Pulmonology is a medical specialty that deals with diseases involving the respiratory tract. It is also known as chest medicine and respiratory medicine in some countries and areas. Pulmonology is considered a branch of internal medicine and is related to intensive care medicine. Pulmonology often involves managing patients who need life support and mechanical ventilation. Pulmonologists are specially trained in diseases and conditions of the chest and lungs, particularly pneumonia, asthma, tuberculosis, emphysema, and complicated chest infections.
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 and 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. Ashraf-Alim is a board-certified Pulmonologist with following board certifications:
American Board of Internal Med/Pulmonary Disease, Pulmonary Disease
American Board of Internal Med/Critical Care Medicine, Critical Care Medicine
American Board of Sleep Medicine
He specializes in Pneumonia, Asthma, Tuberculosis (TB), Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Angiographic Visualization, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Narcolepsy, Insomnia, Chest Infection, Valley Fever, and Emphysema. Dr. Ashraf-Alim and his team welcome you at their comfortable and professional office.
Dr. Ashraf-Alim provides services for the conditions such as asthma, pneumonia, tuberculosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, insomnia, sleep apnea, chest infections, emphysema, etc. We also offer medical and legal evaluations. Dr. Ashraf-Alim will provide you an honest and compassionate care based on the current clinical evidence and if we cannot completely address your needs, we will be sure to refer you to other experts who can. When you meet with Ashraf-Alim , he will go over your specific issue, followed by a customized medical examination to cater your needs, and then provide you with his findings in the form of his diagnosis and a plan of action.
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