Pulmonary Medicine

Pulmonary medicine is a subspecialty of internal medicine that focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the respiratory tract. A pulmonologist has expertise in the evaluation of patients with breathlessness, cough, wheezing, and chest tightness, as well as abnormalities of the chest x-ray, chest CT scan and other chest imaging studies. Disorders frequently diagnosed and managed by a pulmonologist include:

  • Arterial Blood Gas
  • Asbestosis
  • Asthma
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Chest Radiography
  • Chronic Bronchitis
  • Computerized Tomography
  • COPD
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Emphysema
  • Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
  • Lung Cancer and Tumors
  • Lung Scan
  • Occupational Lung Disease
  • Oximetry
  • Pleural Effusions
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumothorax
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Function Tests
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Sarcoidosis