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Lung Health

If you or a loved one have difficulty breathing, you may need to visit a pulmonologist. Pulmonology focuses on the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of lung and respiratory system diseases. The earlier you seek treatment for lung conditions, the better your chances of keeping it under control long-term.

Pulmonologists treat various lung conditions, including:

  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Emphysema
  • Lung cancer
  • Chronic bronchitis
  • Lung fibrosis
  • Sleep disorders

At St. Croix Regional Medical Center, our pulmonologists provide comprehensive lung care services, including on-site lung function testing, also called pulmonary function tests. For patients with chronic lung problems, we can enroll you in our respiratory therapy program.

Pulmonary Function Tests (PFTs)

A PFT assesses how well your lungs work. These tests can tell you and your doctor how much air your lungs can hold, how quickly you can move air in and out, and how well your lungs can add oxygen and remove carbon dioxide from the body.

Lung tests are not painful. There are many different types of tests—what test your doctor recommends will depend on the symptoms you are experiencing. These tests can help your doctor diagnose lung disease and how much damage has been done to your lungs. This is vital information when planning the appropriate treatment plan.

Call (800) 828-3627 or contact us online today for more information about pulmonary care at St. Croix Regional Medical Center.