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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 Billings, MT has a population of approximately 384,375 people. There are 19 pulmonologists near Billings, which gives it a ratio of 1 pulmonologist per 20,230 residents or a ratio of 1 pulmonologist per 8,351 households. There are 158,667 households in Billings.