Pulmonary is a branch of medicine which is concerned with the function
of the respiratory system, including the lungs and bronchial tubes. Physicians
evaluate, diagnose and treat breathing disorders from routine assessments
of chronic cough and shortness of breath to specialized cancer treatment.
Pulmonary Medicine at Boca Raton Regional Hospital offers a multispecialty
but very personalized approach to care.
A number of conditions can be assessed and treated by a pulmonologist,
including heredity conditions which affect the lungs, lung trauma, chronic
conditions, acquired diseases, infections and cancers. Specialists in
this field are usually focused on keeping the airway open so that patients
can breathe freely. Keeping the airway open also makes the patient more
comfortable, giving the doctor time to develop a treatment plan to manage
or treat the condition which has caused impaired lung function.
Pulmonary Function Testing (PFT) is a procedure used to determine lung
function for the purpose of diagnosing new lung disease, clearance for
planned surgeries, assessing status of existing lung disease and assessing
effects of medical treatment on lung function.
Pulmonologists are specially trained in diseases and conditions of the
chest, such as pneumonia, asthma, COPD, interstitial lung disease, tuberculosis,
emphysema, pulmonary fibrosis or complicated chest infections.
Pulmonary Medicine physicians routinely consult with colleagues in cardiothoracic
surgery, cardiovascular diseases, hematology/oncology, infectious diseases
and rheumatology to ensure all aspects of a patient's problem are
Our physicians have years of experience in Pulmonary Medicine. For more
information or for a free physician referral to a Pulmonologist, call