- Critical Care Medicine
- Eastern Virginia Medical School
- Temple University Hospital
- Baylor College of Medicine, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Robert Maxson, MD, is a board-certified pulmonary, critical care and internal medicine doctor. He treats patients with airway diseases including asthma, COPD and bronchitis, and can address sleep-disordered breathing issues as well as lung diseases that cause scarring.
According to Dr. Maxson, the best health care outcomes are achieved through an open dialog with input from patients and families. “Whether in an outpatient setting or in the Intensive Care Unit, I strive to develop a communicative relationship with my patients,” he says.
Dr. Maxson earned his medical degree from Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Virginia, and completed his residency at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia. He completed a fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.
I am Robert Maxson, pulmonary and critical care specialist.
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I diagnose and treat patients with diseases of the respiratory system. These include acute and chronic conditions. I see and follow patients with COPD, asthma, bronchitis, chronic cough, as well as those with sarcoidosis, cystic fibrosis, interstitial lung diseases and infectious disease such as tuberculosis. I see patients with lung nodules or suspected cancer and assist with diagnosis and coordination or treatment.
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I chose pulmonary and critical care medicine for several reasons. It allows me to have a broad exposure to different pathologies and patients.
I’m able to see patients in the lung clinic, on the general hospital floors, as well as in the intensive care unit.
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The pulmonary component allows me to focus on one important organ that I can consult on and give recommendations for while following through the entire course of a disease. Meanwhile, with the critical care component, I will see patients when they may be very ill and will treat all of the pathologies that arise during their ICU stay.
I recommend patients see me when they have chronic or severe respiratory symptoms that are not responding to treatment by their primary care physician, or anytime your primary care thinks you may benefit from seeing me.
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My philosophy of care is to get everyone involved in a patient’s care, especially the patient,
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on the same page regarding what their disease may be, how we are going to diagnose it and how we are going to treat it. I do not want any lingering questions or concerns unanswered. I want to use all the appropriate resources to give a patient the best possible outcome. What I enjoy about my role in caring for the patient is the direct interaction with patients and their families. I want everyone involved to be well informed
and understand what is going on and what the immediate and long-term plan may be. I would like my patients to walk away from our consultation with a clear understanding and all questions and concerns answered.
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