“We strive to work with each patient in figuring out the exact causes of their lung condition. Individualized care helps provide the right diagnosis and treatment for all our patients.”
If you’re not sure what’s causing your breathing problem, general pulmonology (or lung care) is a good place to start. Our pulmonologists (lung doctors) help you find relief from the pain and discomfort caused by lung diseases.
No matter what may be causing your condition, we can help you find the treatment you need. If needed, we’ll refer you to specialized lung clinics in the hospital that provide care for many conditions:
- Allergies and immunodeficiencies
- Interstitial lung disease
- Interventional pulmonology, for complex lung diseases
- Obstructive airway diseases, including asthma and COPD
- Pulmonary hypertension
- Sleep medicine
- Nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM)
Why Choose Us for Lung Disease Care
- You have easy access to a wide variety of world-class lung specialists
- Lung diseases can affect every aspect of your life — our whole person approach to care helps you feel better sooner
- Support groups help you understand your disease and find strength in a community of people in similar situations
- We offer a comprehensive smoking cessation program that supports you in quitting
- Our pulmonary rehabilitation program (the only one in the region) helps you improve lung function steadily through appropriate exercise
- You have access to clinical trials that may be able to provide new, innovative treatments for your lung disease
Conditions We Treat
Our general pulmonology clinic evaluates many lung conditions. Depending on the kind of care your condition requires, we’ll connect you with experts that can help. Conditions treated at our clinic include:
- Shortness of breath
- Hypoxia (oxygen deprivation in a certain area of your body)
- Severe cough
- Pneumonia (infection and inflammation of the lungs)
- Conditions causing abnormal chest X-ray
- Pulmonary edema (difficulty breathing caused by excess fluid in the lungs)
- Acute or chronic respiratory failure (lungs not working properly)
- Hemoptysis (coughing blood)
- Conditions that require surgery clearance (evaluation before a surgery)
What to Expect
Your First Appointment
At your initial consultation, a lung specialist will help you decide which lung tests you’ll need. You might need one or more tests, like a chest X-ray or lung function testing. Testing can help determine what your condition is and which treatment options will be most effective.
Once the tests results come back, your doctor will sit down with you to help you understand the diagnosis and possible treatments. Together, you and your doctor will come up with a personalized treatment plan.
There are many different treatment options for lung diseases. Depending on your condition, your treatment might include:
- Medications, include injectable and inhalable medications
- Medical devices that help you breathe
- Oxygen therapy
- Minimally invasive procedures (procedures with fewer or smaller incisions and faster recovery)
- Behavioral treatments that help you change habits, like smoking or poor sleep schedule
After starting your treatment plan, we’ll follow up with you to make sure your treatments are as effective as possible. If we see room for improvement, we’ll work with you to make adjustments to your treatment plan. Helping you be your healthiest and feel your best is always our first priority.
Take the Next Step
If you have a breathing or lung-related problem, we can help you find the care you need. Schedule an appointment today.