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Dr. Hummayun Ismail

Sleep Medicine
Newark, DE
33 years experience male

Locations

Office

Newark, DE

Address

537 Stanton Christiana RD suite 212, Newark, DE
Directions

Fax

3026339032

About

Bio

I am a Pulmonary and Sleep Specialist and in my medical practice for more than 17 yrs

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Sleep Medicine

Pulmonology

Languages spoken

English, Hindi

Doctor Q&A

53 Answers
18 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hummayun Ismail
Sleep Medicine 33 years experience
Go to ER Now: Chest pains need to be taken seriously. You need evaluation right away. Possibilities include Blood clot, reflux or heart related symptom. Regardless ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Hummayun Ismail
Sleep Medicine 33 years experience
Acute Pharyngitis : Sounds like Acute Pharyngitis which can easily be cured with Antibiotics. Please see a doctor.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hummayun Ismail
Sleep Medicine 33 years experience
Yes: These are all opiates and opiates will be positive in urine drug screen.
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hummayun Ismail
Sleep Medicine 33 years experience
Sleep Paralysis : sounds like you might have Sleep Paralysis which if happens once in awhile does not need treatment. But if it's happening often or is a part of the sy... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Hummayun Ismail
Sleep Medicine 33 years experience
Dreams happen: try pleasant thoughts before going to sleep. I don't think you can cotrol dreams but hope to have sweet dreams rather than nightmares. Some meds like ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hummayun Ismail
Sleep Medicine 33 years experience
Never smoke: You should stop smoking if you have not already done that. COPD is chronic condition and can be managed and controlled with medicines. Key is smoking ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hummayun Ismail
Sleep Medicine 33 years experience
Viral syndrome: Sounds to me as Viral syndrome and more specifically Viral Gastroenteritis. Drink plenty of liquids and adequate rest. Also can take multi vitamin dai... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hummayun Ismail
Sleep Medicine 33 years experience
Multiple conditions : With smoking he may develop COPD and Emphysema plus minus Lung cancer and many other diseases. Alcohol abuse can lead to Cirrhosis of liver and Pancre... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hummayun Ismail
Sleep Medicine 33 years experience
Needs work up: You need to see a doctor so he can properly do the required work up. That can include Mammogram and Ultrasound to begin with. Differential diagnosis i... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hummayun Ismail
Sleep Medicine 33 years experience
Lipoma: It might be a Lipoma which usually is a benign tumor of adipose tissue and just needs to be watched. Likely that is the reason your doctor is not conc... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hummayun Ismail
Sleep Medicine 33 years experience
Post viral infection: Post viral infection cough is quite common and can linger for weeks. If it persists then you should see your PCP or a lung Doctor. For now take cough ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hummayun Ismail
Sleep Medicine 33 years experience
Does not: Sorry have to say that Vit A does not rebuild lungs. Congratulations for stopping to smoke. Risk associated with smoking are reduced over time after s... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hummayun Ismail
Sleep Medicine 33 years experience
Likely: Pain when taking deep breaths can be due to pleurisy but usually Pleurisy is due to either infection or inflammation in the lungs. Please get thorough... Read More
A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hummayun Ismail
Sleep Medicine 33 years experience
At least 6 hours: Ideally you should be sleeping for 8 hours straight on a regular basis. Less than 6 hours of sleep is associated with risk of cardiovascular morbidity... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hummayun Ismail
Sleep Medicine 33 years experience
No: Blood or plasma donation in a young person like you should not hurt you.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hummayun Ismail
Sleep Medicine 33 years experience
Sleep Apnea possible: If you snore at night and feel sleepy with obesity you can have Obstructive sleep Apnea and that can cause concentration and memory problems and even ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hummayun Ismail
Sleep Medicine 33 years experience
Safe: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is an antihistamine and good for seasonal allergies. It's side effect is sleepiness which you are using to your advantage. ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Hummayun Ismail
Sleep Medicine 33 years experience
Antibiotics: You certainly need Antibiotics. Don't delay see a doctor please.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hummayun Ismail
Sleep Medicine 33 years experience
Blood sugar check: Your symptoms can be due to possibly high blood sugar but if not consider evaluation for Sleep Apnea. Nevertheless you need to see a doctor right away... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hummayun Ismail
Sleep Medicine 33 years experience
Tonsils are inside: Tonsils are located inside the mouth in the back of the throat on either sides. If your lymph nodes in your neck are swollen these can be due to tonsi... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hummayun Ismail
Sleep Medicine 33 years experience
Sleep Paralysis: This sounds like Sleep Paralysis. It is quite common in general population but if becomes frequent then can be further evaluated. It can be an auxilia... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hummayun Ismail
Sleep Medicine 33 years experience
Ignore: It is an autosomal dominant disorder and ask and you will find it in many of the family members.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hummayun Ismail
Sleep Medicine 33 years experience
Ignore: Creepy crawly sensation which eases with activity and interferes with sleep onset.
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hummayun Ismail
Sleep Medicine 33 years experience
Decrease fluid/salt: You can reduce fluids to 1200 cc and avoid salt but if short of breath go to ER right away. You should not run out of medicines and you should call yo... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hummayun Ismail
Sleep Medicine 33 years experience
Antibiotics: It sounds like infectious process and likely need antibiotics. See a Doctor right away.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hummayun Ismail
Sleep Medicine 33 years experience
See a doctor: Below the ribs pain can be on the left side due to disorders involving the spleen, stomach or even lower lobe of the left lung. See a doctor please.
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hummayun Ismail
Sleep Medicine 33 years experience
Ambien (zolpidem) CR: You can take Ambien CR which has little longer half life or just take Lunesta (eszopiclone) before sleep. These two hypnotics are quite useful for sle... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Hummayun Ismail
Sleep Medicine 33 years experience
Air leak: Air leak is very common with CPAP use. Try adjusting and fitting with a little manipulation at the bridge of the nose and try hitting the ramp button ... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hummayun Ismail
Sleep Medicine 33 years experience
Cholecystitis : Sounds like Acute inflammation of your Gall bladder. Go to emergency room and get yourself evaluated.
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hummayun Ismail
Sleep Medicine 33 years experience
Anticoagulant : I think you should discuss long term anti coagulation with a lung specialist.
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hummayun Ismail
Sleep Medicine 33 years experience
Possible Arthritis : You need possibly an MRI to look for nerve impingement and any pathology of your cervical and thoracic spine.
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hummayun Ismail
Sleep Medicine 33 years experience
Safe: yes it is safe and is a very commonly prescribed cough medicine. It is not a decongestant which can cause several potential side affects.
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hummayun Ismail
Sleep Medicine 33 years experience
In or around lungs: Pulmonary edema is fluid seepage with in the lungs and pleural effusion is fluid build up around the lungs between chest wall and the lungs in the ple... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hummayun Ismail
Sleep Medicine 33 years experience
Depends : Tonsillectomy is adviced for recurrent infections rough guide is 3 or more in a year or if tonsils are very large and might be contributory to Obstruc... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hummayun Ismail
Sleep Medicine 33 years experience
Peptic ulcer disease: Although 2% of patients on Doxycycline can have upper abdominal pain association with eating likely is related to Gastric ulcer and needs evaluation b... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hummayun Ismail
Sleep Medicine 33 years experience
Post nasal drip: It probably is due to post nasal drip due to usually sinus problems. Take a non sedating antihistamine like Loratadine for few days. If problem persis... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hummayun Ismail
Sleep Medicine 33 years experience
Antihistamine : Try OTC Antihistamine like Loratadine etc and keep an eye on the color of secretions if these turn to dark yellow or green you will need Antibiotics. ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hummayun Ismail
Sleep Medicine 33 years experience
Leg swelling: Although leg swelling and usually unilateral is a common sign associated with DVT but it can happen even with out any swelling. Shortness of breath is... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hummayun Ismail
Sleep Medicine 33 years experience
Ignore: First exclude Diabetes, Kidney problem and iron deficiency and then meds.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hummayun Ismail
Sleep Medicine 33 years experience
Hypoventilation : If you are overweight it can be related to Obesity Hypoventilation syndrome and this goes hand in hand when you have Sleep Apnea. Many Pulmonary disea... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hummayun Ismail
Sleep Medicine 33 years experience
?Asthma: If you have Asthma then chest tightness with other accompanying symptoms like wheezing and coughing can be experienced. If you have chest pain on the... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hummayun Ismail
Sleep Medicine 33 years experience
See your PCP: It can be that you have enlarged tonsils which might need you to see your PCP. You might have Sleep Apnea especially if you snore and feel sleepy duri... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hummayun Ismail
Sleep Medicine 33 years experience
Antibiotics: You clearly need Antibiotics and home remedies are not enough at this stage of the disease. See a doctor right away.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hummayun Ismail
Sleep Medicine 33 years experience
Boils or lymph nodes: Most commonly these are either small boils or lymph nodes and usually self limiting but if worse seek medical evaluation.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hummayun Ismail
Sleep Medicine 33 years experience
Ok: these values seem to be within normal limits. Why are you monitoring your heart rate?
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hummayun Ismail
Sleep Medicine 33 years experience
Yes: Yes you can take the two together. There are no interactions between the two to my knowledge.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hummayun Ismail
Sleep Medicine 33 years experience
Not reliable: Blood pressure and heart rate are variable during a heart attack and not reliable predictors of a heart attack. Rather chest pain usually on the left ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hummayun Ismail
Sleep Medicine 33 years experience
Likely Arthritis : It sounds like you might have lower back Arthritis or spine issues which can arise even in young patients with history of motor vehicle accident or ot... Read More

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Dr. Ismail has a lot of experience and wonderful insights! He is a great resource and likes to share his knowledge!
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Ismail is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Ismail is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you very much doctor, if you have any tips even just to remove the tar faster in the lungs, you can share with me anytime. :)
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Your answer was very helpful! Thanks :) made me feel better about it :-) no guilt now for taking advantage!
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This made me feel good. Thanks! no anticoagulants. thanks for your time and reply. Marie

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Dow medical university of Health sciences
Graduated 1989MD

Residency

Atlantic city medical center

Awards

Thought Leader, First Place, Delaware - Fall
2015
Top Doctor, Third Place, Delaware - Fall
2015
Top Sleep Medicine Specialist, First Place, National - Fall
2015
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