Why would a child need to see a pulmonologist?
If your child has breathing problems, or a problem with his or her lungs, a pediatric pulmonologist has the experience and qualifications to treat your child. Pediatric pulmonologists diagnose, treat, and manage children from birth to 21 years old with breathing and lung diseases.
What is a pediatric lung doctor called?
A pediatric pulmonologist is a doctor who specializes in breathing and lung problems in children.
How do I choose a pulmonologist?
8 Tips for Choosing a Pulmonologist
- Get Referrals. Start with a referral list from your primary care doctor.
- Research the Pulmonologist’s Credentials.
- Consider the Pulmonologist’s Experience.
- Consider Gender.
- Research Hospital Quality.
- Evaluate Communication Style.
- Read Patient Reviews.
- Know What Your Insurance Covers.
How many pediatric pulmonologists are there in the US?
There are fewer than 1,000 board certified Pediatric Pulmonologists in the United States.
What happens at first pediatric pulmonologist appointment?
New Patients: Your appointment will include a visit with one of our pediatric pulmonologists and may also include a chest x-ray and/or breathing test (pulmonary function test (PFT)). To assist in your child’s care, we also ask you to request your child’s medical records and any copies of x-rays.
Do pulmonologists treat RSV?
If your child wheezes, stops breathing temporarily, shows symptoms of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) or another breathing condition such as asthma, these skilled pediatric specialists can help. If your child’s doctor tells you that you should see a pediatric pulmonologist, you may be wondering what that means.
What can I expect at a pediatric pulmonologist visit?
Your appointment will include a visit with one of our pediatric pulmonologists and may also include a chest x-ray and/or breathing test (pulmonary function test (PFT)). To assist in your child’s care, we also ask you to request your child’s medical records and any copies of x-rays.
What tests will a pulmonologist do?
Pulmonary function tests, or PFTs, measure how well your lungs work. They include tests that measure lung size and air flow, such as spirometry and lung volume tests. Other tests measure how well gases such as oxygen get in and out of your blood.
What are the top three industries that employ pediatricians?
Industry profile for Pediatricians, General:
|Industry||Employment (1)||Percent of industry employment|
|Offices of Physicians||18,180||0.70|
|Outpatient Care Centers||1,260||0.13|
|General Medical and Surgical Hospitals||6,850||0.12|
|Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals||220||0.08|