Get to know Pulmonologist Dr. Alan S. Chanales, who serves the population of Rockville, Maryland.
Dr. Chanales graduated with his Medical Degree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in 1977, giving him over four decades of experience in his field. After obtaining his medical degree he completed his internship and residency with the Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. He is dual certified in Pulmonary Medicine and Critical Care by the American Board of Internal Medicine. To stay up to date in his field he remains a professional member of the The Maryland State Medical Society and has been inducted as a Fellow of The American College of Chest Physicians.
Dr. Chanales currently practices within his private practice and is affiliated with the Shady Grove Adventist Hospital, Suburban Hospital, and Holy Cross Hospital, where he holds an expertise in treatment for patients with asthma and COPD.
Pulmonary medicine is the subspecialty of internal medicine that focuses on the diagnosis and management of disorders of the respiratory system, including the lungs, upper airways, thoracic cavity, and chest wall. Although most common respiratory problems are treated by general internists and other specialty physicians, internists practicing pulmonary medicine (often referred to as “pulmonologists”) are frequently called upon to help diagnose unknown disorders and assist in managing difficult, unusual, or complicated diseases of the respiratory system. Pulmonologists have expertise in structural, inflammatory, infectious, and neoplastic disorders of the lung parenchyma, pleura and airways, pulmonary vascular disease and its effect on the cardiovascular system, and detection and prevention of occupational and environmental causes of lung disease. Diseases commonly evaluated and treated by pulmonologists include asthma, chronic obstructive lung disease (COPD), emphysema, lung cancer, interstitial and occupational lung diseases, complex lung and pleural infections including tuberculosis, pulmonary hypertension, and cystic fibrosis. Some pulmonologists focus on sleep-disordered breathing (such as sleep apnea) and may provide diagnostic and therapeutic services in sleep laboratories.
Dr. Chanales attributes his professional success to the time he spends to listen carefully to his patients until he fully understands the nature of their problems, and explains to them what is wrong and what their treatment options are. He does not rush them out of the office until the above is accomplished. He tries to maximize the patient’s improvement, not being satisfied with just “good enough”. Dr. Chanales routinely returns his patient’s phone calls and tries to solve their problems right away. He treats his patients with respect and politeness.
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