MBBS, MD - Pulmonary Medicine
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82% (11 votes)
Consultant Pulmonologist at Himagiri Hospitals
Flat Number 101, 1st Floor, Kadhiri's Apurupa Urban, Botonical Garden Road, Landmark: Beside Chirec International School, Hyderabad
Mon - Tue, Thu - Sat
08:00 - 09:00
Dr Deepika is very friendly and very punctual. I requested for an early appointment due to my severe illness and she was right on dot and i did not have to wait at all in that health condition. She is very calm and very friendly and provides all the time to understand the issue . She explained in detail my problem and the dos and do nots . More than anything she monitored the problem on daily basis for three days . I noticed significant improvement by 2nd day itself. When doctor treats his/her patient like a friend, i guess half of the problem get solved immediately.
This was my first appointment. she took such wonderful care of me, explaining things carefully to make certain I understood. She's smart and kind. Great combination.The Doctor and entire staff are always very friendly and professional . Absolutely love them all.
consulted for chronic cough problem of my wife, Dr Deepika suspected that it may be ILD and advised all types of diagnostic tests which includes, all type of blood tests including HIV, ecg, 2d eco, LFT, CT scan etc like walking test on coridor. All tests are normal, she could not find out or diagnose any think. Finally when the cough is persisting, we consulted our regular MBBS doctor who was till then out of station. He said it is normal cough of allergy . given small tablet used for 3 weeks and got cured. Not a good experience.
I Won't recommend to anyone *** *** ********** I had to wait for 4 hours to meet the doctor and Felt that I losses my fees money also and didn't receive satisfactory treatment.
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.