Respiratory Medicine

What is Respiratory Medicine

Breathe in, breathe out. Breathing is an essential part of life. Impaired breathing from lung infections, asthma or other conditions means less oxygen is in the bloodstream which affects the body’s ability to function optimally. If you are having a hard time catching your breath, it is time to clear the air! Our respiratory physicians are trained to capture any forms of breathing distress and help you breathe better with state-of-the-art evaluation, diagnosis and treatment.

Common Respiratory Conditions & Treatments

  • Chronic cough
  • Hemoptysis (coughing out blood)
  • Lung cancer (diagnosis and staging of non-small cell and small cell lung cancer and mediastinal tumours, assessment for resectability of the tumours)
  • Multimodality treatment for advanced lung cancer (radiotherapy, chemotherapy, targeted therapy and surgery)
  • Tuberculosis (TB) and non-tuberculous mycobacterial (NTM) lung disease
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Sarcoidosis, lung fibrosis and interstitial lung disease
  • Asthma
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and emphysema
  • Influenza, pneumonia and fungal infections of the lung
  • Pneumothorax
  • Pleural diseases (pleural effusion, empyema, malignant effusion)
  • Smoking cessation
  • Lung function test
  • Allergy testing
  • Sleep apnoea and snoring disorders
  • Pulmonary rehabilitation
  • Bronchoscopy services
  • Thoracic ultrasound services
  • Home oxygen assessment and home ventilator care

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Meet Our Respiratory Medicine Specialists

Get to know our specialists here at Thomson Hospital Kota Damansara.

Resident Consultants

Dr Justin Lim Chor Shen

MD (Taiwan) , FCCP (USA) , AM (Mal)

Spoken Language
Cantonese, English, Hokkien, Malay, Mandarin

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Dr Shirley Tan Lan Eng

MD (Taiwan) , FCCP (USA) , AM (Mal)

Spoken Language
Cantonese, English, Malay, Mandarin

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Sessional Consultants

Dr Mohammed Fauzi Abdul Rani

MBChB (Sheffield) , FAMM (Mal) , MRCP (UK) , FRCP (Glasgow) , FCCP (USA)

Spoken Language
English, Malay

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