Pulmonologists are specialized physicians who diagnose and treat diseases and disorders of the respiratory tract. As a respiratory specialist, Dr. Rodriguez may diagnose and treat pulmonary disorders such as asthma, pulmonary fibrosis, lung cancer, lung disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), emphysema and bronchitis, among a host of others.
Critical care pulmonologists are trained in two closely-related areas of medicine: pulmonology & critical care. Dr. Rodriguez treats patients suffering from life-threatening pulmonary disorders and diseases. These may include emphysema, pneumonia, lung cancer or COPD. As a critical care specialist, Dr. Rodriguez is also trained to stabilize patients who are in critical condition and require mechanical ventilation.