Breathe easy with lung care from the number one program in Connecticut

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Breathing can be something we take for granted until a lung or respiratory condition causes breathing trouble. How you breathe affects every part of your life, from participating in activities you enjoy to getting a good night’s sleep. If breathing issues disrupt your days or nights, the award-winning specialists at Middlesex Health’s Total Lung Care Center can help.

Healthgrades ranked Middlesex Health's Pulmonary Medicine program among the top 100 in the United States and the best program in Connecticut.

Middlesex Health was also named a Five-Star Recipient for the Treatment of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and a Five-Star Recipient for the Treatment of Pneumonia. These awards are earned by exceeding rigorous benchmarks associated with patient survey data and patient outcome data.

Patient Spotlight: Kirk's Story


Lung cancer survivor Kirk Davis and granddaughter.
"Period. End of story. It saved my life."

-Kirk Davis, Lung Cancer Survivor

On May 8, 2014—the day Kirk Davis' first granddaughter was born—he received devastating news: he had lung cancer.

But there was good news, too. Kirk's cancer had been found through a low dose screening CT scan at Middlesex Health, and it was at an extremely early stage.

So early, in fact, that it could be treated with surgery alone—no chemo, no radiation. After just a two-day hospital stay, Kirk was able to go home and start spending time with his newest family member.

Kirk continued receiving annual screening, and in 2019, he was again diagnosed with lung cancer. It was an entirely new cancer, not related to his first.

But once again, thanks to early detection, Kirk was able to be treated with surgery alone. Today, he's back to spending time with the apple of his eye.