Dr. Attiah has been trained in two medical specialties.
Having studied Pulmonology, Dr. Attiah has been trained to diagnose and treat diseases and disorders of the respiratory tract. Dr. Attiah is trained to perform procedures to diagnose disorders such as asthma, pulmonary fibrosis, lung cancer, lung disease, COPD, emphysema and bronchitis, among other diseases and complications.
Pulmonology is a specialized field of medicine focused on the diagnosis, treatment, management and prevention of diseases and disorders of the respiratory (breathing) system. Pulmonology may often be classified as a subspecialty of internal medicine, but it often overlaps with many other medical specialties. Physicians who specialize in pulmonology are referred to as pulmonologists and have studied the respiratory system (which includes the mouth, nose, trachea, lungs, diaphragm and related structures) extensively.
Pulmonologists are specially trained to diagnose, prevent and treat a wide range of diseases and disorders affecting the pulmonary system, such as emphysema, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma, chronic bronchitis, cystic fibrosis, pulmonary vascular disease, sarcoidosis, lung cancer and acute lung injury, among many others. Often times, pulmonologists may be involved in the various facets of critical care, assisting other physicians in the provision of life-saving procedures and surgeries.
After diagnosing patients suffering from respiratory disease, pulmonologists may employ a variety of treatment procedures and techniques to treat or manage the condition. These may include laser bronchoscopies, endobronchial stenting and brachytherapy, the creation of a comprehensive management plan and the prescription of medications, among others. When necessary, pulmonologists may also coordinate with a cardiothoracic surgeon for a variety of surgical operations affecting the lungs and respiratory system.
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Having studied Internal Medicine, Dr. Attiah has been trained to provide care to adult patients suffering from a wide range of illnesses and diseases, ranging from the very common to the very rare. Dr. Attiah is also trained in general medicine, and is capable of treating patients for diseases that may have overlapping symptoms or complications.
Internal medicine is a specialized field of medicine concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of all types of adult diseases. Due to the fact that there are thousands of different diseases and afflictions that affect adults, internists (physicians who practice internal medicine) often serve as primary care physicians to their patients.
Internists play a crucial role in the diagnosis of disease in adult patients and perform a variety of diagnostic procedures and tests to assist in this process. Internists are trained to perform and analyze blood tests, review family histories, review diagnostic imaging tests, skin tests, biopsies, stress tests and endoscopies, among many other procedures, depending upon the patient’s condition or apparent symptoms.
Doctors of internal medicine are prepared to provide treatment patients with diseases that relate to, or encompass, more than one bodily system. It is this expertise that allows internists to be the “puzzle solvers” of primary care when it comes to making diagnoses; internists are often consulted for their diagnostic capabilities when other primary care physicians are unable to arrive at the correct diagnosis.
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