- Critical Care Medicine |
- Sleep Medicine |
- Pulmonary Disease |
- Internal Medicine |
- 6567 E Carondelet Dr Tucson, AZ 520-722-1087
Doctors in Tucson Pulmonology
The Overall Average Patient Rating of Tucson Pulmonology when asked is excellent. Tucson Pulmonology has been reviewed by 57 patients. The rating is 4.5 out of 5 stars.
The average wait time to see a doctor at Tucson Pulmonology as provided by patient reviews is 17 minutes. By comparison, the national average for a pre-vist wait time is 21 minutes.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hospitalists are physicians who specialize in the care of patients in the hospital. The majority of hospitalists are board-certified internists and have completed the same training as other internal medicine doctors including medical school, residency and board certification examination.
Hospitalist activities include patient care, teaching, research, and leadership related to hospital care. They have more expertise in caring for complicated hospitalized patients on a daily basis since, unlike other specialists or primary care doctors, they spend most of their day in the hospital.
They often coordinate the care of their patients and act as the central point of communication among the different doctors and nurses involved in the patient's care. They are also the main physician for family members to contact for updates on a loved one.
- Critical Care Medicine
- Sleep Medicine
- Pulmonary Disease
- Internal Medicine
- Des Moines University
- University Of California Irvine School Of Medicine
- Northwestern University The Feinberg School Of Medicine
- Drexel University College Of Medicine
- Saba University School Of Medicine
Health Insurance Accepted
- BCBS Blue Card
- First Health
- Health Net
- Patients' Choice Award
- Compassionate Doctor Recognition
- Regional Top Doctors
- On-Time Doctor Award
- Carondelet St Joseph's Hospital Tucson, AZ
- Carondelet St Mary's Hospital Tucson, AZ
- Carondelet Holy Cross Hospital Nogales, AZ
- Carondelet St Joseph's Hospital Tucson Tucson, AZ
- Carondelet St Mary's Hospital Tucson, AZ
- El Dorado Hospital Tucson, AZ
- Kindred Hospital - Tucson Tucson, AZ
- Tucson Heart Hospital Tucson, AZ
- Tucson Medical Center Tucson, AZ
- University Medical Center - Tucson Tucson, AZ
Information about group practices
What is a Group Practice?
According to The Medical Group Management Association, a group practice is any relationship between three or more physicians who share facilities, expenses, profits and other resources like support staff and equipment.
Group practices tend to fall into two categories: those that organize around a particular medical specialty and those that encompass several specialties like East Boston Neighborhood Health that specializes in internal medicine.
Why Group Practice?
As medicine became more complex in the twentieth century, the need for group practices made more sense. Physicians found it impossible to know everything about the emerging drugs and technologies on the medical landscape. In addition, the cost of providing a full range of diagnostic services, such as tests and X-rays, in one location became prohibitive to the individual practitioner. Hence, doctors from various disciplines began to team together in order to provide more comprehensive care to their community of patients.
Benefits of Group Practice
- Access to doctors from various disciplines for referrals and advice
- Better coverage on weekends and off-hours
- One-stop clinics for comprehensive care and testing