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About Dr. Pradeep Kulkarni
Dr. Pradeep Kulkarni, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Springfield, IL. He has 49 years of experience. His specialties include Pulmonary Disease, Allergy and Immunology, Internal Medicine, Sleep Medicine and Critical Care Medicine. Dr. Kulkarni is affiliated with St John's Hospital, Memorial Medical Center and Sarah D Culbertson Memorial Hospital. He speaks English.
Dr. Pradeep Kulkarni has the following 5 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.
- Allergy and Immunology
An allergy & immunology specialist is a physician who is specially trained in matters pertaining to chronic and acute allergies, as well as deficiencies of the immune system. The doctor will determine whether an allergy, which attacks our immune system, is present. They'll also determine the cause, whether it be environmental triggers like trees and pollen, food-borne like peanuts and dairy, the venom of insects like bees, or a medication like penicillin.
In addition to determining the allergen causing an immunological response in a patient, the specialist will treat the symptoms caused by the reaction.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Angiographic Visualization
- Chest Infection
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
- Tuberculosis (TB)
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I have been a long time patient of Dr. Kulkarni (20+ years). Being born with Asthma has certainly taking a toll on my life, but Dr. Kulkarni's empathetic, compassionate, and professional solutions have made the disease much easier to live with. Even living in Chicago now, I still see Dr. Kulkarni for the simple fact he is top notch in his level of Expertise.
One day I was attending a conference at a hotel in Springfield. In the late afternoon I felt a sudden asthma attack coming on. I got to a phone (this is in the days before cells), and told the receptionist I was having problems breathing. Even though it was late in the afternoon, Dr. Kulkarni told me to immediately come in. By the time I got done with the IV treatment, the office was closed, but he and a nurse were still there. I will never forget that!
Dr. Kulkarni was my allergist for almost 20 years. He is the most caring, understanding and kind doctor I think I have ever had. I think the world of him and will miss him greatly. Until recently, my insurance was accepted by CIARS and now that I have Health Alliance I cannot have Dr. Kulkarni as CIARS doesn't accept my insurance. This has caused me a great deal of distress, cried for two days because I was losing him. I just loved him, I do not know what I'll do now about my allergies and asthma, go untreated I guess. I wish you well Dr. Kulkarni and will miss you. You will always be my favorite. I am truly sorry this had to happen. You're the BEST!!!
Dr. Kulkarni is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
Sarah D Culbertson Memorial Hospital
Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital
49 Years Experience
Seth G.S. Medical College
Graduated in 1969
U S Department Of Veterans Affairs
Dr. Pradeep Kulkarni accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- BCBS IL PPO
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
Coventry Health Care
- Coventry MO HMO POS
- Coventry MO PPO
- CoventryOne PPO Network
- First Health PPO
- HealthLink PPO
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
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Locations & DirectionsCENTRAL ILLINOIS ALLERGY AND RESPIRATORY SERVICES, 543 W Miller St, Springfield, IL
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