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Dr. Keith Diaz

Internal Medicine
New York, NY
18 years experience male

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Internal Medicine

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

13 Answers
2 Agrees
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Diaz
18 years experience
Pulmonary embolism: There are tests that can test the amount of oxygen in the blood. Unfortunately you can't tell if your about to get a pulmonary embolism (PE) and die,... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Diaz
18 years experience
Fatigue: This could potentially cause fatigue, but more commonly it causes shortness of breath not necessarily fatigue. Of course it would depend on how sever... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Diaz
18 years experience
ILD: I believe you mean interstitial lung disease. This means that there is some sort of inflammatory process occurring within the tissue if the lung.
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Keith Diaz
18 years experience
Blood pressure: Yes and no. It is good to be concerned because high blood pressure can cause a lot of problems with your heart and blood vessels, but usually this ta... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Diaz
18 years experience
COPD: Unfortunately this is not true. Chronic obstructive disease is a chronic progressive disease. However, the god news it is treatable and there are ma... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Diaz
18 years experience
Infiltrate : A pulmonary infiltrate is usually used to describe a chest x-ray. A focal infiltrate means that it is localized to only one area of the lungs, as opp... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Keith Diaz
18 years experience
Nodule: A 6mm nodule is a relatively common finding. Many times these are benign resulting from old infections or exposures. It becomes more worrisome in a ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Diaz
18 years experience
Incidence: This anomaly occurs in about 8 of every 10,000 people (live births).
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Diaz
18 years experience
Pulmonary hemorrhage: This is a condition when the small blood vessels in the lungs leak blood into the air sacs called alveoli. This usually makes it difficult to breathe... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Diaz
18 years experience
Smoking : Smoking adversely effects many parts of the body. The organs that are mostly effected are obviously the lungs. Damaging the lungs with smoking can ca... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Diaz
18 years experience
Aspiration: Usually aspiration results in severe persistent coughing, shortness of breath and can develop wheezing. This usually results in inflammation within t... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Diaz
18 years experience
PFT: This test can be highly variable. The quality of the test can depend on several things. The patient performing the test has to really give it a good... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Diaz
18 years experience
Breathing exercises: The maneuvers that are used during a pulmonary function test are designed to test certain parameters of how well parts of the lung work. They are not... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Diaz is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!
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Thanks for your quick reply!

Awards

Top General Internist, First Place, East Long Island Region - Summer
2014
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