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About Dr. Paul M Kirschenfeld

Dr. Paul M Kirschenfeld, MD is a Doctor primarily located in West Columbia, SC. He has 39 years of experience. His specialties include Critical Care Medicine, Sleep Medicine, Pulmonary Disease and Internal Medicine. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

10 Ratings with 6 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Paul M Kirschenfeld is Good. Dr. Paul M Kirschenfeld has been rated by 10 patients. From those 10 patients 6 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Paul M Kirschenfeld is 3.3 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Carolina Pulmonary And Critical Care

146 N Hospital Dr Ste 400
West Columbia, SC 29169
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Dr. Paul M Kirschenfeld has the following 4 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.

  • Sleep Medicine

    A sleep medicine specialist is specially trained in diagnosing and treating disorders involving sleep.
    Sleep disorders such as sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome and insomnia are very common and can often cause other serious health issues, such as depression, asthma, and migraines. Sleep medicine specialists often work in sleep centers where they observe a patient while sleeping and monitor brain waves, behavior, and vital signs in order to identify the causes of sleep disturbance, or an inability to sleep (insomnia).
    Sleep medicine specialists treat patients through advising on sleep hygiene, providing cognitive behavioral therapy, using light therapy, or medical sleep aides.

  • 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.

  • Expertise

    9 Expertise

  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Pneumonia
  • Angiographic Visualization
  • Tuberculosis (TB)
  • Asthma
  • Emphysema
  • Critical Care
  • Insomnia
  • Chest Infection

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My experience with Dr. Kirschenfeld has been positive. He is caring and attentive. His staff is very courteous and prompt with helping me with problems and obtaining equipment and, especially, helping with travel authorizations for air flight.

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Two Stars

He has a very flat affect, lacks personality, and does not seem sincere at all. He does not like to be questioned, which is very narcissistic, in my opinion. I feel that he does not enjoy what he does as is only continuing to do it for the financial security. As a physician, your patient needs should always come first to provide the best care. He is definitely lacking this trait. I do not recommend him as a physician.

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My Doctor's Visit

My overall visit was outstanding. Dr. K, was very professional. He addressed all of my concerns and I was given an appointment for my sleep study immediately. He didn't rush me, he was very patient and caring. Staff was great, follow ups were excellent. Before I could get out of the parking lot, the nurse was calling me to confirm my next appointment and ensured I had the correct directions to the sleep lab. Outstanding Service overall.

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what a miserable experience !!!You would think you were seeing G-ds gift to medicine

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Poor Human Relations

I waited in his office for almost 1 and half hours. He was extremely rushed and not courteous at all. I was not treated well and I expect better from ...

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  • Education

    39 Years Experience

  • University Of Alabama School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1979

  • Hahnemann University Hospital


  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Paul M Kirschenfeld accepts the following insurance providers.

  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA LocalPlus
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
    • Humana National POS
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO
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Locations & Directions

Carolina Pulmonary And Critical Care, 146 N Hospital Dr Ste 400, West Columbia, SC
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