AboutDr. Douglas Beach, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Boston, MA, with another office in Boston, MA. He has 17 years of experience. His specialties include Internal Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, Sleep Medicine and Pulmonary Disease. Dr. Beach is affiliated with Mt Auburn Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center - West Campus and HealthSouth Braintree Hospital. He speaks English.
Dr. Douglas Beach has the following 4 specialties
- Internal Medicine
An internist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the adult population—both acute and chronic.
These doctors are often who adults see as their primary physicians because they treat a broad range of illnesses that do not require surgical or specialist interventions. They also work to help a patient maintain optimal health in order to prevent the onset of disease.
In addition to treating the common cold and flu, internists also treat chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.
- Critical Care Medicine
Also sometimes referred to as intensivists, critical care specialists are physicians with specialized training in the diagnosis and management of life-threatening conditions. Some of these conditions affect vital organs like the heart and lungs, those that make breathing difficult or impossible, and those that affect entire organ systems, like the renal system.
Critical care specialists are typically found in a hospital's intensive care unit where they monitor patients with life-threatening conditions and make determinations as to the best course of treatment.
- Sleep Medicine
A sleep medicine specialist is specially trained in diagnosing and treating disorders involving sleep.
Sleep disorders such as sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome and insomnia are very common and can often cause other serious health issues, such as depression, asthma, and migraines. Sleep medicine specialists often work in sleep centers where they observe a patient while sleeping and monitor brain waves, behavior, and vital signs in order to identify the causes of sleep disturbance, or an inability to sleep (insomnia).
Sleep medicine specialists treat patients through advising on sleep hygiene, providing cognitive behavioral therapy, using light therapy, or medical sleep aides.
- Pulmonary Disease
A pulmonologist is a physician who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions related to the lungs and respiratory tract.
These specialists are similar to critical care specialists in that their patients often require mechanical ventilation to assist their breathing.
Pulmonologists diagnose and treat patients with conditions such as asthma, cystic fibrosis, asbestosis, pulmonary fibrosis, lung cancer, COPD, and emphysema. Exposure and inhalation of certain toxic substances may also warrant the services of a pulmonologist.
Some of the tools and tests pulmonologists use to diagnose a patient are a stethoscope in order to listen for abnormal breathing sounds, chest X-rays, CT scans, blood tests, bronchoscopy, and polysomnography.
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- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
- Interstitial Lung Diseases
- Sleep Apnea (Sleep Apnea Syndromes)
- Weight Loss
- Weight Loss (non-surgical)
Dr. Beach is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
Mt Auburn Hospital
330 Mount Auburn St
Cambridge, MA 02138
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center - West Campus
1 Deaconess Rd
Boston, MA 02215
HealthSouth Braintree Hospital
250 Pond St
Braintree, MA 02184
Massachusetts General Hospital
55 Fruit St
Boston, MA 02114
Brigham and Women's Hospital
75 Francis St
Boston, MA 02115
- Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
330 Brookline Ave
Boston, MA 02215
Virginia Hospital Center
1701 N George Mason Dr
Arlington, VA 22205
- Virginia Hospital Center
Inova Fairfax Hospital
3300 Gallows Rd
Falls Church, VA 22042
Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital - Needham Campus, Inc.L CORP
148 Chestnut St
Needham, MA 02492
- Harvard Medical Faculty Physicians (HMFP) at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Inova Alexandria Hospital
4320 Seminary Rd
Alexandria, VA 22304
- Clinical Director, Division of Pulmonary Med, Cri tical Care at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
17 Years Experience
Virginia Commonwealth University School Of Medicine
Graduated in 2000