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When Should I Consult a Pulmonologist?

If you’re experiencing shortness of breath, a chronic cough, unexplained weight loss, or consistently have trouble sleeping, you may have a pulmonary condition requiring a specialist called a pulmonologist. What Do Pulmonologists Treat? Pulmonologists treat medical conditions such as bronchitis, COPD, and sleep apnea. They also do testing to find the causes of symptoms involving […]

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Why Do I Have Trouble Breathing?

Feeling short of breath after jogging up a couple of flights of stairs can be perfectly normal. Yet, many times shortness of breath comes on suddenly with a variety of other symptoms that could signal you have a serious underlying condition that requires prompt medical care. Causes of Shortness of Breath Also called dyspnea, shortness

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When Should I Get a Lung Cancer Screening?

Lung cancer is a form of cancer particularly associated with smoking and with exposure to certain airborne pollutants. About 13% of all cancer diagnoses in the United States are for lung cancer. Similar to many forms of cancer – it becomes more likely with age. A lung cancer screening is a diagnostic process is specifically

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Top Reasons to See a Pulmonary Doctor

What is a Pulmonary Doctor? A pulmonary doctor is a specialist who focuses on treating health issues affecting the lungs. Pulmonary doctors are internal medicine specialists who have augmented their medical training with further work specific to pulmonology. Due to the additional time and effort involved in this qualification, they tend to be highly experienced.

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What is Pleurocentesis?

The space between your lungs and the wall of your chest normally contains fluid, but certain conditions can cause this fluid to build up. As a result, you’ll have difficulty breathing, which can also be painful. Your doctor may recommend a procedure called pleurocentesis to help relieve your symptoms or to gather more information. In

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Looking for the Best Pulmonologist in NYC?

If you have respiratory issues, your family care physician may recommend that you see a pulmonologist for more specialized treatment. Doing some research can ensure that you feel comfortable with your pulmonologist’s qualifications and training and confident in the care you receive. In this blog, Dr. Marc X. Bowen of MXBowen, Physician P.C., Health &

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