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Frequently Asked Questions
What does a respirologist do?
Respirologists are medical doctors who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of breathing conditions such as COPD, bronchitis, asthma, emphysema, or pneumonia.
To find out if a respirologist can help you, simply submit a request and you’ll hear back from a Maple doctor in 72 hours or less. If the request is not suitable for online diagnosis and treatment, the respirologist will let you know and you won’t be charged.
Can respirologists write prescriptions?
Yes. Prescriptions are given at the doctor’s discretion and can either be faxed to the pharmacy of your choice, or delivered right to your door at no extra cost.
What should I expect during my first consultation with a respirologist?
The consultation will begin with a discussion of your medical history, and the respirologist will also examine your medical records. The respirologist may perform certain examinations to search for signs of lung disease. Afterwards, the respirologist may order further respiratory diagnostic tests to identify potential pulmonary disease.
What is the difference between respirologist, pneumologist, and pulmonologist?
These terms all have the same meaning: a lung doctor who specializes in diseases of the lungs, bronchial tubes, and pleura.
When should I see a respirologist?
Patients should see a respirologist if they’re experiencing respiratory symptoms that cannot be resolved by their general practitioner. These symptoms might include difficulty breathing, persistent cough, and coughing up blood/mucus. People who suffer from chronic respiratory diseases like asthma and COPD will need ongoing care from a breathing specialist. No referral is necessary to see a respirologist on Maple.
Why do I need to see a respirologist?
Respiratory diseases can be serious — COPD, bronchitis, and pneumonia are among the top reasons for inpatient hospitalization in Canada. It’s important to see a lung specialist to proactively manage your illness, prevent exacerbations that can land you in hospital, and improve your quality of life.