Experience the Blessing Difference: Our Pulmonary Care

We offer comprehensive pulmonary care to effectively treat or manage a range of breathing problems and lung disease.

Patients choose Blessing for pulmonary care because of our:

  • Convenient care: We know the huge effect breathing problems can have on our patients’ lives. We address multiple aspects of your care in a single visit, whenever possible. Often, we can diagnose a problem and start treatment in the same day.

  • In-depth education: Learning how to use an inhaler or nebulizer treatment can be confusing. Our nurses will walk you through the basics and answer all of your questions.

  • Responsive follow-up: If you have questions while you are at home, please call us. Our nurses are happy to address any concerns you have. We go the extra mile to make sure patients get the highest level of care and attention.

  • Knowledge of sleep studies: One of our pulmonologists is director of the Blessing Sleep Center. He has specialized training in sleep-related pulmonary disorders and can offer you expert diagnosis and treatment for a range of conditions. Learn more about the Blessing Sleep Center.

  • Effective pulmonary rehab program: We offer a pulmonary rehab program that aims to improve lung function and capacity. If our doctors think you could benefit from these exercises, a program coordinator will call you to determine how this rehab can best work for your schedule. Read more about our pulmonary rehab program.

COPD, Sleep Apnea and Asthma: Pulmonary Conditions We Treat

Our pulmonary specialists help patients effectively treat or manage breathing problems that stem from a range of conditions and diseases. These include:

Pulmonary Diagnosis

Depending on your signs or symptoms, you may undergo one or multiple diagnostic tests as our specialists work to pinpoint the cause of your breathing problem. Common tests we perform include:

  • Breathing tests, such as a pulmonary function test, where you blow into a tube so doctors can measure your lung capacity. This can help diagnose COPD.

  • 6-minute walk test measures your lung function after a short walk.

  • Overnight pulse oximetry measures blood oxygen levels as you sleep.

  • Sleep studies evaluate the quality of your sleep and can help doctors diagnose sleep apnea.

  • Imaging tests, such as chest X-ray and CT, can help doctors diagnose pneumonia or lung cancer.

  • Bronchoscopy with biopsy lets your doctor examine your airway and take a sample to analyze. We offer sedation and anesthesia so you will be comfortable during the procedure. A biopsy can help diagnose lung cancer.

Pulmonary Treatments

Based on your diagnosis and symptoms, our specialists will determine which treatments are best for you. This may include:

  • Medication therapy, such as inhalers or nebulizers

  • Pulmonary rehab, a 12-week program for patients with COPD that uses breathing exercises to improve lung function. The vast majority of patients who go to pulmonary rehab see a big improvement in their shortness of breath and breathing concerns. Learn more about our pulmonary rehab program.

  • Comprehensive lung cancer care, led by our comprehensive and caring oncology specialists. Learn more about our cancer care.

Contact Us

To schedule an appointment or refer a patient, please call (217) 214-6267.