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About Dr. Brian H Margolis
Dr. Brian H Margolis, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Smithtown, NY, with another office in Smithtown, NY. He has 37 years of experience. His specialties include Critical Care Medicine, Sleep Medicine, Pulmonary Disease and Internal Medicine. Dr. Margolis has received 2 awards. He speaks English.
Dr. Brian H Margolis has the following 4 specialties
- 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.
- Sleep Medicine
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.
- 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.
- 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. Brian H Margolis has the following 19 expertise
- Restless Legs Syndrome
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
- Night Terrors
- Angiographic Visualization
- Lung Cancer
- Sleep Deprivation
- Sleep Disorders
- Respiratory Disorders
- Sepsis (Blood Poisoning)
- Tuberculosis (TB)
- Sleep Apnea (Sleep Apnea Syndromes)
- Chest Infection
Dr. Brian H Margolis has 4 board certified specialties
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Dr. Brian H Margolis is Board Certified in 4 specialties
See the board certifications this doctor has received. Board certifications provide confidence that this doctor meets the nationally recognized standards for education, knowledge and experience.
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I wish all my doctors were as compassionate, patient and intelligent as Dr Margolis. He is one smart doctor. He knows how the body works and what medicines do and don't do. He takes his time to explain things to you and doesn't let you leave unless he is sure you understand everything he said. I was having breathing and wheezing issues and 3 doctors told me that I had allergies. I finally went to Dr. Margolis and he did a sleep study and I found out I had sleep apnea. He explained everything two and three times! He set me up with a CPAP machine at home and I cannot believe how much better I am feeling. He is a gem. Love, Love this doctor. His Respiratory Therapist, Andrew, is also amazing, very helpful, will speak to when you call the office and explains everything. A great team. If you are not feeling good you owe it to yourself to do an at home sleep study and find out if you have sleep apnea. Many people don't realize it. Dr. Margolis is the best and will walk you through any complaint you have. He's that good!!!
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2018)
Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.
Patients' Choice Award (2018)
Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.
37 Years Experience
The Warren Alpert Medical School Of Brown University
Graduated in 1981
Yale University School Of Medicine
Dr. Brian H Margolis accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna Elect Choice EPO
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna NYC Community Plan
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- BCBS MA Blue Care Elect PPO
- BCBS MA Preferred Blue PPO
Capital District Physicians Health Plan
- CDPHP New York State of Health - Small Business
- CDPHP PPO
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- Connecticare Flex Connecticut
- Empire HMO
- Empire PPO
- First Health PPO
HIP of NY
- Emblem HIP Select PPO
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
MVP Health Plan
- MVP Preferred PPO
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
- Oxford Freedom
- Oxford Liberty
- Oxford Metro
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
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