What is a Pulmonologist?
Pulmonology is a subspecialty of Internal Medicine. Following the completion of a medical degree and training in Internal Medicine, a pulmonologist then serves a fellowship that specializes in diseases that are specific to the lungs and respiratory system.
Diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect breathing and the lungs may involve evaluation of various parts of the respiratory tract, including the sinuses, nose, pharynx (throat) and trachea (windpipe). Sometimes, it also involves evaluating other parts of the body, such as the heart.
If you experience shortness of breath, wheezing and/or chronic coughing, you may have a respiratory disorder that requires medical attention from a physician specially-trained to diagnose and treat pulmonary disorders.
The Heart & Lung Institute of Utah will provide lung care services, designed to enable you to receive specialized testing, accurate diagnosis and individualized treatment within the same convenient location by a specialized physician with extensive experience in pulmonary medicine. Our goal is to provide lung care that pinpoints your problem quickly so you can breathe and rest easy.
Acute or chronic pulmonary conditions we diagnose and treat include:
- Chronic cough.
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
- Complicated chest infections.
- Cystic fibrosis.
- Interstitial lung disease.
- Lung cancer.
- Pulmonary fibrosis.
- Pulmonary hypertension.
- Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS).
- Sleep disorders.
Health care for additional pulmonary complications, such as those resulting from chest injuries, respiratory diagnostic procedures and therapeutic procedures, will also be available.
For more information about the lung care services available at the Heart & Lung Institute of Utah, or for a referral to a pulmonologist, please contact us.