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    Snapor
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    Why is it necessary to see infectious disease docs?

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    Birder
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    It is my understanding that having both pulmonary dr and infectious dr is advatageous since each bring different expertise to the subject. I do not have an infectious dr locally. My pulmonary has been able to do everything for me, from prescribing meds to bronchoscopies. I do not think an infectious dr performs bronchoscopies or lung biopsies. I have seen an infectious specialist at Natl Jewish in the past along with a pulmonary there. At NIH, I see pulmonaries as far I know.

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    Anonymous

    Hi Snapor. I was told by Dr Holland (ID) at NIH that Infectious Disease Dr’s (ID) know more about the meds. Carole

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    Madijen
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    I originally had a pulmonary dr but since I couldn’t take one of the meds he put me on, he referred me to an infectious disease dr who he said would have more knowledge about the meds to use. I still had to have a pulmonary for the bronchoscopes.

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