Marin Health Critical Care & Pulmonology- A UCSF Health Clinic
Marin Health Critical Care & Pulmonary Disease specialists diagnose and treat diseases of the lungs and chest in both the office and hospital. Common problems for which a Pulmonary Disease Specialist is consulted include: shortness of breath, chronic cough, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease including emphysema, lung cancer, pleurisy and disorders of the blood vessels of the lungs. Doctor Nisam provides consultation for the diagnosis and treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea. To assist in diagnosis, Pulmonary Disease Specialists perform a variety of tests and procedures including: pulmonary function testing, bronchoscopy, chest X- rays, CT scans, thoracentesis and pleural biopsy. Pulmonary Disease Specialists have completed a Residency in Internal Medicine and a Fellowship in Pulmonary Disease.
All of the Pulmonology & Critical Care physicians in Prima spend a majority of their time doing Critical Care. Critical Care Medicine Specialists provide expert consultation for patients who are hospitalized in the Intensive Care Setting. Critical Care Medicine Specialists are often referred to as Intensivist. In the Intensive Care Unit, Critical Care Medicine Specialists see a wide variety of patients with life threatening illness. Medical problems commonly encountered and cared for by Intensivists include: respiratory failure requiring mechanical ventilation, problems with blood pressure or heart rhythm, severe infections and sepsis, kidney or liver failure, trauma and post-operative care. Intensivists collaborate with other Medical Specialists to provide comprehensive care to the patient. Most importantly, Intensivists provide counseling to patients and their families regarding prognosis and appropriate options for treatment in the Intensive Care setting. Critical Care Medicine Specialists have completed a Residency program and a Fellowship in Critical Care Medicine.
Our Family Medicine physicians see patients of all ages, from newborn to elderly and can take care of your whole family. Family Medicine physicians receive 3 years of specialty training in inpatient and outpatient medicine – this includes procedural and pediatric training with an emphasis on behavioral science and patient communication.
Internal Medicine doctors focus on adult medicine – they have had special training focusing on the prevention and treatment of adult diseases. An Internal Medicine physician is considered a generalist in the following areas: Adolescent Medicine, Allergy and Immunology, Cardiology (heart), Endocrinology (diabetes and other glandular disorders), Gastroenterology (colon and intestinal tract), Hematology (blood), Infectious Disease, Nephrology (kidneys), Oncology (cancer), Pulmonology (lungs), Rheumatology (arthritis), and Sports medicine.