Education & training
MMBS MD FRCP RAF
General practitioners (GPs) treat all common medical conditions and refer patients to hospitals and other medical services for urgent and specialist treatment. They focus on the health of the whole person combining physical, psychological and social aspects of care. GPs provide routine health care (e.g., physical examinations, immunizations) and assess and treat many different conditions, including illnesses and injuries. They often have regular, long-term patients and provide ongoing medical care to both male and female patients in all age groups. Consultant in Respiratory Medicine is concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of a wide variety of diseases of the airway and lungs, their linings and blood vessels, and the muscles and nerves required for breathing. Pulmonologist treats lung diseases including cancer of lung, tuberculosis, or TB (a bacterial lung disease), cystic fibrosis (an inherited condition that causes a sticky section that can affect the airways often causing infection), interstitial lung disease (scarring of the lung tissue between and supporting the air sacs), chronic cough, sleep disorders relating to breathing, eg obstructive sleep apnoea, pulmonary vascular disorders (affecting the blood circulation of the lungs).