Dr. Ricardo R Flores MD
Pulmonologist (Pediatric) | Pediatric Pulmonology1200 Pleasant St Pediatric Critical C Des Moines IA, 50309
Dr. Ricardo Flores practices Pediatric Pulmonology in Des Moines, IA. Dr. Flores treats children who have breathing problems, or a problem with his or her lungs. Pediatric pulmonologists often treat children with chronic cough, difficulty breathing, recurring pneumonia, asthma, cystic fibrosis, apnea, chronic lung disease in premature infants, noisy breathing, and conditions that require special equipment to monitor and/or help with breathing at home.
Education and Training
Univ of Ca, Los Angeles, Ucla Sch of Med, Los Angeles Ca 1984
- Lac-King/Drew Med Ctr, Pediatrics
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