U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free

Dr. Numaan Malik

Pulmonary Critical Care
Charlottesville, VA
19 years experience male

Locations

Office

Charlottesville, VA

Address

University of Virginia Health System, PO Box 800546, Charlottesville, VA
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: Closed
Show more

About

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Pulmonary Critical Care

Languages spoken

Hindi, Punjabi

Doctor Q&A

41 Answers
8 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Numaan Malik
Pulmonary Critical Care 19 years experience
Normal Peak Flow: For a 24 year old 5'2" female normal peak expiratory flow should be 475 L/min.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Numaan Malik
Pulmonary Critical Care 19 years experience
Incidence of Sepsis: There are about 1.7 million cases of sepsis a year in US (based on 2009 data). Various factors can increase the risk of sepsis. Some of these include ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Numaan Malik
Pulmonary Critical Care 19 years experience
Lung Function Tests: Normal value for pulmonary function tests (PFTs) are determined by age, gender, height, weight and ethnicity. There is no specific correction for ches... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Numaan Malik
Pulmonary Critical Care 19 years experience
Causes of Cough.: Most common causes of cough include asthma, upper airway cough syndrome (post-nasal drip), reflux, chronic bronchitis (typically in smokers), medicati... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Numaan Malik
Pulmonary Critical Care 19 years experience
Asthma exacerbation : Frequently a viral infection can result in asthma exacerbation. This may require treatment oral prednisone. You should see your doctor as soon as pos... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Numaan Malik
Pulmonary Critical Care 19 years experience
NSCLC(EGFR mutation): Lung cancer is broadly divided into two types; (1) non-small cell lung cancer (nsclc) & (2) small cell lung cancer. When biopsy shows nsclc, pathol... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Numaan Malik
Pulmonary Critical Care 19 years experience
Occupational factors: In us, about 85% of lung cancer is related to smoking. Other causes of lung cancer is include secondhand smoke, occupational and environmental fac... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Numaan Malik
Pulmonary Critical Care 19 years experience
Pediatric asthma: This simply refers to asthma in children. It is similar to asthma in adults. Symptoms typically include cough, shortness of breath and wheezing. Asth... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Numaan Malik
Pulmonary Critical Care 19 years experience
Causes of Cough.: Most common causes of cough include asthma, upper airway cough syndrome (post-nasal drip), reflux, chronic bronchitis (typically in smokers), medicati... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Numaan Malik
Pulmonary Critical Care 19 years experience
Yes: I assume by A& E you mean Accident & Emergency". If you have significant difficulty in breathing, further evaluation is warranted to determin... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Numaan Malik
Pulmonary Critical Care 19 years experience
Ignore: Do not smoke. Lung nodules are more likely to be cancerous in smokers than non-smokers.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Numaan Malik
Pulmonary Critical Care 19 years experience
Oxygen Saturation: Red blood cells contain protein called Hemoglobin. Most of the oxygen in the body is attached to the hemoglobin. Oxygen saturation refers to proportio... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Numaan Malik
Pulmonary Critical Care 19 years experience
No: Alternatives to advair include symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) or dulera. All of them are combination of two medications. Unfortunately these ca... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Numaan Malik
Pulmonary Critical Care 19 years experience
Most likely: In simple terms, emphysema means damage to air sacs in the lungs which leads to airflow obstruction. Tobacco smoke is most common cause of emphysema. ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Numaan Malik
Pulmonary Critical Care 19 years experience
See your doctor: Prescribing info from manufacturer website: "acute intoxication by inadvertent oral ingestion of spiriva capsules is unlikely since it is not well-ab... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Numaan Malik
Pulmonary Critical Care 19 years experience
Severe infection: Sepsis occurs as a result of body's abnormal response to severe infection. Manifestation of sepsis include fever, rapid heart rate and rapid breathin... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Numaan Malik
Pulmonary Critical Care 19 years experience
BODE index: A combination of multiple factors predict survival in patients with copd. One such grading system is called bode index. This takes into account body m... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Numaan Malik
Pulmonary Critical Care 19 years experience
No: Asthma typically doesn't cause chest pain. Reflux disease (gerd) can cause chest pain and may also contribute to uncontrolled asthma. However, you sh... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Numaan Malik
Pulmonary Critical Care 19 years experience
Cough variant asthma: Dry cough could be related to asthma. This condition is called cough variant asthma. You should see your doctor to confirm the diagnosis and rule out... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Numaan Malik
Pulmonary Critical Care 19 years experience
CT Chest.: If someone has symptoms consistent with blood clot in the lungs, CT Chest with contrast is obtained for further evaluation. .If CT cannot be obtained,... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Numaan Malik
Pulmonary Critical Care 19 years experience
No: Lung Hyperinflation is not related to body habitus. It is typically seen from disease causing significant air trapping in the lung such as severe asth... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Numaan Malik
Pulmonary Critical Care 19 years experience
