Providence Medical Institute offers a range of specialties, including pulmonology, the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the lungs and bronchial tubes. Your primary care physician will refer you to one of our pulmonologists if you suffer upper respiratory illnesses that might begin with a runny nose, sore throat or cough.
Pulmonologists also work with cardiologists to treat heart disease because of the interaction of the heart and lungs. While they do perform some procedures, cardiothoracic surgeons usually operate on patients with lung or bronchial disorders.
Pulmonologists treat pneumonia, asthma, emphysema, tuberculosis and chest infections, as well as complications of AIDS and chest injuries.