Dr. Edward Downing, MD

Pulmonary DiseaseMaleAge 73

Pulmonary Disease

Dr. Edward Downing, MD is a Pulmonologist in Syracuse, NY and has over 47 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Downing has extensive experience in Obstructive Lung Disease, Pulmonary Vascular Conditions, and Sleep Apnea. He graduated from Tufts U, School of Medicine medical school in 1975. He is affiliated with Saint Joseph's Hospital Health Center. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Edward Downing, MD

Pulmonary Health Physicians PC

945 E Genesee St Ste 200 Syracuse, NY 13210 ()
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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(315) 475-8401

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Downing

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Downing treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Downing treats other conditions, please contact the office at (315) 475-8401.

Obstructive Lung Disease

Obstructive lung disease specialists diagnose and treat conditions including COPD, emphysema, asthma and cystic fibrosis that cause blockages or narrowing in the airways of the lungs, making breathing difficult.Compare with other Obstructive Lung Disease specialists.

Dr. Downing is experienced in the area of Obstructive Lung Disease. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
Asthma
Emphysema
Bronchiectasis
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High
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Very High
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Pulmonary Vascular Conditions

Pulmonary vascular specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the flow of blood between the heart and lungs, including pulmonary hypertension and pulmonary embolism.Compare with other Pulmonary Vascular Conditions specialists.

Dr. Downing is experienced in the area of Pulmonary Vascular Conditions. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Pulmonary Embolism
Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
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High
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Very High
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Sleep Apnea

Sleep-disordered breathing specialists diagnose and treat conditions, such as snoring or obstructive sleep apnea, in which breathing is interrupted during sleep, resulting in symptoms of fatigue, irritability and high blood pressure.Compare with other Sleep Apnea specialists.

Dr. Downing is experienced in the area of Sleep Apnea. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Sleep Apnea
Sleep Study
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High
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Dr. Downing's conditions and procedures:

  • Acidosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Asbestosis
  • Asthma
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Bronchospasm
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Classic Polyarteritis Nodosa
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Cryptococcosis
  • Emphysema
  • Empyema
  • Histoplasmosis
  • Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lung Nodule
  • Metastatic Respiratory System Cancer
  • Mycobacterial Lung Infection
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumoconiosis and Pneumonopathy
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumonitis (Due to Solids or Liquids)
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Arteriovenous Malformation
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Eosinophilia
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Insufficiency
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation Services
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Respiratory Management
  • Rheumatoid Lung Disease
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Study
  • Smoking Cessation Counseling
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Tuberculosis
  • Valley Fever
  • Viral Infection
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis
  • Wheezing

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MultiPlan
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Dr. Downing's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Downing

2.2

Based on 17 ratings

5 Stars
23.529411764705884%
(4)
4 Stars
5.882352941176471%
(1)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
11.764705882352942%
(2)
1 Star
58.8235294117647%
(10)
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I gave 4* because he is now retired. It’s sad to see there aren’t that many reviews here. Most people only do a review when they’re mad. I may not have gelled with Dr. Downing’s personality type but that’s what makes the world great. We are all different. As a Dr, he did his job knowledgeably & professionally. I’ve run into cranky receptionists @ every business. Sometimes people have a bad day & bring that to work w/ them or another patient gave them a hard time earlier that day. We’ve all been there. We’re human; fallible, imperfect. I’ve had 3 sleep studies by St. Joe’s Sleep Clinic from 2008-2015. 1 was done elsewhere in 2013 & corroborated Dr. Downing’s diagnosis’. My continued care maintenance was done regularly through my primary care physician. They all coordinated efficiently & effectively. I’ve now moved out of state & truly miss the unparalleled care I received there in NY. I highly recommend this office for anyone dealing with any sleep disorders.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Laura – Feb 02, 2022
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I liked Dr Downing. He is a quiet gentle man and he knows his stuff.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Maria Davies in Oswego NY – May 22, 2018
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Dr. Downing reviewed the results of an overnight sleep lab study for my Doc. His report was filled with errors. It appeared as though some of the information presented was from the last person the "form letter" had been filled out for. After two phone calls and five written requests, never even heard a peep from his office. I gave up. Once he was paid, forget about it, he has no interest in his service whatsoever.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
7 people found this helpful
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RT in Oswego Co., NY – Feb 24, 2017
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Was diagnosed with pneumonia by my PC but wasn't getting better so I was referred to Dr. Downing. He has zero communication skills and is short and has no patience. Snapped at my son who was with me and is very judgmental and doesn't listen. Nursing staff was nice but he is not someone I can see.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
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Jordan, NY – Feb 17, 2017
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My husband has been a patient of Dr. Downing for over 25 years. We have always found him and his staff to be patient, caring and helpful.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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William A.. Woods, Jr. in Clay, NY – Sep 16, 2016
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I have an appointment with Dr Downing At 1pm Aug5, 2016. I waited for this appointment for several months. I showed up at 1:12pm and I was told he cancelled my appointment because I was late. They've moved from the NE medical building & I couldn't find them there. Google shows their new address is at Red Ribbon Restaurant in Fayetteville. Called office since 12:45pm and no answer. I've waited over 30min last visit. This doctor has no empathy & could care less. The receptionist is even worst.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
2 people found this helpful
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Rod Salvilla in Liverpool , NY – Aug 06, 2016
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Dr. Downing started out as a good dr.. but after 15 years, I didn't see much of him. I was mostly seen by the np Pat. Even when I felt tat I needed to see to see the dr the recep. just kept making me appts to see pat.After 3 fails of trying to have an appt with the dr. I decided it was time to get another dr. and I am so glad that I did.. I've had the new dr for the past 3 1/2 years and I'm glad I didn't look back
What went well
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
7 people found this helpful
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jaup2 in Cortland, NY – May 18, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Edward Downing, MD is a Pulmonologist in Syracuse, NY and has over 47 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Downing has extensive experience...Read more

Specialties

  • Pulmonary Disease

Board Certifications

  • Allergy & Immunology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease

Education

1981
Rhode Island Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
1979
S U N Y Upstate Medical University Hospital
Residency Hospital
1976
S U N Y Upstate Medical University Hospital
Internship Hospital
1975
Tufts U, School of Medicine
Medical School
,

Awards

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Does Dr. Edward Downing, MD offer telehealth services?

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Is Dr. Edward Downing, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Edward Downing, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Downing frequently treats Obstructive Lung Disease, Pulmonary Vascular Conditions, and Sleep Apnea. See all practice areas where Dr. Downing specializes.

Where is Dr. Edward Downing, MD's office located?

Dr. Downing's office is located at 945 E Genesee St Ste 200, Syracuse, NY 13210. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Practice

Pulmonary Health Physicians PC945 E Genesee St Ste 200 Syracuse, NY 13210
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Pulmonary Health Physicians

Pulmonary Health Physicians7250 JANUS PARK DR Liverpool, NY 13088
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Saint Joseph's Hospital Health Center

Syracuse, NY

75% Patients that would definitely recommend, 5% higher than the national average

13 Awards Received