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About Dr. Ann Chen
Dr. Ann Chen, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Seattle, WA. She has 11 years of experience. Her specialties include Pulmonary Disease, Hospitalist, Critical Care Medicine and Internal Medicine. Dr. Chen is affiliated with Swedish - First Hill, Harborview Medical Center and Swedish Medical Center - Ballard. She speaks English.
Dr. Ann Chen has the following 4 specialties
- 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.
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
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.
Dr. Ann Chen has the following 1 expertise
Dr. Ann Chen has 3 board certified specialties
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Dr. Ann Chen is Board Certified in 3 specialties
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Dr. Chen is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
Swedish - First Hill
Harborview Medical Center
Swedish Medical Center - Ballard
Swedish Edmonds Hospital
Virginia Mason Medical Center
First Hill Medical Building
University Of Washington Medical Ctr
11 Years Experience
Chicago Medical School At Rosalind Franklin University Of Medicine & Science
Graduated in 2002
University Of Pennsylvania Health System
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Locations & DirectionsSwedish - First Hill, 747 Broadway, Seattle, WA
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