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Dr. Gregory Patrick

Pulmonology
PA
46 years experience

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Pulmonology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

15 Answers
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Patrick
46 years experience
Any location ok: There is a gel in the patch that dilates your blood vessels to help you absorb nicotine through your skin. Your body will absorb nicotine through the ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Patrick
46 years experience
Sleep Apnea: In the deepest sleep level (stage 4) muscles relax and the tongue can fall back and obstruct airflow into the lungs. Breathing motions persist but no... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Patrick
46 years experience
Stop smoking to heal: Smoke causes inflammation in the bronchial tubes, increasing phlegm production. You apparently are taking an antibiotic for infected sputum. Smoking ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Patrick
46 years experience
Don't worry: A TB skin test is read at 48 hours. If it was read as negative it means that you do not have TB infection. I do not know what the red spot means.
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Patrick
46 years experience
SLE affects lungs : The inflammatory sle process often affects the lungs and surrounding tissue. Lupus can scar the lungs making them stiffer causing shortness of breath... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Patrick
46 years experience
It depends on use: Most urine drug tests measure a Cocaine metabolite and may be positive for 3 days after use. However, the detection window for a positive test may la... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Patrick
46 years experience
See a doctor: Classic signs and symptoms of asthma--intermittent shortness of breath, cough, wheezing, chest tightness, are not specific enough for you to make your... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Patrick
46 years experience
Probably not: Unless you work with infected animals or animal products (hair, wool, hides) or are a target for bioterrorism you are unlikely to be exposed to anthra... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Patrick
46 years experience
4 hours: Tessalon usually starts working within 20 minutes of taking it with a duration of action of 3 - 8 hours. I would not take it more frequently than eve... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Patrick
46 years experience
Yes if uncontrolled: In an asthma attack the muscles surrounding the bronchial tubes go into spasm in response to irritation. Trying to push air through the smaller pipes ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Patrick
46 years experience
Yes--air swallowing: Chronic mouth breathing, especially while eating, can cause you to swallow more air. Depending on the volume of swallowed air and your digestion you... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Patrick
46 years experience
hiccups: Hiccups happen when your diaphragm, the muscle that separates your chest from your belly. Suddenly contracts. You take in air and then your voice box... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Patrick
46 years experience
You need a biopsy : A history of breast cancer raises your risk of recurrence disease. Enlarged lymph nodes are also worrisome. You need a biopsy asap--likely a lymph n... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Patrick
46 years experience
Infection likely: Your sputum should either look white or clear. Any color usually indicates an infection. When white blood cells fight bacteria in the sputum they rele... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Patrick
46 years experience
Check it out: Xrays look at differences in density. Chest xrays take 2 views while a ct takes a 360 degree view and is more sensitive. You have a small nodular (ro... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Patrick is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Patrick is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I went back to check on Monday & the nurse told me it was just briused
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thank you doctor , your answer was what(my friend) needed to hear
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, PA
Graduated 1976MD
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