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About Dr. Moira Aitken MD, MBBS
Dr. Moira Aitken, MD, MBBS is a Doctor primarily located in Seattle, WA. She has 39 years of experience. Her specialties include Pulmonary Disease and Internal Medicine. Dr. Aitken is affiliated with Virginia Mason Hospital & Seattle Medical Center, University of Washington Medical Center and Harborview Medical Center. She speaks English.
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Dr. Moira Aitken 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.
- 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. Moira Aitken has the following 13 expertise
- Angiographic Visualization
- Chest Infection
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
- Cystic Fibrosis
- Exercise-Induced Asthma
- Lung Diseases
- Lung Transplantation
- Paroxysmal Dyspnea
- Pulmonary Tuberculosis
- Tuberculosis (TB)
Dr. Moira Aitken is Board Certified in 2 specialties
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Dr. Aitken is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
UW Medical Center
Swedish Cherry Hill
39 Years Experience
University Of Edinburgh
Graduated in 1978
University Of Washington Medical Center
Dr. Moira Aitken Accepts the Following Insurance
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- First Health PPO
- Multiplan PPO
- Premera Heritage Signature
- Premera Heritage and Heritage Plus 1
- Premera LifeWise Connect
Regence Health Plans
- Regence WA Preferred Provider Network
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Options PPO
Locations & DirectionsUniversity of Washington Medical Center, 1959 NE Pacific St, Seattle, WA
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