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Physician Profile: Michael Hansen, M.D.

Published April 2021 | In Spring 2021 Issue

When he isn’t treating patients in the ICU, Dr. Michael Hansen enjoys giving back to organizations like Best Buddies and Special Olympics, and even runs his own YouTube channel.

Physician Profile: Michael Hansen, M.D. Media

My Role

My role is to provide highquality pulmonary and critical care — also known as intensive care — at Monument Health. In doing so, I educate patients and their families regarding the medical complexities of their care. I am fortunate to be surrounded by a great medical team of physicians, nurses, respiratory therapists, pharmacists and more.

My Goal

To help others improve their quality of life. Sometimes this comes in the form of an urgent medical intervention in the intensive care unit. Other times, it can come in the form of prevention medicine, by means of educating people. It is also my goal to provide trusted and accurate health information to the masses with my YouTube channel.
 

Providing high quality pulmonary and critical care is already a challenge in itself, but this has been dramatically amplifified with this pandemic for so many reasons. Never before have I had to do as much reading and studying for a single disease as I have for COVID-19. It has also been an incredibly frustrating disease with our limited ability to save people from the destruction that it brings. Despite this, I remain hopeful that people, and modern medicine, can bring this pandemic to an end. 

My Passion

As a pulmonologist, I am passionate about understanding the patient’s medical or respiratory issue at hand and figuring out a way to diagnose and treat them. When working in the ICU as an intensivist, the same applies, but with a higher degree of urgency. In my personal life, I am passionate about leading a healthy lifestyle with exercise and good nutrition.

Monument Health offers the latest technology in diagnosing, treating and educating patients who require care related to asthma, COPD and other pulmonary issues.