Bay Area Chest Physicians are a group of specialty doctors, who are dedicated to providing timely and compassionate quality patient care. In order to facilitate this goal, they have a competent, caring, professional staff to assist with all patient questions and concerns.
It is our desire to establish a relationship that will result in your optimal care, both physically and mentally. All physicians and staff are educated, oriented, and trained to achieve those results.
What is a Pulmonary Specialist?
A pulmonary specialist is a physician who treats diseases of the lungs; such as, emphysema, asthma, pneumonia, etc. They are also involved in the treatment of critically ill patients and also patients with sleeping disorders.
A pulmonary disease specialist is required to complete three years of training in internal medicine and two additional years of studying pulmonary disease. The group of doctors at Bay Area Chest Physicians have also completed additional fellowship studies in other areas; including, critical care and sleep medicine.
What is Sleep Medicine?
Sleep medicine is the treatment of sleeping disorders which are a medical condition that prevents many in the bay area from getting a good night’s sleep. We have several practitioners that are highly skilled and experienced in the diagnosis and treatment of all types of sleeping disorders including
restless leg syndrome, daytime sleepiness, and many other sleep disorders.
If your practitioner finds it necessary for further evaluation, they may recommend you have a sleep study at our
sleep center. Sleep disorders that are left untreated can have a significantly detrimental impact on every aspect of your life and health.
Why do we have a group practice?
We feel a group practice allows us to give you the best care available. On a rotating basis two of the physicians will be in the office seeing scheduled patients, and the other doctors will be seeing patients in the hospital and emergencies. Consequently, you may not always see your doctor if you are in the hospital. A pulmonary disease specialist is required to complete three years of training in internal medicine and two additional years of studying pulmonary disease. The group of doctors at Bay Area Chest Physicians have also completed additional fellowship studies in other areas; including, critical care and sleep medicine.
We also feel this allows us to care for you more readily in an emergency without disrupting patients that are scheduled in the office. Your physician is informed of your acute illness and, if you are hospitalized, they will be kept aware of your progress. In this manner, you will be indirectly cared for by
Ten lung specialists.