Just by living in New York City, we are at increased risk of respiratory diseases, since traffic emissions can accelerate the aging of our lungs.4 So, it’s particularly important that we quickly and efficiently diagnose and treat respiratory problems.
Our pulmonologist (lung specialist) offers asthma, bronchitis, and emphysema treatment, and also gives up-to-date advice on how we can best protect ourselves and our children, as well as mitigate the risks, through our lifestyle choices.
We want to share with you some facts and statistics around different lung conditions. By knowing the risks, causes, and symptoms, you will be better positioned to help protect you and your family from the worst effects of some of the common diseases we encounter at our Bronx clinic.
Whether you are looking for a physician to deal with your child’s asthma, or are concerned by your persistent cough or shortness of breath, make sure you seek the advice of a pulmonary doctor. Parkchester Medical has a pulmonary specialist on hand to listen to your concerns.
You shouldn’t have to fight to breathe. If you’re wheezy or find that you are regularly short of breath after minimal exertion, there’s no use in ignoring it. Visit a clinic that can refer you to dedicated lung doctors who will take your symptoms seriously and help to rule out life-threatening COPD or lung cancer. Lung conditions share some of the same symptoms as heart conditions, so be prepared that you may be referred to a cardiologist. For more information, visit our cardiology page under our list of services.