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Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Disease

Pulmonologists, or chest physicians as they are sometimes called, diagnose and treat diseases of the respiratory system. A critical care physician diagnoses, treats and supports patients with multiple organ dysfunction. This specialist may have administrative responsibilities for intensive care units and may also facilitate and coordinate patient care among the primary physician, the critical care staff, and other specialists.

Training in critical care is integrated into most three year pulmonary medicine fellowship programs.

Values & Personality Traits of Physicians in Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Disease

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Values Match

Specialists Value
  • Decision making
  • Taking care of people
  • Variety
  • Working with my mind
Specialists do not value
  • Feedback from others
  • Independence
  • Prestige
  • Security
  • Sufficient time off
  • Working with my hands

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SDN Critical Care Forum
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