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Are there pulmonologists near me with after-hours or weekend availability?

Most pulmonologists work in hospital settings and can usually offer patients after-hours and weekend availability. They work in ICU’s, hospital departments, or medical practices. Finding appointment availability during “off” office hours with a pulmonary physician is an easy task, find and book your doctor right here and find the physician with the availability that works best for your schedule.

Are there pulmonologists near me offering virtual appointments?

Virtual visits are mostly used for acute and minor injury or illness. This could include acute respiratory disease that can be evaluated virtually by any healthcare professional. If you need an appointment with a pulmonary specialist, it is because you have a more serious and unusual lung disorder that needs diagnosis and treatment help with a specialist. Because of this, they do not usually offer virtual visits.

Is it possible to get a same or next day appointment?

Most guests using our website to find a doctor and appointment availability can book within 24 hours of their initial search. This is due to the large number of top-rated providers we have featured on our website. You can easily book an experienced and educated clinician with the office hours that are perfect for your schedule. Healthcare has never been easier.

Will i be able to verify insurance coverage?

Our featured practitioners accept all commonly used health insurances.

How can i use your website to make all my appointments online?

You can easily confirm visits online directly through our website. Discover a provider who is local to you. Make sure the physician you are interested in can offer you clinic hours that fit your schedule. Then choose the clinician who fits all your health requirements and read reviews so you can go in-person feeling confident about your decisions.

What services will a plmonologist near me provide?

Pulmonary doctors are specialists who diagnose and treat conditions of the lungs including all structures and functions of the respiratory system. They can help treat common illness such as asthma or help with the comprehensive care of a patient with cancer. They also spend a lot of time within the ICU helping people who are in respiratory failure. They do not typically treat acute and minor breathing illness. They are involved in more complex cases and spend their time working with cardiologist. Interventional pulmonology is a growing field that allows practitioners to perform surgical procedures like taking out tumors and/or draining fluid that may build up around the lungs.

What conditions will a respiratory system specialist treat?

Specialists usually treat:

  • Asthma – illness that causes inflammation in the airways resulting in tightening or filling with mucus. There are many primary care doctors who treat asthma but if it is recurring, out of control, and the triggers are unknown
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) – this covers chronic bronchitis and emphysema; it presents in patients and makes it hard to breath. It is usually caused by years of cigarette smoke exposure.
  • Interstitial lung disease –the interstitium in the lungs thickens and makes it hard to breathe. This can be a chronic or an acute condition.
  • Lung cancer
  • Sleep apnea – a disorder causing people to stop repeatedly stop breathing during rest. It can cause lack of oxygen and be very dangerous.

When should i see a pulmonologist?

If you are suffering from breathing issues caused by a cold or flu, you should receive care from your primary care physician first. A respiratory system doctor is never your “first stop” for care. You may be referred if…

  • Chronic and recurring asthma
  • Sleep disorder
  • Chest pains and/or tightness
  • Wheezing
  • Recurring bronchitis
  • If you are in the hospital receiving critical care

How do i know if i have sleep apnea?

It is a serious disorders occurring while a patient is asleep. It causes the patients breathing to repeatedly start and stop. If you snore very loudly and feel tired even though you think you got a full night of rest, you may be suffering with sleep apnea.

There are a variety of forms of this disease including…

Obstructive – it’s the most common type and it happens because the throat muscles relax

  • Risk factors include:
    • Obesity
    • Thick neck circumference
    • Airway narrowing
    • Being male and older
    • Family history
    • Alcohol and/or sedative use
    • Smoking
    • Nasal congestion
    • Variety of medical conditions such as congestive heart failure, hypertension, type 2 diabetes, and many more.

Central – your muscles that control breath are not receiving the proper signals from the brain

  • Risk factors include:
    • Being male and older
    • Heart disorders
    • Narcotic pain medication usage
    • Stroke

Complex syndrome – also called treatment-emergent central and it happens while people are suffering with both the obstructive and the central versions of the disease.

Symptoms include:

  • Very loud snoring
  • Irritability
  • Episodes of breathing stopping during slumber
  • Fogginess and inability to focus when you are awake
  • Excessive tiredness during the daytime
  • Gasping for air during slumber
  • Dry mouth when you wake up
  • Headaches in the morning
  • Insomnia

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