Consulting with patients tounderstand their symptoms and health concerns.
Diagnosing and treating conditions, such as asthma,bronchitis, and emphysema.
Using andinterpreting pulmonological exams and tests to aid in the diagnosisof cardiopulmonary diseases and conditions, including CT scans,chest fluoroscopies, ultrasounds, and bronchoscopies.
Performing various specialized procedures in order toacquire samples of the chest wall lining or the lungs, for furtheranalysis.
Providing immunizations againstpreventable cardiopulmonary diseases.
Maintaining detailed notes of appointments with patients,including comments, tests and / or treatments prescribed, and testresults.
Referring patients to cardiothoracicsurgeons, when necessary.
Advisingcardiothoracic surgeons of the risk status of patients andrecommending interventions to minimize risk, especially intuberculosis cases.
Providing support andadvice to patients receiving long-term care.
Conducting research into the testing and development ofnew medications and methods of treatment.