Patients' Choice Award (2008, 2009)
Dr. Michael Braffman is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
Philadelphia, PA 19107
The Hospital of The University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA 19104
specialties & expertise
Dr. Michael Braffman has the following 9 areas of expertise, 2 specialties and 2 board certifications.
An infectious disease specialist has specialized training in the diagnosis and treatment of contagious diseases.
Infectious diseases, also known as contagious or transmissible diseases, are those that stem from pathogen from a host organism. These infections may spread to other carriers through physical touch, airborne inhalation, bodily fluids or contaminated foods.
Infectious disease specialists identify whether the disease is caused by bacteria, a virus, a fungus or a parasite often through blood tests and then determine what course of treatment, if any, is necessary.
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.
University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine graduated in 1980
University Of Pennsylvania Health System
Type 2 Diabetes
Type 2 diabetes is a chronic disease in which your body is unable to maintain a normal blood sugar (glucose) level.
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