Dr. William Galli

Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
MO
29 years experience male

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Thursday: 7:00am - 5:00pm
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I have been practicing Pulmonary since 2000 and Critical Care combination since 2006. I have been working for the last 2 years in CCM and as a consultant to my pulmonary colleagues here in MO. I focus on patients needs as well as the family to offer advise and comfort. My interest is COPD.

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Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care

Pulmonary Critical Care

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

112 Answers
35 Agrees
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Galli
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 29 years experience
USE CPAP!: You may use Ambien (zolpidem) but make sure you use your CPAP as well. The Ambien (zolpidem) will 'numb' your brain so may cause issues with oxygen an... Read More
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A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Galli
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 29 years experience
Scar tissue: Ild is scar tissue that is in the lungs. There are many causes for this and some are treatable and some are not. The doctor will run test to try to de... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Galli
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 29 years experience
Need more specifics: Normal values are based on age sex race weight and height. The specific numbers to look for based on predicted values for your variables. Generally th... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Galli
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 29 years experience
Sometimes.: After braindeath criterea someone will be on life support until they are removed in the or and once cardiac function stops the organs are harvested. T... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Galli
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 29 years experience
Probably yes: Not sure if she had a reaction or not. Need to d/w her primary about the risk/benefit ratio involved. At 87 yrs old and any comorbidities she may be p... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Galli
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 29 years experience
Cold air can: Cold air is dryer and this may tigger bronchospasm of the airways. Also running on hot days can cause this as well since the air will be heated and hu... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Galli
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 29 years experience
Yes, arterial: Two systems artery and vein. Artery takes blood away from heart so clot can travel to brain/kidney/leg/ very severe and life threatening. Venous retu... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Galli
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 29 years experience
Depends on cause.: If pleurisy is fron an infection then yes. If from just some inflammatroy cause to the lung pleura then usually not. Need to see your doctor if voice ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Galli
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 29 years experience
Possible : If viral then always a possibility. Bacterial as well. Good hand washing and hygiene is always a must. Avoid tobacco as much as possible.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Galli
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 29 years experience
Theoretically poss.: Any type of noxious stimuli can cause COPD if used long enough and you have a genetic predisopsition. One inhales deeper and may hold breath longer t... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Galli
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 29 years experience
God knows.: No one can tell you this. There are co-illness that can decrease your life expectancy but no absolute number. Need to exersise and have a great medica... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Galli
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 29 years experience
Unknow time.: No one can answer that question only god knows. The capacity is reduced if that is the fev1. Best option is to quit smoking. Quality of life is als... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Galli
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 29 years experience
COPD vs Asthma: At 28 yrs old possible long standing asthma. But giving smoking history possible early copd. Need to check Alpha 1 antitrypsin levels.Air trapping on ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Galli
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 29 years experience
Anytime: This is not normal. There are severity issues as well. Could be related to a simple infection to a much more life threatening disease. Need to follow... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Galli
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 29 years experience
Depends: Not sure amount of air in tubing. Need to have nurse then to prime IV tubing to limit any possible complications. I would insist on this since this ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Galli
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 29 years experience
Need follow up.: Need to see your md. Also if you smoke you need to stop. Antibiotics may be prescribed to help as well. Sometimes a viral illness will predispose you ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Galli
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 29 years experience
Edema: This is probably fluid retention. Many causes of this. The pain is from the swelling of the tissue. The discoloration comes the chronic swelling of... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Galli
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 29 years experience
Could B exacerbation: Any changes of the normal could be an exacebation of copd. Typical would be antibiotics not just for infection but antiflamatory properties as well. ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Galli
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 29 years experience
Specialitist: A pulmonary md is one who trains 2-3 years after residency to study lung disorders and help establish treatments for a variety of lung disorders. Usua... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Galli
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 29 years experience
No typical pressure: This is based on an individual and the anatomy or the upper airways. Also on the severity of the osa. One typically get a titration study to determin... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Galli
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 29 years experience
Many: Dust comes in different forms and sizes. Particle size is very important. If the particles are large then they get caught in the nose and upper airway... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Galli
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 29 years experience
Yes: A flare of your asthma may last longer. Depends on how well you were controlled before and the type of medications you use . Also what triggered you... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Galli
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 29 years experience
Hard Case: Sounds like chronic cough. Have your doctors review your medication. Top reason for chronic cough is post nasal drip/asthma/gerd/medications. That's w... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Galli
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 29 years experience
Scar tissue in lungs: Many things can cause scar in the lung.Pulmonary fibrosis(ild) is a progressive disease. Need to r/o cause that are treatable. Some cases require a lu... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Galli
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 29 years experience
Depends on severity.: Ild is progressive fibrosis of the lungs. When pts start having respiratory failure with low oxygen levels and higher carbon dioxide levels this may h... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Galli
