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What are Pulmonology Doctors?
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.
The area of Fairbanks, AK has a population of approximately 255,996 people. There are 3 pulmonologists near Fairbanks, which gives it a ratio of 1 pulmonologist per 85,332 residents or a ratio of 1 pulmonologist per 34,300 households. There are 102,900 households in Fairbanks.