- Critical Care Medicine
I am Bassam Hashem, pulmonary and critical care physician.
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I work with patients with pulmonary illnesses and respiratory symptoms such as cough or shortness of breath, as well as critically ill patients.
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What attracted me to the pulmonary and critical care medicine is the complex pathophysiology and the
intellectual stimulation, as well giving me the opportunity to manage wide spectrum of illnesses.
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My philosophy of care is patient-centered. I work with a team
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to deliver comprehensive and individualized care. To maintain lung health, don’t smoke
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and avoid or minimize indoor and outdoor respiratory irritants.
Additionally, it is important to address respiratory symptoms. Early recognition and management of lung diseases could prevent further decline in lung function.
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A patient should consult pulmonologists when he or she develop respiratory symptoms such as shortness of breath, cough or wheezing. Taking care of patients is very rewarding
and fulfilling. It is very special to be able to make a difference in someone’s life.
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Bassam Hashem, MD
Palos Medical Group
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