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Pulmonary Medicine Specialist in New York City

What is the meaning of pulmonary medicine?

Pulmonary medicine, also known as pulmonology, is a branch of medicine that prevents, diagnoses, and treats breathing problems, including conditions that affect the lungs. Some of these conditions include asthma, lung cancer, and others. In the field of pulmonary medicine, a practitioner is called a pulmonologist, and you may need to see one if you’re suffering from a condition of the lungs. At the office of Dr. Ali El Atat, who is the pulmonologist, can provide pulmonary and even critical care medicine if necessary.

What all does a pulmonologist treat?

You can see a pulmonologist if you’re having issues breathing or if you have a condition of the lungs. This includes acute respiratory distress syndrome, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, cystic fibrosis, lung cancer, occupational lung disease, pulmonary hypertension, pulmonary tuberculosis, chronic bronchitis, bacterial pneumonia, or sarcoidosis of the lungs. Also, pulmonary medicine deals with pleural diseases, which commonly manifest with pleural effusions.

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