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About Dr. James P Herlihy
Dr. James P Herlihy, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Houston, TX. He has 34 years of experience. His specialties include Critical Care Medicine, Pulmonary Disease and Internal Medicine. Dr. Herlihy is affiliated with Methodist Hospital. Dr. Herlihy has received 3 awards. He speaks English.
Dr. James P Herlihy has the following 3 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.
- 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.
- Tuberculosis (TB)
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
- Chest Infection
- Angiographic Visualization
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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Dr.James Herlihy reviewed all our previous lab test and did whatever was necessary. He was very knowledgable in his expertise, effective in presenting/understanding the facts that after 40+ years my husband quit smoking. He tried so many times years back. But this doctor has a soft powerful word that really works!My husband was never the same. He looks fresher, breath better, lots of time he mentions how he can smell different smells where before only me notices them.Would strongly recommend him to anyone who doubts their diagnoses and who wants to have better investigation to their health issues.This doctor spends quality time with us, listens and weighs our side of story. Genuine care and excellent expertise! God bless you doctor and all you do! We could not thank you enough how you helped my husband. It's been almost two years now he quit smoking and he breathe better because of your knowledge, skills and awesome abilities. In fact, we counted that he missed over 15thousand cigarette sticks so far already since he quit. He spend thousands of dollars wasted through smoking.This is a huge blessing able to see the right doctor who is a hero in his own specialty profession.More blessings back to you and your whole family!
Dr. Herlihy is a doctor with excellent standards. His nursing staff Raleesa and John have great spirits and provide great care before and after seeing the Doctor. Dr. Herlihy allow me to feel as if I was his only patient in the world, the way he took his time and thoroughly expalined my diagnosis of COPD. I would recommend this doctor to President of the United States. In closing Dr. Herlihy provided quality care and have a great support team behind him. Thank You for putting me at ease.
Ive been going to this doctor for 10 years for a total of maybe 40 visits and am very pleased with him. Im demanding and often critical of doctors. Ive rated several doctors on this system and this is the best rating Ive given so far. Dr. Herlihy is thorough, friendly and receptive to questions. I have confidence in him. Hes a member of a practice with other excellent pulmonologists, and consults with them if he feels it could add to your care. The practices staff are pleasant and helpful. Upon arrival I rarely have to wait more than five minutes. I would, and have, recommended him to friends and acquaintances.
Patients' Choice Award (2012, 2016)
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 (2014, 2012)
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 (2016)
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.
Dr. Herlihy is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
34 Years Experience
Georgetown University School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1984
Locations & DirectionsBaylor College Of Medicine-Pulmonary Critical Care & Sleep Medicine, 6620 Main St Ste 1225, Houston, TX
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