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Dr. William Carlos

Critical Care
Indianapolis, IN
21 years experience male

Locations

Office

Brownsburg, IN

Address

10649 Reel Creek Lane S, Brownsburg, IN
Directions

Insurances accepted

Anthem BlueCross BlueShield

Cigna

Health Advantage

Office

Indianapolis, IN

About

Bio

http://medicine.iupui.edu/pulmonary/faculty/viewPULMFaculty.aspx?facID=5449 Husband, father, physician.

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.

Critical Care

Internal Medicine

Pulmonology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

91 Answers
7 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A member asked:
Dr. William Carlos
Critical Care 21 years experience
Yes: You can do damage to your gastrointestinal system and kidneys.
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Carlos
Critical Care 21 years experience
Medication induced: An induced coma is where doctors administer medications to dull the senses and alleviate pain. This is safe and in fact commonly done for patients wi... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. William Carlos
Critical Care 21 years experience
No: Chronic bronchitis itself is not contagious. Sometimes the virus or bacteria that exacerbate a patient's chronic bronchitis can be contagious however... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Carlos
Critical Care 21 years experience
Needle stick: Needle sticks have also transmitted it.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Carlos
Critical Care 21 years experience
Uncommon: It is uncommon but your risk increases if you smoke, take birth control, have a family history, or prolonged immobility.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Carlos
Critical Care 21 years experience
Scarring: Fibrosis is scarring of the lung...Your lifespan depends on if the fibrosis spreads and how fast it may spread... This varies depending on the cause o... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Carlos
Critical Care 21 years experience
Hydrate: Low blood pressure is not necessarily a bad thing if he is not having symptoms. If he is, keep him hydrated.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Carlos
Critical Care 21 years experience
Avoid: Avoid high salt containing foods and eat lots of fruits and veggies.
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Carlos
Critical Care 21 years experience
No: Actually, it is helpful to maintain a good range of motion so the surrounding muscles and ligaments do not tighten up on you. It should heal just fin... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Carlos
Critical Care 21 years experience
Depends: Shortness of breath that is worsening is a common reason to see an md.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Carlos
Critical Care 21 years experience
Yes: Yes you can but it may occur again and you will be high risk... Seek counsel of your obstetrician first.
A member asked:
Dr. William Carlos
Critical Care 21 years experience
No: COPD is DX with pulm function tests which are objective.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Carlos
Critical Care 21 years experience
Mites: You may have a dust mite allergy to your pillow or mattress...Try wrapping in hypoallergenic materials or mattress covers.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Carlos
Critical Care 21 years experience
Bronchitis: You may have post-viral bronchitis. This can last for weeks. Or, you may have developed an ear infection. Hard to say short of a clinical exam.
A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Carlos
Critical Care 21 years experience
Can be: Pleura surrounds the lungs and pain here is referred to as pleurisy.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Carlos
Critical Care 21 years experience
Protein: Protein is needed to build muscle. Whey protein is a popular form to add to your diet by way of shake as it is readily absorbed by your digestive sys... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Carlos
Critical Care 21 years experience
Depends : Depends on the cause of the hypertension, do so on physician recommendation only.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Carlos
Critical Care 21 years experience
Both sides: Bilateral means both lungs are effected...Many causes...Pneumonia most common.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Carlos
Critical Care 21 years experience
Symptoms: We typically do not worry how low your blood pressure is unless you are having symptoms associated with your low pressure (lightheadedness, syncope, l... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. William Carlos
Critical Care 21 years experience
Look: Somebody needs to look in there with an otoscope to tell for sure.
A female asked:
Dr. William Carlos
Critical Care 21 years experience
Rubbing alcohol: With an eye dropper mix a solution of half rubbing alcohol and half clean water. Drop or two in your ear, the alcohol will help evaporate the water.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Carlos
Critical Care 21 years experience
Stretch: Stretching helps. Static and ballistic (movement) types of stretching should both be employed.
A member asked:
Dr. William Carlos
Critical Care 21 years experience
Blood loss: If your hemoglobin levels are low before surgery we know that they will fall even lower from blood loss during surgery. Thus, blood products are ofte... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Carlos
Critical Care 21 years experience
Degree of Coma: You need treatment (support of ventilation) to eliminate co2 from your body to prevent acidosis. For milder forms of "coma" where the body is protect... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Carlos
Critical Care 21 years experience
Not really: X-rays typically do not expose patients to dangerous levels of radiation, even w/ multiple attempts. I would not be concerned at this point.
A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Carlos
Critical Care 21 years experience
Time: Slipped discs or "herniated discs" generally heal over weeks to months. Docs used to recommend bedrest but this is no longer recommended as it can le... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Carlos
Critical Care 21 years experience
X-ray: It is something inside the lung that causes a white appearance on x-ray... Many causes.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Carlos
Critical Care 21 years experience
Smile: The quickest and cheapest way to improve your looks...Smile more! :)
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Carlos
Critical Care 21 years experience
Soon: Black widow bites can become ulcerated and this can lead to infection. It is important that your tetanus protection is up to date. Also, the wound m... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Carlos
Critical Care 21 years experience
Unsure: Hard to say. I frequently take care of patients in medically-induced (medication) comas and comas from trauma/strokes. I have never had a patient wa... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Carlos
Critical Care 21 years experience
Ventilator: Overbreathing the set rate on the ventilator is a sign as is the presence of certain reflexes.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Carlos
Critical Care 21 years experience
Avoid: Avoid topical steroids on your face. This can lead to excess wrinkling.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Carlos
Critical Care 21 years experience
Hard to say: Could be an infected hair follice, could be a lymph node, could be a cyst, could be a lipoma. Hard to say w/o a picture, may want to get it looked at... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Carlos
Critical Care 21 years experience
No: If you are truly concerned about a paracetamol overdose you should go and get your levels checked to determine if you are in need of IV acetylcysteine... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Carlos
Critical Care 21 years experience
Hard breathing: You will be asked to take deep breaths, forcefully exhale, and to hold your breath at times.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Carlos
Critical Care 21 years experience
It depends: It depends on where it is leaking from. If it is leaking from the line itself it needs to be replaced. If it is leaking from the end or one of the c... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Carlos
Critical Care 21 years experience
What: What is a good exercise heart rate range for me? When should I "slow down?" how often?
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Carlos
Critical Care 21 years experience
Hard to say: Lots of possibilities... Primary biliary cirrhosis, alcohol, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease to name a few.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Carlos
Critical Care 21 years experience
No: This depends on your age and the amount and type of vitamin. Children have to be particularly careful.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Carlos
Critical Care 21 years experience
Vita: Vitamin d deficiency is an under-appreciated problem. Take oral supplementation & get mild sunlight.
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Carlos
Critical Care 21 years experience
Tonsils?: Do you still have your tonsils? While they must have looked "normal" during scope i wonder if removal may help. Do certain foods exacerbate? Unilat... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Carlos
Critical Care 21 years experience
Symptom control: If you are not having fevers chances are it is a virus and you just need to utilize symptomatic relief...Cough suppressants, mucolytics, and anti-hist... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Carlos
Critical Care 21 years experience
Time: Chronic means whatever condition you have has been going in for more than 3 months.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Carlos
Critical Care 21 years experience
Hard to say...: Could be pleurisy. Could be your gallbladder. Depends on timing, duration of symptoms, and character of symptoms.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Carlos
Critical Care 21 years experience
Total: Total protection; too much sun is no fun; ahhhhh sunscreen.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Carlos
Critical Care 21 years experience
No: No. Sometimes patients have both low protein and low blood pressure but it is not a cause of it. Low protein can lead to extravascular fluid accumul... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. William Carlos
Critical Care 21 years experience
Give it time: You just need time to build up again...I wouldn't be concerned after just 2 days. Remember to stay hydrated so as not to get constipated.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Carlos
Critical Care 21 years experience
Yes: Yes, for quick relief either of those are effective.
A female asked:
Dr. William Carlos
Critical Care 21 years experience
Infection?: Could have a boil or infection in there from an infected hair follice. Sounds likes something that needs to be looked at by an md and may need antibi... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Carlos
Critical Care 21 years experience
Relax: The best thing to do is time your respirations and slow yourself down.

