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Dr. Melvin Morganroth

Pulmonology
Portland, OR
47 years experience male

Locations

Office

Portland, OREGON

Address

Portland, OREGON
Directions

Insurances accepted

Aetna

BlueCross BlueShield

Office

Portland, OR

About

Specialties
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Pulmonology

Critical Care

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A member asked:
Dr. Melvin Morganroth
Pulmonology 47 years experience
There : There are hundreds of chemicals in smoke that irritate and inflame cells in the airway. This leads to spasm of airway muscles and an influx of inflammatory cells that lead to chronic cough. In addition there is an increase in the number of mucus producing cells that causes increased phlegm production. If you have a cough on most days of most months then that defines chronic bronchitis. This develops at various rates and times of cumulative smoking, not all people have the same susceptibility to the effects of cig smoking. 10 pack years (1 pack a day x 10 years) is an average amount however.
A female asked:
Dr. Melvin Morganroth
Pulmonology 47 years experience
Smoking : Smoking cessation decreases the rate of disease profession. Pulmonary rehabilitation improves exercise tolerance. Oxygen if needed increases survival. Specific medications and vaccinations can decrease the frequency of COPD exacerbations.

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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Michigan Medical School
Graduated 1978MD

Medical/Graduate school

University of Michigan
Graduated 1974MD

Residency

Yale New Haven Hospital

Residency

Yale New Haven Hospital

Awards

Best Doctors America, Best Doctors in America
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Affiliations

American College of Physicians
American Medical Association
American Thoracic Society
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