Pulmonology & Pulmonary Critical Care
We're committed to providing the highest level of lung care available to patients in the Red River Valley and Southeast Oklahoma. Our Pulmonary Specialists are Board-Certified in Pulmonology and Critical Care Medicine. For our patients, this means that no matter the complexity of lung disease, they have the experience and knowledge to diagnose, treat and care for patients.
Count on us for the care you need close to home.
Pulmonology & Pulmonary Critical Care Providers
What is a Pulmonologist?
Pulmonologists treat ailments of the lungs and respiratory system, such as asthma, pneumonia, tuberculosis, complicated chest infections and chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases including emphysema.
What is Pulmonary Critical Care?
Pulmonary Critical Care is a specialty field of medicine that works with patients who have complex or serious breathing issues, including those who require ventilator support. A Pulmonary Critical Care Physician will typically work with patients who are recieving care in an in-patient hospital Intensive Care Unit or ICU.
Who requires Pulmonary Critical Care support services?
Patients who have critical respiratory conditions can occassionally experience times when their bodies cannot function on their own. These patients may require support from specialized equipment, like a ventilator.
Typically, your Primary Care Physician will refer you to a Pulmonologist if you have uncontrolled respiratory symptoms. A Pulmonologist is needed in cases of pneumonia, asthma, certain cases of sleep apnea, tuberculosis, emphysema and any other complicated chest based infection or cancer. Be sure to discuss options with your PCP if you are experiencing any of the following:
- Deep Coughing
- Coughing Up Blood
- Increased Presence of Mucus During Coughing
- A Change in the Color of Mucus During Coughing
- Shortness of Breath or Wheezing
- Chest Pain
Areas of service
- Arterial Line Placement
- Central Line Placement
- Chest Tube Placement
- Pulmonary Function Test
- Sleep Study Referral
Areas of treatment
- Difficulty Breathing
- Interstitial Lung Disease
- Lung Cancer
- Lung infections
- Obstructive Sleep Apnea
- Persistant cough
- Pulmonary Hypertension
- Fatigue Due to Sleep Apnea