Respiratory Issues

Reyes and Reyes, MD, PA

Family Practice & Primary Care Practice located in Hollywood, FL

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!

Aetna
AvMed
Blue Cross
Blue Cross Blue Shield
CarePlus Health Plans (Florida Medicare)
Cigna
Coventry
GHI
Humana
MultiPlan / PHCS
Simply Healthcare
Sunshine Health
United Healthcare