Respiratory Issues

Respiratory issues can become serious if they aren’t treated promptly and effectively. Dr. Rene Reyes is a board-certified internist who offers diagnosis and treatment to patients with symptoms of respiratory issues. Patients in Hollywood, Florida, can make an appointment with Dr. Reyes by contacting Reyes and Reyes, MD, PA.

Respiratory Issues Q & A

What respiratory issues can patients experience?

The respiratory system is one of the most important organ systems in the entire body. When this system isn’t functioning properly, patients can’t take in enough oxygen, which can lead to significant problems and may even be fatal.

Respiratory conditions can occur when any part of the respiratory system is affected. Patients may experience symptoms of a respiratory issue if they have problems in the throat, bronchial tubes, or lungs. Some of the most common respiratory conditions include:

  • Asthma
  • Bronchitis
  • Emphysema
  • Pneumonia
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

How does Dr. Reyes diagnose respiratory issues?

Dr. Reyes begins diagnosing respiratory issues by evaluating your vital signs and performing a comprehensive physical exam. He’ll also ask specific questions about your symptoms.

Based on the results of his evaluation, Dr. Reyes may order further testing, which are designed to rule out or confirm specific conditions. Those tests may include:

  • Spirometry
  • Pulmonary function tests
  • Blood gases tests
  • Imaging tests of the chest

Dr. Reyes will arrive at a diagnosis based on all the information he collects during this process.

What treatments are available?

Treatments Dr. Reyes recommends will depend on your specific diagnosis, including:

  • Medications, such as steroids designed to improve symptoms
  • Antibiotics to treat infections
  • Rescue inhalers for patients with severe breathing difficulties
  • Nebulizers to deliver drugs to the respiratory system more effectively

In some cases, Dr. Reyes may also refer you to see a specialist.

Are treatments for respiratory issues safe?

Each treatment for respiratory issues comes with different side effects and potential complications. Before prescribing a new medication, Dr. Reyes will explain all of the risks and benefits so you can make the right choice. Because respiratory issues can be severe, many patients decide that the benefits of medication outweigh the risks.

If you begin experiencing troublesome side effects because of medication, contact Dr. Reyes to schedule an appointment. Medication changes or dosage adjustments may be necessary.

Major Insurance Plans Accepted

As a primary care practice with specialties in Internal Medicine and Family Practice we are pleased to offer our patients a wide variety of insurance options. For your convenience, we have included here a list of some of the most common insurance plans accepted in our office. In addition to the list provided, we accept a plethora of other health insurance plans. Please feel free to contact us to see if we take your insurance – we will be happy to help!

Blue Cross
Blue Cross Blue Shield
CarePlus Health Plans (Florida Medicare)
MultiPlan / PHCS
Simply Healthcare
Sunshine Health
United Healthcare

Words from our patients

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    "Dr. Reyes and his staff provide are top notch medical professionals with an emphasis on concierge customer service and delivering the highest quality of healthcare."

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    "I've been to many doctors in the past 12 years, this has been the best office visit experience for me. They have the most friendly staff."

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    "I have only had great experiences at this office. Everyone (doctors & staff) is professional, helpful and polite. The office is very nice and clean!"

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    "Dr. Reyes is the best doctor. He has helped me changed my life. He has such positive energy and takes his time to explains details."

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    "Dr. Reyes makes you feel like you are the only one in the office and not just another number. I sent my entire family to him and they are all pleased that I did."

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    "I have been going to Dr Reyes since about 2005. I am so happy to find someone so caring and knowledgable... I hope to keep him as long as possible for my medical care."

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    "Dr. Reyes takes great pride in his responsibility as an MD and at the same time respects his patients. I would highly recommend him as a physician."

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    "Primary care doctor is awesome, staff is very sweet. They are all like family there."

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    "Dr. Reyes is an excellent doctor. He is very down to earth with a great sense of humor which makes you feel very at ease. I highly recommend him."

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Reyes and Reyes, MD, PA
3700 Washington Street, Suite 404
Hollywood, FL 33021
Phone: 954-228-5930
Fax: (954) 962-7130
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