Dr. Charles Burger

Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
Jacksonville , FL
38 years experience male

Locations

Mayo Clinic

Jacksonville , FL

Address

4500 San Pablo Road S, Jacksonville , FL
Directions

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Aetna

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UnitedHealthcare

Office

Jacksonville, FL

About

Bio

Dedicated physician with special interest and expertise in pulmonary hypertension and Lymphangioleiomyomatosis.

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Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care

Critical Care

Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine

Pulmonology

Sleep Medicine

Doctor Q&A

122 Answers
4 Agrees
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Burger
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 38 years experience
PH Prognosis: The quality of life for patients with pulmonary hypertension (ph) depends on the type of ph and the severity of the disease. Physicians use the sympto... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Burger
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 38 years experience
PH and Exercise : Exercise in patients with pulmonary hypertension (ph) should be done under the direction of their physician.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Burger
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 38 years experience
PH: Patients with pulmonary hypertension (ph) are prone to fluid retention and swelling. Physicians may use diuretics such as hydrochlorothiazide to treat... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Burger
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 38 years experience
Acupuncture: I am not aware of any prospective, rendomized, controlled studies that demonstrate the benefit of acupuncture for pulmonary hypertension.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Burger
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 38 years experience
Phentermine: While it is uncertain, a prospective surveillance study1 of 579 patients—205 with primary pulmonary hypertension and 374 with secondary pulmonary hype... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Burger
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 38 years experience
PH and Pregnancy: While it is possible, you should have a complete evaluation by your physician to ensure that you are healthy.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Burger
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 38 years experience
Yes: Systemic hypertension may lead to a thickened, stiff left ventricle that results in high left heart pressure that is transmitted backwards to the righ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Burger
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 38 years experience
PH and PAH: Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is often first detected by echocardiogram and may be caused by a variety of conditions. Pulmonary arterial hypertension (P... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Burger
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 38 years experience
It may be inherited: Up to 5% of patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (pah) may have a genetic or heritable cause. Research studies have identified a genetic abn... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Burger
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 38 years experience
PH: It depends on the type of pulmonary hypertension (ph). You should discuss this with your pediatrician.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Burger
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 38 years experience
PAH: Viagra or sildenafil is fda approved for adults with pulmonary arterial hypertension (pah) but there have been some safety issues raised with higher d... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Burger
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 38 years experience
PH and Leg Cramps: Patients with pulmonary hypertension (ph) are prone to swelling prompting the use of water pills (diuretics) that can produce leg cramping.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Burger
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 38 years experience
PH symptoms: High blood pressure in the lungs is called pulmonary hypertension (ph) or pulmonary arterial hypertension (pah). Idiopathic pah has no known cause. S... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Burger
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 38 years experience
CT scan: The conclusive diagnostic test for pah is a right heart catheterization to measure pulmonary artery pressures and cardiac output. The diagnosis may be... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Burger
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 38 years experience
Second hand smoke: No knows for sure but probably low. If you smoke or have a strong family history of lung cancer, then your risk is increased.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Burger
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 38 years experience
It may be inherited: Up to 5% of patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (pah) may have a genetic or heritable cause. Research studies have identified a genetic abn... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Burger
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 38 years experience
Mild PH: Pulmonary hypertension (ph) is often first detected by echocardiogram which estimates the pulmonary artery systolic pressure. The diagnosis is confirm... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Charles Burger
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 38 years experience
PH and Brain Injury: Pulmonary hypertension (ph) does not cause anoxic brain injury directly. The latter usually occurs after cardiopulmonary arrest but could be the res... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Burger
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 38 years experience
Yes: The ct findings may reflect increased right heart pressure and pulmonary hypertension. Further evaluation is necessary to be sure.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Burger
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 38 years experience
Phentermine: You should check with your physician. Echocardiogram and heart catheterization are typical methods to make a diagnosis.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Burger
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 38 years experience
No: Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is abnormally high blood pressure (BP) in the arteries of the lungs whereas hypertension refers to high BP in the systemic... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Burger
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 38 years experience
CCHS: I presume you are referring to congenital central hypoventilation syndrome. Cchs is a multisystem disorder of the central nervous system where, most ... Read More
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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Burger
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 38 years experience
LAE and PH: Left atrial enlargement (LAE) and pulmonary hypertension (ph) often indicate that the ph is due to left heart disease, what is called group 2 pulmonar... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Burger
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 38 years experience
ECHO for PH: Pulmonary hypertension (ph) is often first detected by echocardiogram (echo) which estimates the pulmonary artery systolic pressure. The diagnosis is ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Burger
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 38 years experience
PAH may be inherited: Up to 5% of patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (pah) may have a genetic or heritable cause. Research studies have identified a genetic abn... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Burger
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 38 years experience
PH and Pregnancy: Pulmonary hypertension (ph) in pregnancy increases the risk of complications including those that are life-threatening. Ph also increases the risk to... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Burger
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 38 years experience
Complex Case: Your mother's case sounds complex so it is important to discuss the details with her physician to better understand her status and how all those diagn... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Burger
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 38 years experience
Left arm pain: Visceral pain is pain is carried afferent fibers (type of nerve) of the autonomic nervous system. The visceral nerves are designed to tell you that so... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Burger
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 38 years experience
CVP: Central venous pressure (CVP) is generally measured in a large vein returning blood to the heart or estimated on physical examination by pressure wave... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Burger
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 38 years experience
CHF: Weight may fluctuate in patients with congestive heart failure (chf), often due to changes in fluid retention. She needs to discuss the current and ex... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Charles Burger
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 38 years experience
Marijuana: I am not aware of any randomized, prospective study that demonstrates the benefit of marijuana for pulmonary hypertension. Indeed, i suspect it may wo... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Burger
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 38 years experience
Bisoprolol for PH: Pulmonary hypertension (ph) can be caused by heart disease. If so, medication such as bisoprolol may be helpful. Bisoprolol would not be beneficial ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Burger
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 38 years experience
COPD: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) encompasses several causes of lung obstruction often resulting in shortness of breath and wheezing. The c... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Burger
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 38 years experience
PH Treatment : Treatment of pulmonary hypertension (ph) depends on the cause. Group 1 pulmonary arterial hypertension (pah) is treated with medication designed to w... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Burger
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 38 years experience
RVE: Right ventricular enlargement or rve typically occurs when the right side of the heart is stressed by the need to generate either increased blood flow... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Burger
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 38 years experience
PAH: Pulmonary arterial hypertension (pah) is best treated medically, assuming your doctor has excluded chronic lung blood clots as a cause. The only surge... Read More
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Burger
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 38 years experience
Treatment: Fda approved treatments include oral endothelin receptor antagonists (eras), ambrisentan and bosentan; oral phosphodiesterase inhibitors, tadalafil an... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Burger
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 38 years experience
Ignore: Always take the time to look at old x-rays or CT scans to see if the nodule was present.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Burger
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 38 years experience
Possibly: FDA approved treatments include oral, inhaled and infusion medications. These treatments widen lung blood vessels and ease the symptoms of Pulmonary A... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Burger
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 38 years experience
COPD: COPD stands for for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The term obstructive refers to the impaired ability to exhale due to damaged lung and/or a... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Burger
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 38 years experience
Yes: If the heart function is reduced (called heart failure) by working against the pulmonary hypertension, then one way the heart compensates to increase ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Burger
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 38 years experience
Emphysema : The elasticity of the lung is impaired in emphysema reducing the patient's ability to exhale resulting in wheezing and shortness of breath. Early symp... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Burger
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 38 years experience
PH and TR: An echocardiogram can be used to screen for pulmonary hypertension by measuring the degree of tricuspid regurgitation (tr). While it is unusual, ther... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Burger
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 38 years experience
D dimer: While d dimer is often used to help diagnose blood clots, it can also be elevated with inflammation.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Burger
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 38 years experience
Pulmonary regurgitat: Pulmonary regurgitation generally refers to a leaky pulmonary heart valve. Best to discuss treatment with your doctor. Surgery is not necessary in mos... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Burger
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 38 years experience
PH: High blood pressure in the lungs is called pulmonary hypertension (ph) or pulmonary arterial hypertension (pah). Pah is a chronic and life-changing di... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Burger
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 38 years experience
DVT: While it is possible, it is probably not likely. Nonetheless, you should be evaluated by your doctor.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Burger
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 38 years experience
Oxygen Therapy: Oxygen is most commonly delivered by flow rates such as liters per minute (l/min). Each l/min adds approximately 3% to the percentage of air that is ... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Burger
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 38 years experience
PH Diagnosis: The conclusive diagnostic test for pulmonary hypertension (ph) is a right heart catheterization to measure pulmonary artery pressure and cardiac outpu... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Burger
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 38 years experience
Mitral Stenosis : Pulmonary hypertension and edema secondary to mitral stenosis are both the result of the elevated left heart pressures that "back up" to the lung. Wh... Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Burger is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Burger is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Your answer made me feel good! Thanks :)
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This was very helpful. Thanks!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Wake Forest University School of Medicine, NC
Graduated 1985MD

Medical/Graduate school

Wake Forest University School of Medicine
Graduated 1985MD

Residency

VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL

Residency

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Awards

2013 International Who's Who Executives
2014 Top Doctor Castle Connolly

Affiliations

Pulmonary Hypertension Association Scientific Leadership Council
American Thoracic Society
American College of Chest Physicians
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