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I just had a second hospital visit this year and my husband wants me to change providers. Do more people go to pulmonologists or allergy doctors? I am under the care of a pulmonologist. I do not have allergy-induced asthma. Any suggestions are welcome!

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  • Leon Lebowitz, RRT moderator
    1 week ago

    Hi JenColeman and thanks for your post/question. While we cannot provide medical advice or diagnostics over the internet (for your own safety), your concern certainly warrants a reply.

    Are you satisfied with the treatment provided to you by your current pulmonologist? Would you say your husband has lost confidence in this doctor since you’ve recently been hospitalized twice? Between the two of you, you’ll probably want to decide if you think an alternate doctor would be worthwhile to see.

    Some pulmonologists are well versed in allergy medicine and some allergists are well versed in pulmonary medicine. Some doctors are certified in both specialties. It all depends on the particular physician. This may be something you want to look into if you plan on seeking out another doctor.

    What do you think?
    Leon (site moderator asthma.net)

  • JenColeman author
    1 week ago

    I started with pulmonologist several years ago with lung modules and she has been treating asthma. I understand you can’t give medical advice but I am just wondering if need to switch to a different type specialist?? My asthma is not allergy induced.

    Thanks!!!!

  • Leon Lebowitz, RRT moderator
    1 week ago

    Hi again, JenColeman and thanks for your response and explanation about the lung nodules calcifying. Thanks, as well, for sharing that you are a breast cancer survivor. That is wonderful to hear!

    Since we are unable to provide medical advice or diagnostics over the internet (for your own safety), if you know which of your doctors have been monitoring and classifying the lung nodules, that would be the doctor for you to direct your concerns toward.

    It’s understandable that you want to focus on the correct physician to work with, but that decision is best made between you and the doctor with whom you have the most confidence. It’s not practical nor safe for the COPD.net team to be involved in the decision making process. I do hope you understand that as much as we’d like to help, it really is beyond the scope of what can be done here on the internet.

    The asthma/allergist and pulmonary specialists you are considering seeing (or have seen already), should certainly be able guide you through this.

    Please do keep in touch and let us know how you progress through this.
    All the best to you!
    Warm regards,
    Leon (site moderator asthma.net)

  • JenColeman author
    1 week ago

    Luckily they have all calcified. There is a new one and my oncologist looked at my scans. I am a 2 time breast cancer survivor with a CHEK 2 mutation so I am watched closely. Are asthma/allergist specialists able to watch nodules or are pulmonologists only ones that monitor them? I am just trying to figure out what type of specialist to chose to monitor asthma since it is so chronic. Thanks!!!!

  • Leon Lebowitz, RRT moderator
    1 week ago

    Hi JenColeman, and thanks for this post. It sounds like you may be having second thoughts about your current pulmonologist and/or in the care that is being provided to you.

    Since you’ve mentioned lung nodules, has to doctor further investigated them? Are they benign or malignant?

    If you have concerns about their status (cancerous), you may want to discuss this, in earnest, with the pulmonologist. He/she should be able to give you more of a definitive idea of what is happening with this aspect of your care.

    What do you think?
    Leon (site moderator asthma.net)

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