Providence pulmonologists diagnose and treat diseases affecting the lungs and bronchial tubes. Your primary care provider can refer you to one of our pulmonologists if you suffer from an upper respiratory illness that often begins with a runny nose, sore throat or cough.
Pulmonologists treat pneumonia, asthma, emphysema, tuberculosis and chest infections, as well as complications with HIV and chest injuries.
Pulmonologists also work closely with cardiologists to treat heart disease due to the relationship between the heart and lungs. Cardiothoracic surgeons typically operate on patients with lung or bronchial disorders.