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Dr. Salim A Kathawalla 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.<br>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.
- 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.<br>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.<br>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.
Dr. Salim A Kathawalla has the following 9 expertise
- Tuberculosis (TB)
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
- Angiographic Visualization
- Chest Infection
Dr. Salim A Kathawalla is Board Certified in 4 specialties
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Excellent in every aspect
Self-verified patient of Dr. Salim A Kathawalla - Posted on August 5th, 2013
Dr. Kathawalla diagnosed me with sarcoidosis in 1999. He is clearly up-to-date on this disease which affected my lungs and just did an exceptional job in diagnosing and treating me. When I was first diagnosed, I went to the Mayo Clinic for a second opinion. It was reassuring to learn that everything Dr. Kathawalla had said was confirmed. I will have lifelong follow-ups and am always relieved when he's still at the clinic.
Terrible Doctor, Not Recommended
Self-verified patient of Dr. Salim A Kathawalla - Posted on November 5th, 2011
Cleveland Clinic Health System
Dr. Salim A Kathawalla Accepts the Following Insurance
- Aetna Choice POS II
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- First Health PPO
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
- Preferred One PPO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Medica Choice
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
More about Dr. Salim A Kathawalla
Salim Kathawalla, MD is a graduate of Bombay University and Grant Medical College in Bombay. He completed an internal medicine internship at Case Western University and a pulmonary medicine fellowship at Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Kathawalla is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, American Board of Pulmonary Medicine and the American Board of Critical Care Medicine. His clinical interests include sleep medicine and obstructive sleep apnea, surgical therapy for emphysema and cardiopulmonary exercise testing.
Locations & DirectionsPARK NICOLLET MEADOWBROOK CLINIC, 3931 Louisiana Ave S, Minneapolis, MN
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