Dr. Jose F. Chocano M.D.
Pulmonologist (Pediatric) | Pediatric Pulmonology601 Childrens Ln Norfolk VA, 23507
Dr. Jose Chocano practices Pediatric Pulmonology in Norfolk, VA. Dr. Chocano 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
Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia Facultad de Medicina Alberto Hurtado 1983
- Sleep Apnea
- Sleep Disorders
- Birth Defects
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (copd)
- Cystic Fibrosis (cf)
- Obstructive Sleep Apnea (osa)
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- Croup: Making a Diagnosis
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- How to Know if It’s Croup or Whoop
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