Dr. Howard D. Diener, MD

Dr. Howard D. Diener, MD

Critical Care Medicine | Male | 61 years old

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Care Philosophy

I approach the doctor-patient relationship as a teacher - student model. I believe my role is to provide medical information and recommendations as to treatment/diagnostic options to my patients and act as a resource for medical decision making. My office is structured to respect patient appointment time and offer prompt telephone follow up. We provide comprehensive pulmonary care in an informal but professional setting.Read more

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Dr. Diener's Reviews

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based on 70 total surveys (7 with reviews)
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in Sarasota, FL |
Dr. Diener is very easy to talk to and cares about your complete health & mental situation. I like him very much.
in Venice, FL |
Excellent manner. Listens well. I like his conservative philosophy on antibiotics so you don't develop resistance. Very knowledgeable in the pulmonary field, but aware of how you should look at a patient holistically so you can view the patient as a whole person and see them not as one disease, but how one diagnosis may affect another. Like his "hands-on" approach to medicine. Really am turned off by doctors who remain at an arm's length from you as a patient. Good man and physician.
in Sarasota, FL |
Dr. Diener is always congenial, helpful, never condescending. He spends plenty of time with his patients, certainly in my case, and he has scheduled appropriate tests for my circumstances. He is interested in his patients beyond their immediate physical needs. I always feel better after having seen him, convinced that he has done as much as he could to help me with my condition.
Longboat Key, FL |
Dr. Diener is simply the best. Good listener. Takes time. Asks critical questions and really tries to get to know you.
in Bradenton, FL |
He's very patient and spoke to me like I am a person and not just a diagnostic code.
Really knows his stuff. And his bedside manner was wonderful. Really made me feel comfortable and took time to answer all my questions. Highly recommend Dr. Diener.
Sarasota, FL |
Dr. Diener is a doctor who sits down and listens and talks with you before making any diagnosis. He is very likable and trustworthy. I have recommended him to my friends. I feel confident in his expertise and enjoy going to his office.
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Dr. Diener's Care Philosophy

I approach the doctor-patient relationship as a teacher - student model. I believe my role is to provide medical information and recommendations as to treatment/diagnostic options to my patients and act as a resource for medical decision making. My office is structured to respect patient appointment time and offer prompt telephone follow up. We provide comprehensive pulmonary care in an informal but professional setting.

Dr. Diener's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Critical Care Medicine
  •  Board certified in Critical Care Medicine, Internal Medicine and Pulmonary Disease
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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Why It Matters: Dr. Diener's Board Certifications

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  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease

Conditions Treated

  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Asbestosis
  • Asthma
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Breathing Disorders
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchospasm
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Cough
  • Emphysema
  • Empyema
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lung Abscess
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Nodule
  • Metastatic Respiratory System Cancer
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumoconiosis and Pneumonopathy
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumonitis (Due to Solids or Liquids)
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Eosinophilia
  • Pulmonary Fibrosis
  • Pulmonary Incompetence
  • Respiratory Diseases
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Rheumatoid Lung Disease
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Thrombosis
  • Tuberculosis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis
  • Wheezing

Education

  • Medical School
    George Washington University / School of Medicine And Health Sciences

    Graduated in 1980

  • Internship Hospital
    Cleveland Clinic

    Completed in 1981

  • Residency Hospital
    Cleveland Clinic

    Completed in 1983

  • Fellowship Hospital
    George Washington University Medical Center

    Completed in 1985

  • Undergraduate School
    George Washington University

    Graduated in 1976

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Pulmonology

Procedures Performed

  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Breath Testing
  • Bronchoprovocation Test
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Central Line Insertion
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • Endotracheal Intubation
  • Fiberoptic Bronchoscopy
  • Intubation
  • Mechanical Ventilation
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Pulmonary Procedures
  • Respiratory Management
  • Thoracentesis

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