Kamelhar Pulmonary Medicine is one of the most extensive clinical programs in the New York metropolitan area for the diagnosis, treatment and management of patients with pulmonary disease. Our mission is to provide each patient with an individualized approach to the resolution of his or her respiratory problems and the optimization of their pulmonary wellness.Dr. David Kamelhar and Dr. Eric Teller offer their patients exceptional clinical services through the integration of the industry’s best diagnostic, therapeutic, restorative and educational services. Kamelhar Pulmonary Medicine continues to lead the field in Pulmonary Medicine with its state-of-the-art pulmonary function laboratories that are registered with the American Thoracic Society.
Medical Team Approach
This is an integrative approach to patient care. It is the recognition that many symptoms and complaints that bring a patient to a pulmonary specialist may in fact arise in other organs. A cough or shortness of breath may arise in the heart, sinuses or esophagus, for example. Further these and other symptoms are often caused by several factors rather than one. Is it the heart? Is it the digestive system? Is it allergy or reflux? Is it a combination? This “and” rather than “or” approach will most often yield the correct diagnosis. These considerations frequently prompt a call to the patient’s internist, cardiologist or gastroenterologist on the spot. We communicate with senior ear-nose-and throat specialists many times a day!
We do not go a day without the input of allergists, gastroenterologists, thoracic surgeons, cardiologists, oncologists, rehabilitation specialists and others.
When a patient comes to us with a pulmonary problem we like to feel that the “buck stops here”. We will take responsibility to recruit the help of whomever it takes to answer the question in a timely manner. We will contact that physician directly, making sure that when you go to that next specialist, you go with that specialist knowing why you are there, what’s been done and what the thought process has been so far.
In that way, the most efficient work-up can be done to get to a diagnosis. No patient is sent back to his personal physician without a working diagnosis and proposed treatment.