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Dr. Peter Hahn

Pulmonary Critical Care
Hillsboro, OR
25 years experience male

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Tuality Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine

Hillsboro, OR

Address

Hillsboro, OR
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About

Bio

I am fellowship trained and board certified in Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine. I am currently Director of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine at Tuality Healthcare in Hillsboro, Oregon. I also am on the clinical faculty at OHSU. Prior to moving to the Portland area, I was on the voting consultant staff at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN in Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine.

Specialties
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Pulmonary Critical Care

Internal Medicine - sleep medicine

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

36 Answers
5 Agrees
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Hahn
Pulmonary Critical Care 25 years experience
Depends: It completely depends on the organism that caused sepsis.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Hahn
Pulmonary Critical Care 25 years experience
Yes: Actually, it has been shown that insomnia is present in about 25% of patients with obstructive sleep apnea. Once you treat the sleep apnea, insomnia ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Hahn
Pulmonary Critical Care 25 years experience
Yes: However, chronically low oxygen levels can cause changes in the heart. Figuring out why is important. Possible causes include chronic lung diseases,... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Peter Hahn
Pulmonary Critical Care 25 years experience
Doesn't matter: But most end up holding their breath.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Hahn
Pulmonary Critical Care 25 years experience
Sedation: We usually perform bronchoscopy using moderate sedation. This can definitely make the procedure more comfortable for patients. Ask your lung doctor ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Hahn
Pulmonary Critical Care 25 years experience
Plateau pressure: Intensivists can dial in an inspiratory pause on the ventilator to measure plateau pressure. Plateau pressure reflects pressure in the alveoli. Stud... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Hahn
Pulmonary Critical Care 25 years experience
Yes: Liver failure is a risk factor for developing ards.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Hahn
Pulmonary Critical Care 25 years experience
Fluid collection: There is a lining that covers your lung and a lining that covers the chest wall. There is normally a small amount of fluid in between the two. Howev... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Hahn
Pulmonary Critical Care 25 years experience
No: When we perform flexible bronchoscopy we administer IV sedation and pain medications. We also use local numbing agents to make the procedure more com... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Hahn
Pulmonary Critical Care 25 years experience
No. Some is common.: This is safe procedure. Risk of excessive bleeding is very low. Some bleeding is common. You should hold any anti-platelet meds (e.g., aspirin, nsa... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Hahn
Pulmonary Critical Care 25 years experience
Depends on cause: It really depends on the cause of the effusion. In general, treating the underlying cause such as congestive heart failure or pneumonia is most impor... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Hahn
Pulmonary Critical Care 25 years experience
Find an expert: Consider going to a center with expertise in chronic cough. Mayo may be a good option since you are in il. There are also some treatments for refrac... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Hahn
Pulmonary Critical Care 25 years experience
Depends on cause: It really depends on the cause of the effusion. For example, it can look very bloody if related to a hemothorax or complicated parapneumonic effusion... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Hahn
Pulmonary Critical Care 25 years experience
Hepatic hydrothorax: A communication can develop in the diaphragm allowing peritoneal fluid (ascites) into the pleural space.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Hahn
Pulmonary Critical Care 25 years experience
Yes: CPAP can help you lose weight in many ways. You should have more energy during the day leading to increased activities. There are also hormonal cha... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Hahn
Pulmonary Critical Care 25 years experience
Yes: Stress can contribute to worsening symptoms and can even play a role in causing a COPD exacerbation.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Hahn
Pulmonary Critical Care 25 years experience
Depends: Generally, a chronic cough is defined as one lasting more than 8 weeks. The most common causes include post nasal drainage, reflux, and asthma. Depe... Read More
A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Hahn
Pulmonary Critical Care 25 years experience
Biofuels: Burning biofuels is a significant cause of COPD especially in less developed countries.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Hahn
Pulmonary Critical Care 25 years experience
It : It really depends on a number of factors such as cause (e.G, spontaneous, procedure related), how it was treated (e.g., observation, chest tube, pleur... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Hahn
Pulmonary Critical Care 25 years experience
There : There are several tests which can be used to help determine the etiology of a pulmonary nodule or nodules. To some degree it depends on the size of t... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Hahn
Pulmonary Critical Care 25 years experience
Head : Head of the bed elevation can be helpful for osa especially if other options are not possible. Studies have shown that it can decrease the ahi but us... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Hahn
Pulmonary Critical Care 25 years experience
Many things: Pleural thickening is usually noticed on a ct chest which was performed for other reasons. Different exposures such as asbestos, previous infections,... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Hahn
Pulmonary Critical Care 25 years experience
Latter half: Obstructive apneas can happen any time you are sleeping, however, in general obstructive apneas tend to be worse during rem sleep. Rem sleep is more ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Hahn
Pulmonary Critical Care 25 years experience
No.: Depends on the class. Benzodiazepines (e.g., lorazepam, clonazepam) relax the upper airway and can make obstructive sleep apnea worse. Previously, s... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Hahn
Pulmonary Critical Care 25 years experience
Dust mites: It depends whether your asthma is related to allergies. Specifically dust mite avoidance measures are important in asthmatics who are sensitized to d... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Hahn
Pulmonary Critical Care 25 years experience
Yes: Yes, in general the level of sedation is similar for most routine flexible bronchoscopies. A deeper level of sedation may be required for rigid bronch... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Hahn
Pulmonary Critical Care 25 years experience
Not much: Endoscopy generally refers to procedures done in the upper GI tract (esophagus, stomach). Bronchoscopy is endoscopy done in the major airways and lun... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Hahn
Pulmonary Critical Care 25 years experience
Depends: Depends on what is actually performed. For most flexible bronchoscopies with or without biopsies you should be able to return to work the next day. ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Peter Hahn
Pulmonary Critical Care 25 years experience
Yes. : Yes. Although i understand your concerns regarding radiation exposure, follow-up cxrs are important. We routinely re-check cxrs to follow nodules or... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Hahn
Pulmonary Critical Care 25 years experience
Depends: Generally, a chronic cough is defined as one lasting more than 8 weeks. The most common causes include post nasal drainage, reflux, and asthma. Depe... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Hahn
Pulmonary Critical Care 25 years experience
Yes: It can be used to both diagnose and stage lung cancer. Navigational bronchoscopy and endobronchial ultrasound (ebus) can be especially useful.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Hahn
Pulmonary Critical Care 25 years experience
Hypothermia: It depends on several factors including witnessed/unwitnessed, time to presentation, observed initial rhythm, neurologic status (coma or no, or bleed)... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Hahn
Pulmonary Critical Care 25 years experience
Typical symptoms: Symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea (osa) include snoring, witnessed pauses in breathing, snort arousals, feeling unrefreshed upon awakening, morning ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Hahn
Pulmonary Critical Care 25 years experience
It depends: It depends on your age, past medical history, current medications, and what type of bronchoscopy will be performed. In most cases, we do check basic b... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Hahn
Pulmonary Critical Care 25 years experience
No: Once you stop taking it, your INR will drift back to the normal range.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Hahn
Pulmonary Critical Care 25 years experience
Depends: Generally, a chronic cough is defined as one lasting more than 8 weeks. The most common causes include post nasal drainage, reflux, and asthma. Depe... Read More

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Dr Hahn is a top notch physician . He is a thought leader and a well rounded pulmonary, critical care and sleep physician . He delivers excellent patient care
Dec 2, 2012
Dr. Hahn is a wonderful clinician for his patients and a great mentor to new phyicians.
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Mar 30, 2015
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, MI
Graduated 1997MD

Awards

Top Doctor Pulmonary Medicine 2012, Portland Monthly Magazine
Top Doctor Pulmonary Medicine 2011, Portland Monthly Magazine
Mayo Brothers Distinguished Fellowship Award

Affiliations

Tuality Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine
Tuality Healthcare
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