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Dr. Matthew Majzun

Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
Columbus, OH
15 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

Wednesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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Insurances accepted

Aetna

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Medical Mutual of Ohio

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Molina Healthcare Inc

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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

Doctor Q&A

120 Answers
25 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Majzun
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 15 years experience
See a doc in person.: If you are having shortness of breath and lightheadedness, you need to see a doctor - preferably as soon as possible. Could be nothing major, but cou... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Majzun
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 15 years experience
Yes: Scoliosis, an abnormal lateral curvature of the spine can significantly limit rib movement. Occasionally, this can be severe enough to impair breathi... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Majzun
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 15 years experience
Can be...: Many patients with COPD have low oxygen levels, even without exercise. However, many also have normal oxygen levels. Some patients will be normal at... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Majzun
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 15 years experience
Depends on cause...: Most often, this is related to obstructive sleep apnea. This is when your airway becomes "floppy" while sleeping. The airway closes and no air can p... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Majzun
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 15 years experience
Terrible. : Asthma attacks are usually fairly quick in onset, though if you're asthma is not well-related it may be hard to tell what's an attack and what is just... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Majzun
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 15 years experience
You rarely do: Small cell lung cancer is one of two major categories of lung cancer. It is often associated with smoking and is unfortunately often diagnosed too la... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Majzun
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 15 years experience
Take your meds: Asthma is a disease of chronic airway inflammation. If you take inhaled "controller medications", take them faithfully as prescribed. Keeping your a... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Majzun
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 15 years experience
Asthma: Yes, asthma can be a very serious disease. Patients who have shortness of breath, cough, or chest tightness more than a few times per week really ne... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Majzun
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 15 years experience
Maybe: "walking pneumonia" typically refers to pneumonia that results in mild symptoms - hence the ability to "walk" rather than be in bed. These can be cau... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Matthew Majzun
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 15 years experience
Hmmm...: Recurring "pneumonia" usually means there is something else going on. If this is truly pneumonia, more testing is likely in order to evaluate if th... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Majzun
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 15 years experience
May be difficult: It can be difficult to tell the difference between pneumonia and less severe infections, but pneumonia typically is more severe with more cough, mucou... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Majzun
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 15 years experience
Or something...: Asthma can in most cases be treated with mild medications that have few side effects. Suppressing the inflammation that causes the symptoms is key. L... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Majzun
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 15 years experience
Restriction: Airway "obstruction" refers to limitation of air flow through the airways. "restriction" refers to processes that keep the lungs from opening fully ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Majzun
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 15 years experience
Cough & fever: It can be difficult to tell the difference between pneumonia and less severe infections, but pneumonia typically is more severe with more cough, mucou... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Majzun
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 15 years experience
Probably not related: To the pneumonia. However, this symptom needs to be evaluated by a doctor. Often, the cause is a simple episode of bronchitis, but especially if you... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Majzun
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 15 years experience
Kind of...: "hyperaeration" or "hyperinflation" is sometimes used to describe the chest xrays of patients with obstuctive lung disease like COPD or severe asthma.... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Majzun
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 15 years experience
Maybe, maybe not: "ground glass" nodules of the lung are fairly common. They are not very specific, but i would be concerned that someone with cll may have these as a ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Majzun
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 15 years experience
Probably not.: Obviously, i don't know what's going on specifically, but you should talk to your dad's doctors and nurses. There can be a lot of emotion and guilt w... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Majzun
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 15 years experience
Maybe not.: People are placed on ventilators for several reasons. Some patients are too sleepy to breathe (as in an overdose of medications), and are supported b... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Majzun
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 15 years experience
About 30% at 5yrs: Stage 3b is a complicated stage of lung ca with patients having a variety of sizes of tumors and involvement of the chest outside the lungs. Treatmen... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Majzun
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 15 years experience
Sometimes: Often aspirated food or fluid causes inflammation in the lungs, but it only occasionally causes infections (pneumonia). If you have fevers, chills, s... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Majzun
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 15 years experience
Asthma vs bronchitis: 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
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Majzun
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 15 years experience
Not likely: Bacterial infections such as you describe do not usually result in interstitial lung diseases. If you had some fairly abnormal chest xray or ct scan ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Majzun
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 15 years experience
Exercise Induced: Some patients have exercise-induced asthma (eia) which is triggered primarily by exercise. This can often be treated with an inhaled medication just ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Majzun
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 15 years experience
It could.: Asthma comes in a few varieties, but it is the result of complicated genetics and exposure to lung irritants and allergens. Your kids may develop ast... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Majzun
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 15 years experience
Lung cancer support: I recommend this site to patients and families. It may be able to help you find local support groups, doctors, etc. www.mylungcancersupport.org.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Majzun
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 15 years experience
Can be: Pneumonia is usually the result of a virus or bacteria infecting the lungs. These organisms are usually deposited in the lungs by way of droplets of ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Majzun
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 15 years experience
Many things: However, i see that you are 33 so many things are less likely. Asthma is a very common disease and can present with a few different types of symptom... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matthew Majzun
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 15 years experience
Find a doc.: Unfortunately asthma can be a very serious disease. Patients who have shortness of breath, cough, or chest tightness more than a few times per week ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Majzun
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 15 years experience
Large amount...: For most people. Those who smoke as well may have increased risk with combined exposure. However, lung cancer due to environmental pollutants is pre... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Majzun
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 15 years experience
Not very far.: Even if your pneumonia has been treated with antibiotics and you are starting to feel better, your activity may be limited for a week or more dependin... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Majzun
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 15 years experience
Asthma: Unfortunately asthma can be a very serious disease. Patients who have shortness of breath, cough, or chest tightness more than a few times per week ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Majzun
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 15 years experience
Recurrent Pneumonia: One common cause is misdiagnosis. Not knowing your case, i can't say this is what's going on, but a lot of disease get called "pneumonia" when in fac... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matthew Majzun
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 15 years experience
Neither are, really.: Ventolin is albuterol...A sympathetic nervous system stimulant that causes airways to dilate. Anti-histamines are not anticholinergic, per se, but in... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Majzun
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 15 years experience
May be difficult: It can be difficult to tell the difference some times, but pneumonia typically is more severe with more cough and mucous production as well as fevers.... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matthew Majzun
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 15 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
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Majzun
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 15 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
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matthew Majzun
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 15 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
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Majzun
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 15 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
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matthew Majzun
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 15 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
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Majzun
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 15 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
A member asked:
Dr. Matthew Majzun
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 15 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
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Majzun
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 15 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
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Majzun
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 15 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
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Majzun
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 15 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
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Majzun
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 15 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
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Majzun
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 15 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
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Majzun
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 15 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
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Majzun
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 15 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
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Majzun
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 15 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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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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