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About Dr. Richard Katz
Dr. Richard Katz, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Philadelphia, PA, with other offices in Philadelphia, PA and Dublin, OH (and 4 other locations). He has 39 years of experience. His specialties include Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease and Geriatric Medicine. Dr. Katz is affiliated with Wills Eye Hospital, University of PA Medical Center/Presbyterian and Methodist Hospital. He speaks English.
Dr. Richard Katz has the following 3 specialties
- 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.
- 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.
- Geriatric Medicine
A geriatric specialist is a physician who treats the elderly population and the conditions that most commonly affect them. These doctors have special training in the effects of aging on the body and mind of a patient.
Geriatric specialists treat common ailments faced by senior citizens, such as frailty, incontinence, memory problems, arthritis, senility, decreased functioning and more.
In addition, geriatric specialists keep abreast of the different medications that an elderly person is prescribed to treat their more complex health issues in order to decrease adverse side effects and avoid dangerous drug interactions.
Dr. Richard Katz has the following 2 expertise
- Alzheimer's Disease
Dr. Richard Katz is Board Certified in 3 specialties
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Dr. Katz is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
Wills Eye Hospital
University of PA Medical Center/Presbyterian
Mercy Suburban Hospital
Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital
Mercy Hospital of Philadelphia
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Mercy Philadelphia Hospital
Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals, Inc-Methodist Hospital Div
Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital/Mercy Philadelphia Hospital
39 Years Experience
Graduated in 1974
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