Pulmonary Medicine

Pulmonary Medicine is a subspecialty of medicine that deals with diseases of the lung. Doctors who practice pulmonary medicine (“Lung Doctors”) have completed a 3-year training program in Internal Medicine and then an additional 2 to 3-year training in Pulmonary Medicine. Examples of diseases/conditions treated by a lung specialist include shortness of breath, asthma, COPD/emphysema, chronic cough, wheezing, pneumonia, pulmonary embolism and DVT, among others.


  • Abnormal Breathing Tests (Pulmonary Function Tests)
  • Abnormal Chest Xrays/CT scans
  • Asthma
  • COPD/Emphysema
  • Evaluation before surgery for patients with lung disease
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Pneumonia
  • Pulmonary Embolus / Deep Vein Thrombosis
  • Pulmonary Fibrosis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Smoking Cessation Advice/Counseling