Dr. Matthew Majzun

Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
Columbus, OH
16 years experience male

Locations

Internal Medicine Consultants of Columbus, Inc.

Columbus, OH

Address

104 N Murray Hill Rd., Columbus, OH, US
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My office hours

Thursday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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About

Bio

Dr. Majzun is an osteopathic pulmonary critical care physician. He specializes in diseases of the lungs, such as asthma, COPD, lung cancer, and pulmonary fibrosis. He also provides care for patients who are critically ill. He performs minimally invasive procedures to diagnose and stage lung cancer and has a special interest in smoking cessation treatment. He grew up in a small town in Eastern Ohio before going to Marietta College to study biology and leadership. He attended medical school at Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his residency in internal medicine and fellowship in pulmonary and critical care medicine at Doctors Hospital in Columbus, OH. He serves on the lung cancer advisory committee for OhioHealth and teaches medical students, residents, and fellows at Doctors Hospital.

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Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care

Pulmonary Critical Care

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120 Answers
25 Agrees
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A member asked:
Dr. Matthew Majzun
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 16 years experience
See your doctor: Even patients with severe lung disease can have some surgeries...Your risk for complications depends on the type of surgery and the type of anesthesia... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matthew Majzun
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 16 years experience
Probably: If you had an abnormal methacholine challenge test - a special type of pulmonary function test - then you probably do have asthma. Sounds like you h... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Majzun
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 16 years experience
Improvement: At your age, unless you have a lot of other medical problems, your pneumonia should be improving significantly by now. Occasionally, patients will st... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Majzun
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 16 years experience
Yes: Check with your family doc or gyn as well, but you can get a thorough evaluation from a women's health physical therapist as well. Check here: www.Wo... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matthew Majzun
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 16 years experience
Not usually: Some patients may have chest "tightness" or a vague aching pain especially during a flare up, but it isn't likely that your asthma is causing other jo... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Majzun
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 16 years experience
See your doctor: Heart attacks can be life-threatening. If you are not feeling well and having chest pain you should go to the emergency room or call am ambulance. ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Majzun
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 16 years experience
Need more details...: "interstitial pneumonia" is not very specific term. This may be referring to something on a ct scan or perhaps a biopsy you had done. Occasionally, ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Majzun
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 16 years experience
Depends on wording..: Interpretations of chest imaging studies like ct scans often include words like "mass". This may simply mean there is a large abnormality. This coul... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Majzun
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 16 years experience
Couple things...: May just be bruises, but this seems unlikely if you don't remember any injuries and don't have a bleeding disorder. There are several diseases that c... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matthew Majzun
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 16 years experience
Unlikely: Asbestos is a small natural fiber, of which there are several types, used for insulation and other purposes. It rarely affects organs aside from the ... Read More
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A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Majzun
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 16 years experience
Absolutely: Sleep apnea is a major cause of moderate pulmonary htn. Although there are medications for pulmonary htn, the best thing to do is treat your sleep ap... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Majzun
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 16 years experience
Neither.: Sirs isn't really a diagnosis. It's a collection of abnormalities on exam and lab studies. It could be a sign of infection, and in the hospital tha... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matthew Majzun
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 16 years experience
Seems ok: I'm getting this was the interpretation of your chest xray. You should check with your doctor to be sure, but sounds like everything was pretty norm... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Majzun
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 16 years experience
Asthma: Asthma can be a very serious disease. It it's the result of chronic inflammation in the lungs. Smoking is probably the worst thing someone with as... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matthew Majzun
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 16 years experience
CPAP: CPAP is very effective at treating sleep apnea-mild or severe. Dental devices are ok for mild only.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Majzun
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 16 years experience
Chronic disease: Asthma is a chronic disease that is the result of inflammation in the airways of the lungs. It can be worsened by a number of triggers, and the dise... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Majzun
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 16 years experience
Asthma : Asthma is a disease of chronic inflammation of the airways. It can be controlled with daily medications that reduce the inflammation. Occasionally, ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Majzun
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 16 years experience
Stage 4 lung ca: Unfortunately many patients with lung cancer are diagnosed with "late stage" disease - either 3 or 4 - meaning it has spread outside the lungs. Fewe... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Majzun
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 16 years experience
Rarely: Nebulizers allow you to take albuterol aerosolized rather than through an inhaler device. For adults, there is really no benefit to this except maybe... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Majzun
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 16 years experience
Not if controlled: If your asthma is well-controlled - meaning you rarely have symptoms or rarely need an albuterol inhaler, then conscious sedation should not cause you... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Majzun
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 16 years experience
Bad luck maybe: Unfortunately, there are some older adults that can develop asthma without having it previously. More often, however, this is usually a slightly inac... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Majzun
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 16 years experience
Need more info: Pulm HTN is a complex syndrome, and it can be the result of a number of diseases, or it can be "idiopathic". Given your age and gender, a lot of t... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Majzun
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 16 years experience
Usually older: Although some "obstructive diseases" like bronchiectasis can occur early in childhood, COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) by definition usua... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Majzun
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 16 years experience
