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What do pulmonologists do?

What do pulmonologists do?

Lung function: Pulmonologists are lung function specialists. This is a subset of internal medicine with extra training in lung disease. If you have breathing difficulties, some heart problems related to the lungs, asthma, chest pain and coughing with production of sputum which looks suspicious, you might need a lung doctor to sort it out. Your family doctor can refer you to a good one. ...Read more

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How to become a pulmonologist?

How to become a pulmonologist?

Fellowship: Have to have a doctor's degree, then do a 3 years residency in internal medicine and then a 103 year fellowship in pulmonary medicine. A pediatric pulmonologist needs 3 years of general pediatric training and then 3 years of pediatric pulmonology fellowship. ...Read more

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When should you see a pulmonologist?

When should you see a pulmonologist?

Depends: When you continue to have breathing problems after evaluation by your primary care physician. Also, when there are abnormalities on x-rays and ct scans. There are many other reasons, but these are the common ones. ...Read more

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Received Pulmonologist result's, don't understand them.

Test Results: the best person to ask is the doctor who ordered the test or your PCP. MaLean appointment to have the results explained to you. Ask questions until you are comfortable that you understand and take notes. ...Read more

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What are all of the educational requirements to become a pulmonologist?

What are all of the educational requirements to become a pulmonologist?

Fellowship: Have to have a doctor's degree, then do a 3 years residency in internal medicine and then a 103 year fellowship in pulmonary medicine. A pediatric pulmonologist needs 3 years of general pediatric training and then 3 years of pediatric pulmonology fellowship. ...Read more

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I'm seeing a pulmonologist tomorrow and want to make sure he has everything from me to make the correct diagnosis. What should I bring to the appt?

I'm seeing a pulmonologist tomorrow and want to make sure he has everything from me to make the correct diagnosis. What should I bring to the appt?

See below: Good question nick, it is helpful to have any copies of previous medical records, xrays, mris, ct scans etc. You may or may not have these. He will want to know what your symptoms are, how long you have had them and will want to know about other medical conditions that you have or have had in the past. Most doctors ask their new patients to fill out a very detailed questionaire. Good luck. ...Read more

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What's the medication for bronchitis spasm. Or rather how do you manage it. What action should be taken. Plus could you refer us to any pulmonologist?

What's the medication for bronchitis spasm.  Or rather how do you manage it. What action should be taken. Plus could you refer us to any pulmonologist?

Inhaler: A beta 2 agonist via inhalation is usually the treatment. A general physician can provide this care. Cannot refer in Mombasa sorry. ...Read more

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Are all asthmatics supposed to a see pulmonologist?

Are all asthmatics supposed to a see pulmonologist?

No: Primary care physicians (pediatricians, internal medicine, family medicine) often see most asthma patients - they may refer to a specialist, if needed, and if the treatments tried do not help. ...Read more

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Do you have a pulmonologist knowledgeable about lymphangioleiomyomatosis? Aka lam

Rare: I have seen 2. There is a lam organization. Should be seen and followed by doctor. Can be complex. ...Read more

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