Dr. Charlene McEvoy

Pulmonology
Saint Paul, MN
37 years experience female

Locations

HealthPartners Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep

Saint Paul, MN

Address

401 Phalen Blvd, Saint Paul, MN
Directions

Practice website

Fax

6512547676

About

Bio

Member of HealthPartners Medical Group - Pulmonary and Sleep Health, Co-Direct Asthma Center; Investigator with HealthPartners Institute of Education and Research (research areas asthma, COPD, sleep). MD, MPH

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Pulmonology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charlene McEvoy
Pulmonology 37 years experience
Do you mean cannabis: Cannabis smoke contains many of the same noxious particles found in tobacco smoke sometimes in larger quantities. Marijuana smoke irritates the airwa... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charlene McEvoy
Pulmonology 37 years experience
You are correct: Mild bacterialpneumonia generally means there is less lung involved and the person with the infection "stable" with normal blood pressure, heart rate ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charlene McEvoy
Pulmonology 37 years experience
You may be pregnant: If you are sexually active and you cycle is late (and this is not typical for you) you may be pregnant. Hypersomnia or increased sleepiness is common... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charlene McEvoy
Pulmonology 37 years experience
Yes, but saves lives: Higher doses of inhaled steroids are associated with more local side effects such as hoarseness and thrush. These can be reduced with use of a spacer ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charlene McEvoy
Pulmonology 37 years experience
Sleep paralysis : What you are describing is a phenonema called "sleep paralysis" that generally occurs while waking up from sleep. Sleep paralysis is seen with extrem... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charlene McEvoy
Pulmonology 37 years experience
Gastritis or GERD: I suspect you may have either gastritis (inflammation of the stomach lining) or gerd (gastroesophageal reflux disease or acid reflux). Diet (caffeine... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charlene McEvoy
Pulmonology 37 years experience
Take your medication: You will need to be treated with several antibiotics for many months depending upon your other risk factors.Health condidtions and the antibiotic sen... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charlene McEvoy
Pulmonology 37 years experience
Opens airways: Albuterol is a short acting, generally inhaled medication that opens up the airways in your lungs if they have been narrowed due to "bronchospasm." or... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charlene McEvoy
Pulmonology 37 years experience
See your doctor: Night sweats can be experience by people with sleep apnea, chronic infections, metabolic problems and malignancies. Women experience nightsweats/hot f... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charlene McEvoy
Pulmonology 37 years experience
Sleep Apnea: There are many potential causes of night sweats. These include infection, cancer and sleep apnea. You should discuss your symptoms with your doctor.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charlene McEvoy
Pulmonology 37 years experience
Not recommended. : Assuming you are on Prednisone for respiratory reasons, (asthma or other lung issue), smoking any form of substance introduces noxious particles that ... Read More
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A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charlene McEvoy
Pulmonology 37 years experience
Muscle strain: I would need to know where the pain is when you cough. Does it hurt to take a deep breath too? I suspect you have an intercostal muscle strain/tear ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charlene McEvoy
Pulmonology 37 years experience
It may: Dysmenorrhea, or painful menstruation, is a common problem experienced by women in their reproductive years. Risk factors for dysmenorrhea, include a... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charlene McEvoy
Pulmonology 37 years experience
Costocondritis : I suspect this is either costochondritis - inflammation in the joint between your sternum and ribs or an intercostal muscle tear. Less likely is a r... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charlene McEvoy
Pulmonology 37 years experience
Start with CPAP: In an adult with severe sleep apnea, CPAP or continuous positive airway pressure, is the best option. Once you are able to establish good compliance ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charlene McEvoy
Pulmonology 37 years experience
Another infection: Influenza is often associated with signficant coughing with chest congestion. One of the flu's most common complications is pneumonia, and with this o... Read More
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Testimonials
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. McEvoy is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Mar 31, 2015
Dr. McEvoy is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Thank you..nd I answer no to all da ? U asked but I do have rheumatoid arthritis..nuthn else has changed in my life style..
HealthTap member
Thanks! I kinda suspected that, but my dad always told me that it was ok. Thanks. :) Now he has to take to the doctor. :)
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Minnesota Medical School, MN
Graduated 1986MD

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