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Dr. Ralph White

Pulmonology
Akron, OH
49 years experience male

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Specialties
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Pulmonology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

49 Answers
2 Agrees
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph White
Pulmonology 49 years experience
No: An MRI or cat scan of the chest can suggest cancer, but a biopsy wil have to be done, either thru a bronchoscope, needle biosy thru the chest or thoroscopic open lung biopsy where the surgeon makes three small incisions in the side of the chest. This is much less invasive than the large 'incisions which were done in the past.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph White
Pulmonology 49 years experience
No: An MRI can suggest that is nodule is cancer, but a biopsy done either thru a bronchoscope or a needle biopsy thru the chest is needed for a diagnosis. If by cat scan of the chest, which is preferred for evaluation of nodules, suggests cancer, or has grown with no evidence of cancer elsewhere and good lungs a surgical biopsy can be done.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph White
Pulmonology 49 years experience
Sob, wheezing: Rsv in infants can cause croup characterized by increased respiratory rate, working hard to breathe, wheezing and coughing. It can be a serious condition requiring hospitalization, oxygen, IV steroids, and respiratory with Epinephrine inhaled in a mist, i.e., a nebulizer. If there is more respiratory distress with swelling of the vocal cords the patient may need intubation and be on a respirato.

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. White is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. White is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you doctor. I think I have a panic attack. It is started 2003 but doctors cant say what it was. .
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! That was sooooo helpful!!!!!!!!!
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Are a dematologist?

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, IL
Graduated 1972MD
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