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About Dr. Bruce M Schnapf
Dr. Bruce M Schnapf, DO is a Doctor primarily located in Tampa, FL. He has 41 years of experience. His specialties include Pediatrics, Pediatric Pulmonology and Pulmonary Disease. Dr. Schnapf is affiliated with Tampa General Hospital. Dr. Schnapf has received 2 awards. He speaks English.
Dr. Bruce M Schnapf has the following 3 specialties
A pediatrician is a doctor who specializes in the regular care of children, as well as the diagnosis and treatment of illness in children. Young patients are often more complicated to treat because they are still growing and developing.
While pediatricians may sub-specialize in specific therapy areas like oncology, surgery, ophthalmology, and anesthesiology, in general, pediatricians provide services like vaccinations, health exams, and treatment of common ailments and injuries. In addition, pediatricians are trained to handle the complex emotional and behavioral issues faced by children, especially during puberty.
Pediatricians normally see their patients from birth until the age of 18, although some may agree to treat patients into their early 20s, if requested.
- Pediatric Pulmonology
A pediatric pulmonologist is the go-to resource for children who need treatment for any kind of breathing issue or lung disease. If your child coughs up blood, has a cough that isn’t going away, or displays other symptoms such as trouble breathing, chest pain or wheezing, you can ask your doctor to refer you to a pediatric pulmonologist.
Common conditions and diseases they treat range from noisy breathing, asthma and chronic coughs to lung disease, apnea and cystic fibrosis. They can also diagnose and treat cases of pneumonia in children and prescribe any kind of respiratory medication or equipment your child might need.
- 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.
Dr. Bruce M Schnapf is Board Certified in 1 specialty
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One of the best Dr's you could have. My daughter has been seeing her for ten years. Great knowledge, always informative, always willing to answer questions, terrific heart. Would trust him with our lives. Could not ask for anyone better.
Dr. Schnapf is an amazing doctor. He is very knowledgeable and has a wonderful bedside manner. We had an office appointment (for my son) and he took the time to listen to all of my concerns and answer all of my questions.He also took the time to watch a video we emailed him of my sons breathing and emailed us back the same day with his thoughts. Furthermore, he called a few days later for a follow up to make sure he answered all of our questions in the email and that we were comfortable with the treatment plan. Overall, he has been one of the best doctors I have taken my kids to see and I would highly recommend him to anyone.
Patients' Choice Award (2013, 2015, 2017, 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.
Top 10 Doctor - State (2014)
Top 10 Doctors are chosen by the millions of patients who visit Vitals each year to find a new doctor and share their experiences by providing ratings and reviews. In order to differentiate highly-regarded doctors from the rest for patients in search of quality care, Vitals awards Top 10 Doctor honors to those physicians within a certain specialty and geographic area who are consistently given top ratings by their patients.
Dr. Schnapf is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
41 Years Experience
Pennsylvania State University College Of Medicine
Graduated in 1977
Metrohealth Medical Center
Dr. Bruce M Schnapf accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
- Humana Tampa Bay CoreNet
- Multiplan PPO
Locations & DirectionsUniversity Of South Florida Medical Center, 17 Davis Blvd, Tampa, FL
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