When you’re facing serious medical concerns, the last thing you need is a doctor who seems rushed or too busy to sit down and answer your questions. When patients schedule an appointment with Dr. Poonam Warman, M.D., they can rest assured that this all-too-common complaint won’t be an issue.
“We have a high commitment to quality care and I do spend a lot of time with my patients. I maintain an open line of communication with them and I like to practice medicine this way,” explains Dr. Warman. “My patients can call me directly and because there are no other physicians or nurse practitioners in my office, patients coming for an appointment know they will always see me, not someone else who may not be familiar with their case.”
Board-certified, Dr. Warman is currently the only female pulmonologist practicing in Ocala. She deals with all aspects of lung disease, including asthma, emphysema, COPD, chronic cough, shortness of breath, pulmonary hypertension caused by sleep apnea, pulmonary fibrosis, and spots on the lungs that may be cancerous.
Originally from Ohio, Dr. Warman graduated from the Ohio State University College of Medicine in 1992, and completed her internal medicine residency from the Northeastern University College of Medicine in Akron, Ohio. Her fellowship in pulmonary and critical care took place at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine in Oklahoma City. Seeking to put down roots and raise her family, Dr. Warman opened her own solo practice in Ocala in 2001.
As a HealthGrades® Five-Star Doctor, she has consistently received high ratings from patients. The leading healthcare ratings company, HealthGrades® is utilized by both consumers and industry insiders.
Dr. Warman has received five-star ratings in such important categories as level of trust, time spent with patients, helping patients understand their condition, as well as listening and answering questions. Her office also received high ratings from HeathGrades® when it comes to friendliness and courtesy of staff, ease of scheduling urgent appointments, and pleasant office environment.
“We provide excellent care and we really make an effort to make our patients comfortable and get them what they need,” she says. “We operate in a very accommodating and straightforward manner. When I see a patient, I think not only of their physical health but their entire well-being. I make myself available to ease the concerns of their family members. My goal is to create a positive, supportive and healing environment for each patient.”
The flexibility of having her solo practice allows Dr. Warman to see patients with a variety of lung disorders in her own office as well as gives her the opportunity to evaluate patients on the floor and in the ICU of all three Ocala hospitals. In addition to conducting a wide range of testing, she is responsible for outpatient and in-hospital procedures.
As her office celebrates its 10-year anniversary, Dr. Warman is delighted to have made Marion County her home.
“Ocala as a community has been very good to me,” she says. “Ocala is a great place to live and build a life. My family and I are very happy to be a part of the wonderful community here.”
With her main office located near downtown Ocala, Dr. Warman also has an office in The Villages. She specializes in referrals from other physicians in the community, and is also open to new patients, self-referrals and same-day appointments. All types of insurance accepted.
Poonam Warman, M.D.
1500 SE Magnolia Avenue, Ocala