Dr. Lois Carani, MD

Critical Care MedicineFemaleAge 61

Critical Care Medicine

Dr. Lois Carani, MD is a Critical Care Medicine Specialist in Columbia, MD and has over 34 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from University of Maryland School of Medicine in 1988. She is affiliated with Howard County General Hospital. Her office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Lois Carani, MD

Albert K Wong MD dermatologist

5500 Knoll North Dr Ste 490 Columbia, MD 21045
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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(410) 964-1000
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  • Explains Conditions Well
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  • Offers Telehealth
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Dr. Carani's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abnormal Thyroid
  • Acidosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anemia
  • Animal Allergies
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Asthma
  • Asthma in Adults
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Bird Flu
  • Breast Cancer
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Bronchitis
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Cold Sore
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Constipation
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis Herpetiformis
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dizziness
  • Dry Eyes
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Dysphagia
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Emphysema
  • Esophagitis
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gout
  • Headache
  • Heart Disease
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hives
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypotension
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Iodine Deficiency
  • Itchy Skin
  • Joint Pain
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Loss of Taste
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lung Nodule
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Mycobacterial Lung Infection
  • Nasopharyngitis
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Overweight
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumonia
  • Pollen Allergy
  • Polyuria
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation Services
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Rheumatoid Lung Disease
  • Rosacea
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Sinus Bradycardia
  • Sinus Tachycardia
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep-Related Leg Cramp
  • Swine Flu
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thyroid Goiter
  • Tinnitus
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Tonsillitis
  • Tremor
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Urinary Stones
  • Vertigo
  • Vitamin B Deficiency
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Wheezing
  • Yeast Infections

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Dr. Carani accepts the following insurance:

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Medicare
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Dr. Carani's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Carani

5.0

Based on 8 ratings

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I became a patient of Dr. Carani's about 2 1/2 years ago. My first meting with her went so smoothly. She was very thorough with all her medical explanations about my condition. Making appointments was always easy. Never had to sit in the waiting room more than a few minutes. Dr. Carani is one of the best and most caring doctors that I have had. I'm so sorry to hear that she will be retiring at the end of May.
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
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Jim Lewis – Apr 07, 2020
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Very easy to talk to, made me feel comfortable
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
3 people found this helpful
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Janice McMahon in Fulton , MD – Nov 10, 2018
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The ease of appointment was very good. I was greeted by an efficient and helpful assistant and was taken back to exam room almost immediately,vitals taken and Dr. Carani came in promptly.She is very personable and thorough in collecting info to get to know me and my family history.She listens intently to what I had to say and her explanation and diagnosis was thoroughly thought out.She spent the entire afternoon with me and explained my condition completely and understandably. Excellent Doctor.
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
6 people found this helpful
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OJM in Burtonsville, MD – Jul 26, 2018
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I am extremely impressed with the level of medical expertise and patient communication provided by Dr. Carani. As a new patient she put me at ease, was interested in my opinions, did a through medical history interview and made sure I fully understood her. And I think one highlight of many was that she made my breathing test as pleasurable as possible, given that the test is far from a cakewalk for anyone. The facility was neat and clean, and the staff pleasant and equally caring.
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
7 people found this helpful
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Richard Tansill in Ellicott City, MD – Aug 30, 2017
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Visited Dr. Carani's office as a new Primary Care Patient. Dr. Carani is a very knowledgeable Doctor, took detailed health history, spends enough time with me, educated me with useful information which none of my former PCPs had never told me. She is also very kind and compassionate to me. I would highly recommend her to family and friends as their Primary Care as well as Pulmonologist. A+ for the front desk person Cindy.as well, she is so nice and kind.
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
9 people found this helpful
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Vic – Jun 16, 2017
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Wish all health care provider treat patient like Dr Carani; patience, true concern & most likely save my mother's life
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
5 people found this helpful
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kmc in COLUMBIA – Feb 15, 2017
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I usually try to leave emotion out of my online reviews, but I am overjoyed by the personal treatment received from Dr. Carani. I have been having health issues for 7 years, & not the type to take my health lightly. I have A LOT going on, and have seen doctor after doctor, with no positive effect. Dr. Carani spent an entire day with me, between exam, treatment plan, labs and prescriptions. She talks with you and not TO you! She is the 1st Doctor to "get it" I highly recommend her!
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
4 people found this helpful
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Sunshine smiles in Elkridge, MD – Sep 14, 2016
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My husband saw D. Carani for his initial visit and we were so pleased with how thorough she was. He has many health issues and she was very incitef and patient. So pleased that I have made an appt with her for myself.
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
4 people found this helpful
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Marlene B. in Washington, DC – Sep 01, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Lois Carani, MD is a Critical Care Medicine Specialist in Columbia, MD and has over 34 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from...Read more

Specialties

  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease

Board Certifications

  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease

Education

1994
U Maryland
Fellowship Hospital
1994
University of Maryland Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
1991
Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1989
Francis Scott Key Med Ctr
Internship Hospital
1988
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Medical School
1983
University Of Maryland
Undergraduate School
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Awards

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Does Dr. Lois Carani, MD offer telehealth services?

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What are Dr. Lois Carani, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Carani frequently treats Shortness of Breath, Wheezing, and Low Blood Oxygen Level. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Carani treats.

Where is Dr. Lois Carani, MD's office located?

Dr. Carani's office is located at 5500 Knoll North Dr Ste 490, Columbia, MD 21045. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Albert K Wong MD dermatologist

Lois Carani, MD5500 Knoll North Dr Ste 490 Columbia, MD 21045
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Howard County General Hospital

Columbia, MD

72% Patients that would definitely recommend, 2% higher than the national average

17 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2022)