Pneumonia Doctor Near Me
Want to find a doctor to help diagnose and treat pneumonia? Patients choosing Oak Street Health as their primary care providers get convenient access to specialty care at a clinic in your area. Oak Street Health has locations all around the United States so you won’t have to go far to get the care you need. Our doctors are ready to listen to your health questions and concerns and take the steps necessary for diagnosis and treatment.
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Our doctors specialize caring for anyone with Medicare, including Original Medicare Part B, select Medicare Advantage plans, Medicare Supplement or Medigap plans and Medicare-Medicaid Plans.
- What insurance does Oak Street Health accept?
We accept all forms of Medicare, including Original Medicare Part B, select Medicare Advantage plans, Medicare Supplement or Medigap plans and Medicare-Medicaid Plans. Call us at (888) 812-1183 to see if we accept your specific insurance.
What kind of doctor to see for pneumonia?
If you’re experiencing symptoms of pneumonia — such as a persistent cough and difficulty breathing — you should call your primary care doctor, who can manage mild or short-term conditions such as “walking pneumonia.” Your doctor may refer you to a pulmonologist, a doctor who specializes in the respiratory system, to diagnose, treat, and manage more serious cases. Reasons you may need a pulmonologist might include having a cough that persists for more than three weeks, dizziness, chest pain, and difficulty breathing. If you’re not sure whether you need to go to a pulmonologist, check with your primary care doctor.
How does a doctor diagnose pneumonia?
Diagnosing pneumonia isn’t always easy, as symptoms are usually variable and may be similar to those of the cold or flu. To diagnose the illness, your doctor will usually begin by asking you questions about your medical history, doing a physical exam, and running some tests. Your doctor may want to know about recent travel, contact with other people who may have been contagious, recent illnesses, or contact with animals. Your doctor will likely listen to your lungs with a stethoscope to check for crackling, bubbling, or rumbling sounds. Diagnostic tests might include a blood test, chest X‑ray, pulse oximetry, or sputum test.
How to find a primary care doctor who can treat pneumonia at Oak Street Health?
We can help you find the right physicians to help diagnose and treat pneumonia. More severe cases of pneumonia may be life-threatening, so it’s important to get the care you need as soon as more serious respiratory symptoms arise. Browse our extensive network of doctors and find a physician close to you.
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