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When should you see a pulmonologist?

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Dr. Craig Brown
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Craig Brown
Dr. Craig Brown
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Dr. Erik McClain
Internal Medicine

In brief: Lung problems

Hi Paige, if you are having breathing issues, chronic cough, or decreased ability to exercise you should see your primary care physician.
After an initial work up with possibly a chest xray, lung function tests, and/or blood tests, and it is determined you have lung disease, then you will likely get a referral to a pulmonologist. Primary care doctors are very good at doing the initial work up.

In brief: Lung problems

Hi Paige, if you are having breathing issues, chronic cough, or decreased ability to exercise you should see your primary care physician.
After an initial work up with possibly a chest xray, lung function tests, and/or blood tests, and it is determined you have lung disease, then you will likely get a referral to a pulmonologist. Primary care doctors are very good at doing the initial work up.
Dr. Erik McClain
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Dr. Eric Toloza
Surgery - Thoracic

In brief: Breathing problems

For any concerns related to your lungs and breathing.

In brief: Breathing problems

For any concerns related to your lungs and breathing.
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Dr. Eric Toloza
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