Pulmonary and Critical Care Associates
- Pulmonary Disease |
- Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine |
- Internal Medicine |
- Critical Care Medicine
- 701 E 28th St Long Beach, CA 562-424-6040
Doctors in Pulmonary and Critical Care Associates
The Overall Average Patient Rating of Pulmonary and Critical Care Associates when asked is good. Pulmonary and Critical Care Associates has been reviewed by 22 patients. The rating is 3.3 out of 5 stars.
The average wait time to see a doctor at Pulmonary and Critical Care Associates as provided by patient reviews is 34 minutes. By comparison, the national average for a pre-vist wait time is 21 minutes.
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.
If you or a family member go to the hospital because of a severe reaction due to asthma, emphysema, lung cancer or pneumonia, you’ll likely be treated by a pulmonary critical care specialist. They’re experienced pulmonologists who have additional training in caring for patients who are critically ill due to lung disease, breathing disorders or other chronic respiratory conditions.
They work in hospitals and intensive care units instead of offices or clinics, which means they are equipped to handle emergency situations and provide intensive care and constant monitoring. Because they deal with chronic conditions, they are also well-versed in things like end-of-life decisions and how to coach family members through a difficult time.
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.
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.
- Pulmonary Disease
- Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine
- Internal Medicine
- Critical Care Medicine
- Washington University In St Louis School Of Medicine
- University Of California Davis School Of Medicine
- Universidad Del Noreste
Health Insurance Accepted
- First Health
- Health Net
- Blue Shield California
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