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​​Pulmonary Medicine doctors focus on diseases and conditions that affect your breathing.

They specialize in treating the lungs and other parts of your respiratory system.

They treat critically ill patients with breathing problems as well as less severe issues.

Pulmonary doctors evaluate lung and breathing function for a wide range of conditions such as: 

  • Chronic lung disorders
  • Infectious diseases of the lungs​
  • Persistent cough
  • Shortness of breath

Lung specialists provide evaluations and treatment for these and other disorders and diseases:

  • Asthma
  • COPD 
  • Fibrosis (scarring) of the lungs
  • Inflammatory diseases of the lungs, such as farmer’s lung
  • Lung​ masses and lung cancer
  • Pleural effusions (fluid around the lungs)
  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • Sleep apnea

They perform complete pulmonary testing, including sleep testing and studies.

Pulmonary doctors often oversee patients in intensive care with breathing difficulties.

Below are some of the conditions and treatments provided.​​

What Do You Know About COPD?

Smoking is the main cause of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a serious illness that makes breathing difficult. Take this quiz to find out more about COPD and how to prevent it.

1. Which of the following diseases is included in the umbrella term COPD?
2. People in what age group are most likely to say they have symptoms of COPD?
3. Long-term exposure to which of the following can increase the risk for COPD?
4. Which of the following can help improve your health if you have COPD?
5. Respiratory infections are major health risks for someone with COPD. Which of the following steps helps prevent these dangerous infections?
6. How is COPD treated?
7. Which of the following eating habits can help people with COPD stay healthy?
8. Which of the following ideas can help you stay active if you have COPD?