Our Philosophy and
A Well-Rounded Approach to Respiratory Care
At Kamelhar-Teller Pulmonology we take an integrative approach to patient care. Many pulmonary symptoms and complaints start from other organ systems. Our philosophy is that a careful assessment of all relevant organ systems is necessary to arrive at the correct diagnosis for each patient.
Cough or shortness of breath may arise from the heart, sinuses or esophagus. These symptoms may often be caused by simultaneous factors, rather than one. When examining a respiratory or sleep patient, the physicians at Kamelhar-Teller Pulmonology will ask questions and look for answers from the whole body. Is it the heart? Is it the digestive system? Is it an allergy? Is it several of those?
Dr. Kamelhar and Dr. Teller’s all-inclusive approach to respiratory or sleep disorder diagnosis will most often yield the best symptom and disease management.
When a patient comes to us with a respiratory or sleep problem, we feel “the buck stops here.” When needed, we take the responsibility to recruit help from numerous consultants in a timely manner. We communicate with internists, cardiologists, gastroenterologists and ENT specialists many times each day! We do not go a day without the input of allergists, thoracic surgeons, medical oncologists, rehabilitation therapists and others.