May be recurrence: .... Could also be unrelated. There are some conditions that can result in recurrent "pneumonia". This may be an infectious process or it may be an... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Majzun
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 16 years experience
Testing: A lot of different medical problems have similar symptoms to asthma. The best way to confirm the diagnosis is with a methacholine challenge test - a ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Majzun
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 16 years experience
Yes: Just use simple precautions like handwashing and covering your cough to prevent possible spread of the pneumonia. It should have no bearing on your ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Majzun
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 16 years experience
Slight risk: Depending on your genetics, you are probably at slightly higher risk than a non-smoker your age for heart and blood vessel disease. However your you... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Majzun
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 16 years experience
Not too long usually: It's often hard to tell if a pneumonia is viral, but even if bacterial (and treated), patients are usually improving after a week. If you have a lot ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Majzun
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 16 years experience
Consider 911: Asthma is a common disease, but it does kill over 3, 000 people in the us every year. Make sure they use their rescue inhaler medications, but if the... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matthew Majzun
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 16 years experience
Don't: Don't force your body into poses. Reach a comfortable stretch and allow breath to stretch you more.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Majzun
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 16 years experience
Testing: A lot of different medical problems have similar symptoms to asthma. The best way to confirm the diagnosis is with a methacholine challenge test - a ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Majzun
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 16 years experience
Testing: A lot of different medical problems have similar symptoms to asthma. The best way to confirm the diagnosis is with a methacholine challenge test - a ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Majzun
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 16 years experience
Exposure: Asthma is a disease of chronic inflammation in the airways. Usually it's genetic. It can cause wheezing, shortness of breath, and even chest pain. ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Majzun
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 16 years experience
Very likely: I strongly recommend that you talk to your pulmonary hypertension specialist. This disease can be very severely affected by the changes of pregnancy.... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Majzun
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 16 years experience
Unlikely: Though it is possible for lung cancer to cause pain in the wall of the chest, this usually happens when tumors are larger. The nodules you have will... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Majzun
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 16 years experience
Symptoms: Often aspirated food causes inflammation, but it only occasionally causes infections. If you have fevers, chills, sharp chest pain, or worsening coug... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Majzun
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 16 years experience
Copd: There is no "cure" for copd, and unfortunately the medications for it can improve symptoms and reduce exacerbations but do not convincingly improve su... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matthew Majzun
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 16 years experience
We don't know. : Aip, or haymann-rich syndrome, is a usually severe inflammatory disease of the lungs. It is somewhat rare and is a diagnosis of exclusion. Fungal in... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Majzun
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 16 years experience
Not often: Lab work is not routinely needed for asthma, however your doc may be checking other things. Sometimes we check levels of an antibody called ige to se... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Majzun
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 16 years experience
Odd question: But, technically yes. Drowning usually kills by asphyxiation - a lack of oxygen to vital organs. So technically, if you were breathing air with very... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Majzun
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 16 years experience
Lung ca survival: The length of time someone lives depends heavily on how advanced (what stage) a lung cancer is when found. If it is stage 1 or 2, therapies may be v... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Majzun
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 16 years experience
Testing: A lot of different medical problems have similar symptoms to asthma. The best way to confirm the diagnosis is with a methacholine challenge test - a ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Majzun
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 16 years experience
Can be difficult: Patients with a number of different diseases can qualify for lung transplants. It can be difficult however, because patients must be "sick enough" to... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Majzun
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 16 years experience
Abnormal tissue: Most lung nodules are not cancerous. They are usually the result of a previous infection. In some areas of the world, certain fungal infections ma... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Majzun
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 16 years experience
Can be: Oxygen therapy improves survival in COPD patients...But only if they need it. Some patients have such severe disease that they can't maintain a norma... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Majzun
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 16 years experience
Good idea: Nothing is "mandatory", but it's strongly recommended. Patients with COPD should have yearly flu vaccines and have the pneumonia vaccine once ( mayb... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matthew Majzun
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 16 years experience
About: About half of patients with sleep apnea are not obese.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Majzun
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 16 years experience
Can be: Influenza itself can cause an inflammation of the lungs that shows up on xrays, which may be called "pneumonia". It can also injure the cells lining ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Majzun
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 16 years experience
Yes: Cor pulmonale refers to failure of the right ventricle - the part of the heart that pumps blood to the lungs. COPD can result in cor pulmonale. This... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Majzun
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 16 years experience
Asthma vs bronchitis: Asthma is a chronic disease - the result of inflammation in the airways of the lungs. It can be worsened by a number of triggers, and the disease is... Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Majzun is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Majzun is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thank u but i have been recently dignosed with asthma and once i started on steriods i have the same symptoms as body aches.its the steriods
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I was put on 3 different ones and none of them stopped my cough....I was told that it was acid reflux by a pulmologist
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you my husband has this it makes me feel better knowing this.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine, OH
Graduated 2007MD

Residency

DOCTORS HOSPITAL

Awards

Doctors Hospital Spirit of Caring Award, 2011
Doctors Hospital Quality Champion Award, 2013
Ohio Health Prism Award, 2013

Affiliations

American College of Chest Physicians
American Thoracic Society
American Osteopathic Association
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