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Dr. Carlo Hatem

Pulmonary Critical Care
El Paso, TX
26 years experience

Locations

Office

El Paso, TX

Address

4305 N Mesa, Suite A, El Paso, TX
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Specialties
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Pulmonary Critical Care

Licenses

United States: Texas

Languages spoken

English

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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
Pulmonary Critical Care 26 years experience
It could : there is an association between sleep apnea and GERD. Pressure related changes in the chest can make reflux worse. CPAP can help but is highly unlikel... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
Pulmonary Critical Care 26 years experience
Palpitations : you need to have an ECG to make sure that your heart is not beating irregularly. This might be related to sleep apnea
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
Pulmonary Critical Care 26 years experience
Possible: if this happened suddenly, if you have had a collapsed lung before. Have it checked, you might need a CXR
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
Pulmonary Critical Care 26 years experience
Further evaluation : you need to see a specialist to make sure it's not an uncommon infection or possibly evidence of asthma or even something else
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
Pulmonary Critical Care 26 years experience
DOT: When someone from the health authorities checks regularly that the person is taking the prescribed medications to ensure compliance.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
Pulmonary Critical Care 26 years experience
750k/year: National institute of health reports 750000 cases of severe sepsis per year citing data published in 2001. The number of cases is on the rise with the... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
Pulmonary Critical Care 26 years experience
2 per 1000: Fore every 1000 babies born alive, 2 get neonatal sepsis. Many more get treated for suspicion of sepsis.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
Pulmonary Critical Care 26 years experience
Yes: This is how the disease spreads. If we can prevent this transmission, the disease will be eradicated.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
Pulmonary Critical Care 26 years experience
Complex: It is hard to eradicate tb. Part of the answer involves poverty, housing, public transportation, hiv, travel and immigration. Another part has to do w... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
Pulmonary Critical Care 26 years experience
Yes: You might need it for a long time. But you can work on your allergies with avoidance and possibly oral medications. Side effects include bone loss, gl... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
Pulmonary Critical Care 26 years experience
Higher dose: Or different medication needed. Avoid big meals, fatty or spicy foods. If no improvement, more testing might be needed.
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A male asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
Pulmonary Critical Care 26 years experience
Bronchiectasis : I would consider it if there is an element of bronchiectasis.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
Pulmonary Critical Care 26 years experience
Cholecystitis : You might be having symptoms of inflammation of the gallbladder, commonly related to gallstones.
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
Pulmonary Critical Care 26 years experience
No: Decongestants reduce the swelling in the nose, but do not clear out the sinuses to the point of changing ct results. Other pathologies will be complet... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
Pulmonary Critical Care 26 years experience
Yes: No problem. Mind you it's not an fda approved medication, it is considered a supplement.
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
Pulmonary Critical Care 26 years experience
Variable: Unfortunately, as a medical term, pulmonary fibrosis means different things to different doctors. Your doctor is in the best position to explain the s... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
Pulmonary Critical Care 26 years experience
Not recommended: If you take iron when you don't need it, you can end up with iron overload causing liver damage.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
Pulmonary Critical Care 26 years experience
See your doctor: Coughing blood is not normal. Further tests are needed on your lungs and kidneys. Possible causes include blood clots, tumors, wegener's, and good pas... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
Pulmonary Critical Care 26 years experience
Breast feeding : When your baby starts breast feeding, your breasts will be stimulated to release milk and produce more of it.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
Pulmonary Critical Care 26 years experience
Should exercise: Avoid cold air, use rescue inhalers before starting exercise, do a short warm up (about 10 min) prior to exercise, keep your rescue inhaler handy.
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
Pulmonary Critical Care 26 years experience
Asthma: Exercise induced asthma. Other conditions also possible.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
Pulmonary Critical Care 26 years experience
Probably not: Most people who have night terrors are not aware of the symptoms when they are having them. They usually go back to sleep and have no recollection of ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
Pulmonary Critical Care 26 years experience
See your doctor: Could be a simple pulled muscle, or more complex problem such as breast tumor, fluid in the lung, lung related issues, or something affecting the ribs... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
Pulmonary Critical Care 26 years experience
Abdominal X-ray: Is the test to do. Walk, avoid opiates pain killers, see a doctor.
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
Pulmonary Critical Care 26 years experience
You can: Try not be too drastic, otherwise weight loss would be temporary. Do not do it if you are not overweight.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
Pulmonary Critical Care 26 years experience
Somewhat: If you are healthy, you'll be ok. If you have a medical condition that causes this to happen, you can develop a lung infection &/or inflammation. Inha... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
