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Pulmonologist

Our body is composed of many different organs and there is not a single specialist who can deal with all these vital organs all on his own. The lungs, for example, is one of the most important body part since it allows exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide or. In simple terms, it is the organ that allows us to breathe. Now, if this organ becomes a target of a disease then it is necessary that the medical expert who will deal with this case is someone who specializes on this exact organ. Hence, a patient must seek for the help coming from a pulmonologist.

Definition

The medical doctor whose specialty is directed at diagnosing and treating respiratory system diseases is called a pulmonary disease specialist or a pulmonologist. This subspecialty belongs to a group of specializations under internal medicine.

Pulmonologists are trained in evaluating results of diagnostic exams and physically assessing patients with respiratory-related symptoms. Most importantly, they have undergone exhaustive education on providing the proper treatment for each type of respiratory conditions.

Pulmonary disease specialists work using a systematic procedure and it starts by utilizing their own observation skills. They must first perform thorough physical assessment on a patient who is displaying noticeable respiratory symptoms.

And, this type of doctor can further assess the patient by listening to the lung sounds using a stethoscope. Pulmonologists also make use of other apparatuses such as the bronchoscope and spirometer in order to have more grounds for the formulation of a diagnosis.

Types of Patients

Part of the training that pulmonologists have undergone is directed towards treating variety of respiratory conditions. They assist patients who are affected with chronic respiratory conditions (like asthma) and they also manage cases with acute complications of respiratory system failure.

These medical specialists treat patients suffering from lung infections such as pneumonia and bronchitis. And, they are also concerned with other chronic diseases including cancer.

Pulmonologists prescribe appropriate medications or they also suggest doing surgery in order to manage these lung diseases. And, during emergencies, oxygen therapy or cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) becomes an essential move done by these medical professionals.

Workplace

There are different places where a pulmonologist can render his or her services. Some of the most common settings are hospitals, emergency care units, and other health care institutions. However, this specialist can also practice privately by establishing his or her own clinic.

Pulmonologist doctors by state:
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Alaska
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District of Columbia
Florida
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Louisiana
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Michigan
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Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
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Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming