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Pulmonary/Sleep Medicine Services

University Physician Group doctors specialize in the treatment of a wide range of respiratory disorders affecting individuals or their families, including:

  • Asthma
  • Chronic obstructive lung disease
  • Emphysema
  • Chronic bronchitis
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Pulmonary fibrosis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • Lung Cancer
  • Mesothelioma
  • Exposure to asbestos
  • Tuberculosis

Our doctors are experts in the investigation and management of diverse respiratory conditions including:

  • New or Persistent Cough – Cough may be related to a minor infection or a sign of a serious disorder, especially if it lasts over 4 weeks
  • Shortness of Breath – Shortness of breath that limits our ability to perform our daily activities, or that you have after little or no exertion may a warning sign for a serious respiratory disorder
  • Chronic Mucus Production – Mucus, also called sputum or phlegm, is a defense response to infections or irritants.  If your mucus production has lasted a month, this could indicate lung disease
  • Wheezing – Noisy breathing that sometimes sounds like whistling is a sign that something is blocking your air passages or making them too narrow
  • Coughing up Blood – Coughing up blood may indicate serious problem with the lungs or the air passages and should be investigated
  • Chronic Chest Pain – Unexplained chest pain that lasts for a month or more can also be a warning sign, especially if it gets worse when you breathe in or cough
  • Smoking and Smoking Cessation – Smoking is a serious health problem and quitting requires commitment from the patient and counseling as well as medications provided by our expert physicians
  • Complications During Air-Travel – Our experts can assess the risk and provide plans to prevent complications for people with chronic health problems, including heart and lung diseases may develop complications during air travel
  • Abnormal Chest X-ray or CAT Scan – If your chest X-ray, CAT scan or any other lung imaging technique has any abnormality, our experts can help decide how serious the abnormality and what should be done about it
  • Home Oxygen Therapy – If you have a chronic lung disease, our experts can help you understand why you need oxygen treatment and how to receive it