Pulmonary Critical Care 26 years experience
Can be done: It can be done, loosing 11 lbs a month is a reasonable target. I believe the firs half of your journey will be easier than the second half.
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A 74-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
Pulmonary Critical Care 26 years experience
Allergy: Allergic reaction to Botox can occur.
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
Pulmonary Critical Care 26 years experience
Yes: You can feel shacky. But your TSH is not severely elevated.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
Pulmonary Critical Care 26 years experience
No: Ventricular tachycardia can manifest as a seizure. Ventricular tachycardia can happen during or shortly after a heart attack.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
Pulmonary Critical Care 26 years experience
No: Only if it is affecting the origin of the aorta where the coronary arteries take off, or stress of dissection triggered a heart attack.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
Pulmonary Critical Care 26 years experience
Depends on severity: Take medications as recommended by your doctor. Avoid smoking. Eat right, plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables. Keep an active lifestyle, daily walki... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
Pulmonary Critical Care 26 years experience
Inflammation : Infection or more. This is something deep, affecting your ear and eye. This cannot wait, you need to see a doctor.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
Pulmonary Critical Care 26 years experience
Yes: One does not exclude the other.
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
Pulmonary Critical Care 26 years experience
Yes: You can use an oral appliance, or talk to an ENT surgeon. I do not encourage surgery for sleep apnea, but it is an option for you.
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
Pulmonary Critical Care 26 years experience
Hydration: Hydration, rest and anti inflammatory pills as needed.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
Pulmonary Critical Care 26 years experience
Kidney stones: Check with his pediatrician, keep him well hydrated.
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
Pulmonary Critical Care 26 years experience
No: Omeprazole does not treat ibs.
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
Pulmonary Critical Care 26 years experience
Urgent care: If you cannot see a doctor earlier, go to urgent care or emergency room.
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
Pulmonary Critical Care 26 years experience
No: Sleep apnea makes pulmonary HTN worse due to low oxygen levels at night. Work with your doctor to find a solution for your CPAP problems.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
Pulmonary Critical Care 26 years experience
No interaction: But smoking is bad for your health regardless of antibiotics.
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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
Pulmonary Critical Care 26 years experience
Following: Breast, cervical, and colon are routinely screened for. Prostate screening is controversial. Lung cancer screening is available for high risk individu... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
Pulmonary Critical Care 26 years experience
No: Higher risk does not mean all, in fact most do not have it.
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
Pulmonary Critical Care 26 years experience
Myth: Actual term is white coat. It is an excuse for not treating hypertension. It is not as commonly believed, a cause of hypertension.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
Pulmonary Critical Care 26 years experience
2 - 3 days: It could take 2 - 3 days. You should have been given instructions as how to take it.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
Pulmonary Critical Care 26 years experience
See your doctor: You need evaluation, but most of all you have options that will greatly reduce your bleeding.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
Pulmonary Critical Care 26 years experience
Safety: Make sure that the patient is not in a situation where he or she can hurt themselves such as by falling or hitting something hard, turn them on their ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
Pulmonary Critical Care 26 years experience
No: Don't even try it, you might end up with serious life threatening damage.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
Pulmonary Critical Care 26 years experience
Ideally: Less than 6. It might be hard to do, try not to exceed 7.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
Pulmonary Critical Care 26 years experience
John Hopkins: Seek a consultation at john hopkins. Maybe they can find you an answer. In some cases current medicine does not have an answer.
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Jun 25, 2013
Dr. Hatem provides very helpful answers to patients -- and educates me too! I appreciate his presence here on HealthTap, and heartily recommend him.
I recommend you as a well know expert in your field. Dr Jakavick would recommend this Dr To all who seek their expertise.
Jun 22, 2013
I enjoy learning from this doctor and I am sure that patient do too
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Ive tried various diets prescribed to me though my Dieticians and even had physiotherapy to try control my breathing as little exercise sets my asthma off. I will deffinitely arrange to go back again ...Read More
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Thank you Doctor for your answer. Actually, I have already had 5 stents placed over the past 3 years. I no longer have any stents due to moving position or rejection. I have also had two separate trac...Read More
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ANA was negative. I may ask for a retest. The rash appears in the wintertime but so far, hasn't shown up this year. It's been awhile since my last ANA. The rash is always same shape, same characterist...Read More

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine, Lebanon
Graduated 1996MD

Awards

Top Doctor, First Place, El Paso Region, TX - Summer
2013
Most Influential, First Place, El Paso Region, TX - Summer
2013
Thought Leader, First Place, El Paso Region, TX - Summer
2013
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