Pulmonology is a subspecialty of medicine that focuses on lung diseases.
The conditions that pulmonology encompasses range from simple cough or cold to life-threatening conditions such as pneumonia, lung cancer, scarring of the lung (pulmonary fibrosis), and more. However, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is by far the most common condition that affects the population here. It is due to smoking and exposure to various environmental agents. People lose their jobs and experience reduced quality of life due to these conditions. The treatment can become expensive, and people’s lives could change forever.
Sweetwater Memorial's pulmonology team, which includes nurses and respiratory therapists, are well equipped to serve the needs of this community. The pulmonary clinic also strives to disseminate knowledge in this field to prevent smoking and improve lung health. It integrates the only cardiopulmonary rehabilitation program in the region to help patients with lung conditions.
Pulmonology is classified as an internal medicine subspecialty. Because of the variety of clinical problems encountered, knowledge of internal medicine and other specialties is required.
The Pulmonology Clinic of Sweetwater Memorial is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays.
To schedule an appointment with a pulmonologist, please call 307-212-7722.