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Lung & Respiratory Care

Understanding Pulmonary Care

Learn more about lung, respiratory and pulmonary care in our health library.

Lung & Airways

Breathe more comfortably and find relief for respiratory conditions at Meritas Health Pulmonary Medicine. Our specialists are skilled at finding the right treatment for your lung condition.

Your pulmonologist — a doctor who specializes in diagnosing and treating lung conditions and diseases — starts your personalized care plan with a consultation and diagnosis.

Conditions We Treat

We treat many lung, respiratory and sleep disorders, including:

Diagnosing Your Condition

Your primary care provider may refer you to a pulmonologist for advanced diagnostic tests, such as:

Lung Treatment and Care

One you have a diagnosis, your doctor will create a customized treatment plan that may include:

  • Bronchial thermoplasty – Treats severe asthma
  • Cardiopulmonary rehabilitation – Provides education, exercise and support to improve your heart and lung function
  • Lung function tests – Allow your doctor to diagnose lung conditions
  • Respiratory therapy – Improves your breathing
  • Sleep apnea evaluation – Reviews how you breathe during sleep
  • Smoking cessation and education – Provides tips and advice for quitting smoking
  • Ventilator management – Supports breathing when you can’t breathe on your own

Lung & Respiratory Care