AboutDr. Robert Simpson, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Provo, UT, with another office in Salt Lake City, UT. He has 20 years of experience. His specialties include Addiction Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care Medicine and Internal Medicine. Dr. Simpson is affiliated with Uintah Basin Medical Center, LDS Hospital and University of Utah Hospitals & Clinics. He speaks English.
Dr. Robert Simpson has the following 4 specialties
- Addiction Medicine
An addiction medicine specialist is a doctor who treats patients with addictions to substances like drugs and alcohol or, in some cases, behaviors like gambling. Many of these specialists also treat the diseases that stem from these addictions.
These physicians are specially trained to prevent and treat the disease of addiction via psychiatric means, or other fields of medicine like family or internal medicine.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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Dr. Simpson is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
Uintah Basin Medical Center
250 W 300 N
Roosevelt, UT 84066
325 8th Ave
Salt Lake City, UT 84143
University of Utah Hospitals & Clinics
50 N Medical Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84132
Intermountain Medical Ctr
5121 S Cottonwood St
Salt Lake City, UT 84107
20 Years Experience
The University of Texas Southwestern
Graduated in 1997
Baylor Medical Center
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