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A Pulmonary or Respiratory doctor is a physician who specializes in the human respiratory system. This system includes the lungs and the respiratory tract. The pulmonary system is an internist system that also relates directly to the heart, and many heart problems have pulmonary symptoms. Physicians who work in pulmonology are specialists in the same way an OBGYN is a specialist doctor. Therefore, most patients will need a referral to see one. Below are some common terms used in the field of pulmonology.

  • Trachea – Sometimes called the windpipe, this is the breathing tube in humans that extends from the very back of the throat to the lungs. A small flap called an epiglotis prevents food or water from entering the trachea.
  • Bronchi – The singular form of bronchus, these are small airway tubes inside the lungs that resemble the branches of a tree. They allows the air a person breathes to be transferred into the lungs.
  • Emphysema – A internist chronic obstructive pulmonary disease that interferes with a person's breathing ability. Over time, emphysema will get worse. It is primarily caused by exposure to smoking or to air pollution and is a serious medical health problem.
  • Dyspnea – A word that means shortness of breath, it is the medical condition of breathlessness. Usually the signs of dyspnea are the symptoms are a deeper underlying cause, such as cardiac ischemia, pneumonia or even congestive heart failure. Treatment and medicine depends of the diagnosis of the cause of the dyspnea. It can also occur during pregnancy and some OBGYNs may recommend the pregnant woman sees a pulmonology specialist.
  • Asthma – A chronic lung disease that cause inflammation of the lung's airways. It is usually treated by using an inhaler medicine such as a corticosteroid.
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    Park Avenue Pulmonary Care
    1130 Park Ave, New York, NY 10128
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    (212) 369-9600
    Lung Docs Of CT
    849 Boston Post Rd #201, Milford, CT 06460
    The physicians at Lung Docs of CT provide high quality care and individualized services to patients affected by acute and chronic lung disorders, sleep related disorders.
    (203) 874-3682
    Breathe-Easy Pulmonary Homecare
    119 E 124th St, New York, NY 10035
    (212) 996-3575
    Bronx Medical Ctr for Pulmonary Asthma Sleep Disor
    441 E Tremont Ave, Bronx, NY 10457
    (718) 583-9240
    West Side Pulmonary
    1090 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10025
    (212) 749-7408
    Kalkanis Peter
    3109 Newtown Ave, Astoria, NY 11102
    (718) 728-8096
    Pulle Dan F
    2410 Barker Ave, Bronx, NY 10467
    (718) 547-5880
    Pulmonary Critical Care
    110 E 59th St Rm 9c, New York, NY 10022
    (212) 486-0341
    Pulmonary Medicine PC MD
    1180 Morris Park Ave, Bronx, NY 10461
    (718) 892-1200
    Garden State Cardio Pulmonary Diagnostics Inc
    135 Fort Lee Rd, Leonia, NJ 07605
    (201) 592-0777
    Klapper & Dluca Pulmonary Associates PC
    3322 Bainbridge Ave, Bronx, NY 10467
    (718) 882-0090
    N Y City Health & Hospitals Corp
    1400 Pelham Pkwy S, Bronx, NY 10461
    (718) 918-4577
    Pulmonary Associates of Northern New Jersey
    200 Grand Ave Ste 102, Englewood, NJ 07631
    (201) 871-3636
    Pulmonary Associates of Northern New Jersey P A
    8305 Bergenline Ave, North Bergen, NJ 07047
    (201) 854-7200
    Pulmonary Wellness & Rehabilitation Center
    22 W 38th St, New York, NY 10018
    (212) 921-0214


    Pulmonary and respiratory treatments affect the lungs and related organs in the body. Doctors that work in this area often provide therapy for patients with diseases such as chronic asthma, emphysema, acute upper respiratory infections, and other related problems. While some doctors focus on the entire system, some choose to specialize in specific types of treatments. One doctor, for instance, might choose to concentrate on upper respiratory diseases while another focuses on lower respiratory diseases. Although they might use similar tests to identify health conditions such as cystic fibrosis, dyspnea, poor circulation, and damaged organs, it is important for specialists to have intimate knowledge with the ways that these medical concerns affect specific parts of the anatomy. Doctors should use tests to provide each patient with an accurate diagnosis. Without these tests, it would be difficult for them to determine what types of meditations or treatments to use. Tests frequently check for breathing problems that result from inflamed trachea and bronchial tubes. Others will determine whether a patient needs artery treatment to improve circulation. Depending on where you live, you might have several pulmonary doctors to choose from. You can often determine which ones get good reviews from their doctors by searching for their names online. If you have health insurance, then you should also contact your insurance provider to determine which doctors and therapies are covered by your policy. This can help you choose a doctor, lung therapy, or medicine that is affordable for you rather than struggling to pay high medical bills for treatments that are not covered.
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