Dr. Octavius Polk Jr., MD

Dr. Octavius Polk Jr., MD

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Pulmonology | Male | 64 years old

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Dr. Polk Jr. specializes in Pulmonology and practices in Washington, DC. He practices at 1 location.

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Dr. Polk Jr.'s Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    Over 45 minutes
Patient Reviews (1)
Bowie Md. |
Dr Polk is a caring kind and knowledgeable physician. His broad base is background only enhances his ability to treat and care for you. I am glad that I was assigned to him.
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Dr. Polk Jr.'s experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Pulmonology
  •  Board certified in Internal Medicine and Pulmonary Disease
  •  Malpractice claims in District of Columbia not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Board Certifications

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  • Internal Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease

Conditions Treated

  • Abscess
  • Acidosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Lower Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Alkalosis
  • Asbestosis
  • Asthma
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Bronchitis
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Cough
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Emphysema
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lung Abscess
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lung Nodule
  • Metastatic Respiratory System Cancer
  • Mycobacterial Lung Infection
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumonitis (Due to Solids or Liquids)
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Incompetence
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Rheumatoid Lung Disease
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thrombosis
  • Tuberculosis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis
  • Wheezing

Education

  • Medical School
    Howard Univ Coll Of Med

    Graduated in 1946

    Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med

    Graduated in 1978

  • Internship Hospital
    Howard University Hospital

    Completed in 1979

  • Residency Hospital
    Howard University Hospital

    Completed in 1981

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Howard University Hospital

    Completed in 1983

    MD Inst Emer Med Surg

    Completed in 1982

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Professional Affiliations

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Specialties

  • Pulmonology
  • Internal Medicine

Procedures Performed

  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Respiratory Management
  • Thoracentesis