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 29 years experience
NO!!!: No steam is boiling water in vapor form and could burn your lungs. Now cold steam will not work either. Cells in the lung called macrophages will "cl... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Galli
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 29 years experience
Yes/No: Most people will not sleep during a severe asthma attack. Yes asthma can be fatal if a severe attack. One may fall asleep if the carbon dioxide goes... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Galli
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 29 years experience
Bad situation: Depends why one is on the ventilator and what caused the arrest. 1st thing is start CPR and follow acls(advanced cardiac life support). One the patie... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Galli
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 29 years experience
Depends on duration: If problems have been over many mths or years then not an infection. An infection may be due to your underlying lung problem. If symptoms started wit... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Galli
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 29 years experience
Not at all.: This is just a measurement of cation and anions in the blood. Basically electrolytes and acid base equilibrium. Normal anion gap is 12 or less. No wor... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Galli
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 29 years experience
Depend on severity: Need to have tight control on your diabetes. Also how was enlarge d heart diagnosed? If on echocardiogram then see a heart doctor as well. Also depend... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Galli
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 29 years experience
Detail history: 1st start with a detailed history and physical. Then simple test such as a chest xray and "routine" blood work. Follow up from there. Sometimes one ne... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Galli
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 29 years experience
Not typical: Asthma is a reversible airway obstruction and can be due to an inflammatory issue in the lung tissue. Sometimes a systemic reaction may mimic or exace... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Galli
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 29 years experience
Consult an ID doc: D dimer only good if negative. Positive can be a lot of things. Fevers enlarged glands etc can be a serious condition. Depends on length of time th... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Galli
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 29 years experience
Normal liver/kidney: The normal half life is about 9 hours with normal organ function and 13 hours in the eldery. That is half life so a safe bet is 18 hours to 24 hour in... Read More
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A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Galli
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 29 years experience
Interstitial Lung Dz: This is scar tissue that starts in the lungs. Many causes and you would need to have blood test and sometimes a lung biospy. One tries to identify rev... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Galli
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 29 years experience
Not typical: Anger may cause an increase in anxiety which could mimic asthma. Sometimes strong emotions may also cause a histamine release which could flare certai... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Galli
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 29 years experience
Stay in hospital: Depends on severity of your infection. Simple as pneumonia on the wards to complicated being in the ICU on life support. Most important is you will be... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. William Galli
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 29 years experience
Not sure?: Not sure what that is. One can not generally improve 'lung capacity' . So if one has decreased lung fuction from a certain disease or condition then g... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Galli
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 29 years experience
Yes, no benifit : There is no benefit to do them to increase lung function. The best way is to build endurance is through a structured physical therapy program. Nothi... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Galli
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 29 years experience
Sometimes.: If they are a few day expired then not a big deal, get a new prescription. Older ones will not be as effective anymore. So stay up to date on dates an... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Galli
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 29 years experience
Determine cause 1st: Most of the time cough can cause rib pain fro the trauma of coughing. One needs to determine the cause of the coug as well. Occ someone will fracture ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Galli
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 29 years experience
Severe call 911: If moderate and the patient is doing 'ok' use the rescue inhaler and when stable should call primary md. Should rescue inhalers not work 911 or er if... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Galli
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 29 years experience
Depends on food.: If a large piece of food this could be removed with a bronchoscope if still there. Depends on chest x ray findings but not all food seen on them. Liqu... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Galli
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 29 years experience
How treated.: Sinusitis: limited to the sinus and could be from allergies or asthma leading to infection. Allergies: could be to a trigger and relieved with antihi... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Galli
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 29 years experience
Yes.: Can cause sob especially if this is due to reflux. This can also cause spasm of the airways and cause wheeze. Fatigue can also be due to anemia from... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Galli
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 29 years experience
Blood clot: A pulmonary emboli is a clot that has come from somewhere else in the body and has lodged itself in the lung circulation. The clots most common come f... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Galli
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 29 years experience
Severity.: The severity is determined by organ dysfuction. Meaning the level of organ 'failure' and the level of certain labs like a latctic acid. Also related t... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Galli
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 29 years experience
Yes: This will help keep mucus thin. Better for post nasal drip(pnd) is a nasal steroid. Also sudafed if available in your part of the country otc. Should ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Galli
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 29 years experience
Any of them: This could lead to heart issues on the valves to severe infections in the lungs. The MRSA can cause issues with any system. Most common are skin inf... Read More
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Galli is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Galli is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thanks I have both emphysema n asthma seem to have more difficulty in
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Cant exercise only walk , had MRA LV an Basic MRI, RV aneursym, COPD
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! This is useful information that I think everyone should know.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, PA
Graduated 1994MD

Residency

Lankenau
Completed 1998

Awards

Teacher of the year. 2005-2006 Fellowship
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