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Dr. William D Lucht has the following 2 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.
- 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.
- Tuberculosis (TB)
- Angiographic Visualization
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
- Chest Infection
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I was sent to Dr. Lucht for my asthma. He is a doctor who listens to his patients and tries to see the large picture. I never knew I had many lung nodules till I had some testing done requested by Dr. Lucht. Now I know what is causing my breathing issues. No other lung doctor ever thought to do a scan on my lungs.. I thank Dr. Lucht for finding my lung issues.. I have had lung issues since I was like 9 years old. I am now in my mid 50's and it took this one doctor to dig deep. I went to so many other pulmonary specialist over the years from San Diego to Alaska. My problems should have been found long ago but wasn't. I recommend Dr. Lucht all day long. Now, where I have my issue is with his PA (Terri).. She is great too, but watches my cpap use closely. I am a crappy patient when it comes time to wear it at night. I am getting better only because I have someone named Terri keeping up on what I am supposed to be doing, When I sleep with my cpap on I actually feel 80% . This Dr. and his staff are good. I would recommend them to anybody with lung and sleep issues.
The first words out of Dr. Lucht's mouth at my first appointment were, "I wish I had seen you ten years ago". I HAD seen an Anchorage pulmonologist ten years previous! Dr. Molnair, a cardiologist, diagnosed me with pulmonary hypertension and referred me to Dr. Lucht for treatment after I was referred to both of them by the Providence Emergency room. Dr. Lucht immediately sent me for a heart catheritization to confirm my diagnosis. Then at my first pulmonary function test, the respiration therapist called Dr. Lucht, alarmed that my blood oxygen was so low. I was sent directly to the oxygen provider and fitted with a Marathon liquid oxygen backpack and followed home by their truck, bringing a large canister of liquid oxygen and an oxygen concentrater.Dr. Lucht put me on two specialty pharmacy oral drugs along with quite a few others. My condition was so bad that when I asked what my life expectancy might be, he said one to one and a half years.It has now been over five years and I know that I would not be alive now were it not for Dr. Lucht's compassion and knowledge as a Christian pulmonologist. I feel much better now than I did then. I truly owe my life to him and I know he is just as compassionent with all of his patients.I would recommend him to anyone with pulmonary disease.
When dealing with this doctor I've found that it is of no concern to him how the patient is actually feeling, just that he get to his next appointment. Decisions are made without the patient being told.I suggest if you go to Dr. Lucht that your ONLY diagnosis be dealing with your lungs. If you have ANY other serious conditions you will not be satisfied or taken care of by him.
40 Years Experience
University Of Colorado School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1978
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Dr. William D Lucht accepts the following insurance providers.
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- PacificSource PSN
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