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Dr. Prasanna Kumar Thomas

MBBS, Diploma - Tuberculosis and Chest Diseases, MD - Tuberculosis and Chest Diseases

Senior Consultant - Pulmonology

Pulmonologist

speciality 34 Years of Practice

Dr. Ammaiyappan Palaniswamy Chockalingam

MBBS, Diploma - Tuberculosis and Chest Diseases, MD - Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases/Medicine

Consultant - Pulmonology

Pulmonologist

speciality 22 Years of Practice

Dr. Apar Jindal

MBBS, MD - Respiratory Medicine

Clinical Director and Consultant - Interventional Pulmonology and Chest Medicine

Pulmonologist

speciality 10 Years of Practice

Dr. K Rajkumar

MBBS, DNB - Respiratory Medicine, Fellowship

Consultant - Pulmonology

Pulmonologist

speciality 9 Years of Practice

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Yash green_tick Verified User ( 28 Feb 2020 )

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Dr. Prasanna Kumar Thomas is Very humble, supportive and highly experienced doctor.
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Md Kamal Hossain green_tick Verified User ( 08 Oct 2019 )

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Doctor Apar has been looking over my son's lung problem. He has been kind and has helped him a lot during this tough time. Good doctor.
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Mrs Neela Taware green_tick Verified User ( 20 Aug 2019 )

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He change my perspective about TB. My grand father had it but he has given medicines. He is feeling better. thank you sir
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Mr. Musharraf Khan green_tick Verified User ( 27 Jun 2019 )

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Not satisfied. poor quality of care. money minded

Pulmonology in Chennai | FAQ’s

Pulmonologists help to prevent the diseases related to the respiratory system. The common diagnosis includes pleurisy, COPD, bronchitis, and pneumonia. Respiratory system diseases are widespread and take a long time to recover. Also, these diseases lead to serious consequences, if not treated timely. The doctors skilled in treating respiratory diseases are called pulmonologists.

When to see a pulmonologist?

Initially, it is difficult to decide the right time to see a pulmonologist, but there are a few symptoms which can help you to take the right decision. Given below is the list, have a look.

  • If Cough lasts for more than 7 weeks.
  • Blood appears in sputum.
  • Shortness of breath
  • Breathing issues while using stairs
  • Unexpected weight loss
  • If you cough up blood

How are respiratory diseases diagnosed?

Your pulmonologist evaluates your medical history. This is followed by a number of diagnostic tests that help the doctor to diagnose the condition in a better way and provide the best treatment modality.

You can be asked to undergo the following screening tests:

  • Imaging test: X-Ray is done to detect the abnormalities in bones.

  • Bronchodilator: It is a technique used to detect shortness of breath and asthma.

Will I get any discounts on my first consultation?

Ans. Yes, you just have to book the appointment from the online portal of Credihealth or you can also Call at    +91–8010–994–994 and converse with Credi Medical Experts for the process.

What should I carry for my first appointment?

Ans. You need to carry your previous prescription if any.

Why choose Credihealth?

You can avail the medical services at different locations in Chennai. The top hospitals where you can avail the consultation with the doctors include fortis hospital, Gleneagles global hospital, VeeCarehospital, Sooriya hospital, and Venkateshwara, Also, you can book online appointments with these respected hospitals in Chennai region.

Credihealth has a team of in-house medical experts who carefully collect all the necessary information about hospitals in Chennai. You can check out a detailed profile, educational qualification, experience, OPD schedule, fees and other details about top doctors.

If you need guidance in selecting the best doctors for your treatment, then call 8010-994-994 to talk to the in-house medical experts for FREE or drop in a Callback Request. Basis symptoms, medical condition, location, insurance, budget and other parameters, the medical expert will share the best available options for the doctors available. You can choose the best doctors as per your need and book appointment as per your time preference. Credihealth has a network of the best surgeons in Chennai. In addition to choosing a good doctor, the medical expert will also support in booking appointment, comparing treatment cost for procedures from reputed hospitals in Chennai.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Is asthma hereditary?

A:

Asthma may or may not be inherited. Both environmental and genetic factors play a role in the development of this ailment. 


Answered by: Dr. Ashwanth Prathapani on 16/09/2019

Q: How to prevent an asthma flare-up?

A:

One can prevent asthma flare-ups by avoiding irritants or allergens, always carrying inhaler along, and taking medications regularly. 


Answered by: Dr. Ashwanth Prathapani on 16/09/2019

Q: What is pulmonary fibrosis?

A:

In pulmonary fibrosis, breathing problems are developed in an individual due to the formation of scars in the lung tissues. 


Answered by: Dr. Ashwanth Prathapani on 16/09/2019

Q: What can be the cause of persistent cough?

A:

There are various reasons for persistent cough. These include asthma, cold, acid reflux, allergies and more. 


Answered by: Dr. Ashwanth Prathapani on 16/09/2019

Q: How much does pollution affect my lungs?

A:

Air pollution leads to serious respiratory problems in people. It causes irritation in the airways and decreases the functioning of the lung. 


Answered by: Dr. Ashwanth Prathapani on 16/09/2019

Q: How do I exercise if I have difficulty in breathing?

A:

If you have difficulty in breathing, you should warm up before exercising, cover your face with a light cloth during cold weather and breath through your nose. 


Answered by: Dr. Ashwanth Prathapani on 16/09/2019

Q: What shall I do when I am short of breath?

A:

If you are short of breath, you should try the pursed lip breathing technique. 


Answered by: Dr. Ashwanth Prathapani on 16/09/2019

Q: What is COPD?

A:

COPD or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease is a respiratory disease in which breathing is obstructed due to blockage in air flow. 


Answered by: Dr. Ashwanth Prathapani on 16/09/2019

Q: How is a lung function test performed?

A:

During a lung function test, doctor examines the pace and quantity of the amount of air your exhale to check the strength of your lungs. 


Answered by: Dr. Ashwanth Prathapani on 16/09/2019

Q: What are the signs of pulmonary hypertension?

A:

Common signs of pulmonary hypertension include shortness of breath, dizziness, fatigue, swelling, and fast heart rate.  


Answered by: Dr. Ashwanth Prathapani on 16/09/2019

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