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Dr. Octavius Polk Jr, MD

Pulmonary Disease ·  Male · Age 66

Dr. Polk Jr

Dr. Octavius Polk Jr, MD is a pulmonologist in Washington, DC and has been practicing for 36 years. He graduated from University Of Mississippi School Of Medicine in 1978 and specializes in pulmonary disease and internal medicine.


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Dr. Polk Jr's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Sarcoidosis
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Polk Jr treats Sarcoidosis more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Polk Jr treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Neurosarcoidosis
  • Pulmonary Sarcoidosis
  • Sarcoidosis of the Optic Nerve
Asthma
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Polk Jr treats Asthma more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Polk Jr treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Polk Jr treats COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Polk Jr treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Polk Jr's conditions and procedures:

  • Acidosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Lower Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Asthma
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Cryptococcosis
  • Emphysema
  • Eosinophilic Asthma
  • Fungal Infections
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lung Nodule
  • Metastatic Respiratory System Cancer
  • Mycobacterial Lung Infection
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumonia
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Insufficiency
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Respiratory Management
  • Rheumatoid Lung Disease
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombosis
  • Tuberculosis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis
  • Wheezing

About Me

Biography

Dr. Octavius Polk Jr, MD is a pulmonologist in Washington, DC and has been practicing for 36 years. He graduated from University Of Mississippi School Of Medicine in 1978 and specializes in pulmonary disease and internal medicine.

Specialties

  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease

Education

1983
Howard University Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
1982
MD Inst Emer Med Surg
Fellowship Hospital
1981
Howard University Hospital
Residency Hospital
1979
Howard University Hospital
Internship Hospital
1978
University Of Mississippi School Of Medicine
Medical School
1983
1982
1981
1979
1978

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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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