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Dr. William Galli

Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
MO
28 years experience male

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Wednesday: 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 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Galli
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 28 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
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Galli
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 28 years experience
Nonspecific foods.: No particular food can do this. Good balanced diet and possible supplements may help. Some studies show improvement overall health with antioxidants. ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Galli
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 28 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
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Galli
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 28 years experience
Typically Not.: Blood tinged sputum is blood in the "spit". This could be something simple as an infection to more severe issues. There is typical a small inflammatio... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Galli
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 28 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
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Galli
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 28 years experience
Need to see MD!: I would see your cardiologist. Most likely from healing tissue but could be something worse. A good exam is needed and sometimes a chest xray as well.... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Galli
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 28 years experience
YES!!: Chronic obstructive lung disease. This is a heading for chronic bronchitis/asthma and emphysema. One may have overlap with eachother. This is diagnose... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Galli
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 28 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
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Galli
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 28 years experience
Depends on size.: Small emboli one will not feel.These will be found on ct or v/q scan based on symptoms.If clot is large enough then one may have severe pain localized... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Galli
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 28 years experience
Many causes.: Depends on age/risk factors such as smoking/environmental factors/exposure/immune status/blood clot/ etc. Very difficult to answer here. Could be som... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Galli
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 28 years experience
Not always needed: Durable power of attorney or medical proxie. If you are the next of kin and no one else then the desicion falls to you. Each state has different legal... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Galli
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 28 years experience
Yes: Depends on how well controlled you are and what meds your on. Severity of asthma is determined by use of meds and frequency of attacks also what are ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Galli
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 28 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
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Galli
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 28 years experience
Follw up on PFT: Sometimes may have overlap on pft so need to see the test and ct combined. Also depends on symptoms. If asthma may have airtrapping on ptf and lung vo... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Galli
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 28 years experience
Yes: As COPD is worse this can cause cardiac issues and rhythm issues. Most common is multifocal atrial tachycardia. Sometime atrial fibrilation as well. ... Read More
A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Galli
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 28 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
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Galli
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 28 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
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Galli
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 28 years experience
Not an indicator: There is a association with hyperglycemia and worse survival with sepsis. So tight blood sugar control was thought better. Sometime Insulin infusions ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Galli
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 28 years experience
History and test: History of smoking is very important. A good physical exam and history is a must. The actual diagnosis is made on the above and simple spirometry. F... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Galli
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 28 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
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Galli
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 28 years experience
Not as adults do.: They can have metastatic disease from other cancers associate with children. They can have developmental tumors, germ cells. Also bronchogenic(in the ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Galli
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 28 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
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Galli
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 28 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
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Galli
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 28 years experience
Depaend on diagnosis: Usually a cardiologist will not treat either one. Sometimes your symptoms if you have heart disease may overlap with lung symptoms. A team approach is... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Galli
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 28 years experience
Size matters.: Not sure what a shadow is. Ct will say nodule/mass/scar/fibrosis/ground glass opacities/etc. All have different meaning and work up. Need to know actu... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Galli
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 28 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
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Galli
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 28 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
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Galli
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 28 years experience
Depends om severity: Not sure on severity but both are not good. Angina may be stable or unstable. Enlarged heart can be due to many things but ischemic or poor circulatio... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Galli
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 28 years experience
Simple YES: If you smoke then stop. Other causes of acute cough are infection or allergies(post nasl drip). Chronic cough over 4-8 wks is as above plus asthma or ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Galli
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 28 years experience
Not for "BrainDeath": Yes lack of oxygen is a cause of brain damage from a variety of causes. One can also have brain death from trauma (head injury). Also metabolic issues... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Galli
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 28 years experience
Depends on time: If the procedure was done years ago not a life threatening issue. Could be a weakness at the surgical site. If procedure done within the last few days... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Galli
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 28 years experience
Good meds and oxygen: Common in severe copd. This is caused by pulmonary hypertension from possible hypoxia. I would rec for you to follow up with your md. Use your inhale... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Galli
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 28 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
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Galli
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 28 years experience
Physical exam/images: The lungs have no pain fibers. Most "lung pain" is related to the pleura or chest wall. This can be from a variety of causes and needs further invest... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. William Galli
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 28 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
A 72-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Galli
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 28 years experience
Yes.: The sooner the better. You may not be able to do all you want but you will in the next 6 wks. Your fev1 declines following an exacerbation. This may t... Read More
A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Galli
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 28 years experience
Depends on number.: This condition if all related to COPD is usually increase in hemoglobin as well. Monitor WBC and may need to see a hematologist. When WBC reach a cer... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Galli
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 28 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
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Galli
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 28 years experience
Comfort: There are inhalers that may help.These treat the wheezing and help ease her breathing some. Other options are oxygen supplementation at rest and while... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Galli
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 28 years experience
Could be infection.: Abpa is usually treate dwith steroids. When on long period of time the steroids may lower resistence to immune system. I would inform your primary lu... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Galli
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 28 years experience
ACT test: Asthma control test. You can find on line. Also if you have a rescue inhaler and only use once in awhile and you find yourself needing it more then yo... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Galli
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 28 years experience
Yes.: If you reacted to the challenge that means you may have reactive airways to a certain exposure. Also depends at what dose you reacted. Need to take th... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Galli
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 28 years experience
Not always.: Depends on severity and also body position sometimes. If moderate to severe osa then CPAP is better. If mild then need to see in what body position yo... Read More
A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Galli
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 28 years experience
Interstitial Lung Dz: Simple answer is scar tissue in the lungs. Zif cured depends on what can cause this. Many test to find identifing cause. Also a good history and physi... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Galli
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 28 years experience
Could be both: First stop smoking! this is an irritant to the airways and can cause a wheeze. An infection can cause inflammation to the airways which could make you... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Galli
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 28 years experience
Yes/no: Depends on the fumes. Lungs have no pain fibers. Most things inhaled may cause chemical burns to the large airways and cuase burning sensation. Pleuri... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Galli
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 28 years experience
Yes: This can occur sometimes and new joints may have to be replaced. One can also get infected natural joints and this will cause swelling and pain even t... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Galli
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 28 years experience
Many causes.: Asthma/copd/bronchitis may all cause wheezing. A simple thing as mucus can cause this as well. Also cardiac disease may cause lung problems and mimic ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Galli
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 28 years experience
Stop smoking #1!!!: The best thing is quitting smoking. Next evaluate the severity of your illness with lung test(pft) and chest xray. Once this is established then your ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Galli
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 28 years experience
Dynamic collapse: This is a fancy term of when airway pressure is more on the outside of your airways and collapses as you exhale. This pressure difference happens at d... 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
HealthTap Founding Doctor

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