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About Dr. Kenneth Unger
Dr. Kenneth Unger, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Houston, TX. He has 45 years of experience. His specialties include Pulmonary Disease, Internal Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Medicine. Dr. Unger is affiliated with Houston Methodist St John Hospital, Clear Lake Regional Medical Center and Christus St John Hosp, Houston, Tx. He speaks English.
Dr. Kenneth Unger has the following 3 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.
- 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.
- Hospice and Palliative Medicine
Hospice care & Palliative medicine specialists focus their practice on pain management, symptom relief and qualify-of-life treatments to relieve the suffering of terminally ill patients. These doctors have specialized expertise in the treatment of patients with serious illnesses, advanced diseases and conditions resulting from catastrophic injury. Though often they work within hospice settings, they prevent and alleviate suffering appropriate at any age and stage of disease and can work alongside practitioners providing curative treatments.
Hospice care & Palliative medicine focuses on depression, pain, fatigue, constipation, nausea, shortness of breath, loss of appetite and difficulty sleeping, among other conditions. They also alleviate psychosocial distress and other stressors that accompany terminal illnesses. They are skilled in guiding families through legal and ethical decision-making in end-of-life care and can address spiritual issues at these times. By coordinating care across settings by improving communication among providers, they improve access to information for families so that they understand the patient's condition and treatment options.
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Dr. Unger is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
Houston Methodist St John Hospital
Clear Lake Regional Medical Center
Christus St John Hosp, Houston, Tx
Mainland Medical Center
Mainland Center Hospital
Triumph Hospital Clear Lake
Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital
Cleveland Regional Medical Center
Memorial Hermann Memorial City Hospital
HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of North Houst
Clear Lake Reg Med Ctr, Webster, Tx
45 Years Experience
Albert Einstein College Of Medicine Of Yeshiva University
Graduated in 1968
University Of Michigan Health System
Dr. Kenneth Unger accepts the following insurance providers.
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Locations & DirectionsVitas Innovative Hospice Care, 4848 Loop Central Dr, Houston, TX
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