If you have any kind of breathing problem, whether it's a nagging cough or a condition like asthma, you can get the expert care you need, close to home.
At Indiana Regional Medical Center (IRMC), we offer a full range of routine pulmonology tests and treatments. We also offer advanced lung procedures typically only found at larger centers.
When you need a pulmonologist
There are many reasons why you might need to see the highly trained and experienced pulmonology doctor at IRMC. Here are just a few:
Symptoms of a lung condition. These symptoms may include things like a chronic cough or shortness of breath. To help find the cause, the pulmonologist may recommend that you get breathing or imaging tests in the pulmonology office or nearby in the hospital.
Spots on the lungs. Our pulmonologist investigates when imaging tests reveal abnormal lung scans.
Ongoing care for a lung disease. Asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), pneumonia, tuberculosis and complicated chest infections are some of the conditions our pulmonologist treats. The pulmonology team will help you understand your disease and educate you on how to get the most from your treatment plan.
We may also recommend pulmonary rehabilitation, a program of exercise and lung disease education.
Sleep problems. If you have symptoms such as loud snoring or nightly breathing pauses, you could have a sleep disorder. Our pulmonologist can evaluate your symptoms and recommend a sleep study, if needed. Afterward, the doctor will interpret the results of your sleep study and recommend a treatment plan. Learn more about IRMC's Sleep Disorders Center.
State-of-the-art lung procedures
In addition to the many routine treatments and procedures we offer, IRMC's pulmonologist can also perform advanced procedures, such as:
- EBUS (endobronchial ultrasound) bronchoscopy. This advanced biopsy technique may spare patients the need for surgery when diagnosing and determining the extent of lung cancer. Our pulmonologist is the only one in Indiana County who offers this procedure.
- PleurX catheter system for lung cancer palliative care. Tubes are placed in the lungs of people with advanced lung cancer to drain fluid and ease symptoms.
Make an appointment with a pulmonologist
You don't need a referral for routine office visits, though you may need one for specific diagnostic tests like EBUS.
To schedule an appointment or learn more, please call 888.452.4762.