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Dr. Douglas J Tangel has the following 2 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.
- 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.
Dr. Douglas J Tangel has the following 7 expertise
- Angiographic Visualization
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
- Tuberculosis (TB)
- Chest Infection
Dr. Douglas J Tangel has 0 board certified specialties
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My first appt. with Dr. Tangel was thorough and helpful. Although he made ocassional unprofessional remarks, he was positive and I thought I'd found my doc. On subsequent appts. he has been brusk, unprofessional, not listening nor explaining well. He is very casual with a sarcastic sense of humor. If you like that style, you may like him. If you are seeking someone sensitive and patient, he's probably not your man.
I am a highly-educated professor of biology in her 60s who has had asthma problems since childhood. Dr. Tangel never let me finish a sentence, called me "sweetheart" several times, was very insensitive to a situation he could see was distressing me, and pushed me into taking a dose of a new medication on the spot without telling me what its active ingredients were (though I asked). It's my fault I took it, but it turned out to have an active ingredient to which I am hypersensitive. I was sick all night and had to talk with an ER Nurse, nearly went in but figured out how to get the reaction under control myself. Dr. Tangel is a good diagnostician but he knows this, I think, and this has led him to having a very large ego that makes him discount his patients' concerns and questions. I think he's dangerous to anyone who doesn't happen to actually fall within the parameters of whatever he thinks they need. If he makes a mistake, he and the patient will not know it until it's pretty much too late. And then the patient is the one who will pay for it.
I took my elderly dad to see Dr. Tangel after his hospital stay. His visit at the hospital was very brief but he seemed to know my dad's issues. Checking in was so fast that I didn't even finish reading one first page magazine. The nurse was really nice and pleasant. After she did her thing, Dr. Tangel came and took care of us right away. He made you feel like we were his family members. He joked with us and provided us things you request for. Dr. Tangel is a doctor that actually cares for his patients and would do above all to make his patients feel comfortable.
Patients' Choice Award (2013, 2014, 2015, 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.
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2013, 2014, 2015, 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.
On-Time Doctor Award (2014, 2015, 2016, 2018)
Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.
34 Years Experience
University Of Chicago Division Of The Biological Sciences The Pritzker School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1984
University Of Colorado Health
Dr. Douglas J Tangel accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
- Aetna Whole Health Colorado Front Range
- Anthem CO Blue Priority PPO
- Anthem CO HMO
- Anthem PPO
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA LocalPlus
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- First Health PPO
- Humana Choice POS
- Multiplan PPO
Rocky Mountain Health
- Rocky Mountain Good Health and Vista HMO PPO
- Rocky Mountain Summit Group
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
Locations & DirectionsLongmont Pulmonary And Critical Care Associates, 2030 Mountain View Ave Ste 540, Longmont, CO
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