Pulmonary Care Management Specialist

Engliberta R Santos, MD -  - Internal Medicine

Engliberta R Santos, MD

Internal Medicine & Primary Care Physician located in Woodside, Queens, NY

Your lungs, airways, and respiratory system help you breathe, stay alive, feel energized, and function optimally. Engilberta R. Santos, MD, is a highly trained internal medicine physician specializing in pulmonary disease. At her private practice in Woodside, Queens, New York, she treats an array of conditions like bronchitis, COPD, and asthma. Dr. Santos provides an array of pulmonary care management including testing, treatments, and solutions to lower your risks, offer symptom relief, and improve your breathing. Call Engilberta R. Santos, MD today.

Pulmonary Care Management Q&A

What is pulmonary care management?

Pulmonary care management refers to the branch of medicine centered around the diagnosis, treatment, and management of disorders and conditions of the respiratory system, including your upper airways, lungs, thoracic cavity, and chest wall.

Dr. Santos has extensive experience treating pulmonary conditions and improving respiratory health and general wellness. Dr. Santos has expertise in inflammatory, infectious, structural, and neoplastic disorders of the respiratory system. 

What are some of the most common pulmonary diseases?

The most prevalent pulmonary diseases include:

  • Asthma
  • Chronic obstructive lung disease (COPD)
  • Emphysema
  • Lung cancer
  • Tuberculosis
  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Sleep apnea
  • Bronchitis
  • Cough
  • Pneumonia
  • Pulmonary nodules

With many of these pulmonary conditions, you might experience certain symptoms, such as breathing difficulties, congestion, fatigue, and tightness in your chest.

If you have any symptoms or concerns about your respiratory health, you should visit Engilberta R. Santos, MD, for evaluation and treatment.

How are pulmonary diseases diagnosed?

To diagnose a pulmonary condition or determine what’s causing your symptoms, Dr. Santos provides a comprehensive consultation and evaluation. Dr. Santos reviews your medical and family history, discusses your symptoms, and more.

Dr. Santos might suggest certain testing, such as a sonogram of your chest, pulmonary function testing, blood work, and a physical examination. Dr. Santos also collects important information, such as your occupational and environmental exposures, your travel history and previous illnesses, and your previous test results that might be relevant, such as a previous chest sonogram.

How are pulmonary diseases treated?

Pulmonary diseases are treated differently depending on several factors, like your health, symptoms, preferences, and the type and severity of disease you're suffering from. Dr. Santos offers many effective treatments for pulmonary diseases, such as medications like anti-inflammatories and antivirals, bronchodilators, and certain medical devices.

Dr. Santos can also help you improve your lifestyle and respiratory health. She helps you with essential lifestyle factors like nutrition, stress management, and developing an appropriate exercise routine.

When needed, Dr. Santos can also provide referrals to specialists.

Dr. Santos and the qualified medical team can help you with your breathing, your sleep, and other symptoms and areas of your life that might be affected by pulmonary disease.

You deserve to breathe easier and have the comfort and peace of mind that an exceptional supportive medical group can provide. You’re in the right place at Engilberta R. Santos, MD. Call the office today.