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Dr. Rashmi Sama

Dr. Rashmi Sama

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DM - Pulmonary Medicine, MBBS, DM - Critical Care Medicine

Pulmonologist

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General Practitioner

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General Physician

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Critical Care Medicine

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18 Years Experience Overall  (14 years as specialist)

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After training and practicing for 15 years Columbia University, New York, and University of Illinois, Chicago, Dr. Rashmi Sama started her practice in India in 2012. She specialises in treatment of Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Lund Disease (COPD), Tuberculosis, Lung Cancer, Pneumonia and other lung diseases.

Old Rajendra Nagar, Delhi

Sir Ganga Ram Hospital

3.5

Sir Ganga Ram Hospital Road, Landmark: Near Janakidevi Memorial College & Near Metro Station, Delhi

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+ 12

Mon - Sat

10:00 - 12:00

1500

Common questions & answers

Q: What is a Pulmonologist?

A: A doctor who is specialized in diagnosis and treatment of respiratory system diseases is called as pulmonologist. The respiratory system include the airway (all organs that carry air to lungs from body's outside environment), the lungs and the muscles for respiration.

Q: What type of respiratory problems can a Pulmonologist treat?

A: Pulmonologists can treat lung or airway inflammation, blocked lung airways, damage to lung alveoli and lung diseases occurred due to inhalation of dust chemical or smoking, genetic diseases of the lung like cystic fibrosis, tuberculosis, asthma, bronchitis.

Q: When do you need to visit a Pulmonologist?

A: You should visit a pulmonologist if you are facing breathing difficulties, having cough from a long time, have blood or mucus in cough, sudden weight loss due to unknown reasons and have severe breathing problem while doing daily activities or exercising.

Q: What tests wil a Pulmonologist do for a check up?

A: Pulmonologists will perform different tests depending up on your problem. These may include CT scan, chest ultrasound, chest X-ray, pulse oximetry test, pleural biopsy, bronchoscopy (to examine airway), breathing test (pulmonary function test) to check functioning of lungs and sleep study to detect sleep disorder.

Q: What is the difference between a Pulmonologist and chest surgeon?

A: Pulmonologists will diagnose and treat respiratory system related disorders but if you are having a serious lung disease then you will be referred to chest surgeon to remove affected lung part or for a lung transplant.

Education

DM - Pulmonary Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine, 2008
MBBS - Manipal Academy Of Higher Education, Manipal, India, 2002
DM - Critical Care Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine, 2005

Experience

2011 - 2017 Pulmonologist Chest Medicine Specialist at Dr. Rashmi Sama - Sama Chest Center
2011 - 2017 Pulmonologist Chest Medicine Specialist at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital
2008 - 2011 Pulmonologist Chest Medicine Specialist at University of Illinois Chicago, USA

Registrations

54519 Delhi Medical Council, 2011
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