What does a Pulmonologist do?
Pulmonologists are also known as respiratory physicians and are internal physicians with a specialty in the health of the respiratory system. They focus on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of conditions pertaining to the patient’s lungs and respiratory tract, and concentrate on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases, conditions, and any abnormalities related to the cardiopulmonary system.
Pulmonologists consult with patients for updates on their symptoms and health concerns. They are often involved with patients requiring life support or mechanical ventilation and can diagnose and treat lung conditions and diseases of the chest including pneumonia. They determine the proper treatment of ailments and conditions and use therapy to treat respiratory disorders including antibiotics, steroids, or inhalers. A pulmonologist can advise a patient on lifestyle changes to better manage their respiratory conditions. Pulmonologists have completed undergraduate studies and four years of medical school as well as a three-year training program or residency in internal medicine. Pulmonologists have also completed a two-to-three year fellowship upon completion of their residency.
Average Base Pay
“Good salary with better life”
“No opportunity for vertical career development.”
Frequently asked questions about the roles and responsibilities of a pulmonologist
When working as a pulmonologist, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are Problem Solving, English, H1b, Leadership, and Computer Literacy.
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