Pneumonia Treatment Anchorage AK

Pneumonia is not always an infectious disease. Sometimes the inflammation of the lungs is caused by inhalation of foreign matters: fluids, irritants, chemicals. However, pneumonia usually involves infection with bacteria, viruses or mycoplasmas. Typical pneumonia is caused by infection with common bacteria and viruses.

Gregory Dale Gerboth, MD
(907) 276-2811
2841 Debarr Rd Ste 50
Anchorage, AK
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Wi, Milwaukee Wi 53226
Graduation Year: 1987

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Abdulsalam Jamous
(573) 529-9538
4315 Diplomacy Dr
Anchorage, AK
Specialty
Pulmonary Disease

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Beth Ann Baker
(907) 276-2811
2841 Debarr Road
Anchorage, AK
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease

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George Louis Stewart, MD
(907) 276-2400
2741 Debarr Rd Ste 402
Anchorage, AK
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Syracuse, Coll Of Med, Syracuse Ny 13210
Graduation Year: 1964

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Dion M Roberts
(907) 561-5440
4045 Lake Otis Pkwy
Anchorage, AK
Specialty
Pulmonary Disease, Pediatric Pulmonology

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Buff Bonheur Burtis Jr, MD
(907) 562-2445
3340 Providence Dr Ste 354
Anchorage, AK
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1964
Hospital
Hospital: Alaska Reg Hosp, Anchorage, Ak; Providence Alaska Med Ctr, Anchorage, Ak
Group Practice: Pulmonary Associates

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Dion Mathew Roberts, MD
(907) 561-5440
4045 Lake Otis Pkwy Ste 209
Anchorage, AK
Specialties
Pediatrics, Pediatric Pulmonology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1965

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William Dean Lucht, MD
(970) 278-1991
2751 Debarr Rd Ste 360
Anchorage, AK
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases, Sleep Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Co Sch Of Med, Denver Co 80262
Graduation Year: 1978
Hospital
Hospital: Alaska Reg Hosp, Anchorage, Ak; Providence Alaska Med Ctr, Anchorage, Ak
Group Practice: Lung & Sleep Clinic-The Rockie

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Peter Dixon Riley, MD
3200 Providence Dr
Anchorage, AK
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wa Sch Of Med, Seattle Wa 98195
Graduation Year: 1991

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John Matthew Clark, MD
(907) 770-3750
3220 Providence Dr Ste E3-040
Anchorage, AK
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wa Sch Of Med, Seattle Wa 98195
Graduation Year: 1988

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How to Recognize Walking Pneumonia Symptoms

Posted in: Cold & Flu

Pneumonia is a common disease of the lungs. Around 3 million people in the United States alone are diagnosed with pneumonia each year and most of them require hospitalization and medical treatment. Pneumonia can be developed by anyone, although it is mostly common in small children, teenagers and elderly people. People with special conditions are also very exposed to developing pneumonia: people with weak immune system, people with internal disorders (cirrhosis, kidney problems), people with chronic pulmonary obstructive diseases (bronchitis), people who receive cancer treatments or people who have suffered surgical interventions.

Pneumonia is not always an infectious disease. Sometimes the inflammation of the lungs is caused by inhalation of foreign matters: fluids, irritants, chemicals. However, pneumonia usually involves infection with bacteria, viruses or mycoplasmas. Typical pneumonia is caused by infection with common bacteria and viruses. Atypical pneumonia is caused by infection with mycoplasmas. Mycoplasmas are very small organisms that resemble both viruses and bacterias. These infectious agents are responsible for causing walking pneumonia, which is usually a milder form of pulmonary disease.

Walking pneumonia is common in children and teenagers and it is a very contagious disease. Walking pneumonia can be easily contracted through cough, sneezing or direct physical contact with a contaminated person. As the name suggests it, walking pneumonia doesn’t always involve hospitalization or bed confinement. People with this form of disease usually receive medical treatment outside the hospital and they are allowed to sustain their normal daily activities. People with walking pneumonia need medical treatment with antibiotics in order to prevent them from spreading the disease to other people.

Walking pneumonia is caused by infection with Mycoplasma, Chlamydia and rarely, Legionella. When the disease is caused by infection with these microorganisms, pneumonia develops slowly and its symptoms can be observed in later stages of the disease. General walking pneumonia symptoms are: persistent cough, mild to moderate fever, chills, throat inflammation, difficult breathing and fatigue. Walking pneumonia symptoms sometimes resemble the symptoms generated by flu or cold.

When the disease is caused by infection with Mycoplasma pnumoniae, walking pneumonia symptoms are: mucus-producing cough, fever, chest pain when breathing, throat inflammation, headache, difficult breathing, abdominal pain, nausea and fatigue. Sometimes walking pneumonia symptoms can include skin rash, body weakness and anemia. Mycoplasma pneumonia is common is infants and small children.

When the disease is caused by infection with Chlamydia pneumoniae, walking pneumonia symptoms are: fever, dry cough, throat inflammation, swelling of the lymph nodes, headache, muscle pain, fatigue. When the pulmonary infection is caused by Chlamyd...

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