"The doctor did not communicate well. He also seemed to be in a hurry and did not spend enough time with the patient.\r
Went to him regarding a throat infection. We had to ask him a lot of basic questions to find out what is going on. He did not say what the diagnosis was and what medications are prescribed. He just sent them to the pharmacy without telling us anything. He did not say whether the infection was bacterial or virus. He did not say whether it is a strep even though the staff tested for it before the doctor came in.\r
Overall a very poor experience for a simple medical problem. I advise everyone to look for a different general physician."
Pulmonology is a subspecialty that focuses on complex diseases of the lungs. In order to diagnose and treat lung disorders, a pulmonologist may also examine the chest, nose, throat, or heart. However, the main function of pulmonology is to make sure the lungs are functioning well.
Some of the diseases and disorders that might be treated by a pulmonologist include:
Mesothelioma and other lung cancers
A pulmonologist often uses pulmonary function tests, such as spirometry, to measure how well the lungs are able to move air in and out. Pulmonologists are trained to take surgical samples and biopsies when needed, but they do not typically perform surgery. Pulmonologists may provide consultations to other doctors, acute care for sudden illnesses, or regular care for patients with long-term lung disorders.