Allergy & Immunology
Allergy and Immunology
An allergist / immunologist (commonly referred to as an allergist) is a physician specially trained to diagnose, treat and manage allergies, asthma and immunologic disorders including primary immunodeficiency disorders.
Allergy testing involves having a skin or blood test to find out what substance, or allergen, may trigger an allergic response in a person. Skin tests are usually done because they are rapid, reliable, and generally less expensive than blood tests, but either type of test may be used.
- A small amount of a suspected allergen is placed on or below the skin to see if a reaction develops.
Asthma Treatment – Bronchial Thermoplasty
Bronchial Thermoplasty (BT) improves asthma-related quality of life for people with severe asthma by reducing asthma attacks. BT reduces asthma attacks by reducing airway smooth muscle. With less smooth muscle, the airways constrict less, reducing asthma and making breathing easier.
Bone Density Testing
Bone Density Testing
A bone density test uses X-rays to measure how many grams of calcium and other bone minerals are packed into a segment of bone. The bones that are most commonly tested are in the spine, hip and forearm.
Doctors use bone density testing to:
- Identify decreases in bone density before you break a bone
- Determine your risk of broken bones (fractures)
- Confirm a diagnosis of osteoporosis
- Monitor osteoporosis treatment
Doppler echocardiogram – This test is used to look at how blood flows through the heart chambers, heart valves, and blood vessels. The movement of the blood reflects sound waves to a transducer. The ultrasound computer then measures the direction and speed of the blood flowing through your heart and blood vessels. Doppler measurements may be displayed in black and white or in color.
Doctors use a Doppler Echo testing to:
- Measure the speed at which blood travels through the heart.
- Measure the blood pressure and speed of blood flow through the heart valves.
Endocrinologists treat people who suffer from hormonal imbalances, typically from glands in the endocrine system. The overall goal of treatment is to restore the normal balance of hormones found in a patient’s body. Some of the more common conditions treated by endocrinologists include Menopause and Diabetes.
Our office offers facilities for CGM (continuous glucose monitoring) and support for management of insulin pump to help patients manage their Diabetes better. We have resources to refer patients for Diet and Nutrition education.
We have facilities for performing Bone Density screening by DXA scans in our office location.
Internal Med | Family Practice
Internal Medicine/Family Practice
Internal medicine physicians, often referred to as Internists, are specialists that handle the broad and comprehensive spectrum of illnesses that affect adults, and are recognized as experts in diagnosis, in treatment of chronic illness, and in health promotion and disease prevention – they are not limited to one type of medical problem or organ system.
Family physicians are dedicated to treating the whole person. They treat each organ, every disease, all ages and both genders. The cornerstone of family medicine is an ongoing, personal patient-physician relationship focused on integrated care.
Although internists may act as primary care physicians, they are not “family physicians,” “family practitioners,” or “general practitioners,” whose training is not solely concentrated on adults and may include surgery, obstetrics and pediatrics. Family practice physicians’ training focuses on caring for the whole family, including pediatrics and OB/GYN care. Internal medicine training focuses solely on disease facing adults.
Lung Cancer EBUS
Lung Cancer EBUS
During an EBUS procedure, a thin, flexible instrument called a bronchoscope is fitted with an ultrasound device and guided through the patient’s mount and trachea.
Doctors use a EBUS testing to:
- Diagnose and stage lung caner.
- Determine if the disease has spread to other part of the body.
A podiatrist is a doctor of podiatric medicine (DPM), also known as a podiatric physician or surgeon. Podiatrists diagnose and treat conditions of the foot, ankle, and related structures of the leg. Podiatrists can specialize in many fields, including surgery, sports medicine, wound care, pediatrics (children), and diabetic care.
Pulmonary Function Testing
Pulmonary function tests (PFTs) are a group of tests that measure how well your lungs work. This includes how well you’re able to breathe and how effective your lungs are able to bring oxygen to the rest of your body.
Doctors use Pulmonary Function testing to:
- Determine how your lungs are functioning.
- Determine how a current condition is progressing or responding to treatment.
Pulmonary medicine is a medical specialty that deals with the causes, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of diseases affecting the lungs. Pulmonary medicine deals with many diseases and conditions, including: ARDS (acute respiratory distress syndrome), asthma, COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), cystic fibrosis, interstitial lung disease, lung cancer, lung transplants, occupational lung disease, pulmonary hypertension, pulmonary tuberculosis, sarcoidosis of the lungs, and SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome).
Sleep medicine is a medical specialty or subspecialty devoted to the diagnosis and therapy of sleep disturbances and disorders.
Well Women Care
Well Woman Care
A well woman examination is an exam offered to women to review elements of their reproductive health. It is recommended once a year for most women. The exam includes a breast examination, a pelvic examination and a pap smear but may also include other procedures.
An annual exam visit does not include discussion of new problems or detailed review of chronic conditions. Annual exams are also called routine check-up, yearly exam, annual pap, and preventive visit.