"The practice of medicine is an art, not a trade; a calling, not a business; a calling in which your heart will be exercised equally with your head."
"The very first step towards success in any occupation is to become interested in it."
Sir William Osler (1849-1919); canadian physician, physiologist and medical historian
Priv.-Doz. Dr. med. habil Kai-Michael Beeh
Internal Specialist, Pulmonologist, Author
Studies in Medicine and Art History in Frankfurt/Main. Medical license in 1998. Residency and Application for Professorship
(" Habilitation") at University Hospital Mainz. Board certifications for Internal (2003) and Pulmonary Medicine (2004). Since 2004 Founder and Medical Director of the insaf Respiratory Research Institute. Multiple scientific publications (link) in the field of airway diseases. Author of the non-fictional Book "Die atemberaubende Welt der Lunge" ("The breathtaking World of the Lungs", Random House 2018).
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Half of a good conversation is listening!
In my practice, I'll make sure there is sufficient my time for the initial consultation. Informed patients who feel recognized and at the same time get an understanding of physical and mental processes in health and disease are more likely to experience therapeutic benefits. As such, "speaking medicine" is an essential part of my practice.
Even in the 21st Century, a thorough physical examination is still indispensable! The century-old techniques of inspection, auscultation (use of the stethoscope) and palpation (manual examination of body regions) provide the physician with valuable information directly facilitating diagnoses or guiding the selection of advanced methods.
The respiratory system is highly accessible to modern diagnostic procedures. Most of these procedures can be performed in a reasonable amount of and burden for patients. In my practice, key lung diagnostic technologies are available:
- in-depth pulmonary function testing
- diagnosis of gas exchange abnormalities (diffusion)
- blood gas analysis
- exhaled breath monitoring to detect airway inflammation
- exercise- and provocation tests
- allergy testing
- point-of-care tests for key lab parameters