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Dr. Juan Manuel Rodriguez is a well-respected pulmonary and intensive care specialist known throughout Guatemala for diagnosing and treating complex lung and circulation problems. With specialized training in various fields such as sleep studies, the effects of tobacco smoke, and single-photon emission CT imaging (SPECT), Dr. Rodriguez has established himself as a valuable medical associate, working side-by-side with the best providers in the region.
How do you describe a good doctor? Someone who gives you the right medicine to relive the pain? Someone who considers all your symptoms to determine your illness? How about if that doctor saved your life by recognizing the obscure unexpected indications that would lead him to locating a clot (deep vein thrombosis) that was destined to cause a pulmonary embolism? By achieving results while other doctors are still guessing, Dr. Juan Manuel Rodriguez can justifiably be described as a great doctor.
Many diseases cause similar symptoms in patients, requiring doctors to carefully analyze all the clues, like an astute detective making logical deductions that can result in a dangerous situation becoming much more manageable. For example, pulmonary hypertension is a form of high blood pressure which blocks blood flow in the lungs, and can be difficult to diagnose. Shortness of breath, dizziness and swollen ankles could signify many common afflictions. However, when disorders of the heart, blood, liver or connective tissue are involved, and heart failure is possible, it’s time to call in the expert.
Dr. Rodriguez says, “I take samples, talk to everyone involved, listen carefully, and work on the evidence. Patients expect us to treat the pain, but I want to treat the cause of that pain.”
Dr. Rodriguez also conducts sleep studies. Breathing and sleeping are activities we all take for granted, without a thought, every day of our lives. Many patients are astounded to learn that they don’t breathe normally at night, simply not inhaling, dozens of times before waking up. Symptoms include frequent cough, throat or sinus infections, and feeling tired all day. Unhealthy sleeping patterns could be caused by chronic sleep apnea, and possibly lead to stroke or heart attack as the brain does not get enough oxygen during sleep.
If you suffer from various interrelated health problems, Dr. Rodriguez is the “quarterback” you want to have on your team. With one central director analyzing the diagnostics, collaborating with colleagues, and guiding your choices, you can be assured of the best possible results. At the end of the day, with a clear plan for success, and careful oversight, Dr. Rodriguez can tell you what every patient wants to hear, “Everything is going to be alright.”
Enfermedades Pulmonares, Alergia e Inmunología. Clinic for Lung, Allergy and Immunology Treatment.
Universidad de Francisco Marroquin, Facultad de Medicina, Guatemala. UFM Medical School
Asociacion de Medicos Especialistas de Guatemala – AMEDESGUA, Guatemala
Sanitario Nuestra Señora del Pilar, Guatemala. Hospital El Pilar
Universidad de Francisco Marroquin – UFM, Facultad de Medicina, Guatemala
American Board of Internal Medicine
Baptist Hospital, Miami, Florida, USA
Sociedades Guatemaltecas de Medicina Interna. Guatemalan Societies of Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Chest, and Allergy-Immunology.
American College of Chest Physicians
America College of Physicians
Roosevelt Hospital, Guatemala
San Juan de Dios Hospital
Society of Critical Care Medicine
Colegio de Medicos y Cirujanos de Guatemala. Guatemana College of Physicians
Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA, USA
Hospital General San Juan de Dios, Guatemala
University of San Carlos – USAC, Facultad de Medicina, Guatemala
Balanya Medical Sciences Academy
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Diabetes and Pregnancy
Unidad de filtro de Greenfield en Enfermidad Tromboembolica Venosa
Sindrome Respiratorio Agudo Severo
Resistencia Primeria a Farmacos en la Tuberculosis y Comparacion de Pacientes…. 1998
Consenso Latinoamericano Sobre el Asma de Dificil Control
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Thank you so much for sending me to Dr. Rodriguez. The medications he prescribed are working. I had a few days of queasiness, but it seems to be smoothing out. It is so wonderful to breathe through my nose again and to get deep breaths in my lungs.
Belita, Panajachel, 2018
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Public service and caring for the less fortunate is a way of life in the Latin American culture.
The League of Pulmonary Care, or Liga de Pulmones, is a non-profit private charity organization in central Guatemala City that is devoted to making high-quality, low-cost treatments for respiratory illnesses available to all Guatemalans. Dr. Juan Manuel Rodriguez donates his time to the education and prevention of lung diseases, such as asthma, cystic fibrosis and by helping other patients to quit smoking. The pneumology team of a dozen lung specialists perform diagnostic testing for lung function and sleep studies that might be out of reach for patients with limited resources.