Helping You Breathe With Ease
About Pulmonary Medicine
Pulmonary Medicine is a medical specialty focused on the respiratory system, including the lungs and the bronchial tubes. Many pulmonologists are also sleep medicine and critical care specialists.
Whatever is causing your breathing challenges, Lee Health's Pulmonary Medicine Program can provide you with information, support and advanced treatment options. We offer inpatient and outpatient services for children and adults with both short-term and chronic respiratory problems.
Our pulmonary specialists assess and treat a range of pulmonary conditions and sleep disorders, including hereditary conditions, infections, diseases, trauma, and complex respiratory issues.
Physician Referral is Required
Common Conditions Treated
Individuals suffering from the following conditions may be referred by their physician to Pulmonary Medicine:
- Breathing Problems
- Interstitial and Diffuse Lung Disease
- Cystic Fibrosis
- Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
- Inability to initiate and maintain sleep (insomnia)
- Excessive snoring
- Oxygenation or chronic breathing problems
- Esophageal Reflux (pediatric, adult)
- Narcolepsy (sudden, uncontrollable sleep)
Learning to Live with COPD
Helping Manage Chronic Breathing Problems
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is an ongoing lung disease that disrupts the airflow in and out of your lungs and reduces how well your lungs function. This condition makes it harder to breathe.
Lee Health offers a COPD program to help patients and their families better manage their condition and live more comfortably. A team of health care professionals, including physicians, respiratory therapists, pharmacists, nurses, dietitians and others, will provide you with the self-management tools necessary to control your disease.
Working with our team enables you to:
- Improve your quality of life
- Improve your breathing
- Decrease visits to the hospital