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Are any special tests needed, or can a regular doctor see me for my bronchitis?

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Depends...

Acute bronchitis can be diagnosed by your family doctor on the basis of your symptoms and physical exam findings.
Chronic bronchitis, a form of copd, can be diagnosed by your family doctor on symptoms, physical exam findings and pulmonary function testing. Typically, pfts are interpreted by a lung doctor but can be ordered by your family doctor and the results will be sent to your doctor.

In brief: Depends...

Acute bronchitis can be diagnosed by your family doctor on the basis of your symptoms and physical exam findings.
Chronic bronchitis, a form of copd, can be diagnosed by your family doctor on symptoms, physical exam findings and pulmonary function testing. Typically, pfts are interpreted by a lung doctor but can be ordered by your family doctor and the results will be sent to your doctor.
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Dr. Sue Ferranti
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Regular

Your regular doctor should be well trained in the diagnosis and management of bronchitis.

In brief: Regular

Your regular doctor should be well trained in the diagnosis and management of bronchitis.
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine

In brief: Regular doc

Can diagnose you and treat you.

In brief: Regular doc

Can diagnose you and treat you.
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Dr. Luis Villaplana
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