as a muscl... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvaro Aranda
Pulmonology 36 years experience
Yes: Try it for 4 wks if not better get a specialist.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alvaro Aranda
Pulmonology 36 years experience
Possibly: If it is a steroids, it will attack the inflammation & controlled your asthma, if it has a long acting bronchodilator will control the bronchospasm.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvaro Aranda
Pulmonology 36 years experience
Doxy yes: Metrodinazole is not a respirastory antibiotic.
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvaro Aranda
Pulmonology 36 years experience
Is not the lungs: Lung has no nerve endings. Went in pai this could be; the thoracic cage, pleura or muscles or nerves coming from the column.
A member asked:
Dr. Alvaro Aranda
Pulmonology 36 years experience
Is a reaction: At the injection site swollen & red can happened. Or it could be a reaction from the vaccine or the preservatives.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvaro Aranda
Pulmonology 36 years experience
Yes: Ambien (zolpidem) will not affect your sleep apnea directly . It will induce sleep. It is accepted by aasm to be use in studies. Beware on significant... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvaro Aranda
Pulmonology 36 years experience
Yes if natural dye: There are natural dyes nowadays. If artificial please wait. Any substance that you are expose or consume can be potentially pass to your baby.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvaro Aranda
Pulmonology 36 years experience
Yes: It will depend on content, amount ,etc But the most imp is to avoid it or all
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvaro Aranda
Pulmonology 36 years experience
Multifactorial: First understand why to quit. The dangers of smoking vs the benefits. No single method has proven to work. Patrches, pills & behavioral therapy. All ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvaro Aranda
Pulmonology 36 years experience
Antioxidants: All anti oxidants will help protect your lung & probably help rapair. Greens & vegetables as well as fruits. Those are the best
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvaro Aranda
Pulmonology 36 years experience
Yes: sleep paralysis with sleep related problems could be a symptom or diseases as Narcolepsy among others. Need to visit a sleep specialist
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvaro Aranda
Pulmonology 36 years experience
Situs inversus: Could be partial or complete (totalis)
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alvaro Aranda
Pulmonology 36 years experience
Tracheitis: watch usually viral, although reflux also can be present
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvaro Aranda
Pulmonology 36 years experience
Any: There is no optimal patters. Breath normally & at times hold breath X few seconds & blow out through your moth partially close as in blowing a... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alvaro Aranda
Pulmonology 36 years experience
Could be: If you smoked 20 cig (1 pacK in USA) X 1 yr that is 1 pack year. To develope disease an average of 20 pack yrs are required Likely if stoped after 1 y... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvaro Aranda
Pulmonology 36 years experience
Not neccesary: But if you have significant gastric reflux it can cause sorethroat & can cause damage to your lungs even fibrosis & bronchiectasis. Get evaluated.
A 80-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alvaro Aranda
Pulmonology 36 years experience
12 to 16: Besides kids all adults have the same rate.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvaro Aranda
Pulmonology 36 years experience
An agressive reactio: They are truly asleep. By awaking them they can have an aggressive reaction, movement as been scare from awakening any person.
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alvaro Aranda
Pulmonology 36 years experience
Sinusits: The most comon causes are: sinusitis, reflux & bronchitis.
A male asked:
Dr. Alvaro Aranda
Pulmonology 36 years experience
Get re evaluation: Or the antibiotic is not working or is not an infection, get your doctor involve or the er.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvaro Aranda
Pulmonology 36 years experience
A diffeent bacteria: A diffeent mycobacterias causes problems in people that has prior damage on the lung...Bronchiectasis copd, etc but also in persons whose immune syste... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alvaro Aranda
Pulmonology 36 years experience
See your doctor: Could be musculoskeletal. But heart origin, need chest film, electrocardiogram. Miocarditis, pericarditis & event small pneumothorax can cause thi... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvaro Aranda
Pulmonology 36 years experience
Saline: Probably good hydration & a nebulize hypertonic saline(3.5 or 6 %). Guaifenesin at 6oo to 800 mg will help.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvaro Aranda
Pulmonology 36 years experience
Swelling: Swelling, redness & leg discomfort in your calf or leg could be other signs or symptoms. But if any is present ask for an evaluation. Better to be on... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvaro Aranda
Pulmonology 36 years experience
Particulate: particles in it could have mold, fungi & other components but by itself can cause allergic reactions in certain persons
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alvaro Aranda
Pulmonology 36 years experience
Yes: This is one of the theories, that persistent reflux causes damage to sensitive predispose area & cause scar & tissue destruction called fibrosispulmon... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alvaro Aranda
Pulmonology 36 years experience
Guaifenesin plus...: Get mucolitycs & saline. Guaifenesin 600 mg 3 to 4 times a day, a lot of fluid & vitamin ctake a Mucinex (guaifenesin) d 600/120 in the mormning & Muc... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvaro Aranda
Pulmonology 36 years experience
Antihistamines: Get antiallergic meds as Loratadine with a decongestionant (claritin (loratadine) d 12) if there is a history of basd high blood pressure cardiac arrh... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvaro Aranda
Pulmonology 36 years experience
Yes: Zyrtec is foee the allergy only will dry your mucosas. By taking Mucinex (guaifenesin) will help loose the secretions. Do not forget to drink plenty o... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alvaro Aranda
Pulmonology 36 years experience
Check your sinus: Could be post nasal drip or allergy.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvaro Aranda
Pulmonology 36 years experience
Yes: Flu is a respiratory infectionat times the b type or h1n1 has GI component (in in children).
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvaro Aranda
Pulmonology 36 years experience
Menthol tablets: Will help with throat sore & cough. Multiple brands. Menthol will suppresed cough receptors & refresh your throat.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alvaro Aranda
Pulmonology 36 years experience
Yes: Tuberculosis & some infections that causes sweats will get worst or exacerbate by steroids. Get to se a lubng specialist.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvaro Aranda
Pulmonology 36 years experience
Yes: It is a sedative antihistamine. Causes drowsiness, dryness of respiratory system & even impair breathing in elderly patient & otherr very affected one... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvaro Aranda
Pulmonology 36 years experience
Yes: The older the risk increases as well in the presence of co morbid conditions.
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvaro Aranda
Pulmonology 36 years experience
Not known: Asbestos is a natural fiber found in few places in the world. It is well known due its repellant properties agains fire & hot temperature. It was used... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvaro Aranda
Pulmonology 36 years experience
Positive reinforceme: Keep medical follow up, keep exercising & avoid smokers.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvaro Aranda
Pulmonology 36 years experience
Get medical help: Is not usuall to be coughing so long. Get otc (guaifenesin dm) & see doctor right away.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvaro Aranda
Pulmonology 36 years experience
Watch: Could be either a reaction, an inflammatory response of your body or else just watch if low graded & transient is ok. If persist get your doctor.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvaro Aranda
Pulmonology 36 years experience
Multiple conditions: Genetic deficiencies, inmobilization, hormones, bedridden condition for what ever cause mostly in sick hospitalized patients as well as any surgery & ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvaro Aranda
Pulmonology 36 years experience
Pain: Shortness of breath & pain upon breathing, rarely fever or else.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvaro Aranda
Pulmonology 36 years experience
With a lung speciali: Lung specialist can perform sim[ple & complex studies to see & measure the lung function.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvaro Aranda
Pulmonology 36 years experience
Nothing is free in l: Although safer blood ages & old blood can cause reactions , the older the less oxygen can still carry certain rare infections & cause reactions. Bloo... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvaro Aranda
Pulmonology 36 years experience
Yes: There are well known chemicals that burns or initiate an irritation in the airways or interstitium that creats a reaction that damages , destroys lu... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvaro Aranda
Pulmonology 36 years experience
Good: If applied on pharynx &nthe problem is localized there will be very effective.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvaro Aranda
Pulmonology 36 years experience
Could be: Either normal lungs or hyperinflated from copd, needs to be clarify by your specialist.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alvaro Aranda
Pulmonology 36 years experience
Yes: Get an ear, nose & throat, possibly if laryngology subspecialty.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvaro Aranda
Pulmonology 36 years experience
Fluids & rest: Get a hot chicken soup, hydration, high vitamion c & antioxidants (green, yellow & orange vegetables) some rest & good restorative sleep. Can take ec... Read More

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Aug 21, 2013
Dr. Aranda stands amongst the best pulmonologist and critical care physicians. Highly recommended.
Responsible and knowledgeable.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Aranda is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you for this answer. My mother is elderly and I was afraid to expose her to someone who recently had the flu.
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Thanks for your reply. Are flu like symptoms normal towith urticaira? I am shivering, head aches, aching muscles and joints, eyes sensitive.
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But what if I haven't been diagnosed w/anything except m kansasii.I was diagnosed 2 yrs ago but I can't find a doctor that will help me

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine
Graduated 1986MD

Medical/Graduate school

University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, PR
Graduated 1986MD

Residency

San Juan City Hospital

Residency

San Juan City hospital

Residency

Univ South Florida, Tampa

Awards

Among Best Pulmonologist inPR/Drs Choice awards, Buena Vida/ Casiano Communications Group
Doctors Choice award among best Pulmonologist in PR 2003 to 2014
Doctors choice award among best Intensivist in PR 2003 to 2014

Affiliations

American College of Chest Physicians
American Thoracic Society
Society of Critical Care Medicine

Publications

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