Is It Time For A Breathing Specialist?
If you smoke or you’re overweight, and you are having trouble breathing or you have a disease that is affecting your lungs you may need the help of a Pulmonologist.
Pulmonologists are doctors trained to treat breathing disorders and complicated chest infections. If you are experiencing chest pain, shortness of breath, wheezing and/or chronic coughing or exposed to asbestos or other toxic chemicals you need to seek the help of an experienced Pulmonologist.
What is Pulmonology?
Pulmonology is a subspecialty of Internal Medicine dealing with the disease of the respiratory tract, lungs, bronchial tubes and involves the nose, pharynx, throat and heart.
Pulmonologist evaluates and treats asthma, diagnose and treat lung disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, lung masses bronchitis, pneumonia and sleep apnea and provide smoking cessation therapy to help you quit smoking, acute respiratory issues, and chronic respiratory disease.
They can also diagnose pulmonary function tests, sleep studies, imaging, lab studies and measure the oxygen in your arterial blood.
The difference between a Cardiothoracic Surgeon and a Pulmonologist is pretty distinct. A Pulmonologist does not perform surgery; whereas, a Cardiothoracic Surgeon operates on the lungs and chest organs.
10 Common Reasons to See a Pulmonologist
Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
- Breathing Problems
- Chronic Cough
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
- Cystic Fibrosis
- Lung Cancer
- Angiographic Visualization
- Asthma Education & Management
- Chest X-rays
- CT Scanning
- Exercise Testing
- Laboratory Investigation of Blood
- Mechanical Ventilation
- Non-invasive Ventilation
- Polysomnography – Sleep Studies
- Positron Emission Tomography
- Pulmonary Function Testing
- Pulmonary Rehabilitation
- Scintigraphy – Nuclear Medicine
- Smoking Cessation
- Spirometry – Determination of Lung Volumes
FIND A Top10MD PULMONOLOGIST NEAR YOU
It’s important that you trust your Pulmonologist. There are hundreds of Pulmonologists to choose from; however, not all doctors are created equal. That’s why we’ve selected your city’s best Pulmonologists – to make the decision process easier for you and your family.
For your peace of mind, Top10MD Pulmonologists’ credentials are validated yearly to verify medical licenses have no serious patient care sanctions, current Board Certifications in their given medical specialty, current DEA & DPS licenses, and malpractice insurance. A Top10MD has at least 5+ years experience or has performed 300+ procedures in their given specialty and a current Patient Satisfaction Score of 8.5 or higher.