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whom to consult for breathing problems?

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Dr. Diane Brzezinski
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Internal Med: A great place to start is with an Internal Medicine Dr that can many times start the appropriate testing and possibly treat you as well. If not then he or she could refer you to a specialist in Pulmonary Medicine.
Dr. Olakitan Akinjagunla
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Your PCP: Your PCP would be the first to call (i.e. if not an emergency) but you may be referred to a pulmonologist. If breathing problems cannot wait you need to go to the Emergency Department and subsequently follow up with your PCP

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