Pulmonary Medicine is a subspecialty of internal medicine that includes the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of conditions that affect the lungs and respiratory tract.
What does a pulmonologist do?
A pulmonologist is a doctor who specializes in care of the respiratory system, which includes your trachea (windpipe), lungs, and other parts of your body that help you breathe.
Some of the common conditions treated by pulmonologists are:
- Chronic Coughs
- Obstructive Sleep Apnea
- Oxygen Therapy
- Smoking Cessation
- Solitary Pulmonary Nodule