As a General Internist, Dr. Lukner is highly qualified to evaluate and treat various pulmonary disorders. These include asthma, COPD, interstitial lung diseases, sleep apnea, segmental and lobar pneumonia, pulmonary embolism, and other respiratory illnesses. In evaluating pulmonary diseases, Dr. Lukner will perform a physical examination, review the patient's medical history, and order pulmonary function tests and imaging studies to gather more information. Treatment strategies may involve medications, home oxygen, lifestyle changes, therapies, or other interventions that help reduce symptoms, improve quality of life, and optimize overall health and well-being. Prevention is also a crucial part of Dr. Lukner's approach. Dr. Lukner will usually recommend ways to reduce the risk of developing more serious pulmonary diseases, such as quitting smoking, avoiding secondhand smoke, screening for lung cancer in smokers, and wearing respiratory protection when working in toxic environments.