Dr. Paula Pinkston, MD

Pulmonary Disease •  Female • Age 67
  
Dr. Pinkston
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Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates

1250 Hancock St Ste B02 Quincy, MA 02169

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(617) 774-0600

Dr. Paula Pinkston, MD is a pulmonologist in Quincy, MA and has been practicing for 36 years. She graduated from Harvard Medical School in 1978 and specializes in pulmonary disease.


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Practice Areas

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.

Typically treats 82% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Pulmonary Function Test
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pinkston performs Pulmonary Function Test more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Pinkston performs this procedure more than 97% of their peers

COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pinkston treats COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) more than 95% of their peers

Dr. Pinkston treats this condition more than 95% of their peers

Asthma
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pinkston treats Asthma more than 95% of their peers

Dr. Pinkston treats this condition more than 95% of their peers

Sleep-disordered Breathing

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.

Typically treats 86% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 1 condition or procedure

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Sleep Disorders
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pinkston treats Sleep Disorders more than 87% of their peers

Dr. Pinkston treats this condition more than 87% of their peers

Sleep Apnea
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pinkston treats Sleep Apnea more than 86% of their peers

Dr. Pinkston treats this condition more than 86% of their peers

Interstitial Lung Disease

Interstitial lung disease specialists diagnose and treat a range of conditions that cause scarring of lung tissue due to autoimmune disease or environment exposure to harmful materials.

Typically treats 74% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Pulmonary Function Test
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pinkston performs Pulmonary Function Test more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Pinkston performs this procedure more than 97% of their peers

COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pinkston treats COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) more than 95% of their peers

Dr. Pinkston treats this condition more than 95% of their peers

Bronchiectasis
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pinkston treats Bronchiectasis more than 76% of their peers

Dr. Pinkston treats this condition more than 76% of their peers

Respiratory-tract Conditions

Immunologists diagnose and treat conditions such as pneumonia, bronchitis, and COPD that affect the respiratory system, including the nasal passages, bronchi and lungs.

Typically treats 61% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 11 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Asthma
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pinkston treats Asthma more than 95% of their peers

Dr. Pinkston treats this condition more than 95% of their peers

Low Blood Oxygen Level
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pinkston treats Low Blood Oxygen Level more than 92% of their peers

Dr. Pinkston treats this condition more than 92% of their peers

Pneumonia
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pinkston treats Pneumonia more than 74% of their peers

Dr. Pinkston treats this condition more than 74% of their peers

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Dr. Pinkston's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Pulmonary Function Test
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pinkston performs Pulmonary Function Test more than 97% of her peers

Dr. Pinkston performs this procedure more than 97% of her peers

Pulmonary Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pinkston treats Pulmonary Disease more than 95% of her peers

Dr. Pinkston treats this condition more than 95% of her peers

COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pinkston treats COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) more than 95% of her peers

Dr. Pinkston treats this condition more than 95% of her peers

Dr. Pinkston's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Asthma
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Cryptococcosis
  • Emphysema
  • Fungal Infections
  • Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Nodule
  • Mycobacterial Lung Infection
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumonitis (Due to Solids or Liquids)
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Wheezing

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What People Say About Dr. Paula Pinkston, MD
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She CURED a condition I had been struggling with that no other physician was able to.She then got ill and when I was able to find her again, HCHP had closed their pulmonology department. I would love to fine Dr Pinkston. She practices medicine with caring and concern. And she's wicked smart about her work.
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Paula Pinkston, MD is a pulmonologist in Quincy, MA and has been practicing for 36 years. She graduated from Harvard Medical School in 1978 and specializes in pulmonary disease.

Specialties

  • Pulmonary Disease

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease

Education

1984
NIH NHLBI
Fellowship Hospital
1981
NIH NHLBI
Residency Hospital
1980
Montefiore Medical Center - Moses Division
Residency Hospital
1979
Montefiore Medical Center - Moses Division
Internship Hospital
1978
Harvard Medical School
Medical School

Awards

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Locations

Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates

Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates1250 Hancock St Ste B02 Quincy, MA 02169
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