Pulmonary Medicine Clinic
Pulmonary Medicine Clinic:
The Pulmonary Medicine Clinic offers a full range of service for adult patients on both an outpatient and inpatient consultative basis. Comprehensive healthcare is provided for the evaluation, diagnosis and management of respiratory related disorders and includes full capability for interventional procedures, including Bronchoscopy, Laryngoscopy and Thoracentesis.
Pulmonary Functions Clinic:
The Clinic operates a full-service state-of-the-art pulmonary functions laboratory. Available testing includes spirometry, lung volumes, diffusion capacity along with Methacholine and Exercise Provocation testing, arterial blood gas sampling and exercise oximetry testing for home oxygen evaluations. Pulmonary functions tests are performed on both inpatients and outpatients for diagnosis and management of respiratory conditions, pre-operative assessments, and disability evaluations. Specialty testing available for ages 6 and up including pulmonary functions testing. Respiratory management training is also available, including: meter-dosed inhaler technique, the proper use of spacers, peak flow monitoring, and airway clearance modalities.
Sleep Medicine Clinic:
Sleep Medicine is not offered in the pulmonary clinic. For further information, please see the information listed under Sleep Medicine
Respiratory Therapy services include assessment, diagnostic evaluation, treatment, management, and monitoring of respiratory deficiencies and loss of respiratory function, delivered in a variety of settings. Our Respiratory Therapists treat all types of patients, ranging from premature infants whose lungs are not fully developed to pediatric asthmatics to elderly people with chronic pulmonary diseases. We also train and in-service other medical staff using the current clinical guidelines regarding proper care of the pulmonary patient.
Our Respiratory Therapists will consult with physicians and other healthcare staff to help develop, modify and implement individual patient care plans to provide for a more seamless and comprehensive patient care model.