Pulmonology is the medical branch that specializes in studying your respiratory system. Turn to your pulmonologist for testing, diagnosis, recommendations, treatment and aftercare for all of your lung, breathing and sleep conditions. An experienced pulmonologist in Downtown Brooklyn can treat everything from a bad cough to sleep apnea to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
Note: Pulmonologists at Century Medical and Dental Center located in Downtown Brooklyn, Flatbush, Gravesend Fort Greene and Midtown Manhattan locations are accepting all major insurance plans including Medicare, Medicaid, HIP, Emblemhealth, GHI, MetroPlus, Fidelis. Our top rated doctors providing a full range of medical procedures and are among the best pulmonologists in the region.
You may take breathing for granted — until it takes considerable effort. When every breath brings renewed pain, you must seek medical help. When you can’t take a deep breath without a coughing fit, you need the help of a doctor specializing in pulmonology.
Pulmonology is a branch of internal medicine. This field specializes in diseases, accidents and other conditions involving your lungs and the rest of your respiratory system. Your lungs provide oxygen to your blood, which carries it throughout your body. Your lungs also expel carbon dioxide, which your circulatory system brings to your lungs from the rest of your body.
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You may go directly to see a pulmonologist or your family practice doctor may refer you to one when you need a specialist’s care.
Some of the conditions and situations that warrant a visit to your pulmonary specialist in Brooklyn include:
Make an appointment with your local pulmonology practice if you suffer any of the conditions above. At Century Medical and Dental, you can get a consultation or examination from a respiratory specialist.
When you come in for a visit to see your pulmonologist, the doctor asks you a series of questions to uncover your medical history. After that, he may listen to your breathing and physically examine your chest and back. You may have to undergo diagnostic tests to confirm a diagnosis or eliminate incorrect reasons for your symptoms.
Some tests include:
Your treatment options stem from an accurate diagnosis, so not all treatment options apply to you. Place your trust with your pulmonologist in Brooklyn to recommend the most appropriate treatment for your condition.
Treatment options include:
Lifestyle changes can lessen your symptoms and repair damaged cells. But making these changes and getting them to stick is difficult. Find a partner or organization to hold yourself accountable for the changes you want to make.
After earning a degree at an undergraduate college, your pulmonary specialist in Brooklyn had to earn an M.D. at an accredited four-year medical school. Then came three years of residency in an internal medicine. Multi-year fellowships followed for specialization in pulmonology.
After all that, your pulmonologist passed tests to become certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine. Other professional organizations include the American College of Chest Physicians and the American Thoracic Society. Finally your doctor received a license to practice in the State of New York.Page Updated on Nov 16, 2022 by Dr. Dvorkina (Primary Care Doctor) of Century Medical & Dental Center
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