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Pulmonology | Male

Care Philosophy

Personal one on one attention for patients with pulmonary and sleep disorders.

Biography

Dr. Thomas Stern, MD is a pulmonology doctor who practices in Huntersville, NC. He is 46 years old and has been practicing for 20 years. Dr. Stern is affiliated with Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center.

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based on 18 total surveys (8 with reviews)
Dr. Stern's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
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  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
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Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
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  • Office environment
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  • Staff friendliness
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  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Reviews (8)
Destin, FL |
Excellent Doctor
Atlanta, GA |
I went to Dr. Stern to discuss my issues with insomnia. He recommended that I get off sleep medications, I was taking Ambien at the time, because of the short and long term risks. I appreciated his honesty and encouragement to help me with my sleep problems in a healthy way. I took his recommendations and changed my daily habits, like cutting out caffeine and alcohol and exercising. Finally sleeping through the night again! Thanks Dr. Stern!
Charlotte, NC 28278 |
An excellent medical specialist in his field; well informed with medical advancements and with exceptional medical knowledge and its application for medical care. Compassionate and caring. A true gentleman. Would recommend him to friends, family, colleagues and anyone who inquires for a good pulmonary, sleep disorder & Critical Care Specialist
in Charlotte, NC |
I would definitely recommend Dr. Stern to family and friends. He is so qualified and competent. After using other physicians who were unable to successfully manage asthma, my daughter has not had an asthma attack in years.
New York |
I trust Dr. Stern's advice. He knows what he is doing, and follows up to make sure the treatment is right for me.
New York |
Dr. Stern is one of the top in his area. Not only is he knowledgeable in his practice but he is ethical. His advice has helped me understand my sleep issues.
in Charlotte, NC |
I found Dr. Stern to be professional and extremely helpful in helping assist with my sleep problems. I never realized all the factors involved in what causes sleep problems, and he considered all the issues that would help my sleep improve. A lot of doctors want to prescribe medication and push you out the door, but I didn't want to find myself reliant on a prescription to sleep. I really appreciated his thoroughness and would highly recommend him to anyone who wants real answers and help.
in Huntersville, NC |
Do not waste your money. I was horrified at the terrible level of care received. I was told: - anxiety was the cause of my insomnia (zero tests had been done) - after informing him I was on medications for sleep and anxiety, he said I'd never get better from either problem if I stayed on medication. I did not see any psychiatry degree in his wall. - stop all meds, lay in bed for 7 hrs/day, do "psychology meditations" if I couldn't sleep - prescribed the book "How to Cure Insomnia" from amazon.
If you are looking for chronic prescriptions to treat insomnia I am not the person you want to see. Chronic sedative hypnotic use has been associated with an increased risk of death, motor vehicle accidents and dementia. I believe the approach to insomnia should be to identify and treat the underlying cause. I do not treat psychiatric disorders but will be glad to refer to a psychiatrist if necessary.
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Dr. Stern's Care Philosophy

Personal one on one attention for patients with pulmonary and sleep disorders.

Dr. Stern'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 Critical Care Medicine, Pulmonary Disease and Sleep Medicine
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Board Certifications

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  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Sleep Medicine

Conditions Treated

  • Asbestosis
  • Asthma
  • Asthma in Adults
  • Asthma in Children
  • Asthma in Pregnancy
  • Asthma-Related Cough
  • Asthmatic Bronchitis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchitis
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • COPD-Like Dyspnea
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Cough
  • Emphysema
  • Exercise-Induced Asthma
  • Fungal Infections
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Lung Abscess
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Failure
  • Lung Granuloma
  • Lung Mass
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lung Nodule
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pediatric Pulmonary Disease
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumonia
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Fibrosis
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Insufficiency
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Sedative, Hypnotic, or Anxiolytic Dependence
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sleep Terror Disorder
  • Sleep-Talking
  • Sleep-Walking
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease

Education

  • Medical School
    University Of Arkansas College Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1997

  • Internship Hospital
    Case Western Res University Metrohealth Med Center

    Completed in 1998

  • Residency Hospital
    Case Western Res University Metrohealth Med Center

    Completed in 2001

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Case Wstn Rsrv University Metrohlth Med Center
    Med University Sc

    Completed in 2002

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Pulmonology
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Pediatric Sleep Medicine
  • Sleep Medicine

Procedures Performed

  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Breath Testing
  • Bronchoprovocation Test
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Chest Tube Insertion
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Pulmonary Procedures
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation Services
  • Respiratory Management
  • Sleep Study
  • Thoracentesis