Survival: Average ( median) survival after lung transplant is about 5.5 years. Various factors affect survival including single vs. Double lung transplant, age,... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Numaan Malik
Pulmonary Critical Care 19 years experience
See a doctor: Blunt trauma to the chest can cause serious injuries including (but not limited to) lung contusion, pneumothorax (air leak outside the lung), hemothor... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Numaan Malik
Pulmonary Critical Care 19 years experience
See below: Vital Capacity is total volume of air that you: inhale during normal breathing (Tidal Volume) + when taking a deep breath in (Inspiratory Reserve Vol... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Numaan Malik
Pulmonary Critical Care 19 years experience
No: Albuterol is a bronchodilator and not a steroid. It dilates bronchi (airways). Albuterol is typically used as needed for immediate relief of asthma s... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Numaan Malik
Pulmonary Critical Care 19 years experience
CT Chest &/or biopsy: In patients with suspected pulmonary fibrosis, initial work-up includes ct chest. Blood work may also be obtained to look for potential causes of pulm... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Numaan Malik
Pulmonary Critical Care 19 years experience
Ventolin (Albuterol): I assume you are taking it for asthma. Albuterol provides immediate relief of symptoms in asthma. You should discuss with your doctor regarding freque... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Numaan Malik
Pulmonary Critical Care 19 years experience
Yes: Marijuana smoking has been associated worsening respiratory symptoms including coughing, phlegm production and wheezing. It can also act as an allerge... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Numaan Malik
Pulmonary Critical Care 19 years experience
Treatment : Hyperinflation in asthma can occur as a result of air trapping when lungs do not empty out adequately during exhalation. This is secondary to airflow... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Numaan Malik
Pulmonary Critical Care 19 years experience
Yes: It can irritate your airways and cause breathing difficulty and coughing. These would be particularly worse if you have already have asthma.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Numaan Malik
Pulmonary Critical Care 19 years experience
Lung transplant: There are various factors which will determine the prognosis in pneumonia with superbug. Some of these include the type of bug, severity of infection,... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Numaan Malik
Pulmonary Critical Care 19 years experience
See a Pulmonologist (lung doctor): Anyone with COPD who is taking steroids should have a complete evaluation by a lung specialist. First the diagnosis of COPD should be confirmed by pe... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Numaan Malik
Pulmonary Critical Care 19 years experience
Yes: It can irritate your airways and cause breathing difficulty and coughing. These would be particularly worse if you have already have asthma.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Numaan Malik
Pulmonary Critical Care 19 years experience
Tension Pneumothorax: This is a life threatening condition which occurs when increasing amount of air gets trapped in the pleural space. It results in lung collapse, shi... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Numaan Malik
Pulmonary Critical Care 19 years experience
Symbicort (budesonide and formoterol): Symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) contains two medications - Budesonide and formoterol. Budesonide should be eliminated in less than 12 hours. For... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Numaan Malik
Pulmonary Critical Care 19 years experience
Hypertonic saline: Inhaled hypertonic (7%) saline is used in certain lung diseases to hydrate thick mucus in the airways. This helps with mucus clearance.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Numaan Malik
Pulmonary Critical Care 19 years experience
See a Pulmonologist: Anyone with COPD who is taking steroids should have a complete evaluation by a lung specialist. First the diagnosis of COPD should be confirmed by pe... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Numaan Malik
Pulmonary Critical Care 19 years experience
No: Montelukast is not used in patients with copd. It is usually indicated for patientswith allergic rhinitis or asthma.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Numaan Malik
Pulmonary Critical Care 19 years experience
Yes: Cigar smoking is associated with increased risk of lung cancer. Cigar smokers are 2-5 times more likely to get lung cancer as compared to non-smoker.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Numaan Malik
Pulmonary Critical Care 19 years experience
Depends: Nebulizer can be used to deliver various medication. Albuterol is the most common one. Albuterol is a bronchodilator (relaxes you airway smooth muscl... Read More

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions, provide medical advice, write prescriptions, and more.

Ask doctors free
Answer emailed
in 24 hours or less

Testimonials
Recommendations and Thank you notes are endorsements given from patients or other doctors.

2
Recommendations
94
Thank you notes
HealthTap member
Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Malik is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Malik is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you very much Dr. Malik for your reply. I greatly appreciate you taking the time to answer my question on hyperinflation of lungs.
HealthTap member
Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful!
HealthTap member
Thank you, your answer was very helpful!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Aga Khan University, Aga Khan Medical College, Pakistan
Graduated 2003MD

Residency

CLEVELAND CLINIC

Awards

Top Pulmonary Critical Care Intensivist, First Place, Virginia - Summer
2013
Top Pulmonary Critical Care Intensivist, First Place, Virginia - Fall
2014
Top Doctor, First Place, Charlottesville Region - Fall
2014

Affiliations

University of Virginia
90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions, provide medical advice, write prescriptions, and more.
Answer emailed
in 24 hours or less