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Testimonials
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HealthTap member
Dec 16, 2012
I met Dr.Carlos through a fellowship clinic. He is always very kind and understanding. I asked him to always tell me the truth about my health and condition. His caring bedside manner allowed him to t...Read More
HealthTap member
Dec 16, 2012
My family came in contact with Dr.Carlos when he was a fellow in a clinic. He helped my mother get put on the lung transplant list, he helped her get strong enough to endure the surgery. Dr. Carlos ...Read More
HealthTap member
Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Carlos is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I had ultrasound last year which showed no gallstones but gallbladder was tender when probed. Can RUQ pain relate to LAR surgery?
HealthTap member
Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank You for your response!
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My blood pressure is usually at 87/55mmHg and I usually feel tired.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Indiana University School of Medicine
Graduated 2005MD

Medical/Graduate school

University of Notre Dame
Graduated 2001MD

Residency

St. Vincent Hospital & Health Services

Awards

Introduction to Clinical Medicine Teacher of the Year, Indiana University School of Medicine
Charles Kenner Memorial Award Outstanding Fellow, Indiana University School of Medicine
Top Doctor - Indianapolis Monthly Magazine 2012

Affiliations

American College of Chest Physicians
Society of Critical Care Medicine
American Thoracic Society

Publications

Blastomycosis in Indiana
The human metapneumovirus: a case series and review of